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Yamaha to discontinue R6

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:45 PM

Guess a bunch more idiot squids will just start on a liter bike.


https://www.visordow...y-r6-race-lives
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Posted 17 November 2020 - 06:39 PM

Probably just discontinued in Europe.
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Posted 18 November 2020 - 02:03 AM

View Posthenks, on 17 November 2020 - 04:45 PM, said:

Guess a bunch more idiot squids will just start on a liter bike.


https://www.visordow...y-r6-race-lives

Yeah but that's what Honda said about their 600 a few years back...
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Posted 18 November 2020 - 07:39 AM

miweber929 said:

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Probably just discontinued in Europe.


Oooo, guess I was wrong:
https://www.asphalta...zTg1LMoEx-fI8SY
The press release has it the WR250R has been shelved as well for 2021.
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Posted 18 November 2020 - 07:53 AM

View Postmiweber929, on 18 November 2020 - 07:39 AM, said:

Oooo, guess I was wrong:
https://www.asphalta...zTg1LMoEx-fI8SY
The press release has it the WR250R has been shelved as well for 2021.

I barely fit on a R6 anymore. Darn I kept waiting for Yamaha to bring out a WR450R I guess that dream is dead now.
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:51 AM

Yeah, what's left of the sportbike market is liter bikes. Gotta pull wheelies with your homies, I guess. Otherwise its all cruisers and adventure bikes (for old farts). That's too bad - I always thought that a 600 represented the pinnacle of handling + motor technology, where the 1000's are more about the engine. I don't know where we go from here. KW vs bicycle weight? It seems assist bikes are where its at for the younger generation. Still, the 600's had a good run, from 1990(ish) to 2015 or so, the the golden years being 1996-2008.
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