2002 Yamaha YZF-R6

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2002 Yamaha YZF-R6
2002 Yamaha YZF-R6

2002 Yamaha YZF-R6
2002 Yamaha YZF-R6


– 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 Review

2002 Yamaha YZF-R6

An adrenal gland is a terrible thing to waste…

“Why is the R6 untouchable?” asked the experts at Motorcyclist magazine while crowning our phenomenal middleweight missile its 2001 600cc Shootout winner. “Because it manages a nearly impossible balancing act with its superb all-around balance.”

Take note of that last word: balance. Which, in the vernacular of today’s hyper-competitive 600cc supersport class, means the ability to go, stop and turn better than everybody else — at both street and racetrack pace.

2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 Features and Benefits




2002 Yamaha YZF-R6 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $7,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 81″

Height 44.2″

Width 27.6″

Weight 365 lbs.

Wheelbase 54.4″

Seat Height 32.8″

Engine 599cc, DOHC, 16-Valve, Liquid Cooled, In-Line Four Cyclinder

Displacement 599cc

Bore x Stroke 65.5 x 44.5mm

Compression Ratio 12.4:1

Carburetion (4) 37mm Keihin CV Downdraft w/Throttle Position Sensor

Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.

Ignition Digital CDI

Clutch Multi-plate clutch

Transmission 6-Speed

Final Drive O-ring chain

Brakes Front: Dual 298mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Rear: 220mm disc w/single-piston caliper

Tires Front: 120/60-ZR17
Rear: 180/55-ZR17

Suspension Front: 43mm inverted telescopic fork w/adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.2″ travel
Rear: Single shock w/piggyback reservoir and adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.1″ travel

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Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations. Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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