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2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 Shootout Photo Gallery
2009 Yamaha YZF-R6
While Yamaha only did a few minor changes for this year – customary BNG plus a re-tuning of the engine for slightly more mid-range – it’s hard to argue that they really needed to change it much. Check out the full story in our
2009 Supersport Shootout
Razor-sharp - that's the R6 in a nutshell
GP-style exhaust centralizes mass. Didn't Buell do that 10 years ago?
The harder you push the R6 the more at home it is. Waheed says this is like sitting on the couch and watching a movie it's so easy
While still good, unaggressive pad compound held back the R6 brakes
Yamaha started the fully-adjustable-suspension trend. Thank you, Yamaha!
Yamaha's YZF-R6 may not have posted the biggest dyno numbers, but in the 'real-world' it's one of the fastest of the group
2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 - 2009 Supersport Shootout
'It's a racebike with headlights!' - Waheed
Atlas threw down on the Yamaha, putting it in the Number 2 spot in the Superpole session with a 1:20.34, only a tenth of a second off the top spot
Stability on the brakes wasn't one of the Yamaha's stongest points
But there was no shortage of acceleration
When it came to the racetrack, the duel for top honors was close. These were the two leading contenders
2009 Yamaha R6 - Wallpaper
Some equated the R6 to a Doctor's scalpel. But honestly, who here really knows what a scalpel feels like?
Either way, getting in a battle with the Yamaha at the racetrack isn't always the smartest idea. That is, unless you like losing...
The new Red/White color scheme was a hit. It's like the '98 R1 was reborn in smaller (and better) from...
Hang on and take a ride with Atlas on the R6!
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