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Yamaha at EICMA 2022

Published: November 23, 2021

Tuning-fork firm unveils new metal updates in Milan

Yamaha had released a load of 2022 machinery in previous weeks, but it kept a few treats in reserve for the EICMA Milan show today.

First up is this saucy Rally Raid prototype version of the Ténéré 700. It’s a full race upgrade, designed for the likes of the Dakar Rally, with super-long travel suspension, race dash and heaps of GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) parts. It’s a show-bike prototype at the moment, but this sort of thing generally hits production a year later at Yamaha.

Yamaha GYTR TÉNÉRÉ RALLY PROTOTYPE
Yamaha GYTR TÉNÉRÉ RALLY PROTOTYPE

GYTR TÉNÉRÉ RALLY PROTOTYPE HIGHLIGHTS

Full titanium Akrapovič race exhaust

GYTR ECU

High performance airbox and filter

48 teeth final drive sprocket

Oversize radiator

Dual cooling fans

New water pump cover New oil cooler

Rekluse heavy duty clutch

48 mm long travel front forks – 270 mm

CNC triple clamps

New long travel rear shock – 260 mm

New rear suspension linkage

High specification single front disc – 300 mm

Racing brake pads

Upgraded front brake master cylinder

Oversize 267 mm diameter rear disc

Steel braided front and rear brake hoses

Next up was the new SP version of the MT-10 super-naked roadster. It gets all the engine and chassis updates released on the standard MT-10 earlier this month, but adds on the very latest Öhlins semi-active suspension system.

2022 Yamaha MT-10SP
2022 Yamaha MT-10SP

This uses ‘spool valve’ damping mechanism technology, for faster and more precise adjustment on the fly. The new MT-10 SP also gets a new belly-pan, and braided steel brake hoses.

2022 Yamaha MT-10SP
2022 Yamaha MT-10SP

The Yamaha R6 has been a track-only bike for a couple of years now, and is sold in non-road-legal form, like a competition offroad bike. There are two new variants for 2022: the base R6 Race, and a new R6 GYTR model.

2022 Yamaha R6 Race
2022 R6 RACE

The R6 Race comes with black bodywork and gold forks, and the classic 16-valve inline-four 599cc supersports engine. The GYTR model is a more race-oriented variant, which comes with a slew of track upgrades. There’s a supplied ABS emulator so you can dump the ABS pump, a full titanium Akprapovic exhaust system, and best of all, a fully programmable Supersport-spec ECU already wired in.

2022 Yamaha R6 RACE
2022 Yamaha R6 RACE

It looks awesome in the white race bodywork, and is as close to a racer-in-a-box as you can get.

2022 Yamaha R6 GYTR
2022 Yamaha R6 GYTR

R6 GYTR Technical Highlights

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 n)
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

The tuning-fork firm also released a few facelift updates: the XSR700 has had a model upgrade with new headlight, front discs and revised suspension settings plus two dynamic new colour options: Heritage White and Heritage Black.

Yamaha
XSR700 in radical white, model year 2022

The TRACER 7 GT gets new front discs and revised suspension settings plus a new Icon colour, and the whole MT range (MT-09/MT-07/MT-03/MT-125) are available in the explosive new CYAN STORM colour direction seen on the MT-10.

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