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Monday, March 9, 2009

Yamaha FZ6R 2009

The 2009 Yamaha FZ6R is a fully-faired version of the naked FZ6, with a number of mechanical and ergonomic tweaks With an adjustable, low narrow seat the new Yamaha FZ6R is a really good choice as a confidence building, entry level machine for a new rider. The sports bike styling, performance and great handling will also appeal to the more experienced rider who wants a bit more fun on twisty roads. The new engine, based on the R6 motor, delivers power smoothly, accelerates briskly and has torque in reserve for the times you need more. The very smooth performance and rigidity balance when cornering is provided by a new high-tensile steel frame and incorperating the engine as part of the chassis.

While the sportier FZ6 is still available for the pure more experienced riders with a starting MSRP just $300 higher, the FZ6R dips below the $7000 mark and comes with a new steel chassis and a completely revised and retuned 600cc inline 4-cylinder DOHC powerplant that’s is sure to please many newcomers.

New riders can expect to find an all-new steel frame and swingarm with comfortable and adjustable rider positioning to provide a bike that you won’t soon outgrow. The 30.9-inch saddle seat height (FZ6 is 31.3) can be raised 20mm from the stock position, while the bars can also move 20mm forward by rotating the bar mount columns with the included tool kit. Compared to the FZ6 model, the handlebar is 12mm rearward and 12mm lower. The seat position is 4mm forward and 2mm lower than the FZ6.

The all-black FZ6R Raven model has an MSRP of just $6,990 while the Team Yamaha Blue/White, Cadmium Yellow and Pearl White paint and graphic schemes run slightly higher at $7,090. Each color has a different graphics package – two are traditional Yamaha and two are more in line with the flashy and cool R6 designs.

The 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine, from an earlier generation R6, has a newly designed cylinder head, crankcase, intake and exhaust system, as well and the clutch and shifter which results in an engine with an entirely new character even though the bore and stroke dimensions and compression ratio are the same as the previous FZ6. Maximum output is achieved at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque at 9000 rpm. Lightweight aluminium pistons reduce vibration and result in a very smooth running
A 32-bit ECU controls the four-hole, two-direction, high-dynamic-range type fuel injectors for superior injection control.
A 4-2-1 provides a comfortably quiet but throaty exhaust note, while a 3-way catalytic converter reduces exhaust emissionsThe rider’s seat features an innovative height adjustment mechanism that can raise the seat 20mm for taller riders. It sounds like a small change but could make all the difference on an all day ride.
Hydraulic brakes, both front and rear, two 298mm discs at the front and a 254 mm at the rear, with semi metallic pads offer superior braking ability.Cast aluminium wheels with radial tyres, 120/70R 17-inch front and 160/16R 17-inch rear, contribute to the bikes agile handling
A new instrument panel includes a digital di
splay speedometer, analog tachometer, odometer/tripmeter, fuel gauge, and water coolant gauge.
The bodywork has an exterior coating for a superior shine.

Engine: 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 16 valves
Bore x Stroke: 65.5mm x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection
Ignition: Digital TCITransmission: 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Suspension/Front: Telescopic fork, 5.1-in.travel
Suspension/Rear: Single shock, 5.1-in travel
Brakes/Front: Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Tires/Front: 120/70 ZR17M/C 58W
Tires/Rear: 160/60 ZR17M/C 69WLength: 83.5 in
Width: 30.3 in
Height: 46.7 in
Seat Height: 30.9 in
Wheelbase: 56.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle): 26.0°
Trail: 4.1 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gal
Wet Weight 467 lb (CA: 470)