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2012 Yamaha Laguna Seca Ride Day Photo Gallery

Yamaha invited us out to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for its Second Annual Customer Appreciation Track Day. The event handed us the opportunity to test ride a GYTR prepared 2012 R1 Superbike - a bike equipped with just about everything imaginable from the GYTR catalog.

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Yamaha treated us to the luxury of riding its 2012 GYTR Yamaha R1 Superbike.
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The bike is fitted with parts straight out of Yamaha’s GYTR catalog.
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Attacking the famous Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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The R1 is shod with Dunlop slicks and Ohlins fork cartridges tuned by In House Suspension.
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We were fortunate enough to test the R1 at the home of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
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A custom Graves exhaust was able to roar all weekend long thanks to the 105 dB sound limit.
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The Graves dual exhaust paired with the crossplane crank engine brought some major heat to the table, initially giving off the same tone as a MotoGP bike.
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The bike is wrapped in Sharkskinz bodywork dripping in C-5 red and white 50th anniversary livery paint.
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A top view of the Ohlins fork shows the ease of compression and preload adjustability.
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Graves rearsets, clip-ons, frame sliders were added for rider comfort and adjustability.
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No need for a caption here...this is a rad shot by our man J-Dawes.
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The GYTR Yamaha R1 handled itself tremendously through the Corkscrew.
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For engine tuning purposes a Dynojet Power Commander was paired with Auto Tune and a quick-shifter to go along with the YEC kit ECU.
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A GPR stabilizer is used to help tame the front end at high speeds.
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Thankfully we were able to eliminate chatter problems through Rainey Curve with some suspension adjustments.
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We can’t thank Yamaha enough for such a great opportunity to ride such a prestigious track on one badass bike.