2011 Yamaha Motorcycle
We had only one serious complaint about the Yamaha FZ6 that the new FZ6R has replaced – the motor lacked bottom end power, making it difficult to ride the FZ6 at anything but a white-knuckle pace.
The FZ6R fixed that problem, giving the bike a boost on the bottom end and a smooth powerband that is extremely forgiving.
You can still ride the FZ6R hard and have a rewarding experience, but this in-line four can now do so much more. It can be a great commuter or local sport-tourer, and returning riders will love it.
2011 Yamaha FZ6 R Quick Stats
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
- BORE x STROKE: 65.5mm x 44.5mm
- COMP. RATIO: 12.2:1
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 56.7 inches
- RAKE: 26 degrees
- WET WEIGHT: 470 pounds
- PRICE: $7490
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