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2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 Review
2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Without a doubt the R6 is the 600cc class sportbike to have!
MOTO AMERICA RACING CHAMPION
The R6 is without a doubt the most dominant 600cc sportbike with championship runs in both Supersport and Superstock in 2015.
The R6 was born on the racetrack. Its MotoGP-bred technology is tuned to give you the kind of outstanding engine and chassis performance usually reserved for professional racers. The R6 is full of innovations and technology, you just won’t find on the competitor’s machinery.
Ultra-compact, lightweight, short stroke, 599cc, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine with lightweight titanium valves produces incredible horsepower. Redline is set at an amazing 16,000rpm.
Lightweight forged pistons feature thin top rings for great high rpm power. The pistons are secured by lightweight tapered type piston pins. The lightweight design means fast engine response.
Compact, lightweight aluminum Deltabox frame offers an optimized rigidity balance for incredibly light and agile handling. This frame is a MotoGP inspired innovation that Yamaha calls a “straight frame concept”. This means the top spars of the frame lie as close to possible to the frame’s torsional axis (the line connecting the head pipe to the swingarm pivot point).
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One ride on the R6 lets you know that this bike was born on the racetrack. Its MotoGP-bred technology is tuned to give you the kind of outstanding engine and chassis performance usually reserved for professional riders.
Its ultra-high-revving short-stroke engine unleashes dazzling power, made even more responsive by the state-of-the-art YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Intake) and YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Throttle).
Everything about the R6 is geared towards ultimate cornering, and getting rider and machine working as one. The chassis gives you razor sharp, ultra-responsive handling, and adjustable front forks for optimal track performance.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The Ultimate 600cc Supersport Platform
Light, powerful, and equipped with the features and technology gained from winning multiple Supersport racing championships, the YZF-R6 is the most advanced production 600cc motorcycle Yamaha—or anybody else—has ever built.
•Advanced Ride-by-Wire Control
The YZF-R6 was the first production motorcycle with YCC-T®, Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle system, for flawless response under all conditions.
•Variable Length Intake System
YCC-I®, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake, is used on the R6 to vary intake tract length for excellent cylinder filling and a broader powerband.
•Racing-derived Slipper Clutch and Transmission
Back torque-limiting slipper-type clutch greatly facilitates braking/downshifting from high speed. Close-ratio 6-speed transmission delivers seamless power and maximum acceleration.
•Legendary Racetrack Success
The Yamaha YZF-R6 has won more AMA middleweight races and championships than any other 600cc sportbike.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Cutting Edge Engine Design
Compact and lightweight 599cc DOHC liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine features 16 titanium valves and a compression ratio of 13.1:1 for great response. Domed pistons with valve cutouts produce a compact combustion chamber.
•Race-tested Intake System
Fuel injection mapping for the YCC-T—Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle dual-injector system complements the high compression ratio for great throttle response and reduced engine braking.
•Variable Length Intake System
YCC-I, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake, electronically varies intake tract length for a broader powerband.
•Advanced Throttle-by-Wire Control
YCC-T—Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle uses a powerful ECU and multiple sensors to provide perfect, smooth engine response and optimal power whenever the throttle is twisted under all conditions.
•High-Volume Fuel Injection
Twin-injector fuel injection: shower-type injectors above each intake funnel help achieve optimum fuel atomization at high rpm.
•Racing-derived Slipper Clutch and Transmission
Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch greatly facilitates braking and downshifting from high speed. Close-ratio six-speed transmission delivers seamless power and maximum acceleration.
•Compact Titanium Exhaust
GP-style titanium muffler contributes to mass centralization and contains EXUP®—Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve—for a broad powerband, and O2 sensor for spot-on injection and emissions compliance.
•Low Friction Cylinder Technology
Linerless, direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores mean greater heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction.
•Lightweight Engine Covers
Cool magnesium valve and engine covers are light and stylish.
•High Output Ignition System
Direct-ignition coils, dual-electrode spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver extremely accurate, reliable firing.
Lightweight Magnesium Rear Subframe
A magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization.
•GP-style Deltabox Frame
Deltabox® aluminum frame incorporates GP thinking in terms of engine positioning and rigidity for the ultimate in 600-class handling.
•Aluminum Swingarm Layout
The lightweight swingarm pivots high in the frame, for increased antisquat effect and mid-corner stability.
•Hugely Adjustable Suspension Systems
Four-way adjustable (preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping) suspension front and rear increases freedom in setting up for street or track use. The 41mm fork soaks up the bumps and resists bottoming when braking, while the piggyback rear shock delivers exceptional rear wheel tracking and stability.
Dual 310mm front disc brakes use forged one-piece radial-mount calipers and radial-pump front master cylinder with adjustable lever for astounding braking power and feel.
•Stylish and Lightweight Wheels
The casting technique for the five-spoke 17-inch wheels makes the rims light and strong, not to mention wickedly cool-looking.
•Customizable Chassis Geometry
Removable rear shock spacer and adjustable fork ride height allows the rider to tailor the ride position for the best fit and comfort.
Multifunction digital and analog instrumentation features: built-in lap timer, programmable shift light, digital speedometer, analog tachometer, dual tripmeters with miles-on-reserve function, odometer, water temp gauge and lights for neutral, high beam, low fuel and turn signals.
2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11,490 – 60th Anniversary Yellow – Available from October 2015
$11,190 – Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver – Available from October 2015
$10,990 – Matte Gray – Available from October 2015
Engine Type 599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio 13.1:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension / Front 41mm inverted fork, 4-way adjustable; 4.5-in
Suspension / Rear Single shock, 4-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual 310mm hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear 220mm hydraulic disc
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tirres / Rear 180/55ZR17
L x W x H 80.3 in x 27.8 in x 43.1 in
Seat Height 33.5 in
Wheelbase 54.1 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 3.8 in
Ground Clearance 5.1 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy 40 mpg
Wet Weight 417 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color 60th Anniversary Yellow; Team Yamaha
Blue/Matte Silver; Matte Gray
** 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 YZF-R6 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $12499 CDN
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves/cyl) (titanium), in-line four
BORE AND STROKE
67 x 42.5 mm
6.6 kg-m (47.7 ft-lb) @ 11,500 rpm
YCC-T & YCC-I
41 mm Mikuni throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
16.9kpl / 47.7mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
Fully adjustable 41mm inverted cartridge fork
Fully adjustable link Monocross
Dual 310mm discs , 4-piston calipers
220mm disc – single piston caliper
/// CRITICAL DATA
RAKE / TRAIL
24° / 97mm (3.8″)
17 litres (3.7 imp.gallons)
189 kg (417 lbs.)
60th Anniversary Yellow & Black
Deep Purplish Metallic Blue
Yellowish Metallic Gray
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 YZF-R6 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine type liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Bore x stroke 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
Compression ratio 13.1 : 1
Maximum power 91.0 kW (123.7PS) @ 14,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 65.7 Nm (6.7 kg-m) @ 10,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Carburettor Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI (digital)
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Frame Aluminium Deltabox
Front suspension system Upside-down telescopic fork, Ã˜ 41 mm
Front travel 115 mm
Caster Angle 24º
Trail 97 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (link suspension), Monoshock
Rear Travel 120 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ã˜ 310 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic 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 705 mm
Overall height 1,095 mm
Seat height 850 mm
Wheel base 1,375 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 189 kg
Fuel tank capacity 17 litres
Oil tank capacity 3.4 litres
*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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