Engine type=Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC
Cylinder arrangement=In-line 4-cylinder
Fuel tank capacity=17.3L
Fuel supply system=Electronic fuel injection
Building on the concept of "No. 1 in razor-sharp handling and super-exciting performance," the 2008 model YZF-R6 has undergone a full model change, with new features like the "Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake" (YCC-I) system developed in line with Yamaha's "G.E.N.I.C.H." engineering ideal. It also features the first magnesium rear frame ever adopted on a production model, which enables greater concentration of mass to contribute to even higher levels of performance not only in circuit riding but also on secondary and winding roads.