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2001 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
2001 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6

Yamaha R6/YZF-R6 series model history timelines

2001 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6

Based on the previous model the new version saw a couple of important changes both technical and styling. Most obvious was the new rear tail part with its LED tail lights.

Other changes included:

– Lighter pistons and modified connecting rods for better midrange response.
– The weight was reduced another 1.5 kg
– New specification tyres improved grip and handling
– Handlebar angle was changed for better comfort
– U-lock space under the seat added

2001 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
2001 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6

2001 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
2001 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6


2002 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6

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2002 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
2002 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6

2002 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
2002 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6


2002 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6 Specifications

Engine type Type Liquid-cooled, forward inclined parallel 4-cylinder, DOHC 4 valve per cylinder
Displacement 599 cc
Bore x stroke 65.5 x 44.5 mm
Compression ratio 12.4 : 1
Maximum power 88.2 kW (119.9 HP) @ 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque 68.1 Nm (6.94 kg.m) @ 11,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Fuel System Keihin CVRD37 with TPS system
Clutch type Wet, multiple disc
Ignition system TCI (digital)
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh, 6 speed
Primary reduction ratio 1.955
Secundary reduction ratio 3
Final transmission Chain
Ratios gearbox 1st 2.846
Ratios gearbox 2nd 1.947
Ratios gearbox 3rd 1.56
Ratios gearbox 4th 1.333
Ratios gearbox 5th 1.19
Ratios gearbox 6th 1.083

Front suspension system Telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Front wheel travel 130 mm
Rear suspension system Truss-type aluminium swinging arm Monocross system
Rear wheel travel 120 mm
Caster angle 24°
Trail 81 mm
Front brake Dual discs, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake Single disc, Ø 220 mm
Front tyre 120/60 ZR17 55W
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17 73W

Overall length 2,025 mm
Overall width 690 mm
Overall height 1,105 mm
Seat height 820 mm
Wheelbase 1,380 mm
Minimum ground clearance 135 mm
Dry weight 167.5 kg
Fuel tank capacity (reserve) 17 L
Engine oil tank capacity 3.5 L

Specifications and appearance of Yamaha products shown here are subject to change without notice and may vary according to requirements and conditions. For further details please consult your Yamaha dealer.

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