YAMAHA YZF-R6

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

My R6 is now prov­ing far eas­ier to live with than I first imag­ined. First im­pres­sions weren’t favourable, with harsh sus­pen­sion. How­ever, since K-tech have waved their magic wand over it, it’s been trans­formed. The plush sus­pen­sion has soft­ened the ride – I’d now even con­sider tak­ing on some light tour­ing. At fast mo­tor­way speeds. the ana­logue rev counter is hov­er­ing around 8500rpm, which sounds painful but isn’t. Peak power isn’t un­til 14,500rpm and the red­line is 16,500rpm. Even at these high revs it’s av­er­ag­ing close to 50mpg and nearly 130 miles be­fore the fuel light. The stan­dard screen is just about tall enough and the er­gonomics are fine at mo­tor­way speeds, too.

Ride is much more of a plea­sure now

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