End of 600cc supersport motorcycle: Yamaha YZF-R6 to be discontinued
The Yamaha YZF-R6 will no longer be manufactured by the three tuning fork mark, putting an end to the historic 600cc supersport motorcycle. Only non-road versions (for track) will continue to be offered.
The reason? 1 – Fall in sales in recent years; 2 – Whoever buys a supersport motorcycle usually chooses 1,000cc models; and 3 (the last nail in the coffin) – The new European pollutant emission standard, Euro5, which comes into force on January 1st.
Of course, in the future, the brand may decide to produce it again, but for now, this is the information we have.
We remind you that Yamaha is very successful in Superbike championships with YZF-R6, such as the British superbike championship (BSB), the American championship (MotoAmerica) and the World Superbike Championship WorldSBK (in the Supersport 600 category) .
Exactly for this reason, the brand will continue to manufacture and supply the YZF-R6 for tracks, a model not approved for the streets/road.
In addition, information indicates that the GYTR Stage 1 racing kit will be offered, which includes various accessories and improvements to get the bike ready for action.