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Digital Subscriptions > Fast Bikes > Issue 325 April 2017 > ONE HIT WONDER


Yamaha’s stopgap 2005 YZF-R6 remains one of the best middleweight sportsbikes ever built.

Used BikeGuide 2005 YAMAHA YZF-R6

Short lived, yet brilliant…

In a world as cutthroat as the supersport class was in the early 2000s, it was all too easy to get overlooked. Which is exactly what happened to the 2005 Yamaha YZF-R6. This unique, extremely underrated model is the forgotten R6 as it fell into a no man’s land between an outdated and aging version, and the all-singing, all-dancing new generation. Well, forget it no more as when it comes to used R6s, this one is a bit of a peach.

Under the radar

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