Yamaha reveals the price and vital technical data of the new 2017 YZF-R6

new 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

Yamaha reveals the price and vital technical data of the new 2017 YZF-R6

Refined. Redesigned. Remarkable.

For the many European supersport and race fans that are eager to become an integral part of R WORLD, the wait is nearly over! With the first shipments of the new YZF-R6 due to arrive at Yamaha dealers in April, an exciting new era in middleweight supersport riding is almost here.

Featuring a next generation R-series design with an iconic YZF-R1 inspired face - as well as sophisticated electronic control technology and best-ever YZF-R6 aerodynamics - this exciting new model confirms Yamaha's total commitment to the whole supersport segment.

Developing 87.1 kW (118.4 PS) at 14,500 RPM - and with torque figures of 61.7 Nm (6.3 kg-m) @ 10,500 RPM, the 599cc, in line, 4-cylinder EU4 compliant engine runs with the most advanced electronic control technology ever seen on the YZF-R6.

Its advanced new 6-level Traction Control System (TCS) allows you to select different modes while riding - and for outstanding acceleration there's a new Quick Shift System (QSS) that facilitates clutchless upshifts through the close ratio 6-speed transmission. In addition, the new model benefits from a number of other YZF-R1 technologies as well as further refinements that improve overall precision and control, making the new YZF-R6 sharper than ever!

Together with the YZF-R1M, YZF-R1, YZF-R3 and YZF-R125, the new YZF-R6 gives every customer the opportunity to experience genuine supersport performance.

Make it your own with Genuine Accessories

Yamaha have developed a wide range of Genuine Accessories - including a selection of non street-legal Racing Parts - that enable each YZF-R6 owner to enhance performance, customise the styling, and create a unique and individual race machine. The range includes a full race exhaust and a street legal muffler, as well as a variety of lightweight billet guards and protectors. There's also a choice of brake and clutch levers, as well as rear seat covers and screens - plus a whole lot more.

With the My Garage app you can build and view your ultimate YZF-R6 on a tablet or smartphone.

Availability: April 2017

Price: £11,136 OTR

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