The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 is a new arrival in the super-sport industry from Japan. Yamaha global releases the bike at the American International Motorcycle Expo to put an end to the long reigning popularity of the Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-6R. The Yamaha YZF-R6 has taken over from lower grade YZF-R1 comes with high-end electronics, suspension and a lot of updates to become the darling super-sport motorcycle in the MotoAmerica (AAM) history.
The details of the Yamaha YZF-R6 are out for everyone and presented here as ten fast facts to provide fans and admirers of the motorcycle world a quick overview. Stay tuned for an in-depth review of the bike.
1. Traction control:
The updated electronic control systems of the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 has a Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) that keep loading of fuel in check besides the traction control the first to feature in a Japanese supersport. The Traction control System of the YZF-R6 host six riding modes that are optional to use.
2. D-Mode also called the Selectable Drive Mode:
The Supersport features a three-channel rider style system; A, B and a standard mode known as the D-modes.
3. KYB Suspension that is upgraded:
as opposed to YZF-R1 that has the 43 mm KYB inverted forks, the kin motorbike R6 class has a new and adjustable shock at its rear suspension system.
4. ABS Upgraded Brakes:
The new arrival Supersport features a larger 320 mm front brake discs compared to the 310 brake disc in its previous counterparts. YZF-R6‘s front fork is similar to the R1‘s KYB front brake system with standard ABS as well. Confirmation will establish its likely switch-ability.
5. New Gauge Layout:
To sophisticate the 2017 YZF-R6 is fitted with new instrumentation and a unique layout. The clock has a combination of a digital LCD and an analog data. It also features a fuel economy, a programmable shift light; a mile reverse function dual trip meter and the indicators for the newly included devices aiding the rider; the D-Mode and the TCS.
6. Styling based on the new R1:
The bodywork of the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R9 takes after the R1 styling for increased styling and aerodynamics. The light system has same plan with standard LED lighting and the R1 tail and the mirror integrated front turn signals.
7. Fuel Tank From Aluminum:
Aluminum is light in weight, and its use as a fuel tank instead of the previous generation’s steal material sheds off 25 pounds off the wet weight of 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 from its 419 pounds. The tank makes super sport machine lighter.
8. Magnesium Rear Sub frame and a new seat:
The 20 mm redesigned seat narrower at the front and the introduction of the newly introduced magnesium subframe provide a shaved weight through mass concentration.
9. Quick Shif Available:
The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 is fitted with a rapid shift system accessory for upshift without a clutch. 10. More color options and an increased price: The price of the 2017 YZF-R6 expected in March is higher than 2016 with an increase of $1200 but comes in a variety of colors; three to be specific. The R6 class will come in matte black, intensity white/matte silver and Team Yamaha Blue.
The 2017 Yamaha super sport machine might get out of the showroom with a deeper dig of the pocket, but the value of comfort and super experience of the motorbike is incomparable. The material used and the choice of technology applied makes it a hot cake when its is physically in the market.