Race Ready 2017 YZF-R6


Update Note: See the latest 2021 version of this and the new R6 Race and GYTR for 2022.

Following the launch of the new Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport Bike, Yamaha have followed up with a new 'race-ready' middleweight Supersport bike at the 2016 EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan.

The race-ready R6 will compete on track when Yamaha re-enter the 2017 FIM Supersport World Championship, with only minor alterations permitted to the bike's cylinder head, gearbox, suspension, rear shock, front fork, electronic system and brake disks.

Race Ready R6 Supersport rear end and exhaust

Race-Ready and Raring to Go

Yamaha have restyled the 600cc Supersport bike based on the latest generation MotoGP and World Superbike models, including the M1-like air intake, LED lights and the new tail design from the latest R1 with full race fairing (two-piece front and single piece seat), Quick Shift System (QSS), Akrapovic exhaust, Brembo brakes, telescopic forks, front suspension with Ohlins Cartridge kit and Pirelli Diablo tyres (180 rear).

Race Ready R6 Supersport close up shots of bike

Race Ready R6 Supersport swingarm close up