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2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 Modified Comparison Photo Gallery

Shape handling has always been the key to Yamaha's success with the YZF-R6, but it has lacked motor at times. Can the modified Stage 1 version from Graves Motorsports change that? Read the full story in our 2010 Modified Supersport Shootout.

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The modified 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 made of the bigger horsepower jumps compared to stock, Graves being able to extract 110.63 hp and 45.24 lb-ft or torque from the Tuning Fork machine.
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2010 Modified Supersport Shootout contenders ready for a shot at the title in this multi-round bout.
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Yamaha tech Mike Ulrich puts the final touches on Stage 1 of the YZF-R6.
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Graves Motorsports' full-titanium and carbon exhaust now graces our 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6.
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Sorensen hard on the gas exiting the final corner at Streets of Willow. One needs to keep the Yamaha’s rpm up in the rev range to make competitive power.
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What did he do in Superpole? The techs converge on Chuckie to compare their times to the bike's on-board lap timer.
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Hensley found the high-revving R6 aided his riding by forcing him to keep the bike up the in rpms where all 600s really should be ridden to go fast.
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Dynojet's Power Commander 5 and Auto Tune along with the Yamaha kit ECU were used to map the R6's fuel injection.
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Ex-250cc GP ace Sorensen didn't mind a little mid-corner instability from the Yamaha. He's used to it.
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Atlas puts the Yamaha to the test in Superpole at Big Willow.
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Says Sorensen: “The Yamaha clearly has the quickest turn-in. It’s the easiest bike to transition left to right, and while this may give up a bit in stability, it’s worth it."
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An abrupt on/off throttle power delivery early in the test from the Yamaha YZF-R6 made being precise difficult. However the boys in blue were able to almost completely remedy the issue on Day 2 at Streets.
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Knife-edged handling describes the Yamaha YZF-R6 very well. Get it right and it's tough to beat.
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Atlas struggled slightly with corner-exit acceleration in Superpole on the Yamaha R6, which in this tightly-knit group was enough to hold it to the back of the pack.
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He didn't struggle, however, with the Yamaha when it came to fast directional changes.
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 takes on its Japanese rivals in our Modified Supersport Shootout Stage 1.
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Graves Motorsports-built 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 hits the track.
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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And the Superpole time is: 1:20.28 at Streets and 1:28.08 at Big Willow.
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2
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2010 Yamaha R6 Modified Stage 2