2017 Yamaha FZ6R Review
2017 Yamaha FZ6R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
THE PERFECT 1ST SPORTBIKE…
The FZ6R™ features a confidence-inspiring low seat and R6-style all at an afforable 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.
2017 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.
2017 Yamaha FZ6R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
• Compact, 600cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, slant block in-line four power plant. This engine has been specially tuned for ease of riding with very linear, easy to control power characteristics.
• 4-valve cylinder head.
•25 mm intake & 22 mm exhaust valves
•special narrow intake port shape increases air velocity for very linear throttle response
• Valve adjustment intervals are every 42,000 kms.
•Lightweight hollow camshafts.
•cam profiles are designed for strong yet user friendly power delivery & good fuel economy
•Automatic hydraulic-type cam chain tensioner.
•reduces mechanical engine noise & maintenance
•One-piece cylinder & upper crankcase assembly
•superior engine & chassis rigidity (engine is a stressed member)
•Ceramic composite plated cylinder uses “liner less” bores
•ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block, eliminating the liner & reducing weight
•excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
•coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
•Lightweight forged pistons connected to carburized connecting rods.
•carburization is a type of heat treating that improves hardness & durability
•provides superior strength & durability
•reduces reciprocating mass for crisp throttle response
•”Group-Type” Mikuni 32mm throttle body fuel injection with
4-hole / 2-direction spray pattern injectors.
•fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
•system has been “tuned” to provide excellent “ride ability” with “linear” throttle control
•Compact 32 bit ECU controls the ignition and fuel injection processes.
•Crankcases feature a “Tri-Axis” layout for the crank, main and drive axles.
•creates a more compact & shorter engine front to back
•shorter engine allows for optimum engine placement in the “sweet spot” of frame for desired weight distribution & great handling
•6-speed transmission & wet clutch with inner push type clutch mechanism
•gear ratios are matched to engine ouput
•smooth, positive shifting
•light, smooth clutch lever action
•High capacity radiator with ring-type cooling fan insures maximum cooling efficiency.
•Liquid cooled oil cooler maintains consistent oil temperatures for extended engine & lubricant life.
•Convenient spin-on type oil filter & easy access drain plug for fast easy oil changes.
•Compact 4 into 2 into 1 “midship” style exhaust system with 3-way catalytic converter
•mid ship design centralizes mass & maintains a low centre of gravity for light, easy handling
•catalytic converter reduces exhaust emissions
•Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
•produces a strong spark for fast starts
•provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
• Air Induction System (AIS)… not ram air… further reduces harmful exhaust emissions.
• “Diamond-type”, high tensile steel frame.
•main frame tubes are 31.5mm in diameter & feature a minimum of welds & bends
•optimized rigidity balance for excellent handling, stability & comfort
• Frame design provides one of the lowest seat heights (785mm / 30.1″) in the 600 sports class.
•mass centralization & weight balance provide excellent rider confidence
• Box section steel swingarm
• Detachable steel rear sub frame reduces costs in the event of damage.
• Conventional 41mm cartridge style fork with 130 mm (5.1″) of travel.
•good suspension performance & comfort
•plastic protectors help prevent fork tube & seal damage due to stone chips.
• Adjustable, “link- less” rear suspension with 130 mm (5.1″) of wheel travel.
•shock features 7-way spring pre-load adjustability
•link-less design means rear shock mounts directly to the frame & swingarm without linkages
•rear suspension designed to provide a rising rate feeling without extra weight of links & arms
• Dual 298mm floating front disc brakes squeezed by twin piston calipers.
•braking performance is progressive with good lever feel & feedback
•245mm rear disc brake with single piston caliper provides excellent stopping power.
• Full fairing offers good wind & weather protection & style
•inner panel around the instrument area provides a clean, quality image for the “cockpit”
• 17 litre (3.7 Imp. gal.) fuel tank provides an excellent riding range between fill ups.
• Lightweight 5-spoke mag wheels are fitted with Z rated radial tires.
•lightweight design reduces unsprung weight for good suspension performance & light, agile handling
• Adjustable 2-piece rider & passenger seat design offers excellent comfort.
•seat height on the rider seat is adjustable… standard position is a low 785mm ( 30.9″)
•rider seat height can be increased by 20 mm (.75″) if desired (tools required)
• Adjustable, traditional handlebar.
•offers a comfortable, upright riding position
•bars can be adjusted 20mm (0.75″) forward by rotating the eccentric handlebar mounts
•traditional design allows easy replacement to a different “bend” if desired
• Compact, multi-function instrument assembly.
•features include; analog tach, digital speedo, dual trip meters, clock, fuel gauge, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometers since low fuel light illuminated), coolant temp, & a self -diagnostic mode
•various warning lights
• Bright, stylish, 60/55 watt halogen headlight.
• 5-position adjustable front brake lever
• Passenger grab rails
• 520 size “O” ring chain
• Helmet holder cable
• Steering lock
• Folding mirrors
• Low maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
2017 Yamaha FZ6R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,799 – Matte Silver – Available from October, 2016
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
Length 83.5 in
Height 46.7 in
Seat Height 30.9 in
Wheelbase 56.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.0°
Trail 4.1 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy** 43 mpg
Wet Weight 467 lb / CA model 470 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Matte Silver
2017 Yamaha FZ6R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/
Canada MSRP Price: $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
41mm fork / 130mm (5.1″) wheel travel
Adjustable Monocross / 130mm (5.1″) wheel travel
Dual 298mm discs / twin piston calipers
245mm disc / single piston caliper
Rake / Trail
26° / 103mm (4.1″)
785mm (30.9″) or 805 (31.7″)
17 litres (3.7 Imp. gal.)
212kg (467 lb)
2017 Yamaha FZ6R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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