2012 Yamaha R6 | Quick Look

2012 Yamaha Motorcycle

While it has not been updated for 2012, the Yamaha YZF-R6 remains a formidable mid-size high-performance sport bike.

Utilizing fly-by-wire technology and performance enhancements like the Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake that varies intake tract length and a slipper-type clutch, the R6 is outstanding on both the street and track.

High-end suspension is four-way adjustable (spring preload, high- and low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping) at both ends, and a removable shock spacer and adjustable fork ride height allows personalization of the R6’s handling.

This year, there will be a limited edition version withWorld GP 50th Anniversary graphics, as well as the wild graphics shown.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
  • WHEELBASE: 54.1 inches
  • BORE x STROKE: 67mm x 42.5mm
  • RAKE: 24 degrees
  • COMP. RATIO: 13.1:1
  • WET WEIGHT: 417 pounds
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • PRICE: $10,890

For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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