Following the launch of the new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion last week the American-spec FZ6-R has also been revealed with a full fairing.
The Yamaha FZ6-R is mechanically identical to the European-spec XJ6 Diversion, sharing the same 78bhp R6-derived engine and simple chassis with a steel tube frame.
The difference is in the styling – where UK motorcyclists will get a half fairing with sombre colour schemes, US bikers will get a fully-faired motorcycle with pseudo-sporty paint, much like the Suzuki GSX650F which is available in the UK. The new fairing also features two prominent dummy air intakes.
Yamaha spokesperson Simon Belton told MCN: “The demands of the American market are different to ours, and they have their own product development centre. Inevitably it would be more expensive as well, though it may be that we cover the difference with genuine accessories. We would consider bringing it in – it depends on demand.”
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