Published on September 19th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
Yamaha YZF-R6 2014 Model Details
The R6 is definitely one of the three best-loved middleweight supersport motorcycle, alongside the CBR600 and ZX-6R machines, and we’re happy to bring you official pictures of Yamaha’s 2014 model year. Yamaha retains the full aggressive nature of the YZF-R6, carrying on the racing heritage: chip-controlled intake and throttle, dual fuel injectors per cylinder and the convenient slipper clutch for safer downshifting without rear wheel hopping on the asphalt.
A GP-style titanium muffler and magnesium engine covers have been used to shave off some weight, as well as a magnesium rear subframe. With the extremities of the new R6 on the light side, mass is centralized for increased stability and handling. Both the front and rear suspensions are 4-way adjustable: preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping. This provides endless setup possibilities, and together with the removable rear shock space and adjustable fork ride height, they can quickly adapt the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 to almost any rider.
Multiple other tweaks and engineering ideas were sourced from the GP program and implemented to a street level to offer even better performance to the new R6. Compact, lightweight, it comes with a 67mm x 42.5mm, 599cc DOHC 16-valve engine that has liquid-cooled titanium-valved four-cylinders with a compression ratio of 13.1:1 for great response. Domed pistons with valve cut-outs produce a compact combustion chamber. Fuel injection mapping for the YCC-T—Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle dual-injector system complements the high compression ratio for great throttle response and reduced engine braking. The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 will become available worldwide in October this year.