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10 years since the last truly great supersport bike

  • By cannonball

10 years ago, before the BMW S1000RR pulled the superbike class kicking and screaming into the 21st century, the 2006 Yamaha R6 was the pinnacle of sportsbike technology. Fitting, since the original R6 caught everybody by surprise in 1998 when it was launched and put all the other 600cc sportsbikes to shame.

At the time the supersport category was beginning to decline, a pattern which has continued to such an extent Honda have killed of the much-loved CBR600RR, and then came the completely-track-focused 2006 R6, complete with ’98 R1-alike red and white paint.


Was the #Yamaha #R6 really the last great #SportsBike ?