Yamaha R6/YZF-R6 series model history timelines
Completely new machine, more race oriented and with new, ultra-sharp and sexy bodywork.
The bike features the ‘fly by wire’ YCC-T throttle control system taken directly from Yamaha’s motoGP experience. Yamaha engineers have now fitted a slipper clutch as standard equipment.
The engine puts out an astonishing 127 horsepower. With its ultra-short stroke and titanium valves it can easily rev up to 16.500 rpm!
The muffler is moved under the engine for further mass concentration, front and rear suspension get both high and low speed damping adjustment.
2006 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
The all-new R6 is full of Yamaha-exclusive innovations and new technologies that make it the most advanced production motorcycle ever built. The new R6 features an all-new four-cylinder engine capable of amazing acceleration. A MotoGP-derived “straight frame” chassis houses it—and Formula 1 style aerodynamics and a titanium MotoGP-style exhaust are just two of the things that complete it. Yamaha has raised the bar and revolutionized the class—AGAIN.
YCC-T : Yamaha – exclusive Electronic Throttle Control – industry first on a production motorcycle
Titanium “mid ship” muffler with EXUP
Back torque limiting slipper clutch
Inverted fork with 2-way compression damping adjustment
Single shock rear suspension with 2-way compression damping adjustment
Dual 310mm floating front discs squeezed by radial mounted 4-piston calipers
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 50th Anniversary Edition
The all new R6 is full of Yamaha-exclusive innovations and new technologies that make it the most advanced production motorcycle ever built.
An all new titanium valved four cylinder engine capable of an amazing 17,500rpm and controlled by the first fly by wire system on a production bike powers it. A MotoGP derived “straight frame” chassis houses it – and Formula 1 style aerodynamics and a titanium MotoGP style exhaust are just two of the things that complete it. In celebration of Yamaha’s 50 years in the motorsports business, we have dressed this limited availability 50Th anniversary model in our famous yellow & black paint scheme.
2006 Yamaha R6S/YZF-R6S Middleweight Supersport Class Reinvented
Cycle World magazine’s Best Middleweight Streetbike of 2005 also won the 2003 AMA Supersport championship. That’s a thing we call “balance”—a seemingly impossible combination of cutting-edge sporting prowess and real-world ridability. For 2006 we’ve changed the name but kept the same incredible combination of power, performance and style—at a lower price. The R6S.
2007 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
From its unique Formula 1 inspired styling to its incredibly responsive 16,000 rpm titanium valved powerplant, the R6 has been the talk of the supersport world. And it did not disappoint. Currently leading the World 600 Sport Bike championship, the R6 has proven to be the machine of choice for those riders and racers who will not accept compromises. Why settle for less?
2007 Yamaha R6S/YZF-R6S Middleweight High Performance
An incredible combination of power, performance and style make the R6S an outstanding do-it-all sportbike.
So it’s no exaggeration to say that when you ride the 2007 YZF-R6S, you instantly join an elite group of champions.
With the introduction of the incredible new 2006 R6, the R6S steps back from the podium. The R6S is packed with great features like 43mm forks, 298mm front disc brakes and enough performance to keep a permanent grin on your face. Whether you are looking for a sizzling street ride or track day rocket, the 2007 R6S will not disappoint.
2006 Yamaha R6/YZF-R6 Specifications
Engine type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined, parallel 4-cylinder, 16-valves, DOHC
Displacement 599 cc
Bore x stroke 67.0 x 42.5 mm
Compression ratio 12.8 : 1
Maximum power 97.8 kW (133 HP) @ 14,500 rpm with direct air induction / 93.4 kW (127 HP) @ 14,500 rpm without direct air induction
Maximum torque 68.0 Nm (6.93 kg-m) @ 12,000 rpm with direct air induction / 66.0 Nm (6.73 kg-m) @ 12,000 rpm without direct air induction
Lubrication system Wet sump
Fuel System Fuel injection
Clutch type Wet, multiple disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh, 6-speed
Primary reduction ratio 2.073
Secundary reduction ratio 2.813
Final transmission Chain 525V8/DAIDO
Ratios gearbox 1st 2.583
Ratios gearbox 2nd 2
Ratios gearbox 3rd 1.667
Ratios gearbox 4th 1.444
Ratios gearbox 5th 1.286
Ratios gearbox 6th 1.15
Chassis Aluminium Deltabox
Front suspension system Telescopic fork 41mm Ã˜
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension system Aluminium Swingarm (link suspension)
Rear wheel travel 120 mm
Caster angle 24°
Trail 97 mm
Front brake Dual discs, Ã˜ 310 mm
Rear brake Single disc, Ã˜ 220 mm
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Overall length 2,040 mm
Overall width 700 mm
Overall height 1,100 mm
Seat height 850 mm
Wheelbase 1,380 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Dry weight 161 kg
Fuel tank capacity (reserve) 17.3 L (3.5 L)
Engine oil tank capacity 3.4 L
2006 Yamaha R6S/YZF-R6S Specifications
Type 600cc, Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined inline 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5 x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.4 1
Carburetion Fuel Injection
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Final Drive #532 O-ring chain
Suspension/Front 43mm telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7” travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock w/piggyback reservoir and adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7″ travel
Brakes/Front Dual 298mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear 220mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Seat Height 32.3″
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.5°
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons
Oil Capacity (with oil filter change) 2.85 Qt.
Dry Weight 357 lbs.
Primary Reduction Ratio 86/44 (1.955)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 48/16 (3.000)
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear 37/13 (2.846)
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear 37/19 (1.947)
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear 28/18 (1.556)
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear 32/24 (1.333)
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear 25/21 (1.190)
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear 26/24 (1.083)
Color Team Yamaha Blue/White; Raven
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
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.