At its base was the FZR600 engine, a 599cc carbureted, liquid-cooled inline-four which after carrying on the R6 was developing 120 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and 68 Nm at 11,500 rpm. The Deltabox frame also carried on and it was a big hit, just like all through the ‘90s. Color scheme was Blue and White.
Two years after the bike’s launch, nothing more but a refreshed racing look was new on this sports bike
In 2003, Yamaha brought major technical upgrades to the already highly-evolved engine, the most important being the fuel-injection system. Now the bike could really make a point in the highly-disputed class. Color combination was Red and Black.