2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
Eight years ago Yamaha’s ground breaking YZF-R6 smashed traditional middleweight class rules. Its light, nimble chassis paired with a compact yet powerful, high-revving powerplant wrapped in sharp, aesthetically pleasing bodywork raised the bar and simultaneously transformed what riders have now come to expect from a 600cc Supersport bike.
We sample Yamaha's latest 600 supersport track weapon, the 2008 YZF-R6, at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.
|Engine Type||Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||67 x 42.5mm|
|Rake Trail||24°/ 3.8 in.|
|Seat Height||33.5 in.|
|Front Suspension||41 mm inverted fork; 4-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock; 4-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel|
|Front Brake||Dual 310 mm floating discs with radial mount 4-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||220 mm disc with single piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||4.6 gal.|
|Dry Weight||366 lbs.|
Dane Westby's 2014 Yamaha YZF-R6 was on display at the Broaster Chicken booth during the 2015 M-PACT trade show in Indianapolis.