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Compared to last year the '10 has a noticeable gain in midrange starting at 8000 rpm-right where riders (both on the street and the track) will need it most. Past 10,000rpm and the new model is more gradual in its power output with less dips, but notice at 11,000 the flat spot that lasts just before redline. This is felt on the motorcycle and kills drive. This no doubt isn't accidental and is Yamaha's way of pleasing the EPA. Note also that peak torque is actually down from last year, but greater in the important rev ranges. Smoother, too.
2010 Yamaha YZF R6 Horsepower Torque Chart