Yamaha has upgraded its R6 to compete in the hard-fought 600cc sports bike class for 2005.
The firm debuted its new-look bike on Tuesday afternoon (Sep 14) in Munich alongside a host of other new 2005 arrivals.
See link (right) for the rest of the 05 Yams.
The new R6 gets upside-down forks for the first time and radial front brake calipers. There's a revised engine (aimed at improved response rather than raising peak power)
The R6 also gets: Moto-GP-style radial brake master cylinder, revised chassis geometry, New rear suspension linkage, bigger throttle bodies, new engine internals, higher profile front tyre, new bellypan to increase front tyre clearance... and a longer sidestand.
Read the full detail of the changes in MCN, out on Wednesday, September 15.