The track only R3 GYTR comes with lots of mechanical changes to improve performance compared to the stock model
Yamaha officially revealed track-only YZF-R3 GYTR at the EICMA, 2018. The performance bike is built by GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) and it will compete in World Supersport 300 Championship as the bike meets all the rules and regulations. The company has also taken wraps of an R1 GYTR and it comes with special paint to mark the 20 years of R1.
The company has carried over same design theme for track machine but removed all the things which are not necessary like indicators, stock exhaust, rear fenders, number plate holder and pillion seat to reduce the weight. The R3 GYTR comes with faux headlamps and most of the things on this R3 is for function rather than aesthetics.
The riding position is aggressive as the foot pegs are rear set along with lower handlebars, which continues to be the clip-on type. The instrument cluster continues to be the one available on regular R3 and the track-focused machine is finished in signature Yamaha blue colour with white strips on visor and fairing to make it look sporty.
The mechanical changes include new upside forks and mono suspension at rear sourced from Ohlins. The engineers have also updated the brakes and they come from Brembo to improve braking performance, which is important in track. The R3 GYTR gets the high-performance Febur radiator and stickier track specific tyres.
The track-focused bike comes with Akrapovic Titanium exhaust system. All these changes will certainly improve acceleration and handling of R3 GYTR compared to stock model but the company is yet to reveal power figures. Most of these things are available as individual parts, which can be fitted to a regular R3, but it can be used only in track.
The stock R3 is powered by 321 cc liquid cooled twin-cylinder engine producing 42 PS of power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the company has given dual channel ABS as standard but it won’t be available in the track bike. Yamaha won’t introduce GYTR program in India.