After much speculation, it is now official revealed that the 2017 Yamaha R6 will debut at Intermot 2016. The bike has been teased (very vaguely) in a new video.
Not much about the bike in known at the moment and we will update this page once more details come out (hopefully in November).
New Yamaha R6 2017- In short
- Slightly updated design
- Same engine,more power
- Improved features
- Debut at Intermot 2016
New Yamaha R6 2017- Design & features
Yamaha R6 is one of the most popular middleweight sportsbike in the world and its 2017 update will bring some freshness in to the segment. Earlier a picture that claimed to be of the 2017 R6 was extensively circulated but that turned out to be nothing but a Photoshop render based on the new Yamaha R1.
It is uncertain if Yamaha will adopt the two small headlamps of the R1 on the R6. Considering the flak that it received, Yamaha may choose to go with a more conventional (but sharper) approach at the front. But this particular screenshot from the video tells otherwise (Yes, that’s the best we could do).
On feature front, the 2017 Yamaha R6 will be extensively updated with a number of rider aids.
New Yamaha R6 2017- Engine & Specs
A reworked version of the same 599cc mill will be provided on the new model. New chassis, suspension, improved brakes etc will be part of the package.
|Engine||599 cc, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder|
|Maximum Power||130 Bhp @ 14500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||68 Nm @ 10500 rpm|
New Yamaha R6 2017- Launch date
The new Yamaha R6 will debut on 4th October 2017- Press day at Intermot motorshow in 2016. It will go on sale in 2017.
New Yamaha R6 2017- Price
Price of the new R6 is expected to go up, especially with the increased features. Current model retails from $10,990.