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Gallery: Every Photo of the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 We Could Find

Yamaha’s new YZF-R6 is here, and our eyes are stuck to these photos of it

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6.

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It’s official: the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 is here, and it’s ready to raise the bar in the middleweight division. The new bike comes after a dark period of eight long years where the 600 class received hardly any love from the manufacturers, which makes it one of the most exciting releases of the new-bike season so far. It’s here, it’s new, and it’s worth being excited about.

The new R6 comes standard with several upgrades derived directly from the R1, and they aren’t hard to spot. The bodywork and fuel tank have been reshaped to have the same style as the R1 and also to improve aerodynamic efficiency, and the new model also rides on the same 43mm KYB front forks and KYB shock as it’s big brother. Additionally, the bike is now outfitted with a six-level (plus off) traction control system and Yamaha’s D-mode System — a first for the R6.

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So before we get too caught up in all the details of the new bike, take a minute to scroll through the photos below and admire the fact that there is a new 600 on the market, and it’s going to be good!

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

JD Beach putting the claimed eight percent improvement in aerodynamics to the test.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The front of the new R6 features a central ram-air intake and twin LED headlights.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The KYB suspension that now fits both the front and rear of the motorcycle is said to be confidence inspiring and provide a solid feel through the chassis.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

This bike is going to be rad.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

Getting an elbow down on the new YZF-R6 seems to be no problem.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 R6 features a new six-level traction control for improved power delivery, even in changing conditions.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

A compact titanium exhaust muffler comes standard on the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The bike is now outfitted with KYB 43mm front forks as well as the same aluminum four-piston brake calipers

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

To reduce drag, the LED turn signals are incorporated into the rear view mirrors on the new R6.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The tail section of the 2017 YZF-R6 also resembles that of the current generation R1.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

LED turn signals are also used off the rear tail section.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The R6 retains its analog tachometer, but the LCD display features more readouts for new features like TCS and D-modes.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The YZF-R6 is now outfitted with the exact same KYB rear shock as the R1.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

Racers often call this view their "office." I bet we can all agree that this looks like a pretty fun office to work in!

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

Let's get back to the action photos, shall we?

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

There's no doubt the Team Yamaha Blue scheme looks good in the sunlight!

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The claimed improvement in front-end feel sure looks like it's helping the test rider!

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Team Yamaha Blue.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Team Yamaha Blue.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Team Yamaha Blue.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Team Yamaha Blue.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

This may be the coolest shot of the new R6 we have seen period.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The Yamaha YZF-R6 leading its big brother, the R1.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

Those LED headlights look like they get the job done!

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Intensity White/Matte Silver.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Intensity White/Matte Silver.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

Seriously, that just looks fun.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The new R6 looks more and more fun with every picture it's in.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

Whoever is riding in this photo surely was having a good day.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Matte Raven Black.

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2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 in Matte Raven Black.

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