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Yamaha YZF-R6 (2008-current)
 


   
   
YZF-R6

One ride on the R6 lets you know that this bike was born on the racetrack. Its MotoGP-bred technology is tuned to give you the kind of outstanding engine and chassis performance usually reserved for professional riders.

Its ultra-high-revving short-stroke engine unleashes dazzling power, made even more responsive by the state-of-the-art YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Intake) and YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Throttle).

Everything about the R6 is geared towards ultimate cornering, and getting rider and machine working as one. The chassis gives you razor sharp, ultra-responsive handling, and adjustable front forks for optimal track performance.

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Feature Specifications
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Displacement 599cc
Bore x Stroke 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.1 : 1
Maximum Power 91.0 kW (129PS) @ 14,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 65.7 Nm @ 10,500 rpm
Lubrication System Wet sump
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Clutch Type Multiple-disc coil spring, Wet
Ignition System TCI
Starter System Electric
Transmission System Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final Transmission Chain
Chassis
Frame Aluminimum die-cast Deltabox
Front Suspension System Telescopic forks, Ø 41 mm
Front Travel 115 mm
Caster Angle 24º
Trail 97 mm
Rear Suspension System Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear Travel 120 mm
Front Brake Dual Discs, Ø 310 mm
Rear Brake Single Disc, Ø 220 mm
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 189 kg
Fuel tank capacity 17.0 litres
Oil tank capacity 3.4 litres