The new YZF-R6 adopts a radical new look that is clearly inspired by the latest generation YZF-R1.
With its M1-type central forced air intake and recessed LED twin headlights, the bike's aggressive face and glaring looks make sure that it's instantly recognisable as being a member of the R-series family.
The YZF-R6 was one of the first motorcycles to adopt advanced electronics that ensure precision control, including the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) and Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I). To give an even higher degree of controllability in a wide range of conditions, the YZF-R6 is now equipped with an advanced Traction Control System (TCS), D-Mode and a Quick Shift System (QSS).
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||67.0 x 42.5 mm|
|Compression Ratio||13.1 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet sump|
|Fuel Management||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Engine Management||YCC-T, YCC-I, D-MODE, QSS, TCS|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 L|
|Oil Capacity||3.4 L|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed|
|Seat Height||850 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Dry Weight||175 kg|
|Wet Weight||190 kg with 17 litres of fuel|
|Frame Type||Aluminium Deltabox|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 120mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm (link suspension), 120mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Hydraulic dual discs, 320mm - ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Hydraulic single disc, 220mm - ABS|
|Tyres Front||120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless|
|Tyres Rear||180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) Tubeless|