If you think its all too soon to have any sorts of limited editions for the very new R1, you have a surprise coming your way. Yamaha UK website has recently listed the 2016 60th Anniversary Yamaha R1.
While currently there is no official word from Yamaha on the price of this special edition, or the release date for the model, the UK website shows a comprehensive gallery of the motorcycle that gets Yamaha’s special racing heritage paint scheme. Painted in special yellow and black livery, the first time this paintjob was seen on the new R1 was on Josh Hayes and Cameron Beaubier’s Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R1 competition machines that raced in the final round of the 2015 MotoAmerica championship.
Underneath, all the hardware and specs are exactly similar to the standard 2015 R1. The motorcycle features the same 998 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 200 bhp power and 112 Nm of torque and comes with one of the best electronics package in the superbike category for 2015.
The Special Edition 60th Anniversary Yamaha R1 is expected to go to sale only next year. Currently there is no further info if the motorcycle would be a Europe-only launch or if it would be seen in the U.S. as well, we are really excited and looking forward to hear more from Yamaha.
Source: Yamaha UK