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2010 Yamaha FZ6R


The all-new FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started.

The 2010 Yamaha FZ6R has a special ambience that makes you feel comfortable the minute you swing a leg over the seat. It is a sports bike that does not make any earth shattering claims; just a bike that will leave you smiling after each and every ride. Perhaps you are just getting started in motorcycling or have been around long enough to recognize that fun is not always determined by engine size or horsepower.

Hardcore. Not hard to afford.

The Yamaha FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning ridres to get started: low seat height, grips that reach back, and a torquey, 600cc engine you won't outgrow anytime soon. Add a diamond-steel frame, a sleek fairing, Yamaha R6-style exhaust and a price that makes it way more affordable that in looks.

Somewhere between cruisers and supersport bikes exists a genre simply known as “sports” bikes.

The FZ6R fits perfectly into the less intense sport bike world with its easy to control power, light weight and low seat height. A slim compact chassis complements the fuel injected engine and its very linear throttle control. No lap records here, just a bike that inspires rider confidence and is a blast to ride.

Key Features
•  A rider in the market for an entry level or commuter 600cc bike doesn’t have to compromise performance or style to get value. The FZ6R is a great combination of performance, handling, and exciting sport bike style, but also with a low seat height that’s both adjustable to fit a wider variety of riders and also narrower where it counts to make it even easier to put both feet on the ground.

•  The engine delivers smooth power just the way today’s rider needs it, brisk acceleration with plenty of torque that makes it a pleasure to get around town, with lots in reserve for when you want more. This is certainly not a “no frills” motor. It’s derived from the FZ6 motor, fuel injected and tuned for outstanding low to mid engine performance.

•  Even if your primary goal is commuting to school or work, you want to be able to get out and have fun riding some twisty back roads. The FZ6R is ready to put a grin on your face! The diamond-shaped frame, made of high-tensile steel pipes using the engine as a structural member of the chassis, becomes the foundation for handling performance. It’s designed to provide the right rigidity balance to contribute to smooth cornering performance.

•  When it comes to putting power to the pavement, the new FZ6R uses nothing less than quality radial tires, 120/70R 17-inch front and 160/60R 17-inch rear. And this bike’s excellent stopping performance is due to dual 298mm front discs and a 245mm rear disc, both with comfortable to use controls.

Engine
•  The fuel-injected engine in the FZ6R has been designed to meet the demands of today’s motorcyclist. This engine optimizes the entire flow from the intake of the fuel-air mixture to combustion and exhaust. Even though it shares both bore and stroke dimensions with the FZ6, the cylinder head, crankcase, intake and exhaust system, as well as the clutch and shifter, were completely redesigned for the FZ6R, creating a power unit with an entirely different character.

•  The 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder engine is ready to respond with smooth, linear performance when the rider twists the throttle. Maximum output is achieved at a spirited 10,000 rpm and maximum torque is obtained at 9000 rpm. Bottom line: Its outstanding “torquey” low to mid rpm engine performance is just right for someone who enjoys commuting to work or school or riding the canyons on the weekends.

•  Lightweight forged aluminum pistons are used. Because the aluminum alloy is heated and formed under pressure without having to melt it completely as in conventional casting techniques, the strength of the original metallurgic matrix of the aluminum is maintained. As a result, a forged piston is stronger than a cast one and can thus be designed for lighter weight, which contributes to a reduction in vibration. In fact, many riders will be surprised at how smooth this motor is.

•  The 32-bit ECU controls the four-hole, two-direction, high-dynamic-range type fuel injectors for superior injection control. By delivering the precise fuel-air mixture needed for conditions, the engine can deliver great power and fuel economy.

•  Much like many of today’s high end sport bikes, the FZ6R has a 4-into-2-into-1 midship exhaust. Not only does it provide a throaty, yet comfortably quiet exhaust note, the system also includes 3-way catalytic converter technology to reduce exhaust emissions.

Chassis/Suspension
•  With its exciting sport bike looks, onlookers will know this isn’t just another middleweight bike. There’s no mistaking Yamaha’s high-performance heritage in the FZ6R.

•  The seat has separate front and rear sections, and the rider’s seat features an innovative height adjustment mechanism. The seat can be set 20mm – just over 3/4 of an inch – higher for taller riders, a change that can make a big difference on an all-day ride.

•  The handlebar position can be adjusted 20mm forward by rotating the handlebar clamps to fine-tune rider comfort.

•  The overall chassis rigidity has been designed to provide both excellent handling and all-day comfort. In order to further enhance the smoothness and comfort of the ride, the front-end dimensions a have been optimized, including a caster angle of 26° and trail of 103.5mm, contributing a bike that has great steering feeling, making the bike even more of a pleasure to ride.

•  The front suspension has sturdy 41mm inner tubes, matched to a die-cast aluminum upper triple clamp and forged-steel under bracket, providing superior cushioning performance and good front-end feel. Wheel travel is a generous 5.1 inches to help soak up those bumps in the road.

•  The rear suspension is lightweight and contributes to the mass centralization, and the mono-cross suspension provides excellent wheel travel, a full 5.1 inches. Superior road hugging performance has been achieved with optimally designed damping-force valves and oil channels.

•  This bike boasts hydraulic disc brakes front and rear. The 298mm diameter front discs are lightweight for reduced unsprung weight, while the single rear disc is 245mm, and the brakes feature semi-metallic pads. The brakes have been designed to offer great feel and superb braking ability.

•  FZ6R mounts tubeless radial tires on cast aluminum wheels. While their lightweight construction helps centralize mass, they also help contribute to agile handling.

Additional Features
•  The meter panel gives the rider plenty of feedback, including a digital display speedometer, analog tachometer, odometer/ tripmeter, fuel gauge, and water coolant gauge.

USA Specifications

2010 Yamaha FZ6R
MSRP* $7,390 (Raven) Available from February 2010
$7,490 (Team Yamaha Blue/White) Available from February 2010
$7,490 (Pearl White/Rapid Red) Available from February 2010
$7,490 (Pearl White/Vivd Magenta) Available from February 2010

Engine
Type: 600cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, DOHC 16 valves

Bore x Stroke: 65.5mm x 44.5mm

Compression Ratio: 12.2:1

Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection

Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Transmission: 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch

Final Drive: Chain

Chassis
Suspension/Front: Telescopic fork, 5.1-in.travel

Suspension/Rear: Single shock, 5.1-in travel

Brakes/Front: Hydraulic disc, 298mm

Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic disc, 245mm

Tires/Front: 120/70 ZR17

Tires/Rear: 160/60 ZR17

Dimensions
Length: 83.5 in

Width: 30.3 in

Height: 46.7 in

Seat Height: 30.9 in

Ground Clearance: 5.5 in

Wheelbase: 56.7 in

Rake (Caster Angle): 26.0°

Trail: 4.1 in

Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gal

Fuel Economy** 43 mpg

Wet Weight: 467 lb (California model: 469 lb)

Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

Canada Specifications

2010 Yamaha FZ6R
MSRP: $ 8,899 CDN

Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, in-line four

Displacement: 600cc

Bore and Stroke: 65.5 x 44.5mm

Compression Ratio: 12.2:1

Maximum Torque: 6.1 kg-m (44.1 ft-lb) @ 8,500 rpm

Fuel Delivery: 32mm throttle body FI

Lubrication: Wet sump

Ignition / Starting: Digital TCI / Electric

Transmission: 6-speed

Chassis
Suspension (Front) 41mm fork

Suspension (Rear) Monocross

Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs

Brakes (Rear) 245mm disc

Tires (Front) 120/70ZR17

Tires (Rear) 160/60ZR17

Dimensions
Length: 2,120mm (83.5″)

Width: 770mm (30.3″)

Height: 1,185mm (46.7″)

Wheelbase: 1,440mm (56.7″)

Rake / Trail: 26° / 103.5mm

Ground Clearance: 140mm (5.5″)

Seat Height: 785mm (30.9″)

Fuel Capacity: 17.3 litres (3.8 Imp. gal.)

Wet Weight: 212kg (466.4 lb)

Colour(s) Yamaha Blue, Metallic Black, White with Red, White with Black

* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.

* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less.

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