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The Yamaha YZF-R6 (also known as simply the Yamaha R6), which has been produced since 1998, is the result of the Yamaha YZF-R1 super bike modification and the Japanese automaker’s decision to launch another model alongside the YZF600R.
Eventually, the world got one of the best sport motorbikes ever represented by the unsurpassed production motorcycle equipped with a 600-cc engine. A number of state-of-the-art technologies installed on the Yamaha R6 has been increasing year after year improving its technical characteristics, thus riding performance and safety. Among them are the YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle system) and YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake).
MSRP for the 2015 Yamaha R6 is $10,990. However, if you want to acquire the bike in the Team Yamaha Blue or Matte Silver colour option, you’ll have to pay an extra thousand dollars. The Raven and Pearl White motorcycles are priced at $10,990.
The Yamaha R6 is powered by a 599-cc inline four-cylinder DOHC engine. It’s incredibly lightweight. What make it such are 16 titanium valves and magnesium covers for them and the engine. The miniature 67 mm x 42.5 mm engine has a compression ratio of 13.1:1. It generates amazing 102 hp. The maximum mark on the tachometer is 16,000 rpm. Such an astonishing frequency of rotation rate is achieved due to thin piston rings and light forged pistons. The lighter these elements are, the faster an engine works.
The engine is mated to the only six-speed manual transmission available. Accelerating the motorcycle to the max, 130.2 mph, it contributes to smooth, thus enjoyable, ride. Due to the torque-limiting clutch, the motorbike brakes and downshifts faster and easier.
The 2015 Yamaha R6 is mounted on the aluminium Deltabox frame, which is known as a ‘straight frame concept’ in the corporation. Due to physical characteristics of the material it’s made of, the new Yamaha R6’s handling is effortless and brisk. Mass centralization is improved by the subframe made of magnesium – it unloads the rear of the motorcycle. The Yamaha R6 is stable when travelling through curves and there isn’t a squat effect due to airy pivoted forks in the structure.
The front braking system is represented by a dual floating disc 310 mm in diameter with radial-mount four-piston callipers while the rear brakes use 220-mm disc with a single-piston calliper.
As I’ve already mentioned at the beginning, the 2015 Yamaha R6 counts much more technological gimmicks than its precursors. Do you dream about experiencing the same emotions professional motor-cyclists experience in the race? You have an opportunity to make your dream come true even if you aren’t a professional racer. The 2015 Yamaha R6 will help you with this.
It’s worthy of note that the Yamaha R6 is the first mass-produced motorbike that adopted the YCC-T. The Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle system ensures irreproachable response via an engine control unit and various sensing devices regardless of the conditions the R6 is under. The YCC-I, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake, uses variable intake length to enhance cylinder filling capacity.
The Yamaha R6 also offers neutral and high beam lights and signals indicating turns and low fuel rate. As for the instruments, there are an analogue tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip metre, water temperature gauge, and an odometer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced March 25, 2015 recalling six Yamaha models of the 2015 production year. Among them are the FZ6R, FZ-09, R6, FJ-09, Super Ténéré, and Super Ténéré ES constructed between 1 September 2014 and 17 November 2014. They say a shift cam segment stopper isn’t reliable in these motorbikes. Problems with gear shifting it may cause raise the chances of being in an accident while riding the bikes. The manufacturer will fix the problem free of charge.
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