THANKS R6!

What Yamaha’s racy 600 gave us

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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.

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