Cresent Yamaha Producing Jonathan Rea WorldSBK R1 Replica!

The bike is a faithful recreation of the Yamaha R1 machine raced by Rea in the 2024 World Superbike championship


The 2024 World Superbike championship might not be going quite the way Jonathan Rae and his Pata Prometeon Yamaha team would have liked, with his best finish so far being eighth in the last round from Catalunya.

That’s not stopping his team from cashing in on some of the buying power that comes from having a six-time world champion in its ranks, as the "JR Replica" Factory Yamaha WorldSBK R1 is revealed. 


The bike gains the obligatory race-replica paint scheme, but the modifications from there are a lot more than simple aesthetic changes to the bike. Crescent describes the bike on its website as having a ‘high-quality finish and carefully selected performance upgrades alongside significant weight saving’, highlighted by a replica Akrapovic exhaust system, forged-aluminium Marchesini wheels fitted with Pirelli’s SuperCorsa SP tyres, an Ohlins TTX rear shock, NIX Fork Cartridge Kit and adjustable steering damper.

The chassis of the bike is further enhanced with the addition of a Brembo race-spec master cylinder, paired perfectly with Hel Performance’s braided brake lines, while the final drive is delivered via the same quality Gandini front and rear sprockets and DID chain used by the Official WorldSBK Team. The bike also gains a GB Racing brake lever guard and complete engine protection kit - just like the race bikes, and the engine and chassis are encrusted with Pro-Bolt’s titanium fasteners. To keep the rider stable on the track, a Race Seat’s ultra-grippy is joined by a full-carbon fuel tank extender, pillion seat cover and tail tidy.

For those wanting to take the bike in an even more extreme direction, an optional Braking Pack is available, featuring Brembo GP4RX calipers and T-Drive race discs (£2,000), and an additional Garage Pack (£700) including GYTR front and rear stands, bike mat and bespoke JR Replica Capit bike cover can also be specced.

Totalling up all the mods and the new bike, Crescent reveals the total would cost you over £33,000, so an asking price for this machine of £29,995 seems like a fairly decent saving - if you wanted an eye-catching and no doubt highly capable track day machine.

The bike is available in either traditional Yamaha racing colours - complete with sponsors stickers and decals - or as a ‘winter test’ edition in a moody black and grey matte finished scheme.

More information can be found on the official website.

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