Yamaha YZF-R1 gets Anniversary paint job.

Yamaha Europe chose the 2015 Bol d’Or endurnace race as the place to unveil this stunning Yamaha YZF-R1 in 60th Anniversary colours. Over the past 60 years, Yamaha have designed and manufactured some amazing bikes, most of the best ones have displayed the by now iconic speed block paint scheme.

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60th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1


Technically, the bike remains as good as it already was, which in case you didn’t know was pretty fucking amazing. You’ll be able to buy your Anniversary colours Yamaha YZF-R1 in stores from early December.

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If for some ridiculous and unknown reason you don’t fancy looking like a modern day Kenny Roberts senior, you have two options, the first is to click this link and make a few lifestyle changes, the second is to choose from the Racing Blu or Red, the blue version has had a tweak to the graphics for 2016. Find your nearest dealer here.

There’s not much more to say, apart from the fact that we think bike looks beautiful. We have a few more images though, so here you go…

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Stunning. Nice even tyre wear as well…


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Those headlights have divided opinion this year. What do you think?

Last one.

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Does anyone else get the feeling Yamaha need to hire some riders with a little bit more MotoGP about them for photoshoots like this? This guy looks like a track day hero.

Words: Johnatsuperbike Images: Yamaha