2004 Yamaha YZF-R6
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2004 Yamaha YZF-R6 Review
2004 Yamaha YZF-R6
It Answers to a Higher Calling…
If you never let the 2004 Yamaha YZF-R6’s tachometer needle roam into the second half of its arc, you might never know what’s lurking there waiting to be unleashed. And there’s even more for 2004.
An ingenious suction-piston fuel injection system (re-mapped for ’04), among other things, endows it with amazingly good road manners at low and medium engine speeds. But we had a higher calling in mind for the little beast that won the AMA Supersport Class Championship right out of the gate as well as Cycle World, Sport Rider and Motorcycle Online 600 comparisons.
A 15,500 rpm redline. Redesigned exhaust canister providing improved exhaust flow for 2004. This one is pure sportbike, designed from the asphalt up to achieve a delicate, sublime blend of handling and horsepower, finesse and feel, hyperactive agility and laser-beam predictability.
Absolute leading-edge technology takes tangible form in the R6’s light and rigid DeltaBox III frame – an almost seamless piece of alloy artisanship that allowed the engineers to put strength – and the revvy 4-cylinder – exactly where they belong. From there, all sorts of good things flow.
We put all our experience into this one; the harder you ride it, the more you’ll extract.
2004 Yamaha YZF-R6 Key Features
2004 Yamaha YZF-R6 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $$7,999 (Solid Color), $8,099 (Liquid Silver) USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 79.7 in.
Height 42.9 in.
Width 27.2 in.
Weight 357 lbs.
Wheelbase 54.3 in.
Seat Height 32.3 in.
Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5 x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12:4:1
Carburetion Fuel injection
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Final Drive #530 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
Suspension Front: 43mm telescopic fork w/adj. preload, compression & rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel
Rear: Single shock w/piggyback reservoir & adj. preload, compression & rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel
Colors Team Yamaha Blue/White
Liquid Silver w/Flames (additional $100)
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.