Is the new Yamaha YZF-R6 coming in 2017?

medha@Throttle|Updated: September 22, 2016 10:40

Yamaha has put up a teaser on its website and social media channels of a new bike in the making from its 'R World'. The video however, has little to give away about the bike save for the incredible exhaust note, which is a strong giveaway of a middle-weight offering in the making. We believe the teaser also hints towards an all-new R6 is because the super successful flagship YZF-R1 is coming up to its second anniversary and Yamaha would want to release a new hit machine to keep up the momentum.


The outgoing Yamaha YZF-R6 uses a 599cc in-line four-cylinder engine, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to produce 122 bhp of power and 65.7 Nm of torque. It needs to be seen if the bike maker will increase the cubic capacity on the new R6's powerplant in a bid to comply with the stringent Euro 5 emission norms or continue with the existing unit. In either case, power is likely to see a hike over the current model. Complete details however will be available only on October 4, 2016 as the teaser suggests, which is also the media day for the 2016 INTERMOT Show in Cologne, Germany.


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