In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Yamaha’s first-ever entry into a World Grand Prix race, Yamaha Motor Canada is proud to introduce three new Special Edition models for 2022—the stunning new YZF-R3 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition, YZF-R7 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition and YZF-R1 World GP 60th Anniversary Edition. Inspired by Yamaha’s historic decision to compete in its first World GP race at the 1961 Grand Prix of France, and based on the iconic 60th Anniversary Yamaha white and red chain block livery recently unveiled on the factory YZR-M1 race bikes at this year’s Official MotoGP™ Test in Qatar, these striking machines pay tribute to Yamaha’s passion for racing and winning at the highest levels of motorsport.
“Offering the pinnacle of performance has always been engraved in Yamaha’s DNA in all racing and production motorcycles. There is no better evidence of this than in our R-Series lineup which have maintained the status of being the most sought-after race machines globally year after year. From the ground up, our Supersport bikes have been engineered from the numerous successes in the Grand Prix and CSBK championships,” said Andrew Scott, Yamaha Motor Canada Motorcycle Product Specialist “We are very excited to offer these World GP 60th Anniversary editions to enthusiasts who share the same passion for Yamaha’s racing history as we do. The classic white and red Yamaha Racing livery paired with a range of other special details will be sure to turn heads and keep the nostalgia alive!”
Along with the World GP 60th Anniversary color scheme, each bike also includes gold wheels, gold forks, Yamaha factory race-bike Gold Tuning Fork emblems, black levers and special commemorative badging on the airbox cover.
R World is Calling
From the rider-friendly YZF-R3 to the exclusive and track-focused YZF-R1M, the Yamaha R-series model lineup provides options for riders of all skill levels to experience the pure exhilaration of R World.
2022 Yamaha Supersports
Returning to the Yamaha Supersport lineup for 2022 are the standard edition Yamaha YZF-R3—Yamaha’s renowned entry level Supersport bike featuring bold R series styling, light weight and a high-revving 321cc liquid-cooled inline twin cylinder engine—and the standard edition Yamaha YZF-R1—the ultimate high performance sportbike boasting advanced MotoGP™-derived electronics and powerful crossplane 998cc CP4 engine. New for 2022, both the YZF-R3 and YZF R1 now feature an updated Team Yamaha Blue color option with graphic detailing and accents more closely aligned with the distinctive styling of the incredibly successful new 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7, including matte blue and cyan blue accents throughout. For riders looking for a darker option, the YZF-R3 also comes in Midnight Black, and the YZF-R1 is available in Performance Black.
Also returning to the Yamaha Supersport lineup for 2022, the pinnacle of Yamaha Superbikes, none other than the ultrahigh tech, ultra-rare Yamaha R1M, now featuring a new color design further accentuating the full carbon fiber front fairing and aluminum fuel tank—with just a touch more blue added to the side fairing.
New for the 2022 model year, customers will now have the ability to place an online deposit on any Supersport model to secure their ride for the upcoming season! The World GP 60th Anniversary Edition models have limited quantities, so customers wanting to secure their own piece of history will have to do so by placing an online deposit before September 30th, 2021!
Learn the story of Yamaha’s 60 years in Grand Prix racing at https://global.yamaha-motor.com/race/wgp-60th/.
- From Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.