Yamaha YZF R6

Complete details of YZF R6 Motorcycle

Launched in India in 1999.

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.

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-New LED Lighting
-ABS braking as standard feature
-Enhancing R-Styling
-MotoGP style Delta Frame
-New Magnesium sub-frame is used
-KYB® 43mm inverted front fork as the YZF-R1
-Racing-Derived Slipper Clutch
-Compact Titanium Exhaust
-Advanced Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle
-Adjustable Traction Control System
-New R6 features Yamaha's D-Mode selectable drive mode system.
-New aluminium fuel tank
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Mileage Under Standard Test Conditions17 km per litre
Technical Specifications
Vehicle TypeMotorcycle
Engine Displacement599.00 cc
Engine DetailsLiquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 titanium valves
Engine StartingElectric start
ClutchWet, multiple-disc coil spring
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
IgnitionTCI (digital)
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Maximum Power127 Bhp @ 14500 rpm
Maximum Torque65.8 Nm @ 11000 rpm
Transmission6-Speed constant mesh
Gear Shift Pattern1-N-2-3-4-5-6
Top Speed270 kmph
BatteryMaintenance Free
Head LampLED Twin Pod Headlamp
Tail LampLED Tail Lamp
Front Brake320mm, Hydraulic Dual Disc
Rear Brake220mm, Hydraulic Single Disc
Chassis and Suspension
FrameDelta Box frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic fork, 43 mm
Rear SuspensionTruss-type aluminium swinging arm Monocross system
Front Tyre120/60 ZR17 55W
Rear Tyre180/55 ZR17 73W
Length2057 mm
Width701 mm
Height1100 mm
Wheelbase1382 mm
Weight181 kg
Ground Clearance135 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity17 litres

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Yamaha Yzf R6

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.

Yamaha Yzf R6

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.

Yamaha Yzf R6

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.

Yamaha Yzf R6

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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User Reviews of YZF R6. Write Your Review
Among 600cc bike
It is a powerful and sexiest machine.
I love R6 and I want it
But in India. It's not available in Yamaha showrooms.
By on 11-04-2020
What mileage it gives per litre
By on 12-03-2017
Among the 600cc segment, Yamaha R6 is one of the best, it has loud exhaust screaming up to 11000 rpm. It moves fast and some says it's easy in handling and looks pretty smart and sexy, the fairing is one that caught the eye of a person. So,i too want one piece of R6, but can't find in India.. Why isn't it imported in India for Sale?? So please, am requesting the Yamaha dealer in India to import R6 too..
By on 05-11-2016
I want to buy this yamaha r6
By on 11-12-2015
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By on 23-11-2015
I think these bike should hit the Indian market because I'm eagerly waiting
By on 02-05-2015
It's a superb bike of 600cc
By on 30-04-2015
R6 is best bike in 600cc.
By on 26-03-2015
Love very very very very very very very very very much.
By on 05-07-2014
I love you and i like you so much
By on 18-06-2014
i love yamaha r6 very very nice
By on 04-03-2014
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