YAMAHA YZF-R6 £10,999

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

FUEL 17 litres @ 43mpg = 160 mile range POWER 114.9bhp@14,500rpm tested stan­dard WEIGHT 190kg (dry) SEAT 850mm THE RIDER Adam Child, has 15 years road test­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on all kinds of bikes. HEIGHT 5ft 6in WEIGHT 75kg adam.child@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com I can hap­pily sit on the wall at the Creg and watch the world go by for hours. You’ll see ev­ery­thing at the TT, sports­bikes, ad­ven­ture bikes, dirt bikes and trikes which is why my lit­tle R6 seemed to be ig­nored by most race fans. I sat back and watch peo­ple walk past the new 2017 R6 with­out even tak­ing a sec­ond look. How­ever, as soon as they no­ticed it was a new R6 it at­tracted ad­mir­ers like seag­ulls on dropped chips. I think most peo­ple think it’s an R1 or an old R6. It was in­ter­est­ing to see on­looker’s re­ac­tions once they re­alised it was a new R6. Ev­ery­one loved the look of the new bike – I didn’t meet any­one who dis­liked it. I think the new Akrapovic pipe has helped. I like the un­der­stated look, the matt black fin­ish is lovely.

The R6 takes a well-earned break at the Creg

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