These Andalucian hills could pass for coastal California, but we're 6000 miles away from that reality. Yamaha has flown motorcycling's international press corps to Almeria, Spain, to take a crack at the 2003 R6. At a glance, the bike could pass for a warmed-over version of last year's model, when it's actually 90 percent new everywhere that matters. There's an all-new chassis under that R1-esque bodywork. The fizzy little four breathes through a more efficient ram-air intake system, leading to a vacuum-assisted fuel injection system. With it's newly enlarged airbox fully pressurized, Yamaha claims its fortified four is good for a full 123 horsepower at 13,000 rpm.