2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 Official Pics [Photo Gallery]
Yamaha retains the full aggressive nature of the YZF-R6, carrying on the racing heritage: chip-controlled intake and throttle, dual fuel injectors per cylinder and the convenient slipper clutch for safer downshifting without rear wheel hopping on the asphalt.
A GP-style titanium muffler and magnesium engine covers have been used to shave off some weight, as well as a magnesium rear subframe. With the extremities of the new R6 on the light side, mass is centralized for increased stability and handling.
Both the front and rear suspensions are 4-way adjustable: preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping. This provides endless setup possibilities, and together with the removable rear shock space and adjustable fork ride height, they can quickly adapt the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 to almost any rider.
Multiple other tweaks and engineering ideas were sourced from the GP program and implemented to a street level to offer even better performance to the new R6.
The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 will become available worldwide in September-October for $10,990 (€8,270, Matte Gray) and $11,190 (€8,420, Team Yamaha Blue/White or Rapid Red/Pearl White).
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