Yoshimura Y-Series Exhaust

New slip-on exhausts have already been developed for Yamaha’s new YZF-R1/R1M and YZF-R3.

Yoshimura YZF-R1 Y-SERIES exhaust product photo

The new YZF-R1, YZF-R1M and YZF-R3 models aren't even in dealers yet, but Yamaha Parts and Accessories has already collaborated with Yoshimura R&D of America to deliver a pair of high performance, emissions-compliant exhausts for those sportbikes.

These new exhaust systems will be available only from Yamaha's brick-and-mortar dealers. Called the Y-Series, the new slip-on units feature a custom "R" badge and packaging, plus finishes that include Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber, or a mix of the two. More important, Yamaha says the exhausts have the expected Yoshimura performance, sound, light weight, and ease of installation. No prices have been announced, but the first Y-Series exhausts that come to market will be for the Yamaha YZF-R3, followed closely by the YZF-R1/YZF-R1M.

Yoshimura YZF-R3 Y-SERIES exhaust product photo

"Yamaha sportbikes provide incredible performance to begin with, and the new Y-Series is intended to enhance that performance to give sport riders an unrivaled choice of machinery," summed up Dave Waugh of Yoshimura, which recently signed on as the official exhaust of the new MotoAmerica series.

“Yamaha, much like Yoshimura, was born from racing, so it made perfect sense to collaborate on these two technological, race-inspired masterpieces,” said Frank Pittman, Vice President, Customer Support Group, Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. “The new Y-Series will feature Yoshimura’s exemplary craftsmanship while maintaining a factory fit for easy installation.”