No modern sportbike can be considered complete without advanced electronics, so the R6 now has six-level traction control. It’s no IMU-informed, NASA-grade system as on the R1, but rather a simpler setup as found on the previous-generation YZF-R1 and the current FZ-10. The R6 also gets Yamaha’s D-Mode engine-map software as found on several other bikes. That system lets the rider choose from three throttle-valve control maps (Standard Mode, “A” Mode, and “B” Mode) for different throttle-response behaviors at the push of a button. Both systems should prove useful for racers coping with shagged tires and changing track conditions. In that same vein, the new R6 will offer the QSS (Quick Shift System) as an option from the Yamaha accessories catalog, allowing for full-throttle, clutchless upshifts.