2017 YZF-R6 coming in at just under £11k…


Yamaha has just announced the UK price and vital statistics of its awesome new 2017 YZF-R6 – and with first shipments due on British shores in April, the eagerly anticipated production version of the three-time World Supersport Championship winning machine is nearly here…

 

The suggested retail price for the UK is £10,999 – which although a couple of grand more than previous models, is a hell of a lot of bike for your money. It features next-gen R-series design features and aerodynamics, and is inspired by its big brother, the R1…

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It’s undoubtedly an impressive machine, delivering 87.1 kW (118.4 PS) at 14,500 RPM and torque figures of 61.7 Nm (6.3 kg-m) @ 10,500 RPM. The 599cc, in line, 4-cylinder EU4 compliant engine also runs with some of the most advanced technology ever seen on a YZF-R6.

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There’s a new 6-level Traction Control System (TCS) which allows you to select different modes while riding – plus there’s a new Quick Shift System (QSS) which works to facilitate clutchless upshifts and improve acceleration. In addition, the new model benefits from a bunch of technologies pulled straight from the R1 – helping to further improve overall precision and control, and making the new R6 more appealing than ever.

 

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 It’s available in either Race Blu or Tech Black.

 

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