News 9 Apr 2009

General: Yamaha Australia offering cash back on YZF-R6

Participating Yamaha dealers are offering $600 cashback to YZF-R6 customers.

Yamaha Motor Australia press release:

For a limited time, participating Yamaha dealers are offering $600 cashback to YZF-R6 customers.

The R6 is the reigning Australian Supersport champion and is currently enjoying race success around the globe. Its most recent achievement was winning the AMA Daytona 200 piloted by Ben Bostrom.

The 2009 model currently retails for $16,299, so the $600 cashback would mean a sub $16k price to the customer. The 2009 model features cutting edge technology, including:

Engine technical overview
•     YCC-I electronically-controlled variable intake funnels
•     High-compression 13.1:1 pistons
•     4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 600cc in-line 4-cylinder 4-valve
•     Bore x stroke 67 x 42.5mm
•     Maximum power 135bhp at 14,500 rpm with direct air intake
•     Equivalent to over 200bhp per litre
•     Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
•     Slipper clutch
•     Titanium EXUP – Exhaust Ultimate Powervalve
•     Air Intake System with straight induction
•     Lightweight titanium inlet and exhaust valves
•     Aluminium valve retainers
•     Magnesium head and crankcase covers
•     Close ratio 6-speed transmission
•     Compact 3-axis shaft layout
•     Race-developed fuel injection system with secondary injector
•     Titanium – midship – muffler with O2 sensor
•     Compact rare-earth type AC magneto

Chassis technical overview
•     ‘Straight frame’ Deltabox concept, with steering head, swinging arm
pivot and rear axle on one plane
•     Fully-adjustable 41mm upside-down forks with 2-way compression
•     Fully-adjustable rear shock absorber with 2-way compression damping
•     Lightweight magnesium subframe
•     Dual 310mm diameter front discs with radial mount calipers