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2007 Yamaha YZF-R6

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The YZF-R6 was born on the track to take you to extremes. We used our racing know-how to create a supersport bike that delivers the performance and feel you need to explore new limits. Outstanding features include MotoGP-derived YCC-T for ultra-precise throttle control and aluminium Deltabox frame for intense cornering performance.

Features


Key Features:
Light, powerful and bristling with knowledge gained from years of racing, the YZF-R6 is the most advanced production middleweight motorcycle Yamaha - or anybody else - has ever built.
The YZF-R6 was the first production motorcycle with a fly-by-wire throttle system—for flawless response under all conditions.
Straight frame concept: developed from the Yamaha M1 GP machine, the YZF-R6’s steering head, swingarm pivot and rear axle all lie in a straight line—for unsurpassed handling—with an inline four-cylinder engine designed for optimal layout and mass centralization.
Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch greatly facilitates braking/down shifting from high speed.
Formula 1-style air management presents very small frontal area for excellent aerodynamics; ram-air induction ducts cool, high-pressure air through the steering head for optimal combustion, more horsepower and enhanced engine cooling.
The YZF-R6 is the AMA Supersport Champion in its rookie season.

Engine:
Compact, lightweight 67 x 42.5mm 599cc DOHC 16-valve liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder features titanium valves, 12.8:1 compression and compact combustion chambers for awesome, lightning-quick response.
YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) uses a powerful ECU and multiple sensors to provide perfect, smooth engine response and optimal power whenever the throttle is twisted, under all conditions.
Twin-injector fuel injection: shower-type injectors above each intake funnel help achieve optimum fuel atomization at high rpm.
Back torque-limiting slipper clutch greatly facilitates braking and downshifting from high speed. Close-ratio six-speed transmission delivers seamless power and maximum acceleration.
Despite the increased bore, piston and pin weight has been reduced for more power and smoothness; 1mm smaller main journals reduce friction while 1mm larger connecting rod journals increase performance.
Compact slant-block engine design uses widely triangulated gearbox shafts to make the GP-derived, straight frame concept work; optimum weight distribution and excellent handling are the result.
GP-style titanium muffler contributes to mass centralization, and contains EXUP, an O2 sensor and catalyzers for a broad powerband, spot-on injection and EU-3 emissions compliance.
Linerless, direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores mean greater heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction—also a narrow engine.
Cool magnesium valve and engine covers are light and stylish. Curved radiator with twin-ring cooling fans keeps everything cool.
Direct ignition coils, dual-electrode spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver extremely accurate, reliable firing.

Yamaha YZF-R6

Chassis/Suspension:
Deltabox aluminum frame incorporates GP thinking in terms of engine positioning and rigidity for the ultimate in 600 class handling.
MotoGP-style 52.5-percent front-wheel weight bias helps produce razor-sharp handling.
Light, Controlled Fill swingarm pivots high in the frame, for increased anti-squat effect and mid-corner stability. TZ-type chain adjusters ease rear tire changes.
Four-way adjustable (preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping) inverted fork with 41mm tubes increases freedom in setting up for street or track use; soak up the bumps and resist bottoming when braking.
Four-way adjustable (preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping) piggyback rear shock delivers exceptional rear wheel tracking and stability.
Dual 310mm front disc brakes use forged one-piece radial-mount calipers and radial-pump front master cylinder with adjustable lever for astounding braking power and feel.
Removable CF die cast rear subframe is light and strong.
Super-light five-spoke 17-inch wheels are light and strong; the casting technique makes the rim section light, not to mention wickedly cool-looking.

Additional Features:
Quick-detach license plate holder and rear turnsignal mount makes prepping for track days or racing a snap.
Built-in lap timer is controlled by a right-handlebar switch.
Multifunction digital and analog instrumentation features: programmable shift light, digital speedometer, analog tachometer, dual tripmeters with miles-on-reserve function, odometer, water temp gauge and lights for neutral, high beam, low fuel and turn signals.
Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.
 

Yamaha YZF-R6

SPECS

Yamaha YZF-R6

Engine
Type: 599cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined inline 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16-titanium valves
Bore x Stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.8:1
Carburetion: Fuel injection w/ YCC-T
Ignition: Digital TCI
Transmission: 6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch
Final Drive: #525 V8 O-ring chain
 
Chassis
Suspension/Front: 41mm inverted telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, separate high & low-speed compression damping, rebound damping; 4.7" travel
Suspension/Rear: Single shock w/adjustable preload, separate high & low-speed compression damping, rebound damping; 4.7" travel 
Brakes/Front: Dual 310mm floating discs w/radial mount, forged 4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear: 220mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
Tires/Front: 120/70-ZR17
Tires/Rear: 180/55-ZR17

Dimensions
Length: 80.3"
Width: 27.6"
Height: 43.3"
Seat Height: 33.5"
Wheelbase: 54.3"
Rake(Caster Angle): 24°
Trail: 3.8"
Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gal.
Oil Capacity(with oil filter change): 3.59 qts.
Dry Weight: 357 lbs.
 
Other
Primary Reduction Ratio: 85/41 (2.0731)
Secondary Reduction Ratio: 45/16 (2.8125)
Gear Ratio-1st Gear: 31/12 (2.583)
Gear Ratio-2nd Gear: 32/16 (2.000)
Gear Ratio-3rd Gear: 30/18 (1.667)
Gear Ratio-4th Gear: 26/18 (1.444)
Gear Ratio-5th Gear: 27/21 (1.286)
Gear Ratio-6th Gear: 23/20 (1.150)
Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

MSRP
$9,299 (Team Yamaha Blue)
$9,399 (Charcoal Silver)
$9,399 (Candy Red)

Yamaha YZF-R6


3 comments:

I reversed my decision to have my R6 lowered, the dealer did it for me earlier today and so far it appears to be the answer for those of us that are not quite tall enough to plant both feet during stops. Only time will tell if this was the appropriate fix as most experts say do not mess with the geometry of the bike. Well, I do not ride it on tracks, strictly street ridden. It handles the heat quite nice but sitting at long stop lights will tend to warm you up as the electric fans turn on at 212 deg., this along with the exhaust heat does get your attention. I rode for 2 hours last night and it was a blast. So far I am getting 37.8 mpg, this is a little dissappointing as I was told to expect 40-50 mpg. I doubt if this is going to improve as I will soon be past the breakin period. My last post I forgot to mention the "fly by wire" throttle feature, if you have not used this control system you just do not know what you are missing. I did the first oil change yesterday, the oil drained out was not bad at all. The low beam is border line adequate, would like to see some improvement here. One item that get’s overlooked is the fuel tank, so far I have been able to fill the bike up without s ing gas all over the bike. The rear view mirrows could be mounted a little wider, sometimes I have to jockey around to get a good view. If you are thinking of a new bike, get down to the Yamaha dealer and ride the R6, but only do this if you are serious as it will make you sick not to be able to take it out the door. Hope to meet another rider who likes to hit the pavement.

It was strange for me to consider anything other than "Big Red". My last bike was a 2002 CBR F4I, I thought this was about as good as it could get, at least with your clothes on. I was set on naked street bike, the 919, but something about it just did not sit right. After looking into the improvements since 2002, I finally decided to jump fence and go with Yamaha, earlier this week I purchased a 2007 YZF R-6. The factory states to keep the rpm’s below 8K during breakin, I still have another 300 miles before I can really start to explore this machine’s potential but I can alreCady tell, this bike is light years ahead of my CBR. Power, handling, ergonomics, comfort, sound, etc. the R-6 wins in each category. Neither bike is built for vertically challenged riders like myself, but I had to decide, should I turn my back on the R-6 because it is difficult to manage stops and starts. For now I have come up with a fix, I will just hang off the starboard side to ensure I get this foot down. I was going to have the bike lowered but as of right now I believe it is best, keep it stock and ride the heck out of it. I do not believe any rider would regret a R-6 purchase. The fun quota is off the scale. It has not revealed any bad traits. And to say it is fast is really an understatement. I can not wait to get past the breakin, but for now I will utilize these next few days to experiment with handling. A much more indepth comment will be forthcoming and I am sure it will be positive.

I’ve been ridin the cycles for 37 yrs ever since yamaha’s came around in the 40’s, and this is the fastest boat on EARTH! Its like driving naked through cactus bushes in the desert, but as smooth as lesbian ham on your pizza. I recomend buying this bike if your ready to have your clothes ripped off your body by hot young men.

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