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To celebrate Yamaha's long and illustrious history in the world of racing and Grand Prix, the company has created a design called GP 60th Anniversary for the R1, R7, R3 and R125 models from 2022.
How could it be otherwise, they incorporate in their body the pure white color with a marked horizontal red stripe and vertical lines in white to create the mythical Speedblock design In red as characteristic as genuine of the brand of fingerboards.
Yamaha and competition, a story that has no end
The history of Yamaha in competition begins in 1955 when, just released the brand, it was presented to the ascent of Mount Fuji with its model YA-1 and won in his first participation. With the certainty of being a competitive brand, those of Iwata continued to participate in different less famous championships with the intention of developing their potential and making their engines more and more competitive.
This is how we got to 1961, the year in which they decided to make the leap to the World Speed Championship with the 250cc RD48 and where the fate of the brand changed forever. Competing at the highest level allowed them a huge transformation becoming one of the manufacturers more prosperous and innovative of the moment.
This would be the beginning of an incredible adventure for all the members of the racing program of the brand that, during the last 60 years, has established itself as one of the most successful manufacturers, with more than 500 Grand Prix victories, 38 drivers 'titles, 37 constructors' titles and 7 team titles.
To celebrate Yamaha's long and illustrious history in the racing world, the Iwata team have created a design called the GP 60th Anniversary for the 2022 R1, R7, R3 and R125 models. Like the famous world champion machines, the R GP 60th Anniversary models incorporate bodywork pure white with a strong horizontal red stripe and vertical white lines to create the Speedblock design in red.
A design created in 1964 for his 250cc GP racing model and with which the brand's official rider, Phil Read, would win the first world title for Yamaha.
This color scheme incorporates red front fenders and gold-colored wheels, exactly like Yamaha's winning official bikes. This timeless look is completed with a yellow front bib, a commemorative anniversary logo and a red stripe running across the top of the fuel tank and tail.
Yamaha's R range offers a wide variety of sporty models designed to deliver spectacular performance on the track as well as on the road. These are designed for both expert hands and newcomers, with models ranging from the 200 hp R1 to the 15 hp R125. The new R range will be available at dealers from december.
Furthermore, the new 60th anniversary GP finish will be available from November 2021. Although the arrival dates have already been set, Yamaha has not yet revealed the price they will have so we will have to wait for them to be revealed.