After the very successful launch of 2015 YZF-R1, Yamaha has now redesigned the YZF-R6! This is some great news for 2017, especially thanks to the new features. Some of the features that I personally love are the fact that the bike is relatively lighter in weight, it has great traction control and it has an amazing design structure. However, nothing much has changed in terms of the engine. This is probably because the earlier engine was quite good as it is.
The most important change for the 2017 version is definitely the overall look and design. The bike seems to be inspired by the R1. In fact, the aerodynamics is definitely much better in this new version. The racetracks are going to be seeing many more of this bike.
The LED turn signals are now incorporated in such a way that it is much easier to strip the bike for track days. The bike’s frame is much narrower and lighter than the earlier model. The seat is redesigned to allow bikers to easily move across the bike while the tail matches the hollowed-out look of the R1 superbike.
The bike also has a six-level traction control and the QSS (Quick Shift System), which allows for full-throttle and clutchless up-shifts. Another major change is the new front suspension setup. The braking performance of this bike is expected to be superb especially thanks to the ABS adjustability. The sub-frame of the bike is magnesium now, which helps reduce the overall weight. The total weight of the 2017 YZF-R6 is 419 pounds, which is still a little heavier than its earlier version. The bike will be available in Team Yamaha Blue, Intensity White or Matte Silver, and Matte Raven Black. The price is set for $12,199 at the moment and will be available toward the beginning of March.
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