MotoGP technology: The Yamaha R1 vs. The Yamaha R6

Looking for a new Supersport bike? As Yamaha fans across the globe have come to expect, the new Yamaha R1 and R6 both deliver a powerful performance. While the Yamaha R6 makes a bold impression on the road, the R1 is also an exhilarating ride. If you are deciding between these two bikes, take a look at an overview of their differences.
YamahaR1_VS_YamahaR6With its MotoGP YZR-M1 technology, the Yamaha R1 offers adrenaline junkies an action packed ride. Noteworthy features of this model are its crossplane engine and cutting-edge electronics. Its excellent design and handling capabilities make it stand out from the crowd.


The Yamaha R6 is equally impressive. Built for the racetrack it is equipped with MotoGP technology to give you the ultimate riding experience. If you want to take your riding to new extremes, the R6 is a great choice.

Both the Yamaha YZF-R1 and the YZF-R6 have powerful engines. The R1 has a displacement of 998cc while the R6 has a displacement of 599cc. The maximum power output of the R1 is considerably higher than the R6. The R1 outputs 147.1 Kw of power at 13,500 rpm while the R6 delivers 91 kW at 14,500 rpm. The R1 has a torque of 112.4 Nm at 11,500 rpm and the R6 has a torque of 65.7 Nm at 10,500 rpm. Both models have an electronic starter system and constant mesh 6-speed transmission.
YamahaR6While both motorbikes have received praise from Yamaha fans, the R1 delivers more power and torque. Before you decide on a bike, assess your requirements to find which bike is most suitable to your lifestyle. YamahaR1

The following table offers a brief overview of both bikes:

Yamaha YZF-R1 Yamaha YZF-R6
Displacement (cc) 998 599
Maximum Power (kW @rmp) 147.1 @ 13,500 91.0 @ 14,500
Maximum Torque (Nm @rpm) 112.4 @ 11,500 65.7 @ 10,500
Starter System Electronic Electronic
Transmission System Constant Mesh, 6-speed Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final Transmission Chain Chain

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Annabel Schoeman

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