Yamaha has abandoned the iconic WR250R, VMAX and, most importantly, the iconic R6 Supersport. The news may shock many fans of the series.
Yamaha R6 motorcycles were in demand. The model successfully competed with similar bikes Honda CBR 600RR and Kawasaki ZX-6R. Why did Yamaha decide to abandon further production? The Yamaha R6 is an important part of the current 2020 model range, allowing less experienced motorcyclists the opportunity to race on a “track” sport, but now beginners can get stuck on the Yamaha R3 or they will immediately have to face 200+ HP R1. of Course, there are alternatives in the line of nylon bikes: MT-07 or MT-09… However, in many cases, buyers want a sport bike, and the R6 was a great option.
From the Yamaha press release:
“Yamaha understands the significance of the history of these models. For the future, Yamaha is constantly exploring new ideas and concepts to support and expand the market, as well as improve the experience our customers receive.»
Most likely, the problem lies in the new Euro5 standard. Either they did not have time to adapt the motors, or simply considered the investment irrational.