Yamaha R6 Review
Yamaha R6 is one of the sports beauties on wheels that are unwrapped from the fleet of Yamaha motors in Indonesia. Being admired by many and loved by motor sport enthusiasts, it made its way to the Indonesian market in late 2013 as the seventh generation of the iconic model. The first generation was launched way back, in 1999.
The brand has blessed this sports bike with an aerodynamic and sharp design that appears to be a head-turner look for the people passing by. The groovy curves and sporty appeal are hard to ignore. It is bestowed with industry’s top-notch technologies and a powerful 599cc engine, which keeps this machine a step high than the others in the market.
Yamaha R6 can be regarded as the matchless combination of technology, style and performance. Designed with perfection, the company has worked on its comfort and dynamics providing an enchanted riding experience. It certainly holds the market by offering a fierce competition to its supreme rivals in the market.
Yamaha R6 is blessed with an aerodynamic look and a sharp design that is surely a head-turner unit manufactured by the world’s leading brand. It looks quite huge and wide from the first look, but the brand has managed to cut down its overall weight. It is developed on a Deltabox aluminium frame combined with magnesium subframe, and the swingarm is also quite light.
When it comes to comfort, power, agility and acceleration, this sporty motorcycle is undoubtedly one of the best in the segment. The overall dimensions come out to be 2040mm x 705mm x 1095mm (L x W x H). It sports a minimum ground clearance of 130mm and a wheelbase of 1375 ensuring the motorcycle is stable at all times.
It is offered with three color options- Matt Gray, Race Blue and Competition White.
Engine, Economy & Performance
Yamaha R6 underpins a powerful DOHC, forward-inclined four-cylinder liquid cooled 599cc engine capable of banging out a maximum power output of 123.7 PS at 14500 rpm alongside a peak torque of 65.7 Nm. A six-speed constant mesh transmission system is on offer for the motor racing lovers.
It comes with an electronic fuel injection technology and is paired with an electric starter mechanism. It is bestowed with exclusive technologies, including YCC-I, YCC-T (chip controlled throttle), and a race developed slipper clutch, which are responsible for regulating the effectiveness of gas intake channel with the help of sensors. This results in delivering a terrific performance and power to the vehicle.
On its performance numbers, it can attain a top speed of 238 Km/h and comes with a 17 fuel tank capacity, which suits any motor racing enthusiasts on this planet.
Yamaha R6 offers a cruising ride experience whenever a motorist hits its start button. Presented with aerodynamic looks and razor-sharp curves, it grants a smooth ride with enahnced precision and sharp handling. It can slide through the surface with ease on high speeds as well.
Despite of the aggressive appeal and big built-up, its handling and control remains intact ensuring the bike glides effortlessly. The front tyre measures 120/70 ZR17M/C, while the rear tyre gets a bigger size of 180/55 ZR17M/C.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The company has adorned the bike with disc brakes, which keeps this super bike intact and in control in every condition. It is equipped with hydraulic dual discs at the front-end, while the rear-end gets a hydraulic single disc brake ensuring the rider keeps the bike in control at high speeds too.
The only concern about this bike is that it comes without ABS and traction control leaving the driver in the corridor of uncertainty.
With the razor-sharp looks, power packed engine and the riding comfort, it comes out to be one of best bikes in the current market scenario. It certainly holds a good position in the super bike segment against its tough and well-established rivals especially its prime competitors Kawasaki in Indonesia.