Yamaha YZF600R

Cooling: liquid cooling Fuel system: carburetor, four Keihin carburetors CVKD36 Starting system: electric start Ignition system: Digital transistorised

Translations: Primary: 1,708 Secondary: 3,133 1st gear: 2,846 2nd gear: 1,947 3rd gear: 1.545 4th gear: 1.333 5th gear: 1,190 6th gear: 1,074

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The Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat is a supersport motorcycle Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha, which has been offered in Europe from 1996 to 2004. In the U.S., the model was sold up to and including 2007.


The YZF600R Thundercat was placed by Yamaha as a successor to the FZR600 in the supersports segment. Despite good performance she was able to hold difficult on the track against the sometimes significantly lighter competition and was replaced in 1999 by the YZF -R6, which bribed by their much more radical design. The bike was henceforth advertised as Super Sports Tourer, which corresponded to their properties significantly better. On the road its merits as a comfortable seating position, dual seat and effective disguise came to better advantage than on the circuit.

Model development

During the entire production period, there were only minor changes to the Thundercat.

From model year 1998:

  • Black painted muffler instead of stainless steel coating
  • Revised rear damper with 5 positions instead of 20

Additional technical data

  • Acceleration (0-100 km / h): 3.6 s
  • Rear suspension: Swingarm rear suspension
  • Front Headlight H4 60/ 55 W, 12 V