Published on November 18th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Yamaha YZF-R6, New Found Excitement
There is no secret that the Yamaha YZF-R6 is considered by many one of the most capable middleweight bikes from the streets and competes with success against models like the Honda CBR600 or Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. With the 2014 model year the YZF-R6 continues to keep its place among the best bikes in the 600cc class. Unfortunately there aren’t any major upgrades for the new model year, but this isn’t as bad as it sounds, as the bike has all it needs to remain on top of the food chain.
With features such as chip-controlled intake and throttle, dual fuel injectors per cylinder and the state of the art slipper clutch, the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 is ready to impress you with a unique riding experience. The motorcycle’s skeleton is represented by a Deltabox aluminum frame and a magnesium subframe that were carefully forged to offer a perfect compromise between lightness and rigidity.
To be able to offers top notch performances in terms of ride and handling, the motorcycle also needed a set of spot-tuned suspensions. Therefore, both the front and rear suspensions are 4-way adjustable with preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping. Power comes from Yamaha’s liquid-cooled, 599cc, inline 4-cylinder; DOHC engine with 16 titanium valves.
The R6 delivers all the precision and agility of a sportsbike and at the same time, it remains reasonably comfortable. Luckily, the brakes are fairly reliable and at high speeds the motorcycle remains relatively stable despite its light weight. The engine pulls decently at low rpms, but if you want strong bottom end power and impressive mid-range than you should look for another bike. After you’ll play around for a while you’ll find out that the R6’s engine responds best above 10,000rpm and once it’s unleashed you certainly be more than pleased.