Wednesday, February 9, 2011
2010 Yamaha R6 First Look
In response to the Yamaha YZF-R6’s loss in power for 2009 due to changing emissions regulations, the boys in blue have tuned the 2010 model to try and get that power back. To achieve this, Yamaha “optimized the intake funnels and airbox”, while the diameter of the exhaust pipe is changed and the muffler is 100mm longer. Mated to this is a revised ECU. All is said to give improved performance in the low- to mid-range while maintaining its current high rpm performance.
This is capped with the customary BNG (Bold New Graphics) treatment, as the R6 is now available in an all-new Pearl White scheme as well as updated Team Yamaha Blue/White and a slightly changed Raven Black scheme. Retail price is $10,490 for all colors and it will be available in dealers come January.