Yamaha YZF-R6 For Sale

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Yamaha YZF-R6
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Insurance Costs: 9 of 10
Current Prices: £4,200–£3,100

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 131 bhp at 14,500 rpm and maximum torque at 11,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 41 mm KYB upside down fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 120 mm travel
  • Four 37 mm carbs
  • Slipper clutch, LED tail light
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox

Compared to the 2004-2005 model there's larger front discs, a new more powerful engine with Titanium valves, much higher red line, ride by wire, a stiffer chassis, smaller exhaust to help mass centralisation, brand new styling, upgraded suspension and a slipper clutch. 

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

  • 2006: White/red, blue/white, black (Raven), yellow/black 50th Anniversary Edition
  • 2007: White/red, blue/white/grey, black/silver

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Handling
  • Speed
  • Looks

Any Downsides?

  • Too rev hungry for the road?

Specs

Launch RRP: £6,600

Capacity: 599 cc (average)

Power: 131 bhp / 98 kW (high)

Red Line: 17,500 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: 17.5 litres / 3.8 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 850 mm / 33.5 inches (average)

Dry Weight: 162 kg / 357 pounds

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2006
£3,900
£3,100
£2,750
22,200
2007
£4,200
£3,350
£2,950
21,100
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2006
410
406
816
120 / month
2007
413
397
810
140 / month

Source: DVLA