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Fri, 23 Jul 2021

2021 Yamaha YZF-R6 Race

Based on one of the most successful WorldSSP bikes of all time, the R6 RACE is the ultimate track machine – from everyday racing enthusiasts to national supersport racers.

 After a record-breaking 2020 season with the R6, Andrea Locatelli joined the list of WorldSSP champions aboard this legendary bike – which continues to prove itself as a leading-choice in supersport racing, as well as amongst track day enthusiasts and national racers.

The R6 is now dedicated for the race circuit only: R6 RACE. It boasts instant power, precision handling and razor-sharp cornering for a truly thrilling experience! It’s powered by a lightweight 599cc DOHC liquid-cooled, four-cylinder engine, and features a Deltabox aluminium frame, a magnesium subframe, high-spec front forks and KYB rear shock suspension – maximising performance both on the straights and through those corners.

Radical R-series design

Developed using latest R-series design, the R6 RACE features an aggressive face that reinforce the radical R-Series family look. With its sharp bodywork and flowing horizontal lines, Yamaha’s ultimate 600 supersport has pure race-bred DNA running through its veins.

 599cc inline 4-cylinder 4-valve DOHC engine

The 599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline, four cylinder engine with titanium valves provide a perfect balance of power and performance. The 13.1:1 compression ratio and lightweight forged pistons allows for smooth and high-revving power, greatly enhancing the overall riding experience – while even more weight is saved with the beautifully designed magnesium engine cover.

R1 specification front brakes

To match the high specification 43 mm front forks the R6 RACE runs with dual 320 mm discs that are gripped by radial mount 4-pot opposed piston callipers. Built to the same specification as the system on the R1, this advanced class leading design gives outstanding stopping power.

R1 type front forks

From the day that the first R6 was launched, this extreme supersport has continued to set the standards for handling agility and lightweight controllability. To ensure that this winning 600 continues to lead the field the R6 RACE is equipped with fully adjustable R1 type 43 mm forks with R6-specific settings that deliver excellent handling performance.

Click here to view the 2021 Yamaha YZF-R6 Race