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2017 Yamaha YZF R6 unveiled at American International Motorcycle Expo

Snapshot: The Japanese automaker has promised that the new-generation R6 has gone through several updates like a 6-level traction control system, a D-Mode system with 3 riding modes, Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle’ ride-by-wire system. For security, it has an updated ABS system as well. Suspension duties are handled by KYB Piggyback shocks which can be adjusted.

Yamaha has finally unveiled the brand new R6 after a series of teasing. The YZF-R6 is a middleweight supersport motorcycle and is very popular in the entire world. It has also won the title of World SuperSport champion four times with different teams.

 For nine long years Yamaha has maintained its silence on the R6 revealing just bits and pieces about it, until finally at the American International Motorcycle Expo, which took place in Florida, the updated YZF-R6 was launched.

The Japanese automaker has promised that the new-generation R6 has gone through several updates like a 6-level traction control system, a D-Mode system with 3 riding modes, Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle’ ride-by-wire system. For security, it has an updated ABS system as well. Suspension duties are handled by KYB Piggyback shocks which can be adjusted.

Also, it comes with a larger 320mm front disc brakes mated to radical-mount four-piston calipers along with a Nissin radial-mount master cylinder that provides amazing braking power. It will have valves made of titanium head and a titanium exhaust.

The YZF-R6’s front fairing is in sync with Yamaha’s R-DNA design. LED lamps are placed in its headlamps and indicators. It has a magnesium made rear sub-frame which makes it even lighter in weight. Other features include integrated turn signals, aluminium fuel tank and the tail section has been inspired from the R1.

The R6 comes with a 599 cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine and is expected to churn out 124BHP with a torque of around 100Nm mark which will be further increased in the in rev range. It will have valves made of titanium head and a titanium exhaust.

There seems to be no news of the YRF-R6 making its way to India, or its pricing. So all we can do is wait.

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