The biggest news out of this year’s AIMExpo is the world premiere of the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6. With a proven track record in MotoAmerica and World Supersport racing, the R6 gains new aerodynamic styling inspired by the R1 as well as the superbike’s KYB fork and brakes. The new R6 also receives selectable ride modes, traction control, ABS, a lighter aluminum tank and a magnesium subframe.
American consumers will have a choice of three color schemes: Matt Black, Team Yamaha Blue or Intensity White/Matte Silver. The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 arrives in U.S. showrooms in March with pricing set at $12,199.