YAMAHA TECH21

ROAD to V5
R1—Dawn of the Reiwa Era. Seeking Suzuka Win #5, the Curtain Rises... The YZF-R1 superbike turns 21 this year,and to mark the occasion as we seek a historic fifth consecutive win, we are bringing back the origin of the factory team’s #21 race number:the iconic TECH21 livery from the 1985 Suzuka 8 Hours.
YZF-R1 TECH21
A Fiery and Passionate Era

We look back on the Yamaha TECH21 Team’s quest for glory in six Suzuka 8 Hours events between 1985 and 1990, and how it came to symbolize one of most fiery and passionate eras of Japanese motorsports history.

1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990