2017 Yamaha YZF-R6


The most dominant 600 cc sportbike with reigning back-to-back MotoAmerica Championships is sharper than ever with a long list of performance enhancing refinements.

Additional Features

  • AGGRESSIVE NEWR-SERIES STYLING: The 2017 YZF-R6 presents a sleeker profile that expresses the next generation of Yamaha R-series styling. The new LED marker lights create a striking face centered on the updated YZR-M1™-style ram air intake. Futuristic and aggressive, the R6 stands out compared to anything else on the road or track today

Chassis / Suspension

  • GP-STYLE DELTABOX® FRAME: The YZF-R6 Deltabox aluminum frame incorporates years of GP development in terms of geometry, engine positioning and rigidity, resulting in the gold standard in 600-class handling. The R6 combines lightning-fast handling agility with confidence-inspiring mid-corner stability.
  • NEW SEAT AND MAGNESIUM REAR SUBFRAME: An all-new magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization, while the redesigned seat—now flatter and 20mm narrower at the front—makes it easier to reach the ground and gives riders more room to maneuver during aggressive racetrack riding.
  • NEW ALUMINUM FUEL TANK: The all-new aluminum alloy fuel tank shaves over 2.5 pounds compared to an equivalent steel tank, lowering the bike’s center of gravity while improving rider ergonomics. The graceful curves of aluminum are accentuated by hand-welded craftsmanship for a truly beautiful finalized part.
  • NEW R1-DERIVED KYB® FORK: To ensure class-leading front-end feel and confidence, the 2017 YZF-R6 features the advanced KYB® 43mm fork found on the R1, tuned specifically for the R6. With excellent damping and awesome feedback from the front tire, the fork offers exceptional adjustability, with all adjustments at the top of the fork. The new fork also uses the R1’s large 25mm axle shaft, further boosting rigidity and wheel control.
  • NEW KYB® SHOCK: The lightweight swingarm pivots high in the frame, for increased anti-squat effect and mid-corner stability. A new piggyback shock design features four-way preload and damping adjustability for effective wheel control across a wide variety of conditions.
  • POWERFUL NEW BRAKES WITH ABS: The 2017 YZF-R6 uses the same components found on the R1: 320mm front rotors, gripped by four-piston radial-mount calipers and actuated by a Nissin® radial-pump master cylinder. The result is excellent power with precise control. A lightweight new rear caliper supports the front system, and ABS is standard for enhanced braking on imperfect road surfaces.

Top Features

  • BEAUTY - TECHNOLOGY - SPEED -MEETH THE ALL NEW 2017 YZF-R6: On track or street, the YZF-R6® was already one of the most advanced and successful supersport machines ever built. For 2017, radical new styling wraps up an even more intelligent racing machine, complete with ABS brakes, new suspension and new electronic rider aids.
  • UNPARALLELED RACETRACK SUCCESS: The Yamaha YZF-R6 has won more AMA middleweight races and championships than any other 600cc sportbike, making it the number one choice for amateur and professional racers alike.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2017
Model YZF-R6
Model Code YZFR6HCB
Color Matte Black



Front - Dual 320 mm hydraulic disc, ABS

Rear - 220 mm hydraulic disc, ABS


Front - 120/70-ZR17

Rear - 180/55-ZR17


Length 80.3 in.
Height 45.3 in.
Width 27.4 in.
Weight Wet - 419 lbs.
Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 54.1 in.
Seat Height 33.5 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain


Engine DOHC, inline 4-cylinder, 16 titanium valves
Displacement 599 cc
Bore x Stroke 67 x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 13.1:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
MPG Rating 42 mpg
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch Multi-plate slipper
Cooling Liquid



Front - 43 mm KYB® inverted fork, 3-way adjustap>

Rear - KYBble; 4.7 in. travel

Rake Caster angle - 24°
Trail 3.8 in.


Additional Colors

Intensity White / Matte Silver

Matte Black

Team Yamaha Blue

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)