Yamaha YZF-R6

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Yamaha YZF-R6
Blue 2006 YZFR6.jpg
ManufacturerYamaha
Also calledR6
Production1999 - present
PredecessorYamaha YZF600R
ClassSport bike
RelatedYamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha Motor Company Ltd.'s YZF-R6 is a 600 cc (36.6 cu in) sport bike, first introduced in 1999, updated in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008 and revised in the years in between. The 2007 model has a 393 lb (178 kg) tested Dry weight (motorcycle) and delivers a tested 104.8 hp (78 kW) at 14,200 rpm and 41.3 pound force-feet (56.0 N·m) at 11,500 rpm.[1]

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Controversy


2006 R6

In 2006, Yamaha advertised the R6 as capable to running at up to 17,500+ Revolutions per minute. This is 2000 rpm higher than the previous R6 model and it is the highest redline of a widely distributed production Four-stroke cycle engine – the Honda CBR250 had a reputed redline of 19,000. Such a high speed is near to levels known only in Formula One engines, where valve spring stress problems lead to the adoption of pneumatic return at more than 19,000 rpm.[2]

But it was widely reported that the 2006 YZF-R6's motor did not have this redline level and was closer to around 16,200 rpm, because of a tachometer error of about 9%. In February 2006, Yamaha admitted the bike's true redline was more than 1,000 rpm lower than advertised,[3] and offered to buy back any R6 if the customer was unhappy. [4]

Specifications


All specifications are manufacturer claimed.

2001/2002[5] 2003/2004[6] 2005 2006/2007[7][8] 2008[9]
Engine
Type 599 cc, DOHC, 16-Valve, Liquid-Cooled, In-Line Four-Cylinder 600 cc (36.6 cu in), Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined inline 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves 599 cc (36.5 cu in), liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined inline 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16-titanium valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5 mm X 44 mm 65.5 mm x 44.5 mm 67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.4:1 12.8:1 13.1:1
Carburetion 37 mm Keihin CV Downdraft w/Throttle Position Sensor Fuel injection Fuel injection w/ YCC-T Fuel Injection w/ YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition Digital DC-CDI TCI
Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch 6-speed w/multi-plate Slipper clutch
Final Drive #532 O-ring chain #525 O-ring chain
Chassis
Suspension/Front Fully Adjustable 43 mm (1.7 in) Telescopic Fork, 5.3 in (134.6 mm) of Travel 43 mm (1.7 in) telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in (119.4 mm) travel 41 mm (1.6 in) inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, separate high & low-speed compression damping, rebound damping; 4.7 in (119.4 mm) travel 41 mm (1.6 in) inverted fork; 4-way adjustable, 4.7 in (119.4 mm) travel
Suspension/Rear Fully Adjustable Single Shock, 5.1 in (129.5 mm) of Travel Single shock w/piggyback reservoir and adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in (119.4 mm) travel Single shock w/adjustable preload, separate high & low-speed compression damping, rebound damping; 4.7 in (119.4 mm) travel Single shock; 4-way adjustable, 4.7 in (119.4 mm) travel
Brakes/Front Dual 298 mm (11.7 in) floating discs w/4-piston calipers Dual 310 mm (12.2 in) floating discs w/radial mount, forged 4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear 220 mm (8.7 in) disc w/ single-piston caliper
Tires/Front 120/60-ZR17 120/70-ZR17
Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17
Dimensions
Length 81 in (2057.4 mm) 79.7 in (2024.4 mm) 80.3 in (2039.6 mm)
Width 27.6 in (701 mm) 27.2 in (690.9 mm) 27.6 in (701 mm)
Height 44.2 in (1122.7 mm) 42.9 in (1089.7 mm) 43.3 in (1099.8 mm)
Seat Height 32.8 in (833.1 mm) 32.3 in (820.4 mm) 33.5 in (850.9 mm)
Wheelbase 54.4 in (1381.8 mm) 54.3 in (1379.2 mm)
Rake 24 °
Trail 3.4 in (86.4 mm) 3.8 in (96.5 mm)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal 4.6 gal
Oil Capacity 2.85 qt 3.59 qt
Dry Weight 399 lb (181 kg)[10] 357 lb (162 kg)[1] 366 lb (166 kg)
Other
Color 2001: Team Yamaha Blue, Red
2002: ?
2003: Yamaha Racing Blue, Liquid Silver, Black w/ Flames
2004: Team Yamaha Blue, Liquid Silver w/ Flames, Rapid Red
2005: Team Yamaha Blue, Rapid Red, Raven 2006: Team Yamaha Blue, Raven, 50th Anniversary Yellow/Black
2007: Team Yamaha Blue, Charcoal Silver, Candy Red
2008: Team Yamaha Blue/White, Raven, Liquid Silver, Cadmium Yellow w/Flames
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP (US$) 2001: $7,999 (std model), $8,499 (Champions Limited Edition)
2002: ?
2003: ?
2004: $8,099 (Blue, Red), $8,199 (Liquid Silver w/Flames)
2005: $8,399 (Blue, Red), $8,499 (Raven) 2006: $9,499 (50th Anniversary), $9,299 (Raven), $9,199 (Team Yamaha Blue)
2007: $9,299 (Team Yamaha Blue), $9,399 (Charcoal Silver, Candy Red)
2008: $9,599 (Team Yamaha Blue/White, Raven, Liquid Silver), $9,799 (Cadmium Yellow w/Flames)

References


  1. 1.0 1.1 Duke, Kevin (2007-03-24). "2007 Supersport Shootout V" (in English) (HTML). Motorcycle USA. 6. http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=4514&Page=5. Retrieved on 2008-03-13. 
  2. Dirck Edge (2005-09-28). "Traditional Valve Springs and Higher Redlines". Motorcycle Daily. http://www.motorcycledaily.com/28september05_traditionalvalves.htm. Retrieved on 2005-12-28. 
  3. Alex Edge (2006-02-01). "New Yamaha R6 Does Not Rev To 17,500 rpm After All". Motorcycle Daily. http://www.motorcycledaily.com/01february06_redline.htm. Retrieved on 2006-02-15. 
  4. Alex Edge (2006-02-14). "Yamaha Offers Buyback Option For 2006 R6 Owners". Motorcycle Daily. http://www.motorcycledaily.com/14february06_r6buyback.htm. Retrieved on 2006-02-15. 
  5. 2001 YZF-R6 specifications from Yamaha Motors (web archive)
  6. 2004 YZF-R6 specifications from Yamaha Motors (web archive)
  7. 2006 YZF-R6 specifications from Yamaha Motors
  8. 2007 YZF-R6 specifications from Yamaha Motors
  9. 2008 YZF-R6 specifications from Yamaha Motors
  10. Sport Bike Motorcycle Weight, Horsepower, Torque and Fuel Economy - Dimensions - Sport Rider

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