A ram-air-fed 16-valve DOHC powerplant and fully adjustable suspension see to it that the YZF600R gives up very little performance in exchange for its real-world superiority.
A thick, supportive seat for two behind a fairing designed more for weather protection than maximum aerodynamic penetration at full tuck makes the YZF600R a great sport-tourer too.

  • 2006 Yamaha YZF 600R
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Displacement:
    599 L
  • Top Speed:
    147 mph
  • Price:


  • Potent 599cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve DOHC inline four-cylinder powerplant puts out strong, yet street-friendly power perfectly tuned for both aggressive sport riding and everyday commuting.
  • Durable, lightweight forged pistons help reduce weight for increased throttle response.
  • Ram-air-style intake below headlight aspirates high-pressure cool air for maximum performance.
  • Four 36mm Keihin downdraft carburetors ensure crisp, seamless throttle response throughout the rev range.
  • Close-ratio six-speed transmission provides optimal power delivery to the asphalt with effortless shifting.
  • 4-into-2-into-1 muffler optimizes engine performance while reducing weight and maximizing lean angle with tucked-in positioning.


  • Legendary Deltabox chassis design is a perfect combination of light weight and rigidity for super-precise handling and cornering.
  • Fully adjustable (preload, compression and rebound damping) 41mm telescopic front fork with 5.1 inches of travel offers race-inspired suspension performance with ultra-precise rider feedback during aggressive riding conditions.
  • Fully adjustable (preload, compression and rebound damping) remote-reservoir rear shock with 4.7 inches of travel delivers super-precise handling performance and maximum versatility.
  • Competition-spec brake system features dual 298mm floating front discs with one-piece four-piston calipers and a 245mm rear disc.
  • Five-position adjustable front brake lever fits a wide range of hand sizes.
  • Lightweight, cast-alloy, three-spoke 17-inch wheels front and back reduce unsprung weight and support modern radial tires — 120/60-ZR17 front and 160/60-ZR17 rear — for excellent grip and handling.

Additional Features:

  • Easy-to-reach clip-on bars, a wide, plush seat for two and slightly rear-set footpegs create an ideal ergonomic balance between hard-edged supersport machine and everyday commuter/sport-tourer.
  • Big, passenger grabrails and multiple, under-tailsection cargo hooks are great for bringing friends and things.
  • Five-gallon fuel tank provides excellent range and is shaped for aggressive riding.
  • An easy-to-read analog speedometer, tachometer, odometer, and tripmeter with indicator lights for neutral, high beam, turn signals, low fuel and oil monitor all systems.
  • Sleek 60/55-watt multi-reflector resin-lens headlight maximizes visibility and enhances aerodynamics.
  • Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.
Cyril Demortier
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  (6021) posted on 08.13.2006

i have a 2001 yzf 600r and i had he same problem untill i had the sprokit changed now i can pick it up all day in 1st

  (6021) posted on 05.19.2006

i just got a 2006 yamaha 600r brand new but it dose not got the power to get in the air is there a cheap and quick way to get more power?

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