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I'm still a bit surprised they went with the black and yellow livery of the old Yamaha USA bike like Kenny used to ride and not the classic white and red corp colors...

 

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Their explanation:

"The special colour scheme of his YZR-M1 was similar to the one he and Colin Edwards sported ten years ago when they marked Yamaha‘s 50th anniversary at the Raceway Laguna Seca with a double podium".
 

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Exactly. And the reason Yamaha chose the yellow livery for the 50th anniversary, was as a tribute to Kenny Roberts, the first American to win a GP championship on his yellow YZR500
 

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Their explanation:

"The special colour scheme of his YZR-M1 was similar to the one he and Colin Edwards sported ten years ago when they marked Yamaha?s 50th anniversary at the Raceway Laguna Seca with a double podium".
I was there. Only GP race I've been to. It was AWESOME!! Still have the brushed aluminum "50th Anniversary" sticker on the side of my jeep. I met Damon Buckmaster and Colin Edwards in the pits on Saturday. Colin signed my Valentino Rossi scale replica bike's box... OVER VALENTINO'S NAME!! LOL! He's a character!
 
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