In 2000 Yamaha introduced a number of modifications for improving the bike. The fairing around the headlight was sharpened, the side panels were made more aerodynamic, and the windshield was re-designed for a better protect to the driver. The seating area is also modified and was increased a bit. The fuel tank was reshaped for a better seating position. All these adjustments are aimed to improve the weight on the front side concerning to make sharper turns and have more stability while driving.
Characteristic of the type from 2000-2001 are the more pointed nose fairing and the holes in the right side fairing.