New track-only R6 GYTR set for 2022 launch

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A NEW Supersport contender will be making its way into showrooms in the coming weeks as a fresh race-ready Yamaha R6 breaks cover.

Just over 12 months ago, the Japanese manufacturer rocked the middleweight class by announcing it would no longer produce road-going R6 machines.

And now, off the back of its sixth consecutive World Supersport title, chiefs have delivered a brand new specification.

The new R6 GYTR version takes the R6 Race one step further with a raft of snazzy upgrades to the engine, suspension, electronics and more in a bid to keep trackday riders and racers drooling.

While it didn’t take the British Supersport title, the R6 scooped another World SSP crown…

A programmable Superstock ECU with a cable interface and a full race wiring harness allows riders to fiddle with engine performance, while a GYTR ABS Emulator will allow for ABS pump removal to kick a bit more weight to the kerb.

The GYTR race seat and fully adjustable billet rear sets allow customisable riding position, and there looks to be a fully reversible shift pattern for even further customisation. A GYTR start/stop button and fuel cap keeps the entire system keyless so you never have to be ‘that rider’ who leaves your key at home.

Instead of being painted, the R6 GYTR comes shod in a lightweight primer white carbon-reinforced glass fibre cowling – so you can whack your team colours straight on.

The R6 GYTR will be available exclusively through Yamaha PRO SHOP dealerships from January 2022 – prices vary per region, but with the R6 Race reportedly going for £12,099, the upgraded bike will be going for more.

In case we missed anything, here’s a full list of goodies that come fitted to the new GYTR weapon:

  • GYTR race cowling set
  • Akrapovič full race exhaust system
  • GYTR ECU set
  • GYTR wire harness set
  • GYTR interface cable
  • GYTR on/off switch
  • GYTR AIS plug set
  • GYTR ABS emulator
  • GYTR keyless fuel cap
  • GYTR seat cushion
  • Stainless steel brake line set for front and rear
  • GYTR fully adjustable race rear set
  • Optional reverse shifting kit
  • Rear sprocket protector (shark fin)
  • Front brake lever guard
  • DID gold race chain 520 conversion
  • Sprocket drive 15T / rear sprocket 46T
  • Sprocket nut set for 520 conversion
  • Rear paddock stand hooks
  • Paddock stand

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