OilySmudges recently posted an article asking Yamaha to bring back the iconic “Speed Block” design. Imagine our surprise when today (18 September 2015) Yamaha announced that a limited edition 60th Anniversary version of the YZF-R1 will be produced for the 2016 model year featuring this iconic design.
Yamaha remain vague about how limited this “limited edition” will be but did say that for 2016, the YZF-R1 will also be available in Race Blu and Racing Red. But you don’t want those. You want to look like Kenny and have the proper “Speed Block” design. Yes, you do.
Of course, Yamaha might have been working on this for a while and it might not be in response to our article. OilySmudges leaves that for you to decide.