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EPIC GYTR RACE KIT FOR YXZ1000R! | News | Technology

Yamaha Motor Europe have developed two dedicated GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) Racing Kits for the YXZ1000R and we think they look epic!

But, the big question is, will they come to Oz? Check out the entire 2022 Yamaha side-by-side range here.

The two dedicated GYTR Racing Kits

The GYTR Racing Kits easily upgrade the YXZ1000R Side-by-Side to meet FIA T4 racing safety standards. Here’s what model it suits and what you get:

The GYTR Racing kits in detail

  • GYTR Racing Kit Stage 1 (MY16 – MY18) – suitable for YXZ1000R from model year 2016-2018, and qualifies the vehicle for most national rally events, or;
  • GYTR Racing Kit Stage 1 (MY19 – Current) – suitable for YXZ1000R from model year 2019-current, and qualifies the vehicle for most national rally events, and;
  • GYTR Racing Kit Stage 2 FIA– add-on either Stage 1 Kit and contains additional components specifically required for official FIA events or cross country events.

The GYTR Racing Kits Stage 1 includes an FIA certified bolt-on safety cage, racing seats made of Skai material, 6-point safety harnesses, made-to-measure window nets, powder-coated aluminum firewalls and roof, skid plates, electrically operated main power switch, racing wire harness with dashboard switches, co-driver dashboard, LED safety lights and so much more to fuel your dreams of victory. Equipped with the GYTR Racing Kits, the YXZ1000R is primed to compete in most competitions under National Sports Authorities and FIM as well!

And if you’re ready for the ultimate racing experience and are eager to tackle the challenging world of international racing, then you will soon be able to upgrade with the GYTR Racing Kit Stage 2. With the combination of Stage 1 and Stage 2 kits, you have all the mandatory, certified safety equipment to qualify a YXZ1000R for the official Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) passport, granting access to drive in some of the most exciting longer races in Europe and around the globe, including the FIA European Cross-Country Baja and Rally events.

The Stage 2 Kit upgrades your ride with plug-and-play fuel cells with increased capacity, an automatic fire extinguisher system, and steering wheel protection. The GYTR Racing Kit Stage 2 availability in the market will follow Stage 1 – please contact your Official Local Dealer for further details.

In addition, the one-stop-shop concept means that all the parts and spares needed for competition come from a single source making your entry into the racing world absolutely seamless.

Assembly of the kit requires no welding or modifications to the OEM chassis. The plug and play design mean any Yamaha Side-by-Side dealer or experienced mechanic can install the kit in about 16 hours.

The YXZ1000R Side-by-Side at a glance

The YXZ1000R Side-by-Side features a unique 5-speed manual gearbox, power steering and long-stroke suspension, equipped with FOX® shocks and Big Horn tyres. The 3-cylinder 998cc engine is available in an exclusive rally-style sequential gearbox or Sport Shift gearbox.