Yamaha YZF-R6 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R6
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Insurance Costs: 9 of 10
3/10
Current Prices: £2,900–£1,950

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)

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
  • Handling
  • Relatively comfy

Any Downsides?

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

Specs

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

Launch RRP: £6,300

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1999 £2,500 £2,000 £1,750 26,800
2000 £2,450 £1,950 £1,750 26,100
2001 £2,600 £2,050 £1,800 25,300
2002 £2,750 £2,200 £1,900 24,500
2003 £2,900 £2,350 £2,050 23,600

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
1999 564 1,146 1,710 120 / month
2000 684 1,054 1,738 87 / month
2001 378 532 910 110 / month
2002 406 449 855 140 / month
2003 472 455 927 70 / month

Source: DVLA

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