1998 YZF600R Thundercat
(1998 / Production Model)
This 600cc supersport model debuted in 1996 as the successor to the FZR600R that had won a popular following in Europe. It mounted a newly developed liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder engine with carburetors fitted with TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), a ram-air system making use of running airflow to increase intake efficiency along with other features, on a steel Deltabox frame. The exterior had a full cowling for excellent aerodynamic characteristics and the bike achieved a high-performance ride with an enjoyable and easy-to-use character. The display model is a version that was released in 1998 with detailed spec improvements throughout.
- Overall length × width × height: 2,060mm × 725mm × 1,190mm
- Weight: 187kg
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 4-cylinder, 599cm³
- Maximum power output: 75.0kW (100.1PS) / 11,500r/min
- Maximum torque: 65.6N･m (6.7kgf･m) / 9,500r/min
*Overseas market model
*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.