2005 Yamaha YZF600R
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– 2005 Yamaha YZF600R
The Perfect Balance
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.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 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.
The YZF can carve with the best of them, which should come as no surprise considering its high-performance pedigree –
– Liquid-cooled, 16-valve Genesis in-line four tuned for potent low-mid-range punch
– Slick-shifting 6-speed transmission
– Yamaha’s legendary Deltabox frame
– Fully adjustable suspension front and rear.
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 these features –
– Wide, plush seat
– Slightly rearset footpegs
– Moderately low clip-ons
– Broad, tall fairing.
The YZF600R. “Absolute proof,” hailed the Motorcycle press, “that real life is not a racetrack.”
Features & Benefits
Potent 599cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder powerplant puts out strong, yet street-friendly power perfectly tuned for both aggressive sport riding and everyday commuting.
Durable, lightweight forged pistons help reduce weight for increased throttle response.
Ram-air-style intake features a central duct below headlight to aspirate engine with high-pressure cool air for maximum top-end performance.
Four 36mm Keihin downdraft carburetors ensure crisp, seamless throttle response throughout the rev range.
Close-ratio 6-speed transmission provides optimal power delivery to the asphalt with effortless shifting.
4-into-2-into-1 muffler optimizes engine performance while reducing weight and maximizing lean angle with tucked-in positioning.
Crossover pipe between exhaust headers and muffler enhances low- and mid-range torque.
Legendary Deltabox chassis design is perfect combination of light weight and rigidity for ultra-precise handling and flex-free stability while cornering.
Rear subframe is lightweight and compact for greater performance and rider comfort.
Fully adjustable (preload, compression and rebound damping) 41mm telescopic front fork with 5.1″ of travel offers race-inspired suspension performance with ultra-precise rider feedback during aggressive riding conditions.
Fully adjustable (preload, compression and rebound damping) remote-reservoir rear shock with 4.7″ of travel delivers super-precise handling performance and maximum versatility.
Competition-spec brake system features dual 298mm floating front discs with one-piece 4-piston calipers and 245mm single rear disc brake with single-piston caliper for exceptional stopping power.
5-position adjustable front brake lever fits a wide range of hand sizes.
Lightweight, cast-alloy, 3-spoke 17″ wheels front and back reduce unsprung weight for superior suspension performance, while 120/60-ZR17 front and 160/60-ZR17 rear radials deliver incomparable grip and balanced steering characteristics.
Sleek, drag-reducing fairing and bodywork combine with tall windscreen for the perfect combination of wind protection and aerodynamics for optimal rider comfort without sacrificing performance.
Moderately low clip-on bars, wide, plush seat and slightly rear-set footpegs create ideal ergonomic balance between hard-edged supersport machine and everyday commuter.
Multiple, under-tailsection cargo hooks furnish numerous bungee cord anchoring points.
5.0-gallon fuel tank ensures excellent range, while tank-side knee cutouts help create aggressive seating position to enhance sharp cornering with exceptional control.
Instrumentation includes easy-to-read analog speedometer, tachometer, odometer, and tripmeter with indicator lights for neutral, high beam, turn signals, low fuel and oil.
Sleek 60/55-watt multireflector resin-lens headlight maximizes visibility and enhances slippery aerodynamics.
Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.
$7,099* Available from July 2004
599cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, inline four-cylinder
Bore x Stroke
62 x 49.6mm
36mm Keihin CV Downdraft Carburetors (4)
6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
41mm telescopic fork w/adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.1″ travel
Single shock w/piggyback reservoir and adj. preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7″ travel
Dual 298mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Rake (Caster Angle)
Oil Capacity (with oil filter change)
#155; CA mdl = #148
Main Air Jet
#1,4: N3FC #2,3: N1YF
Pilot Air Jet 1
Primary Reduction Ratio
Secondary Reduction Ratio
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear
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