Wednesday, February 06, 2008

EDR Performance’s 131bhp Yamaha YZF R6

Looks cool, goes hard - we like the EDR R6!

Based in Oregon, in the US, EDR Performance have been building racebikes and some really fast streetbikes for quite some time now. ‘From basic motorcycle maintenance, and up to 450bhp turbocharged GSX-R1000 land speed motors, we can do it all,’ says their website.

The 2007 Yamaha R6 you see here belongs to one Cliff Cayer, who asked EDR Performance to build this bike as a replica of the company’s supersport racebike. The engine has been heavily tuned and modified (stock cylinder heads, cams, valve springs, pistons and conrods have all been replaced with aftermarket items…), and now makes a claimed 131bhp at the rear wheel!

The stock exhaust has made way for an EDR-modified Titanium Arata Race and a Dynojet Powercommander III has been used to get the best performance from the Yamaha’s inline-four. The gearbox is stock, but a Dynojet quick shifter kit has been installed on the bike.

The rear shock is a custom-valved and sprung Ohlins unit, while the front fork is a modified OEM item, with titanium-nitride treatment and racebike internals.

The R6’s bodywork has been mildly modified by Orion Moto, who’ve also painted the bike in EDR R6 superbike replica colours. PIAA headlamps have been fitted, and the integrated LED taillamp gets a smoked cover. Seventeen-inch forged alloy wheels are from Carozzerria, and the bike rides on Dunlop Qualifier rubber. Brembo brakes have been used from and rear, with billet calipers and lots of titanium bits.

For more details, visit the EDR website here.

Yamaha have announced a race-kit for the 2008 R6. More here

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Cool custom: Konica Minolta-replica Honda FireBlade!

External links:
Motorcycle USA's sport-tourer shootout: BMW K1200GT vs Yamaha FJR1300 vs Kawasaki Concours 1400GTR vs Honda ST1300
Don't like the clutch? Take a look at the Biperformance ShiftFX System...

Customised Triumph Street Triple 675: Image gallery here

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