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New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

MCN, 01 August 2014 07:30

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 ...

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2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 is first 600 to break 170mph barrier

MCN Newsdesk, 04 March 2008 11:15

Yamaha’s 2008 YZF-R6 has just become the first 600cc supersport motorcycle to hit a genuine 170mph. Video of the new 2008 Yamaha R6 At 172.34 mph, the 2008 R6 beat the next fastest bike by nearly 7 mph – Kawasaki’s ZX-6R managing 165.97mph with the same rider in the same conditions at Bruntingthorpe proving ground. MCN is currently pitting all the ...

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2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 first test report

Trevor Franklin, 22 October 2007 11:50

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just ridden the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 at Sugo in Japan. The full report will be in this the October 24 issue of MCN but here’s what he’s had to say: “The new 2008 Yamaha R6 may look virtually unchanged from the 2007 motorcycle, but underneath those subtly modified fairing panels there are ...

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See the American 2008 Yamaha R6 colours

Dan Thornton, 11 September 2007 11:00

We've already published the first official pictures of the 2008 Yamaha R6, but here are the colours available in the United States of America. The European Yamaha R6 colours are black, blue and white, which you can see here. American buyers can opt for a Yamaha R6 in solid black or silver, blue (without the gold wheels available in Europe), or ...

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The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

Andy Downes, 10 September 2007 14:45

Yamaha has given the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 a complete workover and despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current Yamaha R6, it gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc engine, new slipper clutch, improved front brakes and more aerodynamic bodywork. Yamaha is claiming the changes have made the 2008 Yamaha R6 the most advanced production 600 class motorcycle it has ...

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More mental Yamaha R6 pictures

Andy Downes, 20 March 2007 11:16

This is the latest computer image from Swedish engineer Mikael Tiainen who is building what might well turn out to be one of the most extreme bikes of all time – a 240bhp, turbocharged and two-wheel drive Yamaha R6. This image shows the engine and an adapted hydraulic front wheel primary drive that will be connected to an Ohlins two-wheel ...

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M4 end-can for Yamaha R6

MCN, 02 March 2007 16:05

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 ...

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Big January R6 sales

MCN, 15 February 2007 09:13

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 ...

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