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2008 Yamaha YZF-R6

As the mad by the Big Four to unveil the popular 600 and sportbikes begins, Yamaha out of the gate with a revamped Cosmetic changes to the new R6 are minimal, but the version features a number of changes, including a revised and new chassis. The 599cc DOHC retains its 67 x 42.5mm bore and but compression ratio has been from 12.8:1 to 13.1:1.

changes to the liquid-cooled mi ll include a combustion chamber via new domed with valve cutouts. The powerplant has been streamlined for with Yamaha’s PR claiming over 50 friction-reducing strategies been employed inside the including the use of wider crank

Twin-injection fuel injection is to improve fueling at high with the new R6 also be ing fitted last year’s headlining on its larger R1 sibling — Chip Controlled Intake The YCC-I system uses the ECU to variable-length intake trumpets in to deliver optimal power on RPM. This system with the fly-by-wire YCC-T Chip Controlled Throttle) which was featured on last model.

The 2008 R6 also holds one of our favorite components for a track-ready a slipper clutch — the torque-limiting design muffling the of abrupt downshifts on the unchanged transmission. The big news for the ’08 is an all-new frame, swingarm and subframe.

Yamaha has great expected from the new chassis claiming the Deltabox aluminum incorporates GP thinking in terms of positioning and rigidity for the ultimate in handling. Internal ribs been added to the new swingarm, the new unit designed to pivot in the new frame for improved cornering The magnesium subframe lightens the and improves the new R6’s mass

The four-way adjustable suspension a 41mm inverted fork up and single shock out back, provide 4.7 inches of travel. The two have been modified, with both featuring adjustability for ride height to more rider and tire Yamaha also claims end feedback has been fine courtesy of revised outer tubes, a new lower triple and increased fork offset.

position has been adjusted, the rider and bars moved and slightly lower and the clip-on also lower and re-angled. also maintains revised delivers even greater efficiency. Although tweaking the the R6’s steering geometry, the 24-degree rake, 3.8-inch and 54.3-inch wheelbase, remains from last year.

Dimensions like the 33.5-inch height, as well as height inch) and length (80.3 are also unchanged. The claimed dry for 2008 is nine pounds however, with the new R6 tipping the at 366 lbs. In the braking department, the strong stoppers retain 310mm rotors with 4-piston calipers up front.

The rotors have increased in however, from 4.5mm to 5mm to cooling qualities. The 220mm disc with single-piston setup remains the same. The new and R6 doesn’t come without a as the ’08 model (depending on combination) increases MSRP $9299 to $9599.

Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

The new R6 will be available in dealers November in Liquid Silver, and Team Yamaha Blue. A Cadmium Yellow with version will be available in with an extra $200 onto the MSRP.

2008 YZF-R6 Specifications

Engine 599cc liquid-cooled inline DOHC, 16 titanium valves

x Stroke: 67.0 x 42.5mm

Compression Ratio: 13.1:1

Fuel Injection with and YCC-I Ignition: TCI

Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype


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