Yamaha's Revealing Red Line

False claims about higher engine-rev limits of the 2006 YZF-R6 may have led some buyers to question the manufacturer, but most are still buying

There is no such thing as bad publicity, they say, so the big flap about a misleading tachometer redline on Yamaha's 2006 YZF-R6 may do the company more good than harm. The story, in case you haven't heard it, is that the R6 started turning up at bike shows with a mind-boggling 17,500 rpm tachometer redline, suggesting that this street-legal, fully warranted motorcycle would operate at engine speeds on the margins of Formula 1 Grand Prix technology.

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