Yamaha YZF-R6 For Sale
The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 is a dedicated mid-range sports bike and is powered by a 599cc inline four engine which puts out 117bhp. It was originally launched in 1999 with updates in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
What Is It?
It's powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 599cc forward inclined inline four engine, producing 116.8bhp at 14,500rpm and maximum torque at 10,500rpm.
- Aluminium Deltabox frame with Magnesium subframe
- Dual 320mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
- 220mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- ABS system
- Adjustable 43mm KYB upside down fork with 120mm travel
- Adjustable rear shock with 120mm travel
- Exhaust system with Titanium silencer
- Traction control with 6 levels and off mode
- 3 riding modes, quickshifter
- Slipper clutch, LED lighting
- 6 speed gearbox
Compared to the 2008-2016 model the 2017 gets an R1 inspired twin LED eye makeover, with aggressive looking LED position lights - check the pics above. It also draws inspiration from the R1's front cowl with a 50mm higher screen and 8% overall improvement in aerodynamics.
The front fork is now from the R1 and up from 41mm to 43mm, while the 1.2kg lighter Aluminium fuel tank (previously Steel) offers deeper knee recesses and the front discs are 10mm larger. The 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.
The Race Ready edition gets you a full race fairing, power boosting Titanium Akrapovic exhaust system, Ohlins suspension, Brembo T-drive brakes and Pirelli Diablo tyres.
Accessories include a Titanium Akrapovic muffler, racing stands, LED rear indicators (£95), front brake remote control (£102), billet pegs (£82) and pillion seat cover (£171).
2017-2018: Black, blue (slightly more black for 2018)
Did You Know?
From 1999 to 2016 over 160,000 R6s have been sold in Europe.
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