Yamaha thundercat 600 2001

Yamaha YZF 600R Thundercat.

Yamaha YZF 600R Thundercat is Yamaha sportsbike produced from 1996 to 2003. It's based on Yamaha FZR 600R, but has many major changes (mainly in the engine). Due to its weight caused by the steel frame it cannot compete with similar sports bikes (like Yamaha R6 or Honda CBR), but has many adventages (good wind protection, comfortable rider position and linear power delivery) which make it a very good touring machine.


Engine 599 cc inline-four, four-stroke
Cooling liquid-cooled
Valves 16 valves (4 for each cylinder)
Fuel system Carburettor
Final drive chain
Clutch Wet
Power 100 hp at 11500 RPM
Torque 66 Nm at 9500 RPM
0-100 km/h 3.5s
Top speed 247 km/h
Front break dual 298mm discs with 4-piston calipers
Rear break single 245 dics with 2-piston caliper
Front tire 120/60-ZR17
Rear tire 160/60-ZR17
Lenght 2060 mm
Width 725 mm
Height 1190 mm
Seat height 810 mm
Weight ca. 215 kg (187 kg dry)
Fuel capacity 19 l


After being introduced to Europe in 1996, Thundercat had only one minor change. In 1999 the Yamaha changed the silencer color to black.