Friday, March 21, 2008

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S Specification

In 2008, Yamaha's street lineup is a tweaked YZF-R6S. The '08 version of the 600cc mount features a modified steering geometry, with rake decrease by a half-degree to 24 degrees even. The change in steering head angle has resulted in a shorter trail figure, with '08 measuring 0.3-inch less at 3.4 inches. The overall length and height of the new R6S have changes as well, with height 0.6-inch shorter (42.9 inches) and length 0.8-inch more petite (79.7 inches). The wheelbase is also exhibits a slight 0.2-inch decrease to 54.3 inches. The other noticeable change on the 2008 R6S is an increase to the front brake rotors from 298mm to 310mm. The $8,299 MSRP remains unchanged.

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6S

Type 600cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5mm x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.4:1
Carburetion Fuel Injection
Ignition Digital DC-CDI
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension/Front 43mm fork; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; fully adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual 298mm floating disc, 4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires/Front 120/60-ZR17
Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17
Length 79.7 in
Width 27.1 in
Height 42.9 in
Seat Height 32.3 in
Wheelbase 54.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 3.4 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Dry Weight 357 lb (CA 359 lb)