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The new Yamaha YZF-R6 has the looks to match any bike on the market, but more than its personable profile, the bike also has the performance to back it up. Its no secret that the sports bike market is one of the most competitive in the industry, and automakers need to mind their ps and qs to ensure that their product delivers the goods.
For Yamaha, the challenge was to make a bike thats light, powerful, and boasts of technological features that ensure that the YZF-R6 becomes the sports bike of choice for the market.
In terms of design, the bike carries plenty of features that riders would want on their bikes, including an aggressive and sporty design that underlies the bikes long and storied history; a built-in lap timer thats controlled by a right-handlebar switch; and a multi-function digital and analog instrumentation that features a programmable shift light, a digital speedometer, an analog tachometer, dual tripmeters with miles-on-reserve function, an odometer, a water temp gauge, and lights for neutral, high beam, low fuel and turn signals. Finally, Yamaha used a casting technique for the bikes five-spoke 17-inch wheels that make the rims not only light and strong, but also wickedly cool.
Inside the YZF-R6s MotoGP-inspired Deltabox aluminum frame lies a powerful 599cc DOHC 16-valve, liquid-cooled titanium-valved four-cylinder engine thats considered as the most advanced production 600cc engine on the market. The YZF-R6 is also distinguished as being the first production motorcycle with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle system, ensuring flawless engine response under all conditions.
In a market that features plenty of other options, the Yamaha YZF-R6 is as good a choice as you can make.