Monday, September 10, 2007

2008 Yamaha R6 and R125 shown

Lighter, more powerful, faster and more high-tech: The 2008 Yamaha R6

Yamaha have released these pics of the 2008 R6 and R125 bikes. The 2008 R6 gets a mild style makeover, new chassis and swingarm, freshly fettled 599cc engine with titanium valves, slipper clutch and better front brakes.

With the new YZF R6, Yamaha are going all out on the performance front – they’ve increased the engine’s compression ratio from 12.8:1 to 13.1:1 and fitted their YCC-I (Yamaha Chip-Controlled Intake) system found on the 2007 R1. This system essentially comprises of a variable-length air-intake system which boosts power at higher revs. The 2008 R6 also gets remapped fuel injection for better throttle response.

2008 R6 paintjobs look good, but we're still undecided about the gold painted wheels...

The new R6's chassis gets a magnesium alloy subframe, which is supposed to improve mass centralization. Other changes are increased brake rotor thickness for better heat dissipation, and new colour schemes. The 2007 Honda CBR600RR had thrashed the Yamaha R6 in most bike magazine shootouts this year. Whether the 2008 R6 can claw its way back to the top remains to be seen...

The learner legal 2008 Yamaha YZF R125

For those who are just starting off with bikes, Yamaha have also shown the new YZF R125, which is learner legal. The bike is fitted with a liquid-cooled, four-valve, 124cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine, which is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Styling cues are taken from the latest R6, which is so important when there are teenaged girlfriends to impress…

Also see:
First pics: 2008 Yamaha R1!
Scooter chic from Tokyo!
Women in motorcycling: Hi-res wallpaper
2008 Kawasaki Z1400 and KTM RC8 pics
2008 BMW HP2 Sport to go into production soon
2008 Triumph Hurricane 1300: The 200mph sports-tourer is coming...
2009 launch for the amazing, six-cylinder Suzuki Stratosphere 1100!
First pic: 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR
1989 Yamaha OW01 vs 2008 Yamaha R1!
Debate: Are electronics ruining MotoGP?!

A video of the 2008 Yamaha R6 in action!


gauraviper said...

I JUST LOOOOOOOVE THE GOLD PAINTED WHEELS!!!.. they look the business.. I've always liked it in the Aprilia RSV1000 R-factory and they also add to the 'bling' factor!
another good touch of design is the centre light ahead of the air intake.. looks sleek!.. and the paint jobs are not like that the design is same with different colors... yam have provided different paint n design schemes altogether.. great!!.. i think this one will be a block buster.. at least i'm bowled over..

Anonymous said...

i love that bike soooo much that i have orderd one .
its a must own . that simple !!.

Anonymous said...

i have the silver 08 and its sick. it turns real easy ill never get rid of. i recomend who ever wants one to get one

fione expayolice said...

omg.. i love that boke.. must buy next month.. :))

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