After years of Jonathan-Rea-Wins-It-Again, we have a new World Superbike champ, and a special-edition bike to celebrate.
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, riding for Pata Yamaha, took the WSB title this season, in perhaps the closest and best racing the series has seen for several years. Now, UK-based Crescent Yamaha (the dealership chain behind Pata Yamaha) is putting together a limited-edition machine that will celebrate this big win.
Obviously, it won’t be an exact copy of his championship motorcycle, but it’s going to see a lot of fettling. A new Akrapovic exhaust and GYTR ECU boosts horsepower to 205 hp (20 ponies more than stock), and Yamaha claims a 175 kg wet weight, a 26 kg drop from the stock bike. Sounds fun!
Add in brake and suspension work, all tuned for track usage, and you’ve got a razor-sharp superbike. Alas, the price is mucho expensive (about $67,000 CAD, once converted from GBP into our own currency). Only 21 will be built, all with certification to prove their authenticity, and the sale includes some signed memorabilia and time spent with a riding coach setting up and taking the machine on-track.
You can get on the order list here. Full deets in the press release below:
Limited Edition Toprak Razgatlıoğlu Yamaha R1 World Championship Replica Revealed
Yamaha Motor Europe and Crescent Yamaha, home of the Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK team, are proud to announce the Limited Edition Toprak Razgatlıoğlu Yamaha R1 World Championship Replica, celebrating the Turkish star’s 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship title and his spectacular on-track exploits.
Unveiled online, this exclusive track-only machine is strictly limited to 21 pieces globally, reflecting the historic 2021 season – a celebration of the Turkish rider’s first World Title, along with Yamaha’s first WorldSBK Manufacturers’ Championship since 2009 and Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK’s Championship Teams’ victory, culminating in the ‘Triple Crown’.
Each of these exclusive Yamaha R1 machines will be built in the Crescent Racing PRO SHOP, using the experience and skills amassed during the last six years running the Official Yamaha WorldSBK project.
This makes for the ultimate “track-ready” WorldSBK replica R1, producing 205 bhp at the rear wheel (an increase of 20 bhp over the standard R1) with linear torque delivery via the WorldSBK-spec Akrapovic exhaust and latest GYTR race ECU, weighing under 175kg (with all fluids – a huge 26kg reduction from the standard bike). The R1’s class-leading handling is taken to another level via this significant weight reduction and addition of the legendary Ohlins suspension components, factory-spec upper fork clamp and forged Marchesini wheels.
And while nobody can out-brake Razgatlıoğlu, the Brembo Racing system on this exclusive R1 guarantees full power, fade-free retardation at any circuit. To fight for the WorldSBK Championship, it’s the details that matter – and the Toprak WorldSBK replica shines bright with the deepest quality paintwork, highest quality components throughout, titanium fasteners, and an attention to detail in the track-ready build which leaves no doubt that this R1 has be developed and delivered directly from the Crescent Yamaha squad.
All Toprak Replica Limited Edition R1s will also include the following significant assets:
- Unique limited edition badging and technician-signed build identification
- Framed limited edition certificate, signed personally by Razgatlıoğlu and Team Principal Paul Denning, certifying the edition number alongside VIN number and the purchaser’s details
VIP hospitality passes for two people to a 2022 WorldSBK event of choice as a VIP guest of the team, with pit-box visit and the opportunity to spend time with Razgatlıoğlu
- Personalised machine set up and one-on-one rider coaching day with Crescent Yamaha’s James Hillier OR Niall Mackenzie (UK circuit only; overseas set up and training by arrangement)
- A personal signed piece of riding equipment, genuinely used by Razgatlıoğlu during the 2021 WorldSBK Championship campaign