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Yamaha YZF-R6

I annually cover over 20,000 miles a year, and that includes around 3-4000 in winter. I have a 90-mile commute to work from East Yorkshire, mainly down the A1 to the office in Peterborough. So have I gone mad choosing Yamaha’s racy R6? There’s only one way to find out…
adam.child@motorcyclenews.com

  • MCN Fleet: How costly is the R6?

    02 March 2018 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: How costly is the R6?

    The term ‘Man maths’ refers to using semi-rational reasons, rather than the actual figures, to justify  your purchase. It’s an expression I use at home all-to-often. For example, last year I...

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  • MCN Fleet: Winter tyre time for the R6

    14 December 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: Winter tyre time for the R6

    The Metzeler Racetec RRs are off the R6 and they’ve been replaced by Bridgestone’s Battlax T30 Evo. The Metzelers were still legal and despite over 3000 miles which included a few track sessions they...

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  • MCN Fleet: R6 Dyno results

    28 November 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: R6 Dyno results

      Just check out that power curve! A full race Akrapovic exhaust system has transformed my R6. Peak power is up 7bhp and torque has increased from 45.51ftlb to 47.38ftlb. This may not sound much,...

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  • MCN Fleet: What’s my R6 like in the wet?

    26 September 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: What’s my R6 like in the wet?

    My R6 is the only 600cc Supersport machine on the market with traction control and ABS as standard. In theory it should be able to cut it in the wet, but can it? I’d recently fitted brand new Metzeler...

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  • MCN Fleet: Our R6 feels a little deflated

    15 September 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: Our R6 feels a little deflated

    My R6’s rear tyre has just deflated in record time. We had a few 90mph wobbles but nothing that was too alarming, so I made my way to the littered grass verge on the A1 northbound and began the wait...

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  • MCN Fleet: When it all click the R6 is magical

    16 August 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: When it all click the R6 is magical

    I’ve completed over 4000 miles on the Yamaha so far and most of it has been in the guise of a workhorse. I live almost 100 miles from work and commute every day, grinding through torrential downpours...

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  • MCN Fleet: Can the R6 be tamed?

    27 July 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: Can the R6 be tamed?

    My relationship with my Yamaha R6 can be described as rocky. She has thrown me out of the seat on more than one occasion and the bars have shaken their disgruntled head a few times. My Yam is a little...

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  • MCN Fleet: Yamaha R6 one month away!

    04 April 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN Fleet: Yamaha R6 one month away!

    I’m still one month away from R6 ownership as Yamaha’s all-new YZF-R6 was only launched to the world two weeks ago.However, I was lucky enough to spend a day testing the new R6 in Almeria, Spain so...

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