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A Japanese bike, theÂ Yamaha YZF-R6 has been in production since 1998. The 2008-Present R6 model has a 16 valve 4-stroke, inline 4 cylinder, liquid cooled, 599.4 cc engine and a top speed of 165 mph (265.5 km/h) . The R6 won the 2009 and 2011 Supersport World Championship.
The R6 has a long history of reliability and performance. The bike has gone through several small improvements in the past 14 years. The current models (2008- Present) biggest area of improvement is the frame, it has been stiffened around the headstock to reduce braking effect, the overall stiffness adds more agility. This is topped off with a heavier braced swingarm. The motorcycle is now more stable but retains its quick steering ability. The suspension has been revised internally. The bars are 5mm lower than the previous iteration and angled slightly different, but it's still the same motorcycle to ride since 1998; only better when riding faster.