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Ultimate R1 arrives

Crescent Yamaha, the official dealership behind the Pata Prometeon Yamaha World Superbike team, has launched an exclusive run of Jonathan Rea tribute GYTR R1 superbikes. These limited-edition track-only machines, priced at £65,000 (excluding VAT), are designed to be the ultimate in trackday performance. Only 10 units will be produced, each featuring a special ‘JR Winter Test’ livery created by renowned designer Aldo Drudi, known for his work on Valentino Rossi’s helmets.

Key Features and Specifications:

  • Performance Enhancements:
    • The GYTR R1 boasts approximately 30bhp more than the standard road version, bringing its power output to around 215bhp.
    • Enhanced with GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) parts and additional performance upgrades, ensuring top-tier track performance.
    • Modifications include cylinder head porting, increased compression ratio, GYTR race kit cams, a factory Endurance World Championship-spec Akrapovič exhaust, and a Suter clutch.
  • Chassis and Components:
    • Features a Suter underslung swingarm, full Öhlins suspension, Marchesini M7RS forged-aluminium wheels, and full carbon bodywork.
    • Equipped with Brembo GP4RX calipers and T-Drive discs for superior braking performance.
  • Technology and Usability:
    • Incorporates the GYTR kit ECU, offering an expanded range of torque control and traction control settings, making the bike accessible and enjoyable for riders of varying skill levels.
    • Designed with durability in mind, ensuring reliability alongside high performance.

Additional Benefits for Buyers:

  • Exclusive Ownership Experience:
    • Each bike comes with a Crescent Yamaha certificate of authenticity.
    • Owners will have the chance to meet Jonathan Rea at any World Superbike (WSBK) round.
    • Includes a UK trackday session with a Crescent ProShop technician to fine-tune the bike’s settings for individual riders.

Background and Heritage:

  • Crescent Yamaha’s Commitment:
    • Paul Denning, Managing Director of Crescent Yamaha and Yamaha WSBK Team Principal, emphasizes that the bike is meant to be used and enjoyed, rather than just being a collector’s item.

Related Offerings:

  • Previous Special Editions:
    • This launch follows the earlier release of road-legal £29,995 R1s, also paying tribute to Jonathan Rea and limited to 65 units. These models, revealed in April, include a mix of aesthetic and performance enhancements.


Crescent Yamaha’s Jonathan Rea tribute GYTR R1 superbike represents the pinnacle of trackday performance for enthusiasts and collectors alike. With its combination of high performance, advanced technology, and exclusivity, it stands as a testament to Crescent Yamaha’s dedication to delivering exceptional machines for the racing community. For more details and to explore their offerings, visit Crescent Yamaha’s website.

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