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can someone give me a brief overview of the r6 model updates between 05 and present? some are telling me the 05 and 06 are the same others saying the 06 07 are the same.
 

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can someone give me a brief overview of the r6 model updates between 05 and present? some are telling me the 05 and 06 are the same others saying the 06 07 are the same.
I'll jump in on this one, I know R6s back to front.

The first generation R6 was carb'd, and I believe there was a transmission issue with second gear for the 2000 R6 (could be off on the year though). A picture of the first generation R6 is supplied below.

HERE


Below is a picture of the body style of the 2003-2005 R6, as well as the 2006-2009 R6 "S". Read on and I'll explain further.

HERE

2003 was the first year for fuel injection (but had a recall on the stock coils). 04 the coil problem was fixed.
05, the front end was changed a little bit with inverted forks and (I'm pretty sure) slightly lighter/thinner front rotors. Also the rake of the front forks was changed slightly.. So even if you took the forks off an 05 and put them on an 04 it still wouldn't be exactly the same. Also the throttle bodies and injectors were tweaked.

After 2005 the body style changed, but Yamaha continued to make the R6 "S" model, which is the same body as the 2nd gen, with the colors of the bikes for that year.

2006-2007 R6 changed the plastics and overall design quite a bit, as pictured below

HERE

The center of gravity is lower on the new body style (and the low end sucks a little more, but the top end is better than previous years) making the R6 "r" model the ideal track bike. Also the seating is a bit more aggressive, making the 2nd generation slightly more 'street friendly'.

2008-2009 R6 changed over 50 small things from the previous model (according to Yamaha)... the plastics are NEARLY identical, but if you look at an 08 and an 07 side by side you can tell the difference. *see below*

HERE

The engine was modified slightly, making the 2008 R6r the first stock 600cc sportbike to officially reach 170mph.

2009 R6 is essentially the same as the 2008, except Yamaha tuned the 09s differently to try to give the bike more mid-range and also to comply with noise and emission regulations. As a result the top end of the 2009 R6 is SLIGHTLY diminished when compared to the 2008.

Bear in mind again that there is a 2009 R6 "r" and also a 2009 R6 "s" (as mentioned above). The "S" model has the same body style as the 2003-2005.


I hope that answered all your questions! :crash


EDIT: of course, between each year whether the bike was redesigned or not the color schemes were changed as well as the sticker design. A person with a good eye that's seen a lot of R6s can pick out when some stupid craigslister puts up his "2004" R6 for sale with the tail section of a 2003, and then call him out on having the bike laid down. ;)


EDIT Again: The "S" Model (06 +) is essentially an 04 R6, because it doesn't have inverted forks or the refined chassis.
 

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^^^ says the guy that's still lurking. :D

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Has the OP been in prison?
 

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I'll jump in on this one, I know R6s back to front.

The first generation R6 was carb'd, and I believe there was a transmission issue with second gear for the 2000 R6 (could be off on the year though). A picture of the first generation R6 is supplied below.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2000models/2000-Yamaha-R6b.jpg


Below is a picture of the body style of the 2003-2005 R6, as well as the 2006-2009 R6 "S". Read on and I'll explain further.

www.totalmotorcycle.com/.../2005-Yamaha-R6a.jpg

2003 was the first year for fuel injection (but had a recall on the stock coils). 04 the coil problem was fixed.
05, the front end was changed a little bit with inverted forks and (I'm pretty sure) slightly lighter/thinner front rotors.

After 2005 the body style changed, but Yamaha continued to make the R6 "S" model, which is the same body as the 2nd gen, with the colors of the bikes for that year.

2006-2007 R6 changed the plastics and overall design quite a bit, as pictured below

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2007models/2007-Yamaha-YZF-R6g.jpg

The center of gravity is lower on the new body style (and the low end sucks a little more, but the top end is better than previous years) making the R6 "r" model the ideal track bike. Also the seating is a bit more aggressive, making the 2nd generation slightly more 'street friendly'.

2008-2009 R6 changed over 50 small things from the previous model (according to Yamaha)... the plastics are NEARLY identical, but if you look at an 08 and an 07 side by side you can tell the difference. *see below*

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2008models/2008-Yamaha-YZF-R6d.jpg

The engine was modified slightly, making the 2008 R6r the first stock 600cc sportbike to officially reach 170mph.

2009 R6 is essentially the same as the 2008, except Yamaha tuned the 09s differently to try to give the bike more mid-range and also to comply with noise and emission regulations. As a result the top end of the 2009 R6 is SLIGHTLY diminished when compared to the 2008.

Bear in mind again that there is a 2009 R6 "r" and also a 2009 R6 "s" (as mentioned above). The "S" model has the same body style as the 2003-2005.


I hope that answered all your questions! :crash


EDIT: of course, between each year whether the bike was redesigned or not the color schemes were changed as well as the sticker design. A person with a good eye that's seen a lot of R6s can pick out when some stupid craigslister puts up his "2004" R6 for sale with the tail section of a 2003, and then call him out on having the bike laid down. ;)
not many times I read a long post ...but I read yours ....good post....
 

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The R6S is actually more of the 2004 R6. It doesn't have inverted cartridge forks or radial brakes. There are some other, subtle differences, but I can't recall them.

Good to see the R6-Forum folks interacting over here :fact
 

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Just remember that the 05 r6 is a different beat then all the rest, While the body style is the same as previous years and the current R6S. There are many differences. Mainly front end wise. With larger disc brakes I believe the same as an R6R 06 model Radial mount calipers and 50 mm forks. There was also a change in the fuel injection with larger throttle bodies and a revised fuel injection.
 

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I'll jump in on this one, I know R6s back to front.

The first generation R6 was carb'd, and I believe there was a transmission issue with second gear for the 2000 R6 (could be off on the year though). A picture of the first generation R6 is supplied below.

HERE


Below is a picture of the body style of the 2003-2005 R6, as well as the 2006-2009 R6 "S". Read on and I'll explain further.

HERE

2003 was the first year for fuel injection (but had a recall on the stock coils). 04 the coil problem was fixed.
05, the front end was changed a little bit with inverted forks and (I'm pretty sure) slightly lighter/thinner front rotors. Also the rake of the front forks was changed slightly.. So even if you took the forks off an 05 and put them on an 04 it still wouldn't be exactly the same. Also the throttle bodies and injectors were tweaked.

After 2005 the body style changed, but Yamaha continued to make the R6 "S" model, which is the same body as the 2nd gen, with the colors of the bikes for that year.

2006-2007 R6 changed the plastics and overall design quite a bit, as pictured below

HERE

The center of gravity is lower on the new body style (and the low end sucks a little more, but the top end is better than previous years) making the R6 "r" model the ideal track bike. Also the seating is a bit more aggressive, making the 2nd generation slightly more 'street friendly'.

2008-2009 R6 changed over 50 small things from the previous model (according to Yamaha)... the plastics are NEARLY identical, but if you look at an 08 and an 07 side by side you can tell the difference. *see below*

HERE

The engine was modified slightly, making the 2008 R6r the first stock 600cc sportbike to officially reach 170mph.

2009 R6 is essentially the same as the 2008, except Yamaha tuned the 09s differently to try to give the bike more mid-range and also to comply with noise and emission regulations. As a result the top end of the 2009 R6 is SLIGHTLY diminished when compared to the 2008.

Bear in mind again that there is a 2009 R6 "r" and also a 2009 R6 "s" (as mentioned above). The "S" model has the same body style as the 2003-2005.


I hope that answered all your questions! :crash


EDIT: of course, between each year whether the bike was redesigned or not the color schemes were changed as well as the sticker design. A person with a good eye that's seen a lot of R6s can pick out when some stupid craigslister puts up his "2004" R6 for sale with the tail section of a 2003, and then call him out on having the bike laid down. ;)


EDIT Again: The "S" Model (06 +) is essentially an 04 R6, because it doesn't have inverted forks or the refined chassis.
I concur:hammer:
 

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EDIT Again: The "S" Model (06 +) is essentially an 04 R6, because it doesn't have inverted forks or the refined chassis.
this is the dumbest move on yamaha's side.. i know they're pushing the new and improved r6 to its limits.. but this is seriously stupid! 4 years in a row and the r6's' is not even an option...

i put 41k kms on my 05 R6! absolutely amazing street bike!! the chassis and inverted forks MADE that bike!!!

for yer avg. big guy, the new and improved plain n' simply sucks!!! you already look like an elephant on a stool...! now you look like an UNCOMFORTABLE elephant on a stool!



then again, yamaha knows this! and thusly created the 09 R1!...

now an R6, or any 600cc sport is just simply.! NOT AN OPTION! :epimp:saw::fork


BUT MORE TO THE POINT!! why did you wake me up for such an old thread!?? lmao!! there goes 5 minutes i'll never get back!
 

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I want an R6. Never ridden one but I'll bet they are a bucket load of fun :D
 

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this is the dumbest move on yamaha's side.. i know they're pushing the new and improved r6 to its limits.. but this is seriously stupid! 4 years in a row and the r6's' is not even an option...

i put 41k kms on my 05 R6! absolutely amazing street bike!! the chassis and inverted forks MADE that bike!!!

for yer avg. big guy, the new and improved plain n' simply sucks!!! you already look like an elephant on a stool...! now you look like an UNCOMFORTABLE elephant on a stool!



then again, yamaha knows this! and thusly created the 09 R1!...

now an R6, or any 600cc sport is just simply.! NOT AN OPTION! :epimp:saw::fork


BUT MORE TO THE POINT!! why did you wake me up for such an old thread!?? lmao!! there goes 5 minutes i'll never get back!
What in your observation is the difference between the inverted and non-inverted forks, aside from appearance? I've built both, and they take virtually the same parts, and perform pretty much the same.
 

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What in your observation is the difference between the inverted and non-inverted forks, aside from appearance? I've built both, and they take virtually the same parts, and perform pretty much the same.
So you're saying that Inverted forks don't perform any better than regular forks? :dundun:
 

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What in your observation is the difference between the inverted and non-inverted forks, aside from appearance? I've built both, and they take virtually the same parts, and perform pretty much the same.

I could be way off base here so please don't jump down my throat. But as I understand the biggest advantage of inverted forks is the abilty to have radial mounted master cylinders. Which is give you better brake feel.

I Absoulty love my 05 R6 and I still beleive that is the best R6 to date.
My bike if fully tuned and as most of the normal bolt ons you can get. When I was at the track I had no problem beating up on newer R6R's underpower.

Good Brakes good Supension setup and a finely tunned motor make for a lot of fun on the street but espcially on the track where its ment to be.

I love how light my R6 is compared to my R1 and my previous Fz1 I had a long time off from being able to ride the R6. when when I did it felt as light as a bicycle after comeing off the R1.

The 05 IS THE ONLY ONE TO GET IMO
 
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