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New Yamaha YZF-R6 for 2017 Coming?

Is this the new 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6? It seems to have been forever since a big revamp of the R6 has surfaced. It feels like the same bike since the major platform update debuted in 2006. Yes, I know, there has been changes since them but it's kind of ... been lookin' the same. We've been R6 fanboys, owning many ourselves including pair of 03 R6's and a pair of 06 R6's - that we've turn into trackday machines.

There's talks of a 3-cylinder, but we can take cues from the engine sound in Yamaha's teaser video. Perhaps not. I'm hoping we'll seeing something extraordinarily different. We're looking forward to a possible engine revamp, perhaps some high tech electronics and, of course, a re-do of the body style and fairing.

Will we see technology from Moto GP make it to the baby R1? It's hard to say. Stay tuned. The world will know what Yamaha's been up to on October 4, 2016.
By Daniel Relich

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