This And That: 2017 Yamaha R6
For 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
Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-TÂ®), selectable D-Mode engine
response, and a multi-mode traction control system (TCS).
Selectable 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.
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.
The midship titanium muffler contributes to mass centralization and contains EXUPÂ®-Yamaha's Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve-for a broad powerband.
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