What Yamaha’s racy 600 gave us
SUPERBIKE SPEC ON A 600
With 120bhp the original R6 was the first production four-stroke bike to hit 200bhp per litre and the first 600 to have true superbike spec components.
AN ALL-NEW CLASS
By raising the performance bar, supersports finally lived up to the name. The CBR600RR, ZX-6R-B1 and others followed.
CAL’S BIG STEP UP
Britain’s greatest GP hope in a generation owes a great deal to the R6, first via the R6 Cup, then the 2009 WSS Supersport title.
WHIT'S LAST HURRAH
In a thrilling season Whit’s racing swansong aboard the Belgarda R6 almost nabbed him the 2000 WSS crown.