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Published on November 2nd, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Yamaha ‘Piro’ Replica R1 Auctioned for Charity

In 1993, the late Fabrizio Pirovano secured his 10th and final WorldSBK victory at Estoril on his Yamaha YZF 750 SP. To pay tribute to the Italian racer, Yamaha unveiled a ‘Piro’ Replica R1, which is up for auction to the highest bidder.

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At the season-ending FIM Superbike World Championship round in Estoril, former Yamaha WorldSBK racer, Alessandro Gramigni, took the special bike for a tribute lap, in memory of Pirovano’s final WorldSBK victory with Yamaha the last time the championship visited the Portuguese circuit back in 1993.

Based on the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1, the replica sports a white, pink and blue colour scheme, as well as a number 5 on the front, a clear nod to Pirovano’s #5 YZF 750 SP.

Expect no changes for the powertrain. The 998 cc inline-four cylinder engine is a potent one, making 200 PS and 112 Nm of torque thanks to the unique crossplane crankshaft technology derived from the YZR-M1 MotoGP machine.

Keeping the bike in check is Yamaha’s full suite of electronics which include a ride-by-wire Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) and a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).

The auction runs until Sunday 1st November and the winner can decide whether they want the bike delivered in race trim, exactly as it was for the Estoril tribute lap, or in fully road legal trim with the Piro Replica bodywork, the Akrapovič race exhaust and the Pirelli slick shod wheels supplied as a separate kit. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity.

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