The Brand New Yamaha YZF R6 2016 Review.

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So last time, we talked about the ultimate beast (AKA Kawasaki H2) and discussed its features, performance, and its outstanding technology.


This time, we decided to take it easy and talk about the brand new Yamaha YFZ R6 (not that easy).


Actually, Yamaha motorcycles show no mercy when it comes to its superbikes. They pay attention to every single detail to the design of their machines, in order to provide their riders with unforgettable experiences. So we (the amazing Two Wheelers team) decided to dig deep into the Yamaha YZF R6 latest model and deliver you this informative review about it.

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Ain't she sexy?

Yamaha YZF R6 Overview.

- The Engine.
So here is a glimpse of what this 600cc motorcycle is loaded with; it is equipped with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) system which provides the rider with a nearly flawless control over the bike under any circumstances. The Yamaha YZf R6 2016 was the first motorcycle ever to be loaded with this technology.

In addition, the motorcycle has the Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake system (YCC-I) to vary the intake tract length. This will lead to a better cylinder filling and a broader powerband. Also, the motorcycle tycoon managed to improve the handling by implementing a back-torque-limiting slipper-type clutch which improves braking and downshifting (yes that’s a priceless feature) at high speeds.

The manufacturers improved the fuel injection system too; a high-volume fuel injection has been installed where two shower-type injectors are placed above each intake funnel to achieve optimum fuel atomization while riding at high RPM.

Now we all know how important the muffler is on a sports bike. That’s why the Yamaha YZF R6 is loaded with a compact titanium exhaust that affects the mass centralization positively and it contains Exhaust Ultimate Powe Valve system (EXUP) for a broad powerband. Not to mention, the presence of the O2 sensor too for emissions compliance.

More power is delivered by this 600cc machine through the Low Friction Cylinder Technology too due to the improved heat dissipation. The motorcycle is loaded with lightweight engine covers to improve the weight reduction feature. Last but not least, the Yamaha YZF R6 has a high output ignition system, thanks to its direct ignition coils, high-output magneto, and dual-electrode spark plugs.

- Chassis, Suspension & Brakes.

The motorcycle has a lightweight magnesium rear subframe which improves the weight distribution. It’s also loaded with the GP Deltabox aluminum frame that combines both strength and rigidity. Aluminum has also been used in the Swingarm for a better anti-squat effect and mid corner stability.

As for the suspension, the Yamaha R6 is totally customizable as it has four different modes; preload, high and low-speed compression as well as rebound damping. The front and rear suspensions are customized for street and track use. The motorcycle comes with a 41 mm fork that absorbs shocks while braking.

Moving on to the brake system, the Yamaha YZF R6 2016 is loaded with dual 310mm front disk brakes that use forged one-piece-radial mount calipers. It’s also equipped with a radial-pump front master cylinder for a safer and more convenient braking experience.

Now, are you ready for the most amazing customization upgrade? The motorcycle has a customizable chassis geometry. In other words, the removable rear shock spacer and the adjustable fork height, make it possible for the rider to adjust his ride according to his personal preference for a more comfortable riding experience.


Well, honestly speaking, there isn’t much when it comes to the technology part in the Yamaha YZF R6 which makes us feel a little bit disappointed. But, as you can see, we can totally look over this part due to the priceless features that were previously mentioned.




Yamaha YZF R6 Specifications.

Now enough with the chit-chat and let’s talk more about numbers. To make life easier, we made those tables by category to display each and every single detail that you may want to know about this astonishing machine.



  • Engine.


Engine Type599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 titanium valves
Bore x Stroke67.0mm x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio13.1:1
Fuel DeliveryYamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final DriveO-ring chain



  • Chassis, Suspension & Brakes.


Suspension / Front41mm inverted fork, 4-way adjustable; 4.5-in travel
Suspension / RearSingle shock, 4-way adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual 310mm hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear220mm hydraulic disc
Tires / Front120/70ZR17
Tirres / Rear180/55ZR17



  • Dimensions.


L x W x H80.3 in x 27.8 in x 43.1 in
Seat Height33.5 in
Wheelbase54.1 in
Rake (Caster Angle)24.0°
Trail3.8 in
Maximum Ground Clearance5.1 in
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal
Fuel Economy40 mpg
Wet Weight417 lb


Hopefully, this review provided you with insights about the new Yamaha YZF R6. For the record, this motorcycle has a legendary racetrack success record, as it has won AMA middleweight races than any other 600cc motorcycle. We guess that its achievements speaks for itself. Feel free to check the 2017 Yamaha YZF R1 reveiw (click here to check it) and the 2017 Yamaha YZF R6 one too (click here to check it) . The Two Wheelers team wish you joyful and safe rides!