Yamaha - Motorcycles - YZF-R6


2018 Motorcycles

Refined. Redesigned. Remarkable.

The YZF-R6 is a legend on the street – and with 3 Supersport World titles in recent years it’s also a proven winner on the race track. One ride on this MotoGP-bred racer and you enter the exciting world of Yamaha. R WORLD!

Featuring low-drag bodywork and an aggressive look that bears all the characteristics of Yamaha’s thoroughbred R-series DNA, the new YZF-R6 has arrived.

And to give you the ability push even harder, the new YZF-R6 comes with a 6-mode Traction Control System, as well as a Quick Shifter System (QSS) and ABS.


•  YZF-R6 with next generation R-series design
•  Aggressive face with dual LED position lights
•  Aerodynamically efficient front cowl and screen
•  6-position switchable TCS
•  Quick Shift System for clutchless upshifts
•  YCC-T, YCC-I, ABS and D-Mode
•  YZF-R1 type 43mm front forks
•  Dual 320mm front discs with radial calipers
•  Enhanced riding position for increased control
•  Slimline CF die cast magnesium rear subframe
•  Lightweight 17-litre aluminium fuel tank
•  599cc inline 4-cylinder 4-valve DOHC engine


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Next generation R-Series design

Developed using next generation R-series design, YZF-R6 features an aggressive face featuring hidden recessed headlights and dual LED position lights that give a radical look. With its sharp bodywork and flowing horizontal lines, this 600 supersport has pure race bred R-series DNA running through its veins.

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Increased aerodynamic efficiency

We’ve taken the bike that’s won three World Supersport titles in recent years, and made it even more efficient by reducing drag. Developed from the proven YZF-R1 design, the dynamic looking front cowl and redesigned screen underline the strong R-series DNA and contribute towards an 8% increase in aerodynamic efficiency.

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High tech electronic control systems

Featuring a wide range of high-tech electronic systems, the YZF-R6 is the most sophisticated 600 supersport bike we’ve ever created. Equipped with a 6-position Traction Control System (TCS) as well as a Quick Shifter System (QSS) for clutchless upshifting, and D-Mode adjustable engine power, the YZF-R6 gives you ultimate control.

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YZF-R1 type front forks

From the day that we launched the first R6, this extreme supersport has continued to set the standards for handling agility and lightweight controllability. To ensure that the R6 continues to lead the field we've fitted fully adjustable YZF-R1 type 43mm forks with R6 specific settings that deliver excellent handling performance on the street or track.

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Enhanced riding position

Your body position - and the ability to shift weight quickly and easily - is one of the most influential factors in achieving ultimate handling performance. The seat, subframe and fuel tank are designed to create an enhanced riding position that enables you to move freely about the bike when braking, accelerating or cornering.

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Magnesium subframe

Manufactured from CF die cast magnesium, the rear subframe contributes towards the bike’s light weight - and is 20mm narrower at its front end to accommodate a slimmer seat. By allowing you to mould your body more closely to the chassis, this design improves controllability and contributes towards the improved aerodynamics.

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YZF-R1 specification front brakes

To match the bike’s 43mm front forks we’ve fitted dual 320mm discs that are gripped by radial mount 4-pot opposed piston calipers. Built to the same specification as the system on the YZF-R1, this advanced class leading design gives outstanding stopping power – while the ABS gives you improved control in all conditions.

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New lightweight aluminium fuel tank

The R6 is fitted with a lightweight aluminium fuel tank that has been sculpted to give you greater freedom to shift your bodyweight and achieve the best riding position. Featuring deep knee recesses that allow you to tuck in tightly, this beautifully finished handcrafted 17-litre fuel tank highlights the motorcycle's premium specification.

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Free revving high performance engine

With its addictive high-pitched scream and instant throttle response, the 599cc inline 4-cylinder 4-valve DOHC engine makes the YZF-R6 one of the most adrenaline charged rides you’ll ever experience. With its advanced chip controlled throttle and adjustable intake, this high-tech engine delivers optimum performance.

Technical specifications


Engine type
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
67.0 mm x 42.5 mm
Compression ratio
13.1 : 1
Maximum power
87.1 kW (118.4PS) @ 14,500 rpm
Limited power version
Maximum Torque
61.7 Nm (6.3 kg-m) @ 10,500 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission
Fuel consumption
6.6 l/100km
CO2 emission
154 g/km


Aluminium Deltabox
Front travel
120 mm
Caster Angle
97 mm
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks, Ø 43 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
1,375 mm
Minimum ground clearance
130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
190 kg
Fuel tank capacity
17 litres
Oil tank capacity
3.4 litres