Yamaha YZF-R6: review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 1999+

Predecessor: Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

Models
Yamaha YZF-R6

(Europe, North America)

1999-2002

Yamaha YZF-R6

(Europe, North America and other)

2003-2004

Yamaha YZF-R6

(Europe, North America, Japan, Australia)

2005

Yamaha YZF-R6

(North America, Europe, Japan)

2006-2007

Yamaha R6 (1999-2002)
Yamaha R6 (2003-2004)
Yamaha R6 (2005)
Yamaha R6 (2006-2007)
Models
Yamaha YZF-R6

(North America, Europe, Japan)

2008-2009

Yamaha YZF-R6

(North America, Europe, Japan)

2010-2016

Yamaha YZF-R6

(North America, Europe)

2017+

Yamaha R6 (2008-2009)
Yamaha R6 (2010-2016)
Yamaha R6 (2017+)

Yamaha R6: electronic aids

  • YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) - from 2006
  • YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake) - from 2008
  • ABS - from 2017
  • TCS (Traction Control System) - from 2017
  • D-Mode (Selectable Drive Mode) - from 2017
  • QSS (Quick Shifter System) upshift - from 2017


History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1999 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 5GV1, 5GV2, 5GV3, 5EB1, 5EB2, 5EB3

2000 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 5GV4, 5GV5, 5GV6, 5EB5, 5EB6, 5EB7, 5EB8

2001 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 5MT1, 5MT2, 5MT3, 5MT4, 5MT6, 5MT7, 5MT8, 5MT9, 5MTA

2002 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 5MTB, 5MTC, 5MTD, 5MTE, 5MTF, 5MTG, 5MTH

2003 Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 5SL1, 5SL2, 5SL3, 5SL4, 5SL5, 5SL7, 5SL8, 5SL9

2004 Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 5SLB, 5SLC, 5SLD, 5SLE, 5SLF, 5SLH, 5SLJ

2005 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 5SLS, 5SLR, 5SLW, 5SLV, 5SLX, 5SLN, 5SLM, 5SLP, 5SLT, 5SLU

2006 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 4P61, 4P62, 4P63, 2C01, 2C02, 2C03, 2C05, 2C06, 2C07, 2C08, 2C09, 2C0A

2007 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 4P64, 4P65, 4P66, 2C0B, 2C0C, 2C0D, 2C0F, 2C0G, 2C0H

2008 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 4P68, 4P69, 13S1, 13S2, 13S4, 13S5, 13S6, 13S8, 13S9, 13SA

2009 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 4P6A, 4P6B, 4P6C, 13SB, 13SC, 13SH, 13SJ, 13SK, 13SG, 13SM

2010 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 13SL, 13SR, 13SS, 13ST, 13SU

2011 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 13SV, 1JS5, 1JS1, 1JS6, 1JS2, 1JS7, 1JS3, 1JS8

2012 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 1JSL, 1JSG, 1JSP, 1JSR, 1JSD, 1JSA, 1JSE, 1JSB, 1JSS, 1JSF, 1JSC, 1JSL

2013 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 1JSU, 1JSV, 2CX1, 2CX2, 2CX3

2014 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 2CXB, 2CX4, 2CX9, 2CX7, 2CX8

2015 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 2CXE, 2CXL, 2CXJ, 2CXK

2016 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: 1JSY, 2CXM, 2CXY, 2CXU, 2CXW, 2CXX, 2CXS, 2CXT

2017 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: BN64, BN63, BN61, BN62

2018 Europe, North America, Japan, Australia Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Code: BN6A, BN6D

2019 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Yamaha YZF-R6
2020 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Yamaha YZF-R6
2021 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Yamaha YZF-R6

Specifications

Yamaha YZF-R6: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2025 mm / 79,7 in – R6 (1999-2004)

2045 mm / 80,5 in – R6 (2005)

2040 mm / 80,3 in – R6 (2006+)

Overall width 690 mm / 27,2 in – R6 (1999-2005)

700 mm / 27,6 in – R6 (2006-2007)

705 mm / 27,8 in – R6 (2008-2016)

695 mm / 27,4 in – R6 (2017+)

Overall height 1105 mm / 43,5 in – R6 (1999-2002, 2005)

1090 mm / 42,9 in – R6 (2003-2004)

1100 mm / 43,3 in – R6 (2006-2016)

1150 mm / 45,3 in – R6 (2017+)

Seat height 820 mm / 32,3 in – R6 (1999-2004)

830 mm / 32,7 in – R6 (2005)

850 mm / 33,5 in – R6 (2006+)

Wheelbase 1380 mm / 54,3 in – R6 (1999-2004, 2006-2016)

1385 mm / 54,5 in – R6 (2005)

1375 mm / 54,1 in – R6 (2017+)

Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in – R6 (1999-2004)

145 mm / 5,7 in – R6 (2005)

130 mm / 5,1 in – R6 (2006+)

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 188 kg / 414 lbs – R6 (1999-2002, 2008-2009)

182 kg / 401 lbs – R6 (2003-2004, 2006-2007)

183 kg / 404 lbs – R6 (2005)

189 kg / 417 lbs – R6 (2010-2016)

190 kg / 419 lbs – R6 (2017+)

FRAME Type Aluminum Deltabox
Front suspension, travel 43 mm telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 130 mm / 5,1 in – R6 (1999-2002)

43 mm telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – R6 (2003-2004)

41 mm inverted telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – R6 (2005-2016)

43 mm inverted telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in – R6 (2017+)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in
Front tire size 120/60ZR17 (55W) – R6 (1999-2004)

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) – R6 (2005+)

Rear tire size 180/55 ZR17 (73W)
Front brake Double disc, 298 mm, 4-piston calipers – R6 (1999-2004)

Double disc, 310 mm, 4-piston radial calipers – R6 (2005-2016)

Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS) – R6 (2017+)

Rear brake Single disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper – R6 (1999-2002)

Single disc, 220 mm, 1-piston caliper – R6 (2003+, ABS 2017+)

Fuel capacity 17,0 l / 4,49 US gal (reserve – 3,5 l) – R6 (1999-2005, 2017+)

17,5 l / 4,62 US gal (reserve – 3,5 l) – R6 (2006-2007)

17,3 l / 4,57 US gal (reserve – 3,5 l) – R6 (2008-2016)

Trail 81 mm / 3,18 in – R6 (1999-2002)

86 mm / 3,39 in – R6 (2003-2004)

95 mm / 3,74 in – R6 (2005)

97 mm / 3,82 in – R6 (2006+)

Fuel economy / consumption 5,6 l / 100 km (42 US mpg)[1]
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 65,5 x 44,5 mm – R6 (1999-2005)

67,0 x 42,5 mm – R6 (2006+)

Displacement 599 cm³ (36,6 cu in)
Compression ratio 12.4:1 – R6 (1999-2005)

12.8:1 – R6 (2006-2007)

13.1:1 – R6 (2008+)

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 120,0 hp (88,0 kW) / 13000 rpm – R6 (1999-2002, 2005-2006)

120,0 hp (88,0 kW) / 13500 rpm – R6 (2003-2005)

127,0 hp (93,0 kW) / 14500 rpm – R6 (2006-2007)

129,0 hp (95,0 kW) / 14500 rpm – R6 (2008-2009)

123,8 hp (91,0 kW) / 14500 rpm – R6 (2010-2016)

118,4 hp (87,1 kW) / 14500 rpm – R6 (2017+)

TCS (Traction Control System) – R6 (2017+)

D-Mode (Selectable Drive Mode) – R6 (2017+)

Max. torque 68,1 Nm (6,9 kg-m) / 11500 rpm – R6 (1999-2002)

68,5 Nm (6,9 kg-m) / 12000 rpm – R6 (2003-2004)

66,5 Nm (6,7 kg-m) / 12000 rpm – R6 (2005)

66,0 Nm (6,7 kg-m) / 12000 rpm – R6 (2006-2007)

65,8 Nm (6,7 kg-m) / 10500 rpm – R6 (2008-2016)

61,7 Nm (6,3 kg-m) / 10500 rpm – R6 (2017+)

Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 3,02 sec.[2]
Top speed 251 km/h (156 mph)[3]
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin CVRD37 – R6 (1999-2002)

Fuel Injection, 4x Mikuni 38EIS – R6 (2003-2004)

Fuel Injection, 4x Mikuni 40EIS – R6 (2005)

Fuel Injection, 4x Mikuni 41EIDW – R6 (2006+)

YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) – R6 (2006+)

YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake) – R6 (2008+)

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated

Slipper clutch – R6 (2006+)

QSS upshift - from 2017

Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.954 – R6 (1999-2005)

2.073 – R6 (2006)

Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.846 (99-05); 2.583 (06+)

1.947 (99-05); 2.000 (06+)

1.555 (99-05); 1.667 (06+)

1.333 (99-05); 1.444 (06+)

1.190 (99-05); 1.286 (06+)

1.083 (99-05); 1.150 (06+)

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI – R6 (1999-2002)

DC CDI – R6 (2003-2005)

TCI – R6 (2006+)

Alternator A.C. magneto, 14V 320W at 5000 rpm – R6 (1999-2002)

A.C. magneto, 14V 300W at 5000 rpm – R6 (2003-2005)

A.C. magneto, 14V 420W at 5000 rpm – R6 (2006+)

Battery capacity 12V-10Ah – R6 (1999-2002)

12V-8Ah – R6 (2003-2005)

12V-8.6Ah – R6 (2006-2016)

12V-6Ah – R6 (2017+)

Images

Yamaha YZF-R6: images, gallery.

Yamaha R6 2017+
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Videos

Yamaha YZF-R6: video.

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 Review

Manuals

Yamaha YZF-R6: manuals, parts, microfiches.

  • yamahamotorsports.com | YZF-R6 | Fuel Economy
  • Motorcycle Consumer News (MCN) "Performance Index 2015" | Yamaha YZF-R6 (03/2001) | 0-60 mph
  • Motorcycle Consumer News (MCN) "Performance Index 2015" | Yamaha YZF-R6 (03/2001) | Top speed