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2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 First Look

Tuesday, September 8, 2009
2010 Yamaha YZF-R6
2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 gets the BNG (Bold New Graphics) treatment as well as a few other minor changes.
In response to the Yamaha YZF-R6’s loss in power for 2009 due to changing emissions regulations, the boys in blue have tuned the 2010 model to try and get that power back. To achieve this, Yamaha “optimized the intake funnels and airbox”, while the diameter of the exhaust pipe is changed and the muffler is 100mm longer. Mated to this is a revised ECU. All is said to give improved performance in the low- to mid-range while maintaining its current high rpm performance.

This is capped with the customary BNG (Bold New Graphics) treatment, as the R6 is now available in an all-new Pearl White scheme as well as updated Team Yamaha Blue/White and a slightly changed Raven Black scheme. Retail price is $10,490 for all colors and it will be available in dealers come January.

Courtesy of Yamaha…

Light, powerful and bristling with knowledge gained from years of racing, the YZF-R6 is the most advanced production 600cc motorcycle Yamaha – or anybody else – has ever built. The 2009 AMA Daytona 200 Champion and this year’s best selling supersport, it is no surprise that the YZF-R6 is back for 2010, ready to tackle the track and the street.
2010 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yamaha took on performance in with the 2010 R6 by increasing the diameter of the exhaust pipe and making it 100mm longer. Mated to this is a revised ECU. All is said to give improved performance in the low- to mid-range while maintaining its current high rpm performance.

Yamaha’s MotoGP technology made its way to the YZF-R6, including YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), an advanced fly-by-wire throttle system that translates wrist commands into seamless, smooth power delivery. New for 2010, the R6 gets a remapped Engine Control Unit and a new 100 mm longer muffler for increased performance. YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake) is a variable intake-length system that broadens the powerband and reinforces the R6’s amazing high-rev hit. The R6’s ramp-type slipper clutch greatly reduces engine braking for smoother high-speed corner entries.

In the YZF-R6s chassis department, you’ll find a magnesium sub frame, titanium exhaust, and Controlled-Fill die-cast aluminum chassis parts. All this adds up to a bike that snaps into corners, clings to inside lines, and shoots itself down the next straight.

The 2010 YZF-R6 will be available in dealerships nationwide beginning January 2010 with a starting MSRP of $10,490. The YZF-R6 will be available in Raven, Pearl White and Team Yamaha Blue/White.

Full information on all Yamaha models can be found at www.yamaha-motor.com
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Awesomo -eewww  April 27, 2010 05:36 AM
That bike is ugly and the exhaust is an eyesore
ansau -yamaha yzf r6 2010  April 12, 2010 08:59 PM
wow: beautiful bike of the world
FIREBLADE -SAME OLD DONKEY  January 24, 2010 09:03 AM
g -r6  October 11, 2009 09:12 PM
its great! i like the bike as it is, nothing i would like to change other then what they have already worked on (low rpm)
D3monRider -TEch  September 28, 2009 10:48 AM
Looks doesnt matter svrider....the technology is the most important factor...
D3monRider -Doesnt Really Matter  September 28, 2009 09:54 AM
First of all the 06/07 and the 08/09/10 are totally different in looks..slight cosmetic changes in the 08-10 models...on top of that the r6 styling is the most advanced looking ones around compared to the other rivals....dont see any reason to y it should change,,,
well -usually  September 17, 2009 08:24 AM
People who are gonna buy a new bike do it because they can afford it and they want that satisfaction of knowting that they are gonna be the 1st and a lot of times the only ones to ride the machine. Same model is great for those who cant afford the new bikes but would still like to get something that doesnt look ridicolously outdated, it is also good for those who have bought previous year models because these bikes also dont look outdated. It helps with the resale value for used bikes ,since the old ones look pretty much like the new ones this helps those who bought one and are now looking to sell and upgrade in getting a little more greenback for their 1st investment.
From a manufactoring stand point, everytime a company changes their production model, they have to make all new parts and assambly components and change a whole lot of technical stuff, which ultimately we, the consumers have to pay for during the purchase.

svrider -change  September 16, 2009 07:42 AM
If they didn't change the bike every few years...why would i buy a brand new one when i can buy a 2-3yr old one with low miles
j-ride -wt....?  September 14, 2009 12:46 PM
Bike looks awsome. Who cares about changing every 2-years... keep what works... and obviously it does
WELL.. -if something works...  September 10, 2009 11:03 AM
and it works great then why change it, unchanged or not its still the best loking 600 out there
and -before  September 9, 2009 01:42 PM
and prior to 03, zx-6r was a completely different model, not a race rep.
huh? -not sure...  September 9, 2009 01:39 PM
not sure what you're referring to... Kawi had first zx-6r in 03, then changed in 05, then changed in 07, then changed in 09. even if the engines weren't significantly changed every 2 years, the body work and handling of the bikes were changed.
chuckb -r6  September 8, 2009 06:54 PM
Sorry even Kawi is off the two year cycle now. sign of the times. Thats ok because it takes many years for the competitors to catch up to the mean green anyway.
why? -again?  September 8, 2009 02:37 PM
disppointing... looks exactly the same as the '06... and the optimized this and that, yeah right.... it'll stay peaky as ever. one can blame the economy, but still, yamaha broke the unofficial 4 year rule that would expect a new model, this is going for its fifth year now. it seems like only kawsaki is adhering to two year cycles for its models.