US Yamaha R1 & R6 owners get Rossi rep bodywork

Limited edition bodywork not available in the UK

Look like Edwards or Rossi ... but only if you're a Yank

THOSE lucky Yanks not only get cheap fuel and even cheaper foreign policies but but they also get race-rep bodywork that we don't. Where's the justice?!

Yamaha Motor USA have announced limited availability of special complete body kits for its YZF-R1 and YZF-R6 models patterned after the works Fiat Yamaha livery as seen on Factory MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards' YZR-M1's.

The complete kits include all body parts including a new fuel tank and fit all 2006 and 2007 YZF-R6 and 2007 YZF-R1 models. The YZF-R1 version will make its debut at next week's Red Bull US Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

So why don't we get limited edition bodywork kits for our bikes? Who wouldn't want Fiat, HM Plant, Hydrex or Airwaves splashed across their pride and joy!?