The model change the YZF-R6 will undergo next year is the first revision for the popular Yamaha bike in almost a decade. The 2017 model features new low-drag bodywork, advanced electronics and next level aerodynamics, and Bridgestone reports that its Battlax Hypersport S21 has been selected as an original equipment tyre. The YZF-R6 will wear the Battlax Hypersport S21 in size 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) on the front and 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W) at the rear.
The EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy begins today, and Bridgestone is on hand with several premières. The tyre maker says the star of the show at its 178m² stand (Pavilion 24, stand M77) is the new Battlax Hypersport S21, which will be shown for the first time at EICMA 2015 and is on display fitted to the new-generation 1-litre Yamaha R1. Bridgestone is also presenting its latest flagship hypersport wet racing tyre, the Battlax Racing W01, for the first time ever.