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The innovative FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started, like adjustable seat height.

The 2011 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 2011 FZ6R offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started: a low seat height, grips that reach back to you, and a torquey, 600cc engine you won't outgrow anytime soon. Add a beautiful new diamond-steel frame, a sleep fairing, an Yamaha R6-style exhaust and a price that makes it way more affordable than it 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


MSRP* $7,590 (Reddish Copper/Raven) Available from December 2010
$7,490 (Raven) Available from December 2010

= 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 O-ring chain

= 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

= 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 470 lb

= Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)