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2016 Yamaha FZ6R Review
2016 Yamaha FZ6R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The FZ6R features a confidence-inspiring low seat and R6-style all at an affordable price…
The FZ6R features a confidence-inspiring low seat and R6-style all at an affordable price.
The FZ6R has a special ambience that makes you feel comfortable the minute you swing a leg over the seat. It is a sports bike that does not make any earth shattering claims; just a bike that will leave you smiling after each and every ride. Perhaps you are just getting started in motorcycling or have been around long enough to recognize that fun is not always determined by engine size or horsepower.
Ultra-compact, 600cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, slant block in-line four powerplant. This engine has been specially tuned for ease of riding with very linear power characteristics.
Lightweight hollow camshafts provide excellent torque in the low and mid rpm range and also help to achieve linear throttle control. Fuel economy is also optimized.
“Diamond-type”, high tensile tube steel frame is used. The main frame tubes are 31.5mm in diameter and feature a minimum of welds and bends. Rigidity around the steering head and swingarm pivot has been optimized for excellent handling and stability.
2016 Yamaha FZ6R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Street-ready Sport Bike
A rider in the market for a practical 600cc bike doesn’t have to compromise performance or style to get value. The FZ6R is a great combination of performance, handling, and exciting sport bike style, but also with a low seat height that’s both adjustable to fit a wider variety of riders and also narrower where it counts to make it even easier to put both feet on the ground.
•Smooth 4-Cylinder Motor
The engine delivers smooth power just the way today’s rider needs it, providing brisk acceleration with plenty of torque that makes it a pleasure to get around town, with plenty in reserve for when you want more. The FZ6R is fuel injected and tuned for outstanding low- to mid-rpm engine performance.
Even if your primary goal is commuting to school or work, you want to be able to get out and have fun riding some twisty back roads. The diamond-shaped frame, made of high-tensile steel pipes using the engine as a structural member of the chassis, becomes the foundation for handling performance. It’s designed to provide the right rigidity balance to contribute to smooth cornering performance.
2016 Yamaha FZ6R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Real World Performance
The fuel-injected engine in the FZ6R has been designed to meet the demands of today’s motorcyclist. The 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke inline 4-cylinder engine is ready to respond with smooth, linear performance when the rider twists the throttle. Maximum output is achieved at a spirited 10,000 rpm and maximum torque is obtained at 8,500 rpm. Bottom line: Its outstanding “torquey” low to mid rpm engine performance is just right for someone who enjoys commuting to work or school or riding the canyons on the weekends.
Lightweight forged aluminum pistons are used. Because the aluminum alloy is heated and formed under pressure without having to melt it completely as in conventional casting techniques, the strength of the original metallurgic matrix of the aluminum is maintained. As a result, a forged piston is stronger than a cast one and can thus be designed for lighter weight, which contributes to a reduction in vibration. In fact, many riders will be surprised at how smooth this motor is.
The 32-bit ECU controls the four-hole, two-direction, high-dynamic range type fuel injectors for superior injection control. By delivering the precise fuel-air mixture needed for conditions, the engine can deliver great power and fuel economy.
•Compact Midship Exhaust
Much like many of today’s high end sport bikes, the FZ6R has a 4-into-2-into-1 midship exhaust. Not only does it provide a throaty, yet comfortably quiet exhaust note, the system also includes 3-way catalytic converter technology to reduce exhaust emissions.
The seat has separate front and rear sections, and the rider’s seat features an innovative height adjustment mechanism. The seat can be set 20mm higher for taller riders and the handlebar position can be adjusted 20mm forward by rotating the handlebar clamps to fine-tune rider comfort.
The overall chassis rigidity has been designed to provide both excellent handling and all-day comfort. In order to further enhance the smoothness and comfort of the ride, the front-end dimensions a have been optimized, including a caster angle of 26° and trail of 103mm, contributing a bike that has great steering feeling, making the bike even more of a pleasure to ride.
•Plush Front Fork
The front suspension has sturdy 41mm inner tubes, matched to a die cast aluminum upper triple clamp and forged-steel under bracket, providing superior cushioning performance and good front-end feel. Wheel travel is a generous 5.1 inches to help soak up those bumps in the road.
The rear suspension contributes to mass centralization, and the mono-cross suspension provides excellent wheel travel, a full 5.1 inches. Superior road hugging performance has been achieved with optimally designed damping-force valves and oil channels.
The FZ6R boasts hydraulic disc brakes front and rear—dual 298mm diameter discs up front, with a 245mm rear disc—with the entire system designed to offer great feel and superb braking ability.
The FZ6R mounts tubeless radial tires on cast aluminum wheels that contribute to the machine’s agile handling.
The meter panel gives the rider plenty of feedback, including a digital display speedometer, analog tachometer, odometer/tripmeter, fuel gauge, and water coolant gauge.
2016 Yamaha FZ6R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,790 – Raven – Available from November 2015
Engine Type 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC; 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5mm x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork, 5.1-in. travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock, 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 160/60ZR17
L x W x H 83.5 in x 30.3 in x 46.7 in
Seat Height 30.9 in
Wheelbase 56.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.0°
Trail 4.1 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy 43 mpg
Wet Weight 467 lb / CA model 470 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2016 Yamaha FZ6R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $7999 CDN
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves/cyl) , in-line four
BORE AND STROKE
65.5 x 44.5mm
6.1 kg-m (44.1 ft-lb) @ 8,500 rpm
Mikuni 32mm throttle body FI
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
18.2 kpl/ 51.4 mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
“O” ring chain
Dual 298mm discs – twin piston calipers
245mm disc – single piston caliper
/// CRITICAL DATA
RAKE / TRAIL
26° / 103mm (4.1″)
785mm (30.9″) or 805 (31.7″)
17 litres (3.7 Imp. gal.)
212kg (467 lb)
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
2016 Yamaha FZ6R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.
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