Does the 2011 Yamaha YZF-R6 make for an optimal street mount compared to its Supersport rivals? Find out in our 2011 Supersport Street Shootout.
- 2011 Yamaha YZF-R6 Dyno Chart
- The Yamaha YZF-R6 is one of the sharpest, most agile steering motorcycle’s in this test.
- Historically we’ve always been big fans of the Yamaha YZF-R6’s styling but it now seems a little dated.
- The Yamaha YZF-R6 brings racetrack-grade performance to the street.
- Bottom-end engine performance isn’t the best attribute of Yamaha’s YZF-R6.
- The Yamaha R6 isn’t the easiest motorcycle to ride quick due to its narrow powerband and aggressive handling manners.
- The Yamaha YZF-R6 is one of the physically smallest bikes in this test.
- Like the Suzuki, the Yamaha’s drivetrain works well and the calibration of the slipper clutch is excellent.
- The Yamaha YZF-R6 employs very racy ergonomics that are better suited to those of average and below height.
- The Yamaha YZF-R6 is most happy when leaned over through a corner.
- The high-rpm shriek emitted from the Inline-Four engine is second to none in this test.
- While the Yamaha YZF-R6 requires more work from its rider when pushed it becomes a very enjoyable bike to ride.
- 2011 Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport Shootout
- 2011 Supersport Shootout Horsepower
- 2011 Supersport Shootout Torque