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New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

If Yamaha’s YZF-R1 is getting on a bit, having not had a major facelift since 2009, its supersport R6 brother is now positively ancient. Its last notable tweak was revealed in 2007 when the ’08-spec bike was shown, but the basic design dates back to the 2006 model, which was first unveiled to the world in late 2005. So it’s ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 01 August 2014

Best tyres for a Yamaha R6

Q. I have been running Dunlops on my Yamaha R6 and didn’t get on very well with them. I did start looking at Pirelli Diablos or Metzelers, then someone suggested Michelin 2CTs…Plumbus, MCN Forums A. The 2CTs are a sound tyre with great wet weather performance. But they were introduced in 2006, and in a market where sports tyres have ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 26 November 2012

Oil light mystery on 2004 Yamaha R6

Q. I have an ’04 Yamaha R6, and on cold mornings the oil light comes on for about 30 seconds after I have been riding for a couple of minutes. When the bike has done about three or four miles or when engine is warmed up a bit it stays out. This only happens in the winter months. I change ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 November 2011

Used Motorcycles: Yamaha R6 (2006) buyers guide

used price: £3,630 - £5,250Engine: l/c 16v inline four, 599ccPower: 131bhpTop speed: 165mph Weight: 161kg The 2006 Yamaha R6 was the most high-tech, track focussed motorcycle you could buy when it was released. Rapid, gorgeous and sometimes frustrating on the road but still easy to fall in love with.  Read the Yamaha R6 review Find a Yamaha R6 for sale On track the Yamaha R6 is ...

  • Buying & Selling Bikes
  • 30 April 2009

M4 end-can for Yamaha R6

As end-cans go, you don’t get much simpler than this. The GP style titanium outer sleeve contains absolutely no baffling or sound-reducing equipment at all – it’s just a straight-through titanium tube. Fortunately it slips onto the back of the baffled standard collector box on 2006 and 2007 R6s, so noise won’t increase as much as you might think. There’s ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 02 March 2007

Big January R6 sales

Yamaha sold 305 R6s in the UK in January thanks to a new zero per cent finance and £99 deposit offer. This has helped the Japanese manufacturer shift more than three times more R6s than any other bike sold that month in any class.  The nearest competitor was the Honda FireBlade which sold 112. Other bikes still selling with zero ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 15 February 2007

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