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– 2009 Yamaha FZ6R
2009 Yamaha FZ6R
The all-new FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started.
The all new 2009 Yamaha 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 with not always determined by engine size or horsepower.
Somewhere between cruisers and supersport bikes exists a genre simply known as “sports” bikes.
The new FZ6R fits perfectly into the less intense sport bike world with its easy to control engine, light weight and low seat height. A slim compact chassis and low seat height compliment the fuel injected engine and its very linear throttle control. No lap records here, just a bike that inspires rider confidence and is a blast to ride.
Hardcore. Not hard to afford.
The all-new 2009 FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started: low seat height, grips that reach back, and a torquey, 600cc engine you won’t outgrow anytime soon. Add a new diamond-steel frame, a sleep fairing, R6-style exhaust and a price that makes it way more affordable that it looks.
2009 Yamaha FZ6R Highlights:
– New, fuel injected, 600cc, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4 tuned for fun and ease of use
– New steel frame, sporty styling and low seat height
ALL-NEW FOR 2009
– A rider in the market for an entry level or commuter 600cc bike doesn’t have to compromise performance or style to get value: introducing the new 2009 FZ6R! It’s 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.
– The newly designed engine delivers smooth power just the way today’s rider needs it, brisk acceleration with plenty of torque that makes it a pleasure to get around town, with lots in reserve for when you want more. This is certainly not a “no frills” motor. It’s based on the awesome, previous-generation R6 motor, fuel injected and tuned for real world street riding with no-hassle reliability and all-day comfort.
– 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 FZ6R is ready to put a grin on your face! The newly designed 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.
– When it comes to putting power to the pavement, the new FZ6R uses nothing less than quality radial tires, 120/70R 17-inch front and 160/16R 17-inch rear. And this bike’s excellent stopping performance is due to dual 298mm front discs and a 245mm rear disc, both with comfortable to use controls.
2009 Yamaha FZ6R Features:
New, ultra-compact, 600cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, slant block inline four powerplant. This engine has been specially tuned for ease of riding with very linear power characteristics. It is loosely based on the current FZ6 with revised cylinder head, new crankcases, new intake and exhaust systems plus a revised clutch and shifter.
Newly designed cylinder head features the same size intake (25mm)and exhaust (22mm) valves as the FZ6 but the intake port shape has been narrowed for increased air velocity resulting in cleaner, more linear throttle response.
All new, lightweight hollow camshafts feature new lift and duration profiles (Vs the FZ6) providing excellent torque in the low and mid rpm range and also help to achieve excellent linear throttle control. Fuel economy is also optimized.
Automatic hydraulic-type cam chain tensioner reduces mechanical engine noise and maintenance.
New specially designed, one-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly provides superior engine and chassis rigidity as well as reducing weight.
Ceramic composite plated sleeveless cylinder bores provide greater heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced frictional power losses. Sleeveless design also reduces weight.
Lightweight forged pistons connected to carburized connecting rods provide superior strength and reduced reciprocating mass for crisp throttle response and reduced vibration.
“Group-Type” Mikuni 32mm throttle body fuel injection provides outstanding throttle response and excellent fuel economy. Group fuel injection divides the four cylinders into two groups (1 & 4 and 2 & 3) with two injections of fuel for every 720 degrees of crank rotation.
Compact “high dynamic range” injectors use 4-hole / 2-direction spray type injectors for excellent throttle control, reduced emissions and great fuel economy.
A high powered, compact 32 bit ECU controls the ignition and injection processes.
Compact slant-block engine uses a “Tri-Axis” stacked 6-speed transmission design to create a shorter engine (front to back) which allows for optimum engine placement in the frame for a balanced weight distribution and great handling.
All new “inner push” type clutch release mechanism provides very light and smooth clutch lever action.
New shifter layout and design provides smooth, positive shifting.
All new, compact 4 into 2 into 1 “midship” style exhaust system features a 3-way catalytic converter which reduces harmful exhaust emissions (CO, HC, CO2 and NOx). The result is very clean running engine that easily surpasses strict EPA and EU European emission standards.
This “midship” style exhaust system concentrates mass in the centre of the bike and keeps the centre of gravity low for light agile handling at any speed.
High capacity radiator with ring-type cooling fan insures maximum cooling efficiency.
Liquid cooled oil cooler maintains consistent oil temperatures for extended engine and lubricant life.
Convenient spin-on type oil filter.
Maintenance-free transistor controlled digital ignition ensures fast starts and optimum engine performance.
Air Induction System (AIS) reduces harmful hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide (HC & CO) emissions.
New “diamond-type”, high tensile tube type 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.
This new frame design helps to maintain one of the lowest seat heights (785mm / 30.1″) in the 600 sports class.
The engine is mounted to the frame in 4 locations making it a stressed chassis member and enhancing handling qualities.
A box section steel swingarm compliments the frame and aids in providing a light handling feel.
Detachable steel rear sub frame reduces costs in the event of a “loop-out”.
Conventional 41mm cartridge style fork provide great handling and excellent ride comfort. Plastic protectors help prevent tube damage due to stone chips. Wheel travel is 130mm (5.1″).
“Link less” rear suspension means the rear shock mounts directly to the frame and swingarm without the use of linkages. The rear suspension system has been designed to provide a rising rate feeling without the additional weight of linkage arms and pivots. The shock features 4-way spring pre-load adjustability. Wheel travel is 130mm (5.1″)
Dual 298mm floating front disc brakes are squeezed by a Nissin twin piston calipers. Braking performance is progressive and lever feel is excellent.
245mm rear disc brake with single piston caliper provides excellent stopping power.
All new full fairing offers great wind and weather protection plus a stylish new design. An inner panel around the instrument area provides a clean, quality image for the “cockpit”.
Stylish 17.3 litre (3.8 Imp. gal.) fuel tank provides an excellent riding range between fill ups.
New design, lightweight 5-spoke mag wheels are fitted with Z rated radial tires which reduce unsprung weight for light, agile handling.
Stylish two piece rider and passenger seat design offers excellent comfort. The rider portion of the seat is adjustable. The standard position is the lowest (785mm / 30.9″) position with an ability to increase the rider seat height by 20mm or approximately ¾ of an inch.
New adjustable handlebar design. The traditional 7/8″ steel handlebars not only offer a comfortable, more upright riding position but can also be adjusted 20mm (approximately ¾ of an inch) forward by rotating the handlebar mounting brackets 180 degrees. The traditional handlebar design also allows easy replacement to a different “bend” if so desired.
All new FZ1 inspired multi-function instrument assembly. Features include an analog tach, digital speedo, dual tripmeters, clock, fuel gauge and fuel reserve tripmeter plus a full range of warning lights. All new single lens 60/55 watt halogen headlight
Adjustable front brake lever
Convenient passenger grab rails
520 size “O” ring chain reduces weight
Low maintenance, sealed battery
Optional centre stand is availabl
2009 Yamaha FZ6R – USA Specifications
MSRP* $7,090 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from January 2009
$7,090 (Cadmium Yellow) Available from January 2009
$7,090 (Pearl White) Available from January 2009
$6,990 (Raven) Available from January 2009
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 Digital TCI
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension/Front Telescopic fork, 5.1-in.travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock, 5.1-in travel
Brakes/Front Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Tires/Front 120/70 ZR17M/C 58W
Tires/Rear 160/60 ZR17M/C 69W
Length 83.5 in
Width 30.3 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 4.6 gal
Fuel Economy** N/A
Wet Weight 467 lb (CA: 470)
2009 Yamaha FZ6R – Candian Specifications
Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, inline four
Bore and Stroke 65.5 x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Maximum Torque 6.1 kg-m (44.1 ft-lb) @ 8,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery 32mm throttle body FI
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital TCI
Suspension (Front) 41mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 245mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70ZR17
Tires (Rear) 160/60ZR17
Length 2,120mm (83.5″)
Width 770mm (30.3″)
Height 1,185mm (46.7″)
Wheelbase 1,440mm (56.7″)
Rake / Trail 26° / 103.5mm
Ground Clearance 140mm (5.5″)
Seat Height 785mm (30.9″)
Fuel Capacity 17.3 litres (3.8 Imp. gal.)
Wet Weight 212kg (466.4 lb)
Colour(s) Yamaha Blue
2009 Yamaha FZ6R – UK Specifications
Not available in the UK
*/** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.