Using a teasing video, Yamaha is creating excitement around its soon-to-be-unveiled 2017 YZF-R6 middleweight sportbike. First introduced in 1998, the model was last updated 2008 with a minor facelift in 2010.
What this latest take of the R6 will look like will be seen on October 4 at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. Currently the motorcycle media is hinting at a new chassis and suspension and of course, the latest technological bells and whistles found on the latest performance rides, many of which are found on many current Yamaha models.
The Yamaha YZF-R6 was introduced in 1999 as the super sport version of Yamaha's Yamaha YZF-R1 super bike. It’s the R1 some are looking to for what features ride onto the R6.
Aside from the eight years that have passed since the models last major update, the motorcycle segment occupied by the R6 is facing a tough time. While motorcycle sales have rebounded, much of the biker love has gone to smaller and some would say ‘fun’ rides as well as a surge in adventure models leaving those in the ‘supersport’ arena with disappointing results