The New 2009 Yamaha FZ6R - Starter Supersport

By Jamie Elvidge, Photography by Brian J. Nelson, Tom Riles

Tech Spec
Evolution

Son of FZ6-a.k.a. an R6 for the rest of us.

Rivals
Any of Hyosung's, Kawasaki's and Suzuki's 650cc twins, plus Ducati's Monster 696 and Triumph's Street Triple.

Tech Spec

Price $6990-$7090
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 4v
Displacement 600cc
Bore x stroke 65.5 x 44.5mm
Compression 12.2:1
Fuel System EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmssion 6-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Tubular-steel
Front suspension Soqi telescopic fork
Rear suspension Single Soqi shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Brembo two-piston calipers, 298mm disc
Rear brake Brembo single-piston caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR17 Bridgestone BT021
Rear tire 160/60-ZR17 Bridgestone BT021
Rake/trail 26/4.1 in.
Seat height 30.9-31.7 in.
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.6 gal
Claimed curb weight 470 lbs.
Colors Team Yamaha Blue/White, Cadmium Yellow, Pearl White, Raven Black
Available Now
Warranty 12 mo./unlimited mi.

Contact
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA
6555 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
800.962.7926
www.yamaha-motor.com

Verdict
Who says your first streetbike can't be fun?

By Jamie Elvidge
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