Looks like it’s the season to be teasing ahead of October’s Intermot show in Germany, with Yamaha jumping on the video bandwagon showing what might be the 2017 Yamaha R6. As Yamaha’s middle-weight supersports bike, the R6 has been a firm fan favourite, going back nearly two decades now.

Descended from the legendary YZF-R1, the R6 was basically an R1, shrunk down a little. Carrying a 599.4 cc inline-four with 16 titanium valves, the 2016 YZF-R6 puts out a claimed 122 hp at 14,500 rpm.

Torque is rated at 57.5 Nm at 11,500 rpm, with fuelling via fuel injection. YCC-I, Yamaha’s version of a variable intake tract, lifts the intake horns in the airbox at 6,500 rpm.

Driving a six-speed gearbox, the YZF-R6 also comes with a slipper clutch to prevent rear-wheel lockup during hard downshifts, along with ride-by-wire. Wet weight is claimed to be 189 kg, and top speed is claimed to be somewhere upwards of 260 km/h.

Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia does not officially import the 2016 YZF-R6. The 2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 retails in the UK from 9,699 pounds sterling (RM52,724).

GALLERY: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R6