Yamaha caught headlines last month when it announced the first major revisions to its YZF-R6 in nine years. Today at the EICMA show in Milan, Yamaha brought together World Supersport riders Lucas Mahias, Federico Caricasulo, Niki Tuuli and Sheridan Morais to reveal the race-liveried version of its popular middleweight.
The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 has some impressive performance specs, which we detail in this preview. The race version of the machine displayed at EICMA had even more to offer however, all of which will be available through the Yamaha dealer network.
At the top of the list is the full race fairing, followed by an Akrapovic Evo full titanium exhaust system. Braking componentry is upgraded as well, with dual Brembo T-drive 320mm discs and a single 220mm disc set-up out back. There’s a 43mm Ohlins fork and Ohlins kit at the back. Pirelli Diablo tires complete the list of upgrades.
The R6 has taken three World Supersport titles in the past nine years, in the hands of riders Cal Crutchlow, Chaz Davies and Sam Lowes. The host of upgrades announced in the production version and the upgrades revealed on the race-ready model certainly bode well for a fourth title sooner rather than later.