Yamaha Motors USA To Launch The Yamaha FZ6R Next Year In The US

by Trendy

Bike riders in the US will soon be able to lay their hands on the new 600cc Yamaha FZ6R bike. Yamaha Motors USA will launch the Yamaha FZ6R early next year in the US. The Yamaha FZ6R is based on the Yamaha FZ6 version, but the new FZ6R only weighs about 466.4 punds (~ 212 Kgs) and can power 80 bhp.

The Yamaha FZ6R is only scheduled to be launched in the US as of now. The 2009 Yamaha FZ6R is a very exciting sport bike as it will allow its rider to adjust the seat height to fit a wider variety of riders. Here are the key features of the Yamaha FZ6R reproduced from the Yamaha Motors Website :

  • A rider in the market for an entry level or commuter 600cc bike doesn’t have to compromise performance or style to get value: introducing the new 2009 FZ6R! It’s a great combination of performance, handling, and exciting sport bike style, but also with a low seat height that’s both adjustable to fit a wider variety of riders and also narrower where it counts to make it even easier to put both feet on the ground.
  • The newly designed engine delivers smooth power just the way today’s rider needs it, brisk acceleration with plenty of torque that makes it a pleasure to get around town, with lots in reserve for when you want more. This is certainly not a “no frills” motor. It’s based on the awesome, previous-generation R6 motor, fuel injected and tuned for real world street riding with no-hassle reliability and all-day comfort.
  • Even if your primary goal is commuting to school or work, you want to be able to get out and have fun riding some twisty back roads. The FZ6R is ready to put a grin on your face! The newly designed diamond-shaped frame made of high-tensile steel pipes, using the engine as a structural member of the chassis, becomes the foundation for handling performance. It’s designed to provide the right rigidity balance to contribute to smooth cornering performance.
  • When it comes to putting power to the pavement, the new FZ6R uses nothing less than quality radial tires, 120/70R 17-inch front and 160/16R 17-inch rear. And this bike’s excellent stopping performance is due to dual 298mm front discs and a 245mm rear disc, both with comfortable to use controls.

Here are the complete specs of the Yamaha FZ6R obtained from the Yamaha Motors Website:

  • MSRP* $7,090 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from January 2009
    $7,090 (Cadmium Yellow) Available from January 2009
    $7,090 (Pearl White) Available from January 2009
    $6,990 (Raven) Available from January 2009
  • Type 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 16 valves
    Bore x Stroke 65.5mm x 44.5mm
    Compression Ratio 12.2:1
    Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
    Ignition Digital TCI
    Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
    Final Drive Chain
  • Suspension/Front Telescopic fork, 5.1-in.travel
    Suspension/Rear Single shock, 5.1-in travel
    Brakes/Front Hydraulic disc, 298mm
    Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm
    Tires/Front 120/70 ZR17M/C 58W
    Tires/Rear 160/60 ZR17M/C 69W
  • Length 83.5 in
    Width 30.3 in
    Height 46.7 in
    Seat Height 30.9 in
    Wheelbase 56.7 in
    Rake (Caster Angle) 26.0°
    Trail 4.1 in
    Fuel Capacity 4.6 gal
    Fuel Economy** N/A
    Wet Weight 467 lb (CA: 470)

For more pictures, videos and details about the Yamaha FZ6R, check out Yamaha Website at www.yamaha-motor.com.

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