Catch the extreme
One ride on the R6 lets you know that this bike was born on the racetrack. Its MotoGP-bred technology is tuned to give you the kind of outstanding engine and chassis performance usually reserved for professional riders.
Its ultra-high-revving short-stroke engine unleashes dazzling power, made even more responsive by the state-of-the-art YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Intake) and YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled-Throttle).
Everything about the R6 is geared towards ultimate cornering, and getting rider and machine working as one. The chassis gives you razor sharp, ultra-responsive handling, and adjustable front forks for optimal track performance.
Motorcycles made for winning
Yamaha motorcycles are tested in world championship competition by the world’s greatest riders.The R6’s ability to carve through the competition on the racetrack took British Rider Chaz Davies to the front of the 2011 World Supersport Championship, leaving all other supersport machines in its wake. Its outstanding balance and everyday ease of use has also made it a winner away from the track, with riders enjoying its scalpel like precision on the roads.If you want to turn your R6 into a full-on racetrack machine, Yamaha Motor Engineering’s YEC range are the only officially approved racing kit parts for R-Series bikes.
Radical, compact body work
The first time you see an R6, you notice its slick minimalism. Its components are concentrated around the bike’s centre of gravity, and this radical look underlines the agile performance of this class-leading middleweight. Combine this with the mass-forward set-up, and you get a motorcycle that appears to be lunging forward out of every corner.
Racing-style slipper clutch
The R6 features a slipper clutch. This ensures a smoother downshift – especially for the entry into corners – by absorbing the back torque forces from the rear wheel during downshifting.
Ride an R6, and you ride a machine of class-leading technology. Its EXUP exhaust improves engine efficiency by adjusting exhaust gas flows with a valve that opens and closes according to engine speed.
Aluminium die-cast Deltabox
The R6’s lightweight aluminium Deltabox frame and aluminium swingarm provide MotoGP-inspired rigidity balance, for razor-sharp handling and amazing feedback.