A NEWLY-RELEASED TEASER VIDEO OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE 2017 YAMAHA YZF-R6 HAS SURFACED ONLINE AND IT SUGGESTS THAT THE BIKE COULD DEBUT AT INTERMOT ON OCTOBER 4, 2016.
Yamaha has just released a new teaser video that seems to be that of the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6. Posted on Yamaha's website and social media accounts, the video contains shots of a supersport bike moving fast on a race track. It is very difficult to get a glimpse of the motorcycle in this teaser, however, there are some hints that it very well could be the updated Yamaha R6. The video also suggests that the bike in the teaser could be unveiled on October 4, 2016. It is the date of the press day of Intermot, an international motorcycle, scooter and e-bike fair held in Cologne, Germany. So we can expect that the new Yamaha YZF-R6 can debut at this upcoming event.
The screaming sound note of the engine in the teaser video affirms that it is an inline-four-powered motorcycle. And Yamaha already updated the litre-class YZF-R1 less than two years ago. So the only supersport bike with a four-cylinder engine that remains in the Japanese automaker's line-up is the YZF-R6. Another fact indicating the debut of the new R6 is a post by Valentino Rossi on his social media with the caption, “Shot on board with GoPro on Yamaha R6.” It is no secret that the MotoGP rider is partly responsible for the development of many Yamaha bikes and the one in this new picture seems like a prototype of the upcoming R6.
The 2017 Yamaha R6 is expected to get heavy cosmetic updates, while the company could use the existing crossplane-based motor with some upgrades. The new version will be Euro-4 compliant and its performance might be improved as well. Other features of the upcoming bike will be revealed on October 4. Till then, we can only wait for some other interesting updates on the same.