Yamaha YZF-R6

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Yamaha YZF-R6
Blue 2006 YZFR6.jpg
Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Company
Also called R6
Production 1998–
Class Sport bike[1]
Engine Inline-4
Transmission 6 speed
Wheelbase 54.1
Seat height 33.5
Weight 366 lbs (dry)
Fuel capacity 17L
Related Yamaha YZF-R1

The Yamaha YZF-R6 is a Yamaha Motor Company 600 class sport bike[1] motorcycle, first introduced in 1998, updated in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, and revised in the years in between.

History[edit]

2006 R6

The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in 1999 as the super sport version of Yamaha's Yamaha YZF-R1 super bike, and as a companion to the more street-oriented Yamaha YZF600R sport bike which continued to be sold alongside the R6. The motorcycle featured Yamaha's completely new engine design capable of producing over 108 hp (81 kW) while stationary. The R6 was the world's first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle producing over 100 hp (75 kW) in stock form.[2]

The YZF-R6 has been revised several times since its introduction. Starting with the 2003 model, when the R6 became fuel-injected. The 2006 model year was a significant upgrade with a new engine management system featuring the YCC-T ride by wire throttle and a multi-plate slipper clutch.[3] The 2008 model incorporated the YCC-I variable-length intake system to optimize power at high engine rpm and an improved Deltabox frame design.[4]

Specifications[edit]

All specifications are manufacturer claimed.

2001/2002[5] 2003/2004[6] 2005 2006/2007[7][8] 2008/2009[9] 2010–2014[10][11]
Engine
Type 599.8 cc (36.6 cu in), DOHC, 16-Valve, Liquid-Cooled, In-Line Four-Cylinder 599.8 cc (36.6 cu in), Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined inline 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves 599.4 cc (36.6 cu in), liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined inline 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16-titanium valves
Bore x stroke 65.5 mm × 44.5 mm (2.58 in × 1.75 in)[12] 65.5 mm × 44.5 mm (2.58 in × 1.75 in) 67.0 mm × 42.5 mm (2.64 in × 1.67 in)
Compression ratio 12.4:1 12.8:1 13.1:1
Power (crank) 88.2 kW (118.3 hp) @ 13,000 rpm [13] With direct air induction 90.5 kW (121.4 hp) @ 13,000 rpm / Without direct air induction 86.0 kW (115.3 hp) @ 13,000 rpm [14] 92.7 kW (124.3 hp) @ 13,000 rpm with direct air induction / 88.2 kW (118.3 hp) @ 13,000 rpm without direct air induction [15] 97.8 kW (131.2 hp) @ 14,500 rpm with direct air induction / 93.4 kW (125.3 hp) @ 14,500 rpm without direct air induction [16] 99.6 kW (133.6 hp) @ 14,500 rpm with direct air induction / 94.9 kW (127.3 hp) @ 14,500 rpm without direct air induction [17] 91.0 kW (122.0 hp) @ 14,500 rpm [18]
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 (135 mm) of Travel 43 mm (1.7 in) telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in (119 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 mm) travel
Tires/front 120/60-ZR17 120/70-ZR17
Tires/rear 180/55-ZR17
Dimensions
Length 81 in (2,057 mm) 79.7 in (2,024 mm) 80.3 in (2,040 mm)
Width 27.6 in (701 mm) 27.2 in (691 mm) 27.6 in (701 mm)
Height 44.2 in (1,123 mm) 42.9 in (1,090 mm) 43.1 in (1,090 mm), 2011: 43.3 in (1,100 mm)
Seat height 32.8 in (833 mm) 32.3 in (820 mm) 33.5 in (851 mm)
Wheelbase 54.4 in (1,382 mm) 54.3 in (1,379 mm)
Rake 24°
Trail 3.4 in (86 mm) 3.8 in (97 mm)
Fuel capacity 4.5 US gallons (17 l; 3.7 imp gal) 4.6 US gallons (17 l; 3.8 imp gal)
Oil capacity 2.85 US quarts (2.70 l) 3.59 US quarts (3.40 l)
Dry weight 399 lb (181 kg) ('01)[19] 388 lb (176 kg) ('03)[19]
392 lb (178 kg) ('04)[19]
397 lb (180 kg) ('05)[19]
396 lb (180 kg) ('06)[19]
354.9 lb (161.0 kg)[20] 366 lb (166 kg) [17]
Wet weight 426 lb (193 kg) ('01)[19] 415 lb (188 kg) ('03)[19]
419 lb (190 kg) ('04)[19]
424 lb (192 kg) ('05)[19]
423 lb (192 kg) ('06)[19]
417 lb (189 kg) 417 lb (189 kg) [18]

Controversy[edit]

In 2006, Yamaha advertised that the R6 had a redline of 17,500 rpm. This is 2,000 rpm higher than the previous R6 model and was the highest tachometer redline of any 2006 production four-stroke motorcycle engine.[citation needed]. However true max. RPM was set in the ECU to 15,800 RPM.[21] In February 2006, Yamaha admitted the bike's true engine redline was more than 1,000 rpm lower than what was indicated on the tachometer and had been advertised,[22] and offered to buy back any R6 if the customer was unhappy.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Performance Index '10", Motorcycle Consumer News (Bowtie Magazines), 2010, retrieved 2010-01-03 
  2. ^ 1999 Yamaha YZF-R6 First Ride from Motorcycle.com
  3. ^ 2006 Yamaha R6 First Ride from Motorcycle USA
  4. ^ 2008 YZF-R6 Receives Widespread Stealth Updates from gizmag
  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. ^ 2010 YZF-R6 Specifications from Yamaha Motors
  11. ^ 2011 YZF-R6 Specifications from Yamaha Motors
  12. ^ Cameron, Kevin (January 2001), "Tech Look: Yamaha YZF-R6", Cycle World: 50 51 
  13. ^ Tech.Spec—2001-YZF-R6 from Yamaha Motors UK
  14. ^ Tech.Spec—2003-YZF-R6 from Yamaha Motors UK
  15. ^ Tech.Spec—2005-YZF-R6 from Yamaha Motors UK
  16. ^ Tech.Spec—2006-YZF-R6 from Yamaha Motors UK
  17. ^ a b Tech.Spec—2008-YZF-R6 from Yamaha Motors Europe
  18. ^ a b Tech.Spec—2010-YZF-R6 from Yamaha Motors UK
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sport Bike Motorcycle Weight, Horsepower, Torque and Fuel Economy – Dimensions – Sport Rider
  20. ^ Duke, Kevin (2007-03-24). "2007 Supersport Shootout V". Motorcycle USA. p. 6. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  21. ^ http://www.gravesport.com/instructions/2010_R6_Kit_Manual_English.pdf (Official engine documentation)
  22. ^ Alex Edge (2006-02-01). "New Yamaha R6 Does Not Rev To 17,500 rpm After All". Motorcycle Daily. Retrieved 2006-02-15. 
  23. ^ Alex Edge (2006-02-14). "Yamaha Offers Buyback Option For 2006 R6 Owners". Motorcycle Daily. Retrieved 2006-02-15. 

Yamaha Offers To Buy Back YZF-R6 Streetbikes Over Redline Claims Road Racing World

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