We thought Yamaha would show off the next generation of the R6 at the Intermot show on October 4th, because the teaser said that they would have more to show on that day. But when the company said “reveal more,” they meant that they would put out another teaser video. So, here it is: the 2017 Yamaha YZF-second R6’s teaser video.
As the teaser said, we now have another date: October 13, 2016. Tomorrow, we can’t wait to see what the Yamaha R6 is all about, and we hope Yamaha doesn’t release teaser 3.0.
In the latest teaser, we hear that delicious sound of a high-RPM inline-4 engine screaming again. We also got a look at the side of the bike and how the headlights were made.
Updated on September 16, 2016
Because there is more competition in the 1000cc superbike segment, the middleweight sportbike segment hasn’t been given much attention for a long time. The news that Honda was getting rid of the CBR600RR only proved this point. But hold on! Don’t give up on 600cc sportbikes just yet. Yamaha will soon release the brand-new YRF-R6. Yamaha has put out a teaser video on YouTube and other social media sites. In the video, you can see a rider having fun on a racetrack with his motorcycle. The video doesn’t show much about how the bike will look, but the high-revving engine makes it clear that this is one of the YZF-main R6’s features.
Watch the official sneak peek video-
We can tell from the sound of the engine screaming in the video that the Japanese sportbike will have an inline-four engine with a flat-plane crankshaft. You can also expect the quick shifter to come from the Yamaha factory already set up.
At the end of the video, it says that more will be shown on October 4, 2016, which is the first press day of the INTERMOT trade show in Cologne, Germany.
The big question is why Yamaha didn’t make the YZF-R6 with a crossplane inline-four engine. Maybe the company wanted to keep the cost of development low so that it could keep its prices competitive. Manufacturers often say that the costs of making middleweight sportbikes and 1000cc superbikes are very close. That’s the main reason why people are buying more 1000cc superbikes these days.
So, we don’t have anything to worry about. The engine in the current Yamaha YZF-R6 is a real powerhouse that revs up to the stratosphere. This engine’s maximum power is 123.7PS at 14,500rpm, and its maximum torque is 65.7Nm at 10,500rpm. Yamaha will probably offer a slightly tweaked version of the current engine for the next YZF-R6.