yamaha YZF R6 //

RRP £10,999

Please note: All prices include on-the-road preparation charges; delivery to dealer, number plates, pre-delivery inspection, petrol and VAT at 20%. Government first registration fee and Vehicle Excise Duty is excluded.

2017 YZF-R6 - Iconic M1-inspired design with next generation control

The YZF-R6 has always been at the very forefront of extreme supersport design. Over a decade on from its debut, the current model is still one of the most dynamic looking bikes in its class, and has attracted an intensely loyal and dedicated following.

For 2017 Yamaha have completely restyled this iconic middleweight supersport bike, and the YZF-R6 adopts a radical new look that is clearly inspired by the latest generation YZF-R1. With its M1-type central forced air intake and recessed LED twin headlights, the bike's aggressive face and glaring looks make sure that it's instantly recognizable as being a member of the R-series family.

To accentuate its intimidating presence, the new YZF-R6 is equipped with slim position lights that give a real lifelike quality and almost animalistic persona to the dynamic face. The style and location of these position lights project a thrilling appearance that, while obviously R-family, convey a clearly defined YZF-R6 image.

The next generation R-series DNA is evident in the sharp bodywork, whose array of side ducts and flowing horizontal lines gives a cross-layered design that emphasize the bike's aerodynamic excellence. A new YZF-R1 style tail reinforces the race-bred styling, and although the forceful supersport looks have been clearly inspired by the flagship YZF-R1, the YZF-R6 has its own unique character and profile.

Most efficient YZF-R6 aerodynamics

Yamaha's supersport design team are constantly working to achieve higher levels of performance in every area, and the 2017 YZF-R6 is equipped with a new front cowl and windscreen with the most efficient aerodynamics ever featured on this model.

The low drag front fairing has been developed using some of the key elements from the YZF-R1, and the latest design gives a significant improvement of 8% in aerodynamic efficiency. As well as the redesigned front cowl and screen, the bike's new LED flashers are incorporated within the rear view mirrors to reduce turbulence and drag.

Sophisticated electronic control technology

The YZF-R6 was one of the first motorcycles to adopt advanced electronics that ensure precision control, including the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) and Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I). To give an even higher degree of controllability in a wide range of conditions, the YZF-R6 is equipped with an advanced Traction Control System (TCS) that is adjusted by a switch on the handlebars.

Recognising that the YZF-R6 appeals to a wide range of performance-minded riders with different skill and experience levels, the new TCS features 6 levels of selectable intervention, as well as an OFF function. The TCS's intelligent software is designed to ensure that there is no unnatural feeling when it intervenes, and the system also compensates for rear tyre wear to give consistent performance.  

The YZF-R6 also comes equipped with a new Quick Shift System (QSS) that gives faster gear changing. This system is similar to the design used on the YZF-R1, and instantly cancels drive torque when an upshift is detected - enabling full throttle clutchless upshifts for outstanding acceleration through the close ratio 6-speed transmission.

YZF-R1 type 43mm front forks

It's not just the aggressive YZF-R1 inspired face that reinforces the bike's close links with the flagship supersport model, because the 2017 YZF-R6 is also equipped with new KYB upside down forks from the YZF-R1. This high specification front suspension features large diameter 43mm tubes - compared to 41mm on the previous model - to give a more planted feel, particularly during braking and cornering. The front wheel axle is also increased in diameter to 25mm for optimized handling.

The high specification forks offer a full range of adjustability that allows the rider to dial in their suspension - and together with the newly designed adjustable KYB rear shock, the YZF-R6 chassis can be set up to achieve precise and responsive handling performance to match different conditions.

320mm diameter YZF-R1 type front brakes

The new YZF-R6 also benefits from the use of a YZF-R1 type radial front brake system that is one of the most advanced systems fitted to any production Yamaha. Dual 320mm discs are equipped with aluminium 4-pot opposed piston calipers to give outstanding feel together with remarkable stopping power.

Slimline magnesium rear subframe

Rider mobility is a key factor in achieving a high level of handling agility and precision, and the YZF-R6 is fitted with a newly designed seat and rear subframe that allow the rider to shift their body weight quickly and easily. Manufactured from strong and light CF die-cast magnesium, the subframe is 20mm narrower at the front, allowing the rider to tuck in more closely to the tank for improved aerodynamics.

The seat is the same height as the current model, but has a gentler upwards angle towards the rear to give increased freedom of movement.

Lightweight aluminium fuel tank

Another significant change for 2017 is the fitment of a beautifully designed fuel tank that offers a number of important advantages over the previous model's design. Manufactured from aluminium, this lightweight streamlined tank features deep knee recesses that enable the rider to grip the bike firmly and find an ideal position to match their physique and riding style.

Yamaha have used a special Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding technology in order to create the new tank's sculpted shape, and the construction features a combination of tightly sealed robotic welds that are completed by skilled welders to give an exclusive handcrafted finish. Weighing 1.2 kg less that the steel equivalent - and giving an improved riding position that offers greater freedom of movement for quick weight transfer entering and leaving bends - this premium quality fuel tank underlines the YZF-R6's class-leading specification.

Enhanced riding position

The combination of the new fuel tank, together with a new slimmer subframe and the new seat design has created an improved riding position that is designed to give riders a greater feeling of control on the street and track.

The 20mm slimmer centre 'waist' section gives improved ergonomics and easier leg reach to the ground - while the seat and sculpted aluminium tank's deep knee recesses permit the rider to mould their body shape more closely to the bike. The result is a harmonious riding position that gives more freedom of movement for efficient body weight shifting. This in turn allows the rider to fully exploit the higher levels of handling, braking and acceleration delivered by the new forks, front discs and electronic control technology.

R-series instrumentation

Developed from the design featured on the YZF-R1, the new instrument display features an analogue style tachometer and digital speedometer with a multi function display includes TCS and ABS status.

 
New YZF-R6 Key Features

  • Next generation R-series design
  • Iconic YZF-R1 inspired face
  • Pure race-bred DNA for class-leading style and performance
  • Best ever YZF-R6 aerodynamics
  • Sophisticated electronic control technology
  • 6 level TCS to suit changing riding conditions
  • QSS for faster full throttle clutchless upshifts
  • 43mm YZF-R1 type front forks with YZF-R6 specific settings
  • 320mm diameter YZF-R1 type front brakes with radial 4-pot calipers
  • Slimline magnesium rear sub frame
  • New angled seat
  • Lightweight aluminium fuel tank
  • Enhanced riding position
  • ABS
  • EU4 compliant
  • D-Mode

 
YZF-R6 Technical Highlights

  • 599cc, 67mm x 42.5mm, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder
  • Forged aluminum pistons, 13.1:1 compression ratio
  • Titanium intake/exhaust valves
  • Air Induction System and Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I)
  • Twin-injector Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
  • Slipper clutch
  • Close-ratio 6-speed transmission
  • Magnesium head and case covers
  • EXUP valves contributing to excellent torque characteristics
  • Titanium exhaust silencer
  • Aluminum frame and swingarm

Genuine Accessories line up

Yamaha offer a range of new and existing performance and styling Genuine Accessories for the 2017 YZF-R6, enabling owners to make it their own. The full accessory line up will be available when the YZF-R6 arrives in Yamaha dealer showrooms. Following the new model's launch, customers will be able to use the My Garage app to build and view their ultimate virtual YZF-R6 using a tablet or smartphone.
Colours

  • Race Blu
  • Tech Black

Engine Type

liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves

Displacement CC

599.0

Bore X Stroke

67 mm x 42.5 mm

Compression Ratio

13.1 : 1

Max Power Output

87.1 kW (118.4 PS) at 14,500 RPM

Max Torque

61.7 Nm (6.3 kg-m) @ 10,500 RPM

Oil Capacity

3.4 L

Fuel Tank Capacity

17 L

Starter

Electric

Transmission Type

Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Dimensions LxWxH

2040 mm x 695 mm x 1150 mm

Wheelbase

1375 mm

Seat Height

850 mm

Ground Clearance

130 mm

Kerb Weight

190 kg

Tyre Size Front

120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless

Tyre Size Rear

180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) Tubeless

Brakes Type Front

Hydraulic dual disc, 320 mm

Brakes Type Rear

Hydraulic single disc, 220 mm

YZF-R6 8.9% Hire Purchase

 

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE

 
Cash Price £11,116.00
Deposit £1,592.25
Total Amount of Credit £9,523.75
Agreement Duration 48 Months
Purchase Fee* £10.00
48 Monthly Repayments of £235.00
Total Amount Payable £12,872.25
Interest Rate (Fixed) 8.52%
APR 8.9% APR

*Included in Final Repayment.

Terms & Conditions

Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. These finance offers are only available through Yamaha Finance, a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St. William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. This finance offer is a Hire Purchase. Finance is applicable only to officially imported Yamaha models supplied through Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., branch UK. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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YZF-R6 6.4% APR MiYamaha PCP

 

MIYAMAHA PERSONAL CONTRACT PURCHASE (PCP) EXAMPLE
 

Cash Price £11,116.00
Deposit £2,375.93
Total Amount of Credit £8,740.07
Purchase Fee* £10.00
Agreement Duration 37 Months
36 Monthly Repayments of £112.99
Final Repayment of £6,100.00
Total Amount Payable £12,543.57
APR 6.4% APR

Representative example based on 5000 miles. *Included in Final Repayment.

 

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Why MiYamaha PCP? 
The benefits of PCP are clear:
  • Ride the Yamaha of your choice
  • Affordable monthly repayments that are right for you
  • Trade in for a new Yamaha every two or three years††

How does it work?
  1. Choose your new bike (used bikes up to 3 years old also qualify)
  2. Establish your annual mileage – from 1000 to 24000 miles per year 
  3. Choose your repayment period, 2 or 3 years

How much will it cost?
  1. You provide a deposit
  2. Your dealer will advise you of the predicted value of the motorbike at the end of the agreement based on your proposed period and mileage. This is commonly known as the Guaranteed Future Value (GFV). We take the deposit and predicted value (GFV) and deduct them from the price of the motorcycle. You then pay regular monthly repayments on the remaining balance plus one final repayment. The final repayment is based on the predicted value (GFV) at the end of the agreement plus any credit facility fee and purchase fee payable. Interest is calculated on the total amount of credit (i.e. the cash price of the motorcycle less any deposit paid).
  3. You pay over the agreed term

At the end of the agreement you have 3 options:
  1. Pay the outstanding finance – you now own the bike
  2. Part exchange the bike for a new one ††
  3. Return the bike with nothing further to pay†††

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† With a PCP product a significant proportion of the total amount payable is payable at the end of the contract by one large final repayment, so your regular monthly repayments are low. †† Subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status. ††† If the motorcycle is in good condition and has not exceeded the allowed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. If the motorcycle has exceeded the allowed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply. Finance is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. These finance offers are only available on Yamaha Finance, a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH.

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