Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat For Sale

The 1996 Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat is a mid-range sports bike and is powered by a 599cc inline four engine which puts out 98bhp. It was replaced by the YZF-R6.

What Is It?

  • Capable all rounder, comfy riding position
  • R6 replacement was lighter, faster, suspension, muffler finish

It's powered by a liquid cooled 599cc inline four cylinder engine, producing 97.8bhp at 11,500 rpm and maximum torque at 9,500rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel Deltabox frame
  • Dual 298mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • 245mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Adjustable 41mm fork with 130mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 120mm travel
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox

Compared to the previous FZR600 the Thundercat has new more aerodynamic bodywork, new 36mm carbs, a new air induction system, new calipers and a new exhaust system. Technically the lighter and higher revving R6 replaced it in 2003 but some remained on sale through to 2007.

The 3-spoke cast Aluminium 17" wheels take a 120/60 tyre at the front and 160/60 at the rear.

Colours: Silver/yellow, yellow/black, blue/white, red, red/black/white, silver/orange, silver/yellow

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1996 £1,850 £1,450 £1,300 28,900
1997 £1,800 £1,450 £1,250 28,500
1998 £1,750 £1,400 £1,200 28,000
1999 £1,750 £1,400 £1,200 27,500
2000 £1,750 £1,400 £1,250 26,800
2001 £1,850 £1,500 £1,300 26,100
2002 £2,000 £1,600 £1,400 25,200
2003 £2,200 £1,750 £1,550 24,300
2004 £2,450 £1,950 £1,700 23,300
2005 £2,750 £2,200 £1,900 22,300
2006 £3,100 £2,450 £2,150 21,100
2007 £3,450 £2,800 £2,450 19,900

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How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around
1996 3 2 5
1997 258 209 467
1998 625 440 1,065
1999 310 205 515
2000 227 159 386
2001 243 158 401
2002 127 92 219
2003 121 63 184
2004 5 0 5
2005 6 5 11
2006 9 2 11
2007 12 4 16