New Yamaha R6 for 2017


It's here...Yamaha finally unveil the new R6

The R6 has been immensely successful for Yamaha as a highly capable road bike, and for many, it is unrivalled as a Supersport trackday bike and Superstock race bike with plenty of forums dedicated to it's awesomeness and having won the World Supersport Championship 3 times in the last 7 years!

See the official Yamaha launch video below.


Available in April 2017, the highly anticipated new 2017 YZF-R6 brings the model bang up-to-date in terms of cosmetic detail and styling based on the R1 with the obligatory Euro 4 box ticked as well, however there's less exciting developments elsewhere with the big-bang style dash rather than the latest one from the YZF-R1 or MT-10 and much of the core underlying bike appears to be based on the previous model - not that it's a bad starting point and it's a better effort than Honda who have ditched the CBR600 - but it's not the huge leap forward that everyone was hoping for either!


There's a lighter aluminium fuel tank to help offset some weight increases elsewhere (overall wet weight up to 190kg), and the KYB shocks and suspension compliment the upgraded front brakes - all lifted from the current R1. The new aerodynamic styling with recessed LED twin headlights is based on the M1 as part of the Yamaha "R Series" and is alleged to reduce drag by 8%.

Toys include the latest Traction Control System (TCS) and Quick Shift System (QSS), plus there's the usual shite looking plate holder and exhaust...

Tail tidy and Akrapovic can at the ready.

Yamaha Video... Looks good, sounds good.

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Key Features & Technical Highlights (Lifted from Yamaha)

6 level TCS to suit changing riding conditions

QSS for faster full throttle clutchless upshifts

43mm YZF-R1 type front forks with YZF-R6 specific settings

320mm diameter YZF-R1 type front brakes with radial 4-pot calipers

599cc, 67mm x 42.5mm, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder

Forged aluminum pistons, 13.1:1 compression ratio

Titanium intake/exhaust valves

Air Induction System and Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I)

Twin-injector Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)

Slipper clutch

Close-ratio 6-speed transmission

Magnesium head and case covers

EXUP valves contributing to excellent torque characteristics

Titanium exhaust silencer

Aluminum frame and swingarm

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