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2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 announced for USA

The YZF-R6 (R6) continues to be one of the most popular race-ready Supersport motorcycles ever built, succeeding as a great choice for today’s racers who are looking to progress quickly through the competition ranks.

The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 features Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) for a broad, tractable powerband. A class-leading four-cylinder 599cc engine provides excellent performance, utilizing 16 titanium valves, a high 13.1:1 compression ratio, and lightweight forged pistons to allow for smooth, high-revving power. Linerless, direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced friction, while magnesium engine covers minimize engine weight. The engine produces 118.4 PS at 14,500 RPM and 61.7 Nm at 10,500 RPM.

The R6’s Deltabox aluminum frame incorporates years of GP development in terms of geometry, engine positioning, and rigidity, resulting in lightning-fast handling agility with confidence-inspiring mid-corner stability on the road or the track. A magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization, while the flat and narrow seat makes it easier to reach the ground and gives riders more room to maneuver during aggressive racetrack riding.

Thanks to traction control that provides six levels of intervention or can be turned off completely, D-Mode for adjustable throttle response, YZF-R1 derived suspension, ABS brakes, top-notch aerodynamics, and an aluminum fuel tank, the 2020 R6 is poised to continue dominating the track while remaining ever-popular with street riders around the world.

2020 Yamaha YZF-R6 key features

1 . Beauty, Technology, Speed: The YZF- R6 has it all!

On track or street, the YZF-R6 is one of the most advanced supersport machines ever built. Aerodynamic MotoGP® styling wraps up an incredibly intelligent racing machine, complete with ABS brakes, top-shelf suspension and a full suite of electronic rider aids.

2 . 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.

3 . Legendary R6 Handling

The R6 combines superior mass centralization with highly-developed suspension and refined ergonomics to become one of the most nimble machines in the supersport class. The result is awesome road feedback, traction feel, and greater cornering confidence.

4 . Thrilling Power and Control

With a class-leading, high-revving four-cylinder powerplant at its
heart, and traction control and D-Modes allowing the rider to extract even more performance from the potent engine, the R6 screams across the start/finish line ahead of the pack.

The 2020 YZF-R6 will be available in Team Yamaha Blue, Raven, and Vivid Orange/Matte Raven Black for an MSRP of $12,199, and begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealers in October.