Yamaha Unveils 60th Anniversary World GP R-Series


Yamaha Motor Corporation is celebrating 60 years of entry into the World Grand Prix – and what better way to celebrate than by giving us beautiful Anniversary Editions of their bikes?
The report came via GlobeNewswire, along with the bikes that have been decked out for the occasion: A 2022 YZF-R3, The new 2022 YZF-R7, and the staple supersport, 2022 YZF-R1

a preview of the 2022 60th Anniversary Grand Prix editions of Yamaha's R3, R7 and R1.
Credit: Roadracing World

All three have been given iconic white and red chain-block livery, courtesy of the new color scheme from the 2021 Official MotoGP™ Test in Qatar. 

Cal Crutchlow with the new Grand Prix-liveried M1
Cal Crutchlow with the new Grand Prix-liveried M1. Credit: Paultan.org

“Racing has always been in Yamaha’s DNA, as well as a cornerstone of motorcycle development. Nowhere is this fact more evident than with our R-series bikes, which have benefited from years of Grand Prix racing. Technology and designs have trickled down to our production Superbike and Supersport machines, making them dominant forces in MotoAmerica racing for so many years,” says Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager Derek Brooks.

A view of the 60th Anniversary Grand Prix Edition of Yamaha's R3
Credit: Pertamax

“That’s why we’re thrilled to give Yamaha enthusiasts the opportunity to own this piece of Yamaha racing history. These distinctive World GP 60th Anniversary editions are amazing to see in person with the instantly recognizable classic white and red Yamaha Racing livery and a range of other special detailing.”

A view of the 60th Anniversary Edition R3 from Yamaha
Credit: RideApart

To complement the red and white facelifts, Yamaha has also thrown in peekaboos of warmth via the yellow-accented front cowls and gold-emblazoned rims, forks, and signature Yamaha emblem.

Each bike will also have a special detail on the airbox cover to show off the Anniversarial occasion. 

A side view of the 2022 Grand Prix Edition, 60th's Anniversary liveried R3
Credit: ACBiker

If you’re looking to get your hands on one for these beauties, you don’t have to wait long – Yamaha plans on staggering the release date of the R3, R7, and R1 via the following schedule: 

 

A side view of the 2022 Grand Prix Edition, 60th's Anniversary liveried R1
Credit: RideApart

November 2021

Release of the 2022 YZF-R1 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition

Price: $18,099 MSRP (USD)

A view of a rider on the 60th Anniversary Edition R7 from Yamaha
Credit: RideApart

January 2022 

Release of the 2022 YZF-R7 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition

Price: $9,299 MSRP (USD)

A side view of the 2022 Grand Prix Edition, 60th's Anniversary liveried R1
Credit: ACBiker

February 2022 

Release of the 2022 YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition

Price: $5,499 MSRP (USD)

A view of a rider on the 60th Anniversary Edition R1 from Yamaha
Credit: Total Motorcycle

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1 Comment

  1. Darren-p
    September 20, 2021
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    Why did yamaha stop having the iconic ‘speed block’ paint schemes on their bikes?
    Crazy decision.

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