Yamaha dedicates the R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute to Valentino Rossi

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To celebrate Valentino Rossi’s legendary MotoGP career, Yamaha Motor Europe is launching a special “Tribute” version to the Doctor, the R1 GYTR VR46. This is designed to unique specifications and features a special livery produced by Aldo Drudi, Valentino’s famous helmet designer and good friend. The R1 GYTR VR46 features specific parts of the GYTR 2022, all a direct result of Yamaha’s development that allowed it to reach the “Triple Crown” of WorldSBK 2021. The R1 GYTR VR46 will never be on sale as it is a one-off donated by the Japanese producer to Valentino Rossi.

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Yamaha R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute, special parts like Valentino Rossi

The R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute features a new carbon fiber fairing kit and full carbon rear subframe. The fuel capacity was increased to 22 liters and everything was made with weight savings in mind. Brembo brakes are designed for incredible stopping power, while the high-performance ECU REX 140 Marelli offers superior power. The full list of special parts drawn from Yamaha’s WorldSBK experience is completed with GYTR parts such as Ohlins suspension and front and rear GYTR chainrings.

From the GYTR 2022 catalog:

  • electronic accelerator GYTR
  • GYTR slipper clutch
  • Head Gasket GYTR
  • GYTR radiator kit
  • GYTR air intake set
  • Set manubrio GYTR
  • GYTR handlebar switches
  • GYTR Front Brake Guard
  • GYTR Adjustable Rear Set
  • Akrapovic Factory GYTR exhaust system
  • Marchesini GYTR wheelset

Special parts of the WorldSBK development:

  • 22 L Factory fuel tank
  • Full carbon rear subframe
  • Swingarm Kit
  • Adjustable plates kit (Adjustable offset 22.5mm x 27mm)
  • Special windshield in racing carbon fiber
  • Motore Factory
  • ECU REX 140 Marelli
  • Wiring dedicated to the ECU Marelli REX140
  • Sensor kit
  • WorldSBK-spec air filter
  • Öhlins steering damper
  • Öhlins Factory front fork
  • Öhlins Factory Pneumatic adjustable rear shock absorber
  • Brembo brake pump
  • Brembo discs set
  • Brembo Rear Caliper Set
  • Brembo front caliper set
  • Chrome Lite dashboard with GPS