2000 Yamaha YZF-R6 from United States of America
Brilliant engineering and years of race testing can only produce awesome results
Very little has broken down on this bike that wasn't due to poor maintenance or bad installations.
The first chain and sprocket kit was poorly installed and the chain ran at a slight angle between the sprockets. This wore the sprockets and the chain down quickly and made a horrible chunking noise. Replaced with a 15-50 gearing and it ditches 954's now.
The timing chain and tensioner needed replacing at about 23K.
This is a VERY high performance motorcycle. It brings a challenge to everyone on the track, even the litrebikes.
The seating position is aggressive and well positioned for fast transitions. This detracts from its touring quality somewhat, but in my opinion the trade off is worth it for this bike.
Not a bike for someone who has not owned a street/race bike before.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th May, 2005
11th Jan 2008, 14:09
I agree with this review. I own a 2000 Yamaha R6 myself, and I have to say these ratings are exactly what I would give it, and I have been riding it for around 6 months now. I moved up from a Ninja 250 and I don't see why I would ever need a larger bike.
10th Feb 2008, 10:06
I have only taken one for a test ride, and I loved it so much I signed on the dotted line for the next 30 months, on a pre-reg 2007. Can't wait to get my hands on it, and my head round it.
I have had several bikes before; RS100, Virago 535, FZS Fazer 600. So my first sports bike is gonna be the R6. I have been waiting for 10 years to get my hands on one these exceptionally stunning machines. Still waiting for the elusive phone call telling me it is ready for collection. Give me a few months of living with it and I will update.