With a new Yamaha R6 on the horizon, it looks as though the supersport class could be getting the boost it needs, even though Honda are getting rid of the CBR600.
Back in 1998 Yamaha's original R6 was way ahead of the competition, and in subsequent years it's always been one of the best. We found some examples for sale on MCNbikesforsale.com to whet your appetite.
2001 Yamaha R6
The first ever R6 was way ahead of the supersport class when it was introduced in 1998 and still makes a brilliant track bike almost 20 years later. Handling is fast and accurate, and the engine was strong in the day, producing 108bhp. It's looking a little dated now but it's hard to fault how it rides.
2005 Yamaha R6
For 2004-2005 the R6 got upside down forks, radial brakes and improved mid range power. It brought the R6 back into the mix of the cut throat supersport sector, but it was only a rearguard action before Yamaha unleashed the next model in 2006.
2006 Yamaha R6
The most high-tech, track focussed motorcycle you could buy when it was released thanks to fly-by-wire throttle, 18,000rpm red line and titanium valves. It's not the easiest bike to ride on the road thanks to its track focussed handling and lack of mid range, but still a brilliant bike regardless.
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