End of the road for Yamaha YZF-R6: 600cc screamer to live only on the racetracks!

One of the best and broadly revered middleweight supersports – the Yamaha YZF-R6 won’t see the mild of the 2021 solar. Here is why the middleweight ‘screamer’ will not be in showrooms beginning subsequent yr!


Truly heartbreaking! Yamaha’s legendary middleweight screamer – the R6 won’t be up to date for the yr 2021. Yamaha USA has not too long ago confirmed that the bike will likely be discontinued after the mannequin yr 2020. The firm additional states that it understands the iconic historical past of the R6 and so far as the future is worried, it’s constantly taking a look at new concepts and ideas so as to help and broaden the market in addition to improve its buyer experiences. That mentioned, if you’re somebody residing in the USA and Europe and need to purchase the R6, it is best to rush to your nearest dealership to examine the availability of the 2020 mannequin and purchase one of the previous few items. Come January 2021 and the R6 will perish from the showrooms in the mentioned areas too! The extremely revered Yamaha YZF-R6 made its world debut after its litre-class sibling – the YZF-R1 in the yr 1999 and it went on to grow to be an immediate sensation in the middleweight supersport class.

Moreover, it was with the R6 only that the firm launched to the world some key improvements like Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCCT) and in addition, Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCCI) techniques. With the demise of the Yamaha YZF-R6, there’s now an enormous vacant area in the firm’s supersport line-up. Now, the absence of a middleweight screamer leaves the firm with only two supersport fashions in the kind of the Yamaha R3 and the R1. The newest transfer by the firm to announce the retirement of the Yamaha R6 is kind of sudden however definitely not a really stunning one, owing to the dwindling gross sales and the dipping recognition of the bike throughout the globe.

The firm says that the growth prices to improve the bike so as to meet the stringent Euro5 emission norms are fairly excessive and with the ‘not-so-encouraging’ gross sales numbers, an up to date 2021 mannequin won’t make a lot sense in phrases of the market feasibility. However, one excellent news is that the Yamaha YZF-R6 will proceed to live on the racetracks as the firm will likely be providing stock-but-stripped bikes together with its GYTR racing equipment that helps in setting new lap information.

The Yamaha YZF-R6 by no means went on sale in India and regardless of the proven fact that the bike was going by a depressing gross sales efficiency in the worldwide markets, lovers right here in the nation had been fairly hopeful on its arrival. First, the Triumph Daytona 675R and now the R6!

Certainly a tragic day for supersport lovers throughout the globe! We bid adieu to one of the greatest middleweight superbikes ever produced!

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