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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