Yamaha YZF-R6 Review from Canada

2005 Yamaha YZF-R6

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 kilometres
Most recent distance26500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamha YZF-R6


R6's are awesome, and I would buy a Yamaha product again in a heartbeat!


The only thing that went wrong with the bike was due to my stupidity. I had a couple of extra keys cut over the winter, not realizing that the original was chipped. Could not start the bike, so had it trucked to a shop. After they checked a few potential problems, they realized that I was trying to use a key that would never work. Brought in the original key and it fired up right away!

General Comments:

The bike is quick and handles well. It's my second R6, so no complaints from me in those departments.

Long distance riding, not so much. After 250km and a tank of gas, I needed a serious break as the comfort level due to the riding position was poor to say the least. Riding in the city though is no problem when it comes to comfort.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2013

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review