Yamaha YZF-R6 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R6
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Insurance Costs: 9 of 10
Current Prices: £3,050–£2,050

What Is It?

The Yamaha YZF-R6 is a dedicated mid-range sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 599 cc inline four engine, producing 118.3 bhp at 13,000 rpm and maximum torque at 11,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 298 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 43 mm fork with 130 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 120 mm travel
  • Four 37 mm carbs
  • 4->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox

The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/60 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.

  • 1999-2002: Red/white, blue/white
  • 2003: Black/red/white, blue/black/white, black/silver, black/yellow (limited edition)

Updates

2001: New tail with LED light, lighter pistons, improved con rods, improved tyres, U-Lock now fits under seat and 1.5kg lighter. 

2003: New Deltabox III frame, 600 cc engine producing 121.4 bhp, maximum torque now at 12,000 rpm, larger airbox, Euro 2 compliant, new 4 lens headlights, new light 5-spoke wheels and now 162 kg dry.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Excellent performance without litre insurance
  • Cornering speed
  • Relatively comfy
  • Handling

Any Downsides?

  • Budget for better brake lines
  • Low down power
  • Gearbox
  • Finish

Specs

Launch RRP: £6,300

Capacity: 599 cc (average)

Power: 118 bhp / 88 kW (high)

Red Line: 15,500 rpm (very high)

Top Speed: 160 mph / 257 km/h (very high)

Economy: 40 mpg / 7.1 L/100km (average)

Range: 150 miles / 241 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 17.0 litres / 3.7 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 820 mm / 32.3 inches (average)

Dry Weight: 169 kg / 373 pounds

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1999
£2,550
£2,050
£1,800
26,600
2000
£2,600
£2,050
£1,800
26,200
2001
£2,700
£2,150
£1,900
25,700
2002
£2,850
£2,300
£2,000
25,100
2003
£3,050
£2,450
£2,150
24,400

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1999
564
1,146
1,710
17 / month
2000
684
1,054
1,738
23 / month
2001
378
532
910
96 / month
2002
406
449
855
46 / month
2003
472
455
927
11 / month

Source: DVLA