2010 Yamaha R6 Announced



Yamaha has released photos of it’s latest addition to the track renowned R6 sportbike series. The incoming bikes promises streetable low end power, excellent mid range, and the same spectacular high RPM extravaganza in previous models. Yamaha has also hinted at different engine management which will increase rear tire traction. Traction control?


Improvements have been made to a number of key areas.

  • The engine has been remapped for great low RPM torque.
  • The muffler has been lengethened 100mm for noise suppression.
  • A new variable intake
  • Revised 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system
  • Magnesium sub-frame

Appearances haven’t changed much from the 2006-2009 models. It would be hard to improve on such a spectacular looking machine as it is. Several new paint schemes with bold graphics will make their debut as well.


Despite rampant rumors the 2010 Yamaha will not come equiped with the cross planed crankshaft that debuted on the awesome 2009 R1. The special crankshaft significantly smoothed power delivery, increasing traction.


2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 – USA Specifications

MSRP* $10,490 (Raven) Available from February 2010
$10,490 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from February 2010
$10,490 (Pearl White) Available from February 2010

Type 599cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 titanium valves

Bore x Stroke 67.0 x 42.5mm

Compression Ratio 13.1:1

Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Transmission 6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch

Final Drive Chain

Suspension/Front 41mm inverted fork; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel

Suspension/Rear Single shock; 4-way adjustable, 4.7-in travel

Brakes/Front Dual 310mm floating disc; radial-mount 4-piston calipers

Brakes/Rear 220mm disc; single-piston caliper

Tires/Front 120/70-ZR17

Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17

Length 80.3 in

Width 27.6 in

Height 43.3 in

Seat Height 33.5 in

Wheelbase 54.3 in

Rake (Caster Angle) 24°

Trail 3.8 in

Oil Capacity (with oil filter change) 3.6 qt

Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal

Fuel Economy** 40 mpg

Wet Weight 417 lb

Primary Reduction Ratio 85/41 (2.073)

Secondary Reduction Ratio 45/16 (2.813)

Gear Ratio – 1st Gear 31/12 (2.583)

Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear 32/16 (2.000)

Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear 30/18 (1.667)

Gear Ratio – 4th Gear 26/18 (1.444)

Gear Ratio – 5th Gear 27/21 (1.286)

Gear Ratio – 6th Gear 23/20 (1.150)

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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