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Key Features

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    Increased aerodynamic efficiency

    We’ve taken the bike that’s won three World Supersport titles in recent years, and made it even more efficient by reducing drag. Developed from the proven YZF-R1 design, the dynamic looking front cowl and redesigned screen underline the strong R-series DNA and contribute towards an 8% increase in aerodynamic efficiency.

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    Next generation R-Series design

    Developed using next generation R-series design, YZF-R6 features an aggressive face featuring hidden recessed headlights and dual LED position lights that give a radical look. With its sharp bodywork and flowing horizontal lines, this 600 supersport has pure race bred R-series DNA running through its veins.

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    High tech electronic control systems

    Featuring a wide range of high-tech electronic systems, the YZF-R6 is the most sophisticated 600 supersport bike we’ve ever created. Equipped with a 6-position Traction Control System (TCS) as well as a Quick Shifter System (QSS) for clutchless upshifting, and D-Mode adjustable engine power, the YZF-R6 gives you ultimate control.

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    YZF-R1 type front forks

    From the day that we launched the first R6, this extreme supersport has continued to set the standards for handling agility and lightweight controllability. To ensure that the R6 continues to lead the field we've fitted fully adjustable YZF-R1 type 43mm forks with R6 specific settings that deliver excellent handling performance on the street or track

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    Enhanced riding position

    Your body position - and the ability to shift weight quickly and easily - is one of the most influential factors in achieving ultimate handling performance. The seat, subframe and fuel tank are designed to create an enhanced riding position that enables you to move freely about the bike when braking, accelerating or cornering.

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    Magnesium subframe

    Manufactured from CF die cast magnesium, the rear subframe contributes towards the bike’s light weight - and is 20 mm narrower at its front end to accommodate a slimmer seat. By allowing you to mould your body more closely to the chassis, this design improves controllability and contributes towards the improved aerodynamics.

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    YZF-R1 specification front brakes

    To match the bike’s 43 mm front forks we’ve fitted dual 320 mm discs that are gripped by radial mount 4-pot opposed piston callipers. Built to the same specification as the system on the YZF-R1, this advanced class leading design gives outstanding stopping power – while the ABS gives you improved control in all conditions.

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    New lightweight aluminium fuel tank

    The R6 is fitted with a lightweight aluminium fuel tank that has been sculpted to give you greater freedom to shift your bodyweight and achieve the best riding position. Featuring deep knee recesses that allow you to tuck in tightly, this beautifully finished handcrafted 17-litre fuel tank highlights the motorcycle's premium specification

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    Free revving high performance engine

    With its addictive high-pitched scream and instant throttle response, the 599cc, inline 4-cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC engine makes the YZF-R6 one of the most adrenaline charged rides you’ll ever experience. With its advanced chip controlled throttle and adjustable intake, this high-tech engine delivers optimum performance.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
    Bore x stroke
    67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
    Compression ratio
    13.1 : 1
    Maximum power
    87.1kW (118.4PS) @ 14,500 rpm
    Maximum torque
    61.7Nm (6.3kg-m) @ 10,500 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    Starter system
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission
    Fuel consumption
    CO2 emission
    154 g/km
  • Chassis
    Aluminium Deltabox
    Front travel
    120 mm
    Caster angle
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic forks, Ø43 mm
    Rear suspension system
    Swingarm, (link suspension)
    Rear travel
    120 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic dual disc, Ø320 mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm
    Front tyre
    120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless
    Rear tyre
    180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) Tubeless
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2,040 mm
    Overall width
    695 mm
    Overall height
    1,150 mm
    Seat height
    850 mm
    Wheel base
    1,375 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    130 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    190 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    Oil tank capacity

Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Yamaha encourage you to ride safely and respect fellow riders and the environment. Images shown depict professional riders performing under controlled conditions. Specifications and appearance of Yamaha products as shown here are subject to change without notice and may vary according to requirements and conditions. For further details, please consult your Yamaha dealer.