Probably the most popular 600cc sport bike in Colorado, the Yamaha YZF-R6, or R6 for short, is one used bike that’s always in demand. Vickery Yamaha has been buying late model pre-owned R6’s all winter, and we have a really good selection for you to choose from.
Why do riders prefer the R6? Well, two main reasons really; they have the features, and they have the look.
Since 2006, Yamaha’s YZF-R6 has had more features than any other competitive sport bike. One example is the slipper clutch, something normally found only on larger 1000cc sport bikes.
A slipper clutch locks up solid when accelerating, just lake a normal clutch, but under deceleration and at high RPM to Load ratios the slipper clutch will slightly disconnect the engine braking force so that the rear wheel won’t skid or lock up. What this means is that if you downshift too aggressively, like accidentally downshifting three times
in a corner where you meant to downshift twice, you won’t run the risk of skidding out the rear end. For fast riding, and more importantly, for SAFE riding, the R6 has the features that riders really want.
The Yamaha rear section is designed to give street legal bikes the Racer-Only clean look, and frankly, no other brand comes close to the mean little stingers that all R6’s share. What do you think?
Come in to Vickery soon, and pick out your next Sport Bike!