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2008 Yamaha YZF R6

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2008 Yamaha YZF R6

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2008 Yamaha YZF R6 Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $9,599.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Horizontal In-line
Cylinders  4
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  16
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  67 / 2.64
Stroke (mm/in)  42.5 / 1.67
Displacement (cc/ci)  599 / 36.6
Compression Ratio  13.1:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Gear
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  5.5
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Width  120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Tire Speed Rating  Z
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  55
Rear Tire Speed Rating  Z
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 180/55 ZR17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.2 / 310
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  8.7 / 220
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.7 / 119.4
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  4.7 / 119.4
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.69
Width (in/mm)  27.6 / 701
Height (in/mm)  43.3 / 1099.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  54.3 / 1379.2
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  8.3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  366 / 166
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.6 / 17.4
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.64
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  33.5 / 850.9
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum / Magnesium
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  Yes
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  Yes
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Top Crown  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
License Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Trip Computer  Standard
Lap Timer  Standard
Shift Light Type  Adjustable
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2006
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  YZF-R6
Mounts:  
Tool Bag Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  No
Height  Low
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Helmet Locks  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Convenience:  
Adjustable Levers  Standard
Handlebar Lock  Standard

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Definately Fun
By Matt M(Owner), Sep. 23, 2008
I bought the 08 R6 on Father's day and this bike is nothing but amazing.



The Overall performance is second to none.



The Handling when going into corners is extremely sharp, find a line and twist the throttle.



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WOW
By Rich(Owner), Nov. 18, 2009
I traded in a F4 for a R6 and all i can say is WOW!!!!!!! for everyone saying the bike is not confertable thats Bull. I road the bike from CO to VA and it was fine a also got the bike up to 145Mph with a bag on each side of the bike. The bike still had so much more power at that speed. Read Full Review

 

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Awesomeness between my legs.
By Brian(Owner), Sep. 27, 2008
This bike is pretty amazing.



The performance is top-notch. 16.5k redline wooooooooo!



The only issue with this bike is the comfort. But.... Tough luck. You don't buy a sportsbike for comfort; you buy it for performance.



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K8 R6
By EB(Owner), Jan. 26, 2009
I bought this bike with the primary intention of "street riding", but the first time I did a track weekend I knew it had no business to be on the street. It ran perfect on the track, even with the stock Dunlop 208 tires.



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great bike
By Andrey(Owner), Mar. 5, 2009
i picked one up in oct 08 and its definatly worth it. this is my first bike and i feel like ive owned it for years. ive riden befor on 6rs and gixxers but this one takes the lead hands down. its light sharp and fast. i would recomend it to anyone that is looking for a good quick street bike Read Full Review

 

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