The Graves Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R6 was built around a simple concept: to build a bike that was perfect for the average bike rider, or just a regular person. So, it’s clever mix between solid utility and high-performance. The bike may look standard enough, but it has a few surprises instore for the perceptive biker. It comes with a supple suspension system that provides superior handling. The engine isn’t big bore, but takes advantage of motorcycle aftermarket parts that combine ingenuity and expertise.
A Better Built Bike
The modified bike is an example of what OEM Yamaha parts can accomplish when combined with some mechanical experience and inspiration. If you’re ready, here are some of the main specifications and changes to this modified machine:
- A Yamaha race intake cam and modified cam timing
- A Graves titanium exhaust system
- A set of Marchesini magnesium wheels – 3.5 x 17 up front and 5.57 x 17 in the rear
- Michelin Pilot Race tires
- A modified brake system with Brembo rotors and calipers and stainless steel lines
- A rider/bike interface that features Graves clip-ons and multiple-adjustable rearsets
All of this is heady stuff, but it shows what can be accomplished by someone with the time, money and knowledge to take modification to the limit. The overall result is a bike that appears largely stock, but which has a lot of upgrades happening all over the place.
The Best Accessories
A great bike deserves the best Yamaha motorcycle accessories. This not only means top-notch hardware and components but also the best in riding gear from helmets to gloves and footwear. Riding jackets come in just about every style to fit the rider you want to be. Riding pants provide protection from falls and warmth on cool evenings.
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