Friday Forum Foraging: Too Good To Be True Yamaha R6

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Scam or steal? You decide.

You know what they say: If it's too good to be true, it probably is. That's seemingly what we have here with this 2017 Yamaha R6, sourced from's own free(!) classifieds section. With only 3900 miles, this R6 is mostly stock with a few minor upgrades. It has a clean title, has never been dropped, and appears to be nicely maintained and cared after.

The kicker? The seller is only asking for $5,400. He/she says they don't ride much anymore and are trying to get rid of the bike quickly. A price this low is certainly one way to do it, but this price seems abnormally low for a bike this young and in the shape it's in.

Nonetheless, we've copied the listing below, but if you want to see for yourself if this is the real deal, click here to go to the ad and contact the seller using the contact form at the bottom.

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 - 3900 MILES

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 - ONLY 3900 MILES - With ABS

  • Year: 2017
  • Color: White
  • Mileage: 3,928 Miles
  • Price: $5,400

Product Description

URGENT SALE- 2017 Yamaha R6 with ABS and ONLY 3900 MILES.

All stock except:

  • Yoshimura slip on exhaust
  • Progrip handle bar grips
  • Rizoma Vision Sequential rear turn signals
  • Fender eliminator license plate bracket
  • Runs and rides like new.
  • Amazing bike, serviced regularly at local Yamaha dealer. Always garage kept and never dropped or abused. Selling as I don’t ride much anymore.
  • Clean title in hand, no lien.

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Frank Frank on Jul 20, 2023

    Hello please text me back: 747 249 7110. Frank

  • Ricardo Ricardo on Oct 27, 2023

    I saw this listing on facebook marketplace and i emailed the lady “Dernie Laura” she told me she’s getting rid of it because her husband cheated on her and it was under her name but he paid for it. $1000 seemed way too good to be true. SCAM