YESTERDAY Yamaha has pulled one of its most iconic color schemes to date in the form of its 60e Red and white GP Anniversary gear block design.
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Confirmed as the official color for the R125, R3, R7 and R1, the design pays homage to the original team colors in 1961, when Yamaha first entered the world of grand prix motorcycle racing.
To celebrate, Yamaha will be showcasing the special livery at this weekend’s Oulton Park BSB event, with the McAMS Yamaha British Superbike team applying the sleek design to their R1M superbikes ridden by Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mckenzie.
On top of that, an exotic range of machines will be available to view at Yamaha’s stand opposite the Checkers Cafe, with more exhibits outside the McAMS Yamaha Hospitality Suite, and a number of icons. Yamaha will take to the track in a specially organized parade. tour on Saturday and Sunday.
Led by three-time British champion and former Yamaha Grand Prix rider Niall Mackenzie, a selection of former riders will exhibit the bikes on the track, including James Whitham, John McGuinness, Alan Carter, Ian Simpson and many more.
The parades will take place at 3:55 p.m. on Saturday and at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday.
Display Yamaha 60 years of World Grand Prix, full range:
- 1970 TD2 B
- 1973 TZ750A
- 1978 TZ750E (x3)
- 1979 TZ350F
- 1980 TZ250G
- 1980 TZ350G
- 1983 TZ250 K (Alan Carter’s 1983 French GP winning bike)
- 1986 TZ250S
- 1989 TZ250 (Kevin Mitchell’s North West 200 winning bike)
- 1999 TZ250
- 1994 TZ250 4DP
- 2000 TZ250 5KE
- 2006 TZ250 5KE4