Yamaha introduced us to its 600 cc supersport, the YZF-R6, way back in 1998. Fast forward to 2015 and we find the R6 still at it with even more of what made it popular in the first place. The Tuning Fork Company’s 2015-16 R6 brings over 120 horsepower to the table with an edgy, racetrack power delivery that will definitely appeal to the fiery-eyed pegdraggers and race fans out there while keeping things in perspective for legal street use. If you’re into the closed-circuit stuff, the R6 is good for that as well; evidenced by Supersport and Superstock championship runs
that Yammy had in ’15. Fans of the family will remember that the R6 ran the first production 600 cc engine to break the 100-horsepower mark back in ’01, and Yamaha hasn’t let up on the pressure to keep the R6 competitive and popular in an increasingly crowded street/race sector since.