Introduced in 1999, Yamaha YZF-R6 is the world's first 600 cc production motorcycle. R6 is the Yamaha's top selling sports bike model, which is evolved from their flagship model YZF-R1. Yamaha R6 has a good track record in motorsporting. Styling of R6 suits for both on and off track day sessions. It can be used as a regular day to day motorcycle, as well as a performance oriented sports bike. This motorcycle was revised in 2001,2003,2006,2008 and 2017 years. The R&D team has developed a powerful 600cc engine throughout these years. The 1999 model featured a 599.8 cc engine capable of producing 95 horse power @ 12,500 rpm and 57.2 Nm torque @ 10,900 rpm. Yamaha upgraded this same engine in 2001 to produce a fair amount 118.3 bhp @13,000 rpm while maximum torque of the bike remains unchanged. In 2003 and 2006 the brake horse power of R6 jumped to 121.4 bhp and 131.2 bhp respectively. There is any notable changes for torque during these upgradation. Yamaha used the same fuel tank for R6 and the fuel economy of the bike rather remains the same. The 2008 model R6 featured a 599.4 cc engine with titanium valves producing 13.6 bhp raw power @ 14,500 rpm with direct air induction.
The revived 2017 version is equipped with 6 speed gear box, mated with a 599 cc, liquid cooled, four cylinder, four stroke engine with DOHC system. 2017 Yamaha R6 has a stunning style feature adopted from their Moto GP sibling M1. The new painting scheme also shows the racing heritage of the vehicle. The 1,60,000 units all over the world itself shows how unique this motorcycle is and how special this Yamaha is.
The YZF R6 is a sportbike from Yamaha. The YZF R6 is the successor of the popular YZF R3. The R6 sits between the R3 and R1 and completes the half-litre segment of Yamaha sports bike. The R6 is purely the unleashed racing DNA of Yamaha achieved through its remarkable engineering and real passion towards racing world. The R6 is a very proven sports bike that is designed to be a track dominance machine whether it's in good looks, conquering back‑to‑back MotoAmerica Championships.
With class-leading performance, a big engine with traction control and D-Modes the R6 is one of the best powerful bikes in the segment. The R6 follows a very fresh design and looks that resembles the bodywork and style of the R1 in its stance and aesthetics.
The R6 is endowed with a 599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 titanium valves engine that has the capacity to produce a maximum power of 127 Bhp @ 14500 rpm and a maximum torque of 65.8 Nm @ 11000 rpm. The engine makes use of Fuel injection technology. The R6 is housed in a patented Delta Box frame, which is proved to increase rigidity and stability with very less weight.
The suspension duties of the bike are done with 43mm KYB® inverted fork, 3-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel at the front, while the rear suspension duties are performed with Truss-type aluminium swinging arm Monocross system. The braking system of the bike is done with Dual 320mm hydraulic disc with ABS at the front while the rear braking system is a 220mm hydraulic disc with ABS technology. The overall weight of the motorcycle stands at 419 lb.
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