Is the Yamaha YZF-R6 a good bike?

Is the Yamaha YZF-R6 a good bike?

The R6 is not the best choice for beginner motorcycle riders. With a powerful engine, uncomfortable ergonomics, and a high price, the Yamaha R6 is a high-performance racer bike that can be a lot to handle for most inexperienced riders. For new riders, I recommend the smaller R3 as a safer option.

How fast does a Yamaha YZF-R6 go?

The Yamaha R6 top speed is 161.3 mph, and the Yamaha R7 records a top speed of 139 mph.

What engine does the Yamaha R6 have?


1999-2000 2017-2020
Engine DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, inline four-cylinder
Displacement 599.8 cc (36.60 cu in) 599 cc (36.6 cu in)
Bore × stroke 65.5 mm × 44.5 mm (2.58 in × 1.75 in) 67.0 mm × 42.5 mm (2.64 in × 1.67 in)
Compression ratio 12.4:1 13.1:1

Is Yamaha R6 a 2 stroke?

There hasn’t been a two-stroke street bike available since the 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma and the 1986 Yamaha RZ500. BRC is in the process of designing a twin-cylinder 140+ horsepower two-stroke engine kit for 2006 and newerYamaha R6 motorcycles.

What size engine is an R6?

ENGINE. The R6 is powered by a compact and lightweight 599cc DOHC liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine featuring the latest manufacturing technology. Sixteen titanium valves, a high 13.1:1 compression ratio and lightweight forged pistons allow for smooth, high-revving power.

Is Yamaha R6 expensive to maintain?

Based on a number of estimates, we would say that yes a Yamaha R6 is an expensive bike to maintain.

Why is the Yamaha R6 so famous?

The Yamaha YZF-R6 is a legendary sport bike that has been immensely popular since its debut in 1999. With its aggressive look and aerodynamic features, the R6 bears all the characteristics of Yamaha’s thoroughbred R-Series.

How much does a R6 cost?


Suggested List Price Average Retail
Base Price $12,199 $12,775
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Total Price $12,199 $12,775

How long does a Yamaha R6 last?

The Yamaha R6 is a top-of-the-range sports bike designed to last approximately 100,000 miles under normal conditions and can last for around 10-15 years on the road before it starts to break down. However, this long-lasting relationship with your R6 is only possible with proper maintenance and regular service.

Why is the Yamaha R6 famous?

The Yamaha R6 was the first 600cc production super-sport that made over 100hp (75kW) in stock form. This is a huge amount of power for any motorcycle, but particularly so for one as light (for its time) as the original R6, which weighed under 197 kg (370 lb).

  • October 4, 2022