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All new 2008 YZF-R6 - October 12, 2007, 01:59 PM

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr.../8/0/home.aspx

Meet the all new 2008 YZF-R6.



Key Features:
  • Light, powerful and bristling with knowledge gained from years of racing, the YZF-R6 is the most advanced production 600cc motorcycle Yamaha—or anybody else—has ever built. <LI class=featuretext>The YZF-R6 was the first production motorcycle with a fly-by-wire throttle system—for flawless response under all conditions. <LI class=featuretext>YCC-I, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake, introduced in 2007 on the R1, is now used on the R6 to vary intake tract length for excellent cylinder filling and a broader powerband. On the higher-revving R6, its benefits are even more pronounced.
  • Slipper-type back torque-limiting clutch greatly facilitates braking/downshifting from high speed.
New for 2008:
  • Over 50 friction-reducing strategies have been employed inside the engine, including the use of wider crank bearings. Upgraded fuel injection mapping for the YCC-T dual-injector system complements the higher compression ratio for great throttle response and reduced engine braking. A magnesium subframe removes weight from the rear of the motorcycle for increased mass centralization. All-new frame takes handling to the next level, allowing more precise turn-in, greater corner speed, and tighter exits. Thicker headpipe-headstock and swingarm pivot area walls, and elimination of the frame crossmember, help achieve perfect balance. New swingarm has internal ribs added, and extruded section is now forged to work with the new frame. Revised outer fork tubes, a new lower triple clamp, and increased fork offset provide highly tactile front-end feedback. Moving the rider and bars forward and slightly lower enhances braking and turn-in performance. Clip-ons are also lower and re-angled. Front discs are 310 x 5mm instead of 4.5mm for increased cooling qualities. Increased fork height adjustability and rear ride-height adjustment range accommodate a greater range of riders and tires.
  • Revised bodywork results in even greater aerodynamic efficiency.
Engine:
  • YCCT—Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle—uses a powerful ECU and multiple sensors to provide perfect, smooth engine response and optimal power whenever the throttle is twisted under all conditions. Twin-injector fuel injection: shower-type injectors above each intake funnel help achieve optimum fuel atomization at high rpm. Back torque-limiting slipper clutch greatly facilitates braking and downshifting from high speed. Close-ratio six-speed transmission delivers seamless power and maximum acceleration. GP-style titanium muffler contributes to mass centralization and contains EXUP for a broad powerband, spot-on injection and emissions compliance. Linerless, direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores mean greater heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction. Cool magnesium valve and engine covers are light and stylish.
  • Direct-ignition coils, dual-electrode spark plugs and high-output magneto deliver extremely accurate, reliable firing.
Chassis/Suspension:
  • Deltabox aluminum frame incorporates GP thinking in terms of engine positioning and rigidity for the ultimate in 600-class handling. Light, Controlled-Fill swingarm pivots high in the frame, for increased anti-squat effect and mid-corner stability. TZ-type chain adjusters ease rear tire changes. Four-way adjustable (preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping) inverted fork with 41mm tubes increases freedom in setting up for street or track use; soak up the bumps and resist bottoming when braking. Four-way adjustable (preload, high-speed compression, low-speed compression and rebound damping) piggyback rear shock delivers exceptional rear wheel tracking and stability. Dual 310mm front disc brakes use forged one-piece radial-mount calipers and radial-pump front master cylinder with adjustable lever for astounding braking power and feel.
  • The casting technique for the five-spoke 17-inch wheels makes the rims light and strong, not to mention wickedly cool-looking.


R.I.P. Eric "TheIrishGuy"

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With your tears and cold hands shaking from the weight
When you lower me down beneath that sky of gray
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October 12, 2007, 02:01 PM

The yellow and black reverse flames is growing on me quick.


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The yellow and black reverse flames is growing on me quick.
yea at first i thought "yuck" but i looked at it a while longer and said to myself, "I could pimp that "

Really I just want yamaha to solve their mid-range power issue and they'd have a very solid competitive platform. Chassis is fuggin amazing, handling is unmatched. Just need to stop cramming their powerband so high and small.


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Welcome to a month ago..
welcome to shut the hell up...


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No0b!

No i just have a life and don't hover on motorcycle websites to see what's new. Besides, this wasn't posted so it's not like I'm re-posting info. Stop taking your sickness out on me.

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No i just have a life and don't hover on motorcycle websites to see what's new. Besides, this wasn't posted so it's not like I'm re-posting info. Stop taking your sickness out on me.

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Actually, you're on here every time I'm on here, and everytime I log on R1-forum, you're on there too..

And yes, you are re-posting info..

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2008 Yamahas to be revealed at noon today

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October 12, 2007, 02:32 PM

I don’t know about the flames yet, I tend to think that people that want flames on a bike will have them painted. Otherwise the black and yellow looks good I think. I'd lean toward the black if I had to get one now.

It will be interested to see the dyno charts from the magazine reviews. From what I have read though I don't think you'll be getting a lot more mid range. It sounds like it is going to be a faster revving motor and you might hit the upper power band (the only power) and be able to stay in it a bit longer. Sounds like a few tweaks to make a good handling bike a little bit better. She was already a quick for the turn in and exit. I noticed on my '06 that mid turn stability was a bit lacking (it either wanted to go into a turn or come out) but a lot of that goes towards my suspension settings though. Hopefully that got improved a bit. Only time will tell though, if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, unless you want more midrange. Sounds like a lot of tweaks to make a good bike even better!

With most Yamahas and especially the R6's you can always count on awesome handling and top end power. I doubt it will be enough improvement for me to justify upgrading though, I'll still be holding on to my '06 for at least another season.


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$9700 bucks? for a 600? gawd


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$9700 bucks? for a 600? gawd
Thats another great reason to wait also! $1900.00 more and you can have the R1 if you want to pay MSRP.


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$9700 bucks? for a 600? gawd
have you looked at the hondas recently? they'r emore expensive and you get less for your money.

*waits for the shit to fly*

Personally I think the 05 has been the best R6 made thus far. The 06 is a good bike, but I didn't really notice a great difference to justify the upgrade. The 08 sounds like they addressed some of the known issues with the bike, so hopefully those bugs have been ironed out. As for the chassis changes that's great and all, but I still think they need to revise their attack plan when it comes to power delivery. Meh, I love my 05 R6 either way.


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have you looked at the hondas recently? they'r emore expensive and you get less for your money.
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They cost the same. What is lesser about Hondas? More horsepower isn't exactly less. The Hondas do weigh less though. Seems like a good combination to me.


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Oh I see how it is... I like the yellow flames and everyone calls me gay... but now, people like it. uH HUH.


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