This and That: 2017 Yamaha R6

If you ride this: 2017 Yamaha R6

17_R6_Silver_1For 2017 the new Yamaha R6 has been freshly honed and sharpened to slice and dice the competition thanks to a host of upgrades. The exterior has been given a sleeker and angrier finish line stare with an R1 inspired front fairing that features recessed LED headlights. The tail section has also been derived from the iconic R1 as well. At the center is a new lightweight aluminum gas tank with louvered accents on the top. Outfitted with a plethora of electronic improvements, speed freaks can ride with precision with the ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®), selectable D-Mode engine response, and a multi-mode traction control system (TCS).

17_R6_Silver_4Selectable Your Ride
Yamaha’s TCS offers six modes (plus off) to suit various road conditions, rider preferences, and to assist the rider in managing traction on various road conditions.

Frame and Seat
An all-new magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization. The redesigned seat is flatter and 20mm narrower at the front.

2017 R6Fuel Storage
The all-new aluminum alloy fuel tank shaves more than 2.5 pounds compared to an equivalent steel tank, lowering the bike’s center of gravity while improving rider ergonomics.

Exotic Exhaust
The midship titanium muffler contributes to mass centralization and contains EXUP®—Yamaha’s Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve—for a broad powerband.

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