1999: At its launch the Yamaha YZF-R6 revolutionised the 600 market. With a stacked gearbox, ram-air, monoblock brakes and light weight it ruled the streets.
2003: Yamaha YZF-R6 gains fuel-injection.
2005: Radial brakes, upside-down forks and more power is added to Yamaha YZF-R6.
2006: New Yamaha YZF-R6 with ride-by-wire, stubby underslung exhaust, more power and a slipper clutch, but old model continues.
Yamaha YZF-R46: Limited edition Valentino Rossi tribute Yamaha YZF-R6 with double-sided paintscheme, and Termignoni race can.