We started out to give the 2005 R6 more horsepower and a new fork, and wound up engineering a nearly new motorcycle.
Staying out front in the Supersport wars takes power:
Bigger throttle bodies
Improved fuel injection
Revised intake funnels
... and more, result in a smoother, fatter powerband with three more horsepower at 13,000 rpm.
To channel that power, a new, fully-adjustable inverted fork with 41mm tubes was added for the most precise handling possible.
It was too good a place to resist mounting powerful new 310mm front disc brakes, radial calipers and a radial master cylinder to even further exploit the R6’s amazing front-end feel.
The added rigidity of the new fork led to a redesign of the main frame to accommodate new rear suspension linkage.
Light weight, razor-sharp handling, unsurpassed overall balance – elevated to the next level.
That's why the R6 was the winner of Motorcycle-USA.com's Supersport Shootout for 2003 and 2004.
Anybody up for a track day?