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2017 Yamaha R6 officially revealed – This is it (Photos, Video)


2017 Yamaha R6 price in the US starts from $12,199. Deliveries will only commence from March 2017.

The new 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 was unveiled today at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. In its new avatar, R6 styling resembles the R1. Aerodynamic efficiency stands improved by 8 percent. This according to Yamaha is the company’s most aerodynamic production motorcycle.

The engine remains the same with tweaks. There’s now a six-level-adjustable (plus off) traction control system. TCS software is designed for ride quality, and compensates for rear tyre wear. Yamaha’s D-Mode System offers three throttle response maps (Standard, A, and for riding preference. An electronic quick-shifter is available as an option for clutchless full-throttle upshift. The dashboard still sports a big analog tachometer. The digital LCD info panel shows added info for TCS and other functions.


YZF-R6 has LED turn signals within rear view mirrors. In keeping with the R1 look, twin LED headlights remain. The cowl and windscreen are redesigned. The seat’s redesigned and sits on a Controlled-Fill die-cast magnesium rear frame. A slimmer subframe and flatter seat alleviates riding position and makes for better aerodynamics.

2017 YZF-R6 borrows much from the R1. This includes aluminium four-piston brake callipers, which are fitted with 320mm brake discs. Suspension and brakes are reworked. The R1’s larger 43mm KYB inverted fork , and 25mm axle make for grounded braking and cornering. The new KYB rear shock is identical too with four-way adjustability. New ABS is offered as standard on the new R6.


The new aluminium fuel tank is 2.7 pounds lighter, and is designed with knee recesses for tighter rider grip. 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 is available in three colours: Intensity White/Matte Silver, Matte Raven Black, and Team Yamaha Blue, and will be at US dealerships from March 2017.

What’s New in the New R6

– Thrilling New R-Series Styling
– All-New Suite of Electronic Rider Aids
– R1-Derived Suspension
– Upgraded Brakes with ABS
– Cutting Edge Engine Design
– Race-Tested Variable Intake System
– Compact 6-Speed Transmission
– Racing-Derived Slipper Clutch
– Compact Titanium Exhaust
– Advanced Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle
– New Adjustable Traction Control System
– New Selectable Drive Mode (D-Mode)
– New Instrumentation
– GP-Style Deltabox® Frame
– New Seat and Magnesium Rear Subframe
– New Aluminum Fuel Tank
– New R1-Derived KYB® Fork
– New KYB® Shock
– Powerful New Brakes with ABS
– Improved Aerodynamics
– New LED Lighting



Engine Type – 599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 titanium valves
Bore x Stroke – 67.0mm x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio – 13.1:1
Fuel Delivery – Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition – TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission – 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive – O-ring chain


Suspension / Front – 43mm KYB® inverted fork, 3-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear – KYB® piggyback shock, 4-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front – Dual 320mm hydraulic disc; ABS
Brakes / Rear – 220mm hydraulic disc; ABS
Tires / Front – 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear – 180/55ZR17


L x W x H – 80.3 in x 27.4 in x 45.3 in
Seat Height – 33.5 in
Wheelbase – 54.1 in
Rake (Castor Angle) – 24.0°
Trail – 3.8 in
Maximum Ground Clearance – 5.1 in
Fuel Capacity – 4.5 gal (17 liters)
Fuel Economy – 42 mpg (17.86 kmpl)
Wet Weight – 419 lb (190 kgs)

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Sagar Patel

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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  • siddhartha padhy

    bro, thats 42mpg (miles per gallon). Approximately 16kmpl.

    • Thanks. Updated.

      • siddhartha padhy

        Welcome! Huge fan of both your site and work! Keep rocking.:)

  • Never liked the fact that it is a scaled down version of R1. They just killed the distinct look of R6 which was unique from their other products.