Yamaha YZF-R6 2017

Since 10 years, Yamaha's R6 hasn't changed at all, except for a few updates and facelifts over the years. But now they have released a machine with a significant number of changes.

New Design

The LED-Headlight arrangement, the intake-design with MotoGP-similiarities, the Tail-section with the thin rear-Light. The first thing you may think is that it looks like the R1 . An she definitely resembles her older sister. The R6 has also integrated turn signals that make the bike even more aerodynamic. Yamaha says this new fairing design is the most aerodynamic ever for the R6 supersport, reducing its drag coefficient by 8% over the previous model. But there are not only visual similarities between these two supersport bikes.


The 2017 YZF-R6 features new Kayaba upside down forks that are also used on the YZF-R1. They have a large diameter with 43mm tubes compared to the 41mm used on the previous model. The rear shock is by Kayaba as well, and is also fully adjustable. Other chassis changes are the new aluminum fuel tank, which saves 1,81 kg, and a cast magnesium subframe, just like on the R1. The seat-design is also improved, but the seat-height is the same like on the previous R6, with the only difference that the new seat gains in Height, the nearer it comes to the tail.


The 600cc supersport bike also benefits from the brakes of the R1, fitted with a radial front brake system with dual 320mm discs, equipped with aluminium 4-pot opposed piston calipers to give amazing feel and stopping power.


She also got a few electronics from its sister, the advanced traction control, which is adjustable in 6 different levels, but also can be switched off, for those who want to ride old school. As a Yamaha accessory part, there will be a Quickshifter for Upshift only. We have a ride by wire system that allows you to chose between 3 different riding modes, they change the throttle response and engine map for more or less throttle aggressiveness.
To show all of those electronics, the R6 has improved instruments, which looks pretty much like the ones on the R1 MY 09-14, so there are digital instruments instead of a TFT-display.




Bore x stroke

67.0 mm x 42.5 mm

Compression ratio

13.1 : 1

Clutch type

Wet, Multiple Disc

Fuel system

Fuel Injection

Starter system




Fuel consumption

6.6 l/100km

CO2 emission

154 g/km


Chassis / Brakes /Suspension



Front suspension system

Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm

Front travel

120 mm

Caster angle



97 mm

Rear suspension system

Swingarm, (link suspension)

Rear travel

120 mm

Front brake

Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm

Rear brake

Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm

Front tyre

120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless

Rear tyre

180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) Tubeless



Overall length

2,040 mm

Overall width

695 mm

Overall height

1,150 mm

Seat height

850 mm

Wheel base

1,375 mm

Minimum ground clearance

130 mm

Curb Weight

190 kg

Fuel tank capacity

17 litres

Oil tank capacity

3.4 litres