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Features may include:ENGINE
The R6 is powered by a compact and lightweight 599cc DOHC liquid- cooled four-cylinder engine featuring the latest manufacturing technology. Sixteen titanium valves; a high 13.1:1 compression ratio and lightweight forged pistons allow for smooth; high-revving power. Linerless; direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced friction. Magnesium engine covers minimize engine weight.
The YZF-R6 features Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I®)—which electronically changes the effective intake tract length to give the benefits of both shorter and taller intake stacks in a single engine—for a broader; more tractable powerband. The twin injector intake system also uses shower-style fuel injectors above the intakes to provide optimum fuel atomization at high rpm.
A close-ratio six-speed transmission delivers seamless power and maximum acceleration to suit the engine output; and is designed to be very compact. The crankshaft; input and output shafts are “stacked” in a triangular layout to centralize mass and keep the engine shorter front- to-back; which allows optimized engine placement in the frame for outstanding handling.CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
The YZF-R6 Deltabox aluminum frame incorporates years of GP development in terms of geometry; engine positioning and rigidity; resulting in the gold standard in 600-class handling. The R6 combines lightning-fast handling agility with confidence-inspiring mid-corner stability.
A magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization; while the flat and narrow seat makes it easier to reach the ground and gives riders more room to maneuver during aggressive racetrack riding.
The aluminum alloy fuel tank shaves over 2.5 pounds compared to an equivalent steel tank; lowering the bike’s center of gravity while improving rider ergonomics. The graceful curves of aluminum are accentuated by hand-welded craftsmanship for a truly beautiful finalized part.ADDITIONAL
The YZF-R6 presents a sleek profile that expresses the next generation of Yamaha R-series styling. The LED marker lights create a striking face centered on the MotoGP®-style ram air intake. Futuristic and aggressive; the R6 stands out compared to anything else on the road or track today
The smoothly flowing front ‘face’ and bodywork achieves the highest level of aerodynamic efficiency of any production Yamaha in history; improving top speed on the racetrack. The cross-layered fairing design also ensures excellent airflow to cool the engine with minimal drag.
Like the YZF-R1; the R6 uses compact LED headlights that are tucked away for a less mechanical appearance while still providing brilliant illumination. The front LED turn signals are integrated into the mirrors for a sleeker style; while the rear LED taillight is ultra-compact to match the narrow tail unit.