Yamaha R6 Overview
If you are on the lookout for a sports bike that is hassle free to ride around town as well as off road, the 2005 model Yamaha R-6 is a good choice.
It was built with a view to cater to the segment of younger bikers who are looking for performance without having to invest in a top of the line sports bike.
It features a traditional radial braking mechanism and perhaps is one of the more underrated bikes that have been produced by the company.
The engine map as well as the throttle were vastly improved in newer models which ensures better mid-range power and torque.
While the engine’s DOHC motor is perky, it offers ample flexibility in city traffic although the gearbox definitely could have been smoother. With an improved chassis, radial braking mechanism and upside-down forks, the handling is spot on.
The suspension is perfect and works well on a variety of surfaces with the facility to make adjustments as and when needed.
While there is reasonable legroom for the average rider anyone who is above average in height will find it a challenge to ride in a comfortable position. Another area that could have been improved was the rather low screen .
However, as with all Yamaha bikes, the bike’s quality is top notch and owners have to spend less money on maintenance, except for the mandatory servicing to be carried out periodically.
The bike comes equipped with radial brakes, ignition-based immobiliser and a shift light which is programmable.
Yamaha R6 Spec
- Top speed165mph
- Average fuel consumption45mpg
- Seat height850mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, 16v, four stroke, fuel injected
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A little greedy on fuel
Too expensive for me to pursue my dream and it keeps throwing me off!!
Brakes well, Bremen race system
Very light sports bike and corners like a dream
It's very quick you don't have to try to hard to get up to speed
Not really kept a eye on how much it cost but it's about the same as every sports bike
Mercer broken down on me but not had it that long
Stops really well
Corners fantastically with amazing power out of the corners in high rev range
Upgraded to r1 brakes for better performance
Handles very well in the corners… Smooth ride, pulls away between 4 and 6000 revs.
Extremely powerful 600cc bike. It is essentially a track bike made for the road.
Extremely efficient on fuel for a supersports. Tad bit high for the insurance.
Japanese reliability… Simple yet effective engineering.
Very good brakes. Fantastic grip in the corners.
It’s quite powerful, specially after 10k rpm
Not expensive to run but it needs to be looked after
Very reliable i have done 46k on it and only the clutch need it to be replaced at 39k
For this bike they are ok
It's amazing to ride, extremely smooth gear change, very revvy
Very revvy, very powerful. You do have to give it some beans to get the full potential.
It is a bit thirsty but it's not a daily so I don't mind the fuel cost. Parts aren't too bad either. The most expensive thing is insurance.
Amazing build quality, hasn't broken down yet. Gets quite hot quick and doesn't like being stuck at traffic lights.
The breaks work very well, rear break is a little faint after hard breaking but as expected after a good run.