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T-shirt Yamaha YZF R1 “Cobra” 2007 2008
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Marking a major milestone, the 25th anniversary of the Yamaha R1 will be celebrated in style at the upcoming 2023 Yamaha Racing Experience held at Mugello.
Yamaha is gearing up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its iconic sports bike, the Yamaha R1, with a special event at Mugello.
Taking place on July 21-22 at Italy's renowned Mugello Circuit, which hosts the MotoGP Italian Grand Prix, the event will specifically honor the 25 years of Yamaha's flagship model, the Yamaha R1.
Mugello holds significant meaning for Yamaha, having witnessed the brand's triumphs with legendary riders like Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, and Fabio Quartararo in the MotoGP races during the 2000s, 2010s, and 2021, respectively.
Niccolo Canepa, a Yamaha rider who achieved victory in the recent YART Yamaha team's endurance victory at the Spa 24H EWC Motos, often frequents the Mugello Circuit for track days in preparation for his Endurance World Championship endeavors.
Paolo Pavesio, Marketing and Motorsport Director of Yamaha Motor Europe, expressed pride in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Yamaha R1, a motorcycle that has revolutionized the industry with its performance, innovation, and continuous evolution at the forefront of racing.
The Yamaha Racing Experience at Mugello promises to be a special occasion, offering the ideal opportunity to pay tribute to this iconic machine alongside Yamaha's valued customers and renowned stars.
While the Yamaha R1 may not possess the same mythical aura as its sibling, the original Yamaha R7, it has always maintained a distinct image within the sports bike category since its inception.
Introduced in 1998, the Yamaha R1 made history as the first production motorcycle to feature a vertically-stacked gearbox, resulting in a lighter and more compact engine design and a longer swingarm.
A decade later, Yamaha introduced a cross-plane crankshaft to the R1, not only making it unique from an engineering standpoint but also giving it a distinct sound that set it apart from its competitors.
In 2015, the R1 underwent a significant redesign, adopting a look inspired by the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike that carried Jorge Lorenzo to victory in the championship that year. The launch of the R1M in 2015 further aimed to bring MotoGP technology, particularly in terms of electronics, to everyday track riders.
While it has been three years since the last major update to the Yamaha R1, enthusiasts eagerly await news of the next iteration and its advancements in the future.
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