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|
|Valves||16 valves (4 for each cylinder)|
|Power||100 hp at 11500 RPM|
|Torque||66 Nm at 9500 RPM|
|Top speed||247 km/h|
|Front break||dual 298mm discs with 4-piston calipers|
|Rear break||single 245 dics with 2-piston caliper|
|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.