2004 Yamaha YZF-600R Review

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2004 Yamaha YZF-600R
2004 Yamaha YZF-600R

2004 Yamaha YZF-600R
2004 Yamaha YZF-600R

2004 Yamaha YZF-600R Review

2004 Yamaha YZF-600R

The perfect cross between aggressive supersport and relaxed daily commuter…

The perfectly balanced middleweight supersport machine. A model of civility attuned to the everyday needs of the real world. That’s not to say the 600R doesn’t feast on twisty tarmac as hungrily as its supersonic R1 and R6 siblings.

But where the YZF’s true beauty lies, perhaps, is in just how comfortably all this performance comes packaged. It’s the perfect cross between aggressive supersport and relaxed daily commuter, courtesy of ergonomics created by a wide, plush seat, slightly rearset footpegs, moderately low clip-ons and a broad, tall fairing.

Rest assured, this YZF can carve with the best of them. Which should really come as no surprise considering its high-performance pedigree: a liquid-cooled, 16-valve Genesis in-line four tuned for potent low- and mid-range punch, slick-shifting 6-speed transmission, Yamaha’s legendary Deltabox frame and fully adjustable suspension front and rear. Add it all up, and what stands before you is a razor-sharp scalpel delivering some of the lightest, most precise handling in the class.


Capable and comfortable. The YZF600R. “Absolute proof,” hailed the Motorcycle press, “that real life is not a racetrack.”


2004 Yamaha YZF-600R Key Features




2004 Yamaha YZF-600R – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $7,099 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 81.1 in.

Height 46.9 in.

Width 28.5 in.

Weight 416 lbs.

Wheelbase 55.7 in.

Seat Height 31.7 in.

Engine Liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, inline four-cylinder

Displacement 599cc

Bore x Stroke 62 x 49.6mm

Compression Ratio 12:1

Fuel System 36mm Keihin CV Downdraft Carburetors (4)

Fuel Capacity 5.0 gal.

Ignition Digital TCI

Clutch Multi-plate

Transmission 6-speed

Final Drive O-ring chain

Brakes Front: Dual 298mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Rear: 245mm disc w/single-piston caliper

Tires Front: 120/60-ZR17
Rear: 160/60-ZR17

Suspension Front: 41mm tele. fork w/adj. preload, compression & rebound damping; 5.1 in. travel
Rear: Single shock w/piggyback res. & adj. preload, compression & rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel

Colors Team Yamaha Blue/White
Liquid Silver

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.


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