2008 Yamaha YZF-R6

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6
MSRP $9,599

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.


2008 Yamaha R6 First Ride

2008 Yamaha R6 First Ride

We sample Yamaha's latest 600 supersport track weapon, the 2008 YZF-R6, at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.

Specifications
Year2008
ManufacturerYamaha
ModelYZF-R6
Engine TypeInline four-cylinder 4-stroke DOHC
Engine Displacement599cc
Bore Stroke67 x 42.5mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio13.1:1
Fuel SystemEFI
IgnitionTCI
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionSix-speed
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail24°/ 3.8 in.
Seat Height33.5 in.
Wheelbase54.3 in.
Front Suspension41 mm inverted fork; 4-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rear SuspensionSingle shock; 4-way adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Front BrakeDual 310 mm floating discs with radial mount 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake220 mm disc with single piston caliper
Front Tire120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire180/55ZR-17
Fuel Capacity4.6 gal.
Dry Weight366 lbs.
MSRP$9,599

2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 Street Comparison

2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 Street Comparison

The 2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 takes on its Supersport rivals on the street in MotoUSA's Supersport Street Comparison.

2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport Comparison

2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport Comparison

Yamaha’s racy YZF-R6 chases another win in the tenth edition of our Supersport Shootout.

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