2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 will debut on 4th October in Cologne, Germany
Yamaha has teased the all new 2017 YZF-R6 right ahead of its probable debut at the upcoming 2016 INTERMOT motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany. The bike is supposed to make debut on 4th October at the international motorcycle event, as the teaser video suggests. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has released the video on its website and social media channels, teasing the upcoming model.
The 600cc engine powered sportsbike Yamaha R6 has been in business quite long time. Though the video doesn’t reveal much except the new bike’s exhaust note and the fact that, it is from R-World. But speculation is that, the upcoming bike is none but the all new YZF-R6. Also fueling the speculation is, Valentino Rosi’s post on social media, where he wrote about shooting on board with GoPro on Yamaha R6.
The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 could sport a sharper design compared to the outgoing model. The new bike will come drawing design cues from its bigger sibling, the all new YZF-R1; with distinctiveness of course. The bike could get a bit of tweak in its chassis, which will ensure better handling, while the Deltabox frame will continue. Expect the model to come sporting some electronic aids, which will give the rider more fun and control over the bike.
The new Yamaha R6 to come lightweight compared to the outgoing model, which will deliver improved power-to-weight ratio. The outgoing YZF-R6 comes powered by a 599cc in-line, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which churns out 122BHP of peak power at 14,500RPM and 65.7NM of peak torque at 10,500RPM. Expect the upcoming model’s engine to get revised and produce more power and torque.
On the suspension front the bike is expected to get Ohlins suspension, and the Brembo brakes will do the braking duty. Post launch in 1998, Yamaha updated the R6 in 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2008. In 2011, the Yamaha YZF-R6 won the Supersport World Championship season.