The agressive styling envelopes a superb, fit for purpose racing and fast road motorcycle, with ABS brakes, top-notch suspension and a full electronic package.
US$ 12,199 | EU 13,995 | UK£ 11,799
599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 titanium valves.
Front:43mm KYB® inverted fork, 3-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Rear: KYB® piggyback shock, 4-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Front: Dual 320mm hydraulic disc - ABS
Rear: 220mm hydraulic disc; ABS
33.5 in | 85.1 cm
4.6 gal | 17.4 ltr
419 lb | 190Kg
ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®)
Adjustable Traction Control System
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The YZF-R6 came out in 1999. It was the super sport version of YZF-R1 superbike, and alongside the more street focussed YZF600R sport bike which continued to be sold alongside the R6. The motorcycle featured Yamaha's completely new engine design capable of producing over 108 hp (81 kW) while stationary. The R6 was the world's first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle producing over 100 hp (75 kW) in stock form.
The YZF-R6 has been revised several times since its introduction. Starting with the 2003 model, when the R6 became fuel-injected. The 2006 model year was a significant upgrade with a new engine management system featuring the YCC-T ride by wire throttle and a multi-plate slipper clutch. The 2008 model incorporated the YCC-I variable-length intake system to optimize power at high engine rpm and an improved Deltabox frame design.
The updated R6 has improved aerodynamics with inspired styling from the current R1 as well as its 43mm inverted front fork and front brakes, new rear shock, a new aluminum fuel tank, magnesium subframe, ABS brakes, riding modes, and traction control. The new aerodynamics are claimed to reduce drag by 8% over previous models. The engine is unchanged with rear wheel power still at about 100 hp. Body is similar to Moto GP's Current 2005–Present YZR-M1
The 2017 update comes with an OBD port. Unlike previous models, this R6 does not have the same diagnostic mode option. In order to retrieve the diagnostic codes, you must purchase an adapter that plugs into any ODBII scanner. This is the only way other than going to a dealer to erase the error codes