Yamaha has been cited as going through a dry spell for a couple of years. But they have recently unveiled a brand new version of their line of YZF-R6 motorbike that looks like the biggest upgrade to their middleweight sports bike since what feels like forever. And as it so happens, people were so excited for this new development that images of the bike got leaked on the internet. And hours after that leak, Yamaha themselves released certified pictures and some specs of their new super sport bike. And it looks and sounds almost like its big brother, the YZF-R1. Even more exciting is that it looks almost like Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP racer.
The new Yamaha will cost you around $12,199 across the pond, which is roughly converted to £10,000. Considering that it is not expected to cost more than the current R6, the price remains pretty much the same. And we are guessing here because Yamaha still hasn’t actually said how much the new R6 will be in the UK after its release yet. The released prices are only for the American market.
Despite the similarity of price with the previous R6, the new Yamaha R6 looks pretty amazing and much baller compared to the old one. This is partly because the new one shares the same face as the larger 1,000cc one. That means that the new 2017 line is dominated by its large air intake and some mean looking LED headlights and running lights. Both bikes drew inspiration from Yamaha’s previous huge success M1 MotoGP racer, but this time it’s just bigger and better.
The Yamaha YZF-R6 is basically the smaller brother of the Yamaha YZF-R1, but it outperforms its sibling in most areas, in particular, one. According to Yamaha’s line-up, the 2017 R6 is the most aerodynamically efficient bike they’ve ever made. And its redesigned face, in addition to the new front cowl, features “a cross-layered design” with side ducts to help keep it dragged down.
The 2017 YZF-R6, one of the most advanced Yamaha bikes ever made, features a range of electronic systems to make your riding experience safer and faster. Although traction control used on the bike is usually seen on cars, Yamaha has used it on their bikes. That’s why their advanced six-stage traction control system sets it apart from other bikes in the same category and puts it way above its predecessors. Yamaha has also added a feature called the ABS braking for safer stopping and smoother brakes.
Yamaha, for the first time in a while has come under the limelight with its new super sport bike, unveiled just this week. But you and I, we are going to have to wait a while before we can buy one. The new bike is supposed to be available for order in April next year and Yamaha promises to satisfy its customers and hopefully make a comeback like they have never done before.