Want to make it hardcore?
Yamaha have identified a significant group of hardcore customers who want a 600 machine for the track or very occasional road use.
To meet their needs Yamaha have produced ‘race only’ parts for the new 2017 R6 which include a titanium Akrapovic exhaust, electronics borrowed from World Supersport, an up as well as down quickshifter, plus revised fuelling and race bodywork. The lighter bodywork and exhaust reduces weight by around 10kg, and the power is increased by 10bhp to an estimated 125bhp. The ‘race only’ R6 highlights what Yamaha could achieve without Euro4. Prices are still being confirmed.