Yamaha to scrap road-going R6 for 2021

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YAMAHA is set to axe its homologated R6 model next year in to make way for a brand new track-specific weapon.

As manufacturers bid for success in the ever-changing Supersport sector, the Japanese firm is shifting its focus to a fresh model built specifically for circuit and competition riding, which it has dubbed the R6 RACE.

The news comes just a week after BSB bosses revealed a big shake-up for the British Supersport championship next season with 765cc triples and 955cc twins set to be welcomed to the grid.

With the homologated R6 discontinued from 2021, Yamaha has introduced its new machine for everything from trackday champs to National Supersport contenders.

Sporting KYB front forks and KYB rear suspension, traction control, D-modes and a ride-by-wire throttle as well as a number of GYTR Kit options including a race harness, World Supersport-spec fairings, an Akrapovic full race exhaust and more, the R6 RACE is set to be available at local Yamaha dealers from January 2021.

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