Buyers Guide 2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 | Buyer's Guide

2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 | Buyer's Guide
2016 Yamaha YZF-R6

The Yamaha YZF-R6, which dominated the debut season of MotoAmerica, is 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 the 2016 Yamaha R6 is outstanding on both the street and track.

High-quality 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.

2016 Yamaha R6 Specs:

  • Engine: 599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 titanium valves
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm
  • Compression ratio: 13.1:1
  • Fuel delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
  • Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
  • Final drive: O-ring chain
  • Front suspension: 41mm inverted forks, 4-way adjustable; 4.5 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Single shock, 4-way adjustable; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Front brakes: Dual 310mm hydraulic discs
  • Rear brake: 220mm hydraulic disc
  • Front tire: 120/70ZR17
  • Rear tire: 180/55ZR17
  • L x W x H: 80.3 x 27.8 x 43.1 inches
  • Seat height: 33.5 inches
  • Wheelbase: 54.1 inches
  • Rake: 24.0°
  • Trail: 3.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.1 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 40 mpg
  • Wet weight: 417 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 Colors:

  • 60th Anniversary Yellow
  • Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver
  • Matte Gray

2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 Price:

  • MSRP: $10,990 (gray); $11,190 (blue); $11,490 (yellow)

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Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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