Yamaha YZF-R6 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R6
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Current Prices: £3,700–£2,750
Insurance Costs: 9 of 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha YZF-R6 is a dedicated mid-range sports bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 600 cc inline four engine, producing 124.3 bhp at 13,000 rpm and maximum torque at 12,000 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
  • LED tail light
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox

Compared to the 1999-2003 model there's a new more powerful engine, improved frame design, the engine performs better at medium revs, there's 2 mm larger injection bodies for more tuning potential, optimised air funnels, the front discs are 12 mm larger, the wheels lighter and the front tyre is slightly larger.

The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.

  • 2004: Red/white, blue/white, grey/white
  • 2005: Red/white, blue/white, black, yellow R46 special

Updates

2005: Power increased by 3 bhp with a revised engine map and larger throttle bodies, new upside down Kayaba fork and larger 310 mm discs with radial calipers from the YZF-R1.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Excellent performance without litre insurance
  • Cornering speed
  • Handling

Any Downsides?

  • Finish quality

Specs

Launch RRP: £7,350

Capacity: 600 cc (average)

Power: 124 bhp / 92 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: 830 mm / 32.7 inches (average)

Dry Weight: 163 kg / 359 pounds

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2004
£3,400
£2,750
£2,400
23,500
2005
£3,700
£2,950
£2,600
22,600
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2004
278
290
568
67 / month
2005
456
367
823
200 / month

Source: DVLA