The Yamaha R6 is a staple at bike meets and trackdays across the world. Its blend of price, power, and handling currently can’t be matched by the other 600s – not to mention a history of steady Supersport and Superstock championships in case a dyno sheet and a magazine article aren’t enough proof of its abilities. I myself dream of building an R6 trackday bike in my near future, and wise men everywhere would tell me to buy someone else’s. Even on a 300cc build, the decision to start modifying can quickly snowball, and part costs can multiply faster than labor. If you’re in the market for a track dedicated smile machine, call a local race shop for advice. They can usually give you a solid lead on someone looking to either sell you their bike or buy yours. Otherwise, check your local listings, and you may find gold.
Anyone who’s a fan of Yamaha is a fan of Graves Motorsports. Graves Motorsports exhausts can be heard singing the sound of Yamaha music from a racetrack near you. They also build entire race spec bikes in California. This 2016 Graves Yamaha R6 has been completely refurbished with a zero mile engine. The suspension uses top of the line Ohlins hardware with custom Graves specifications. The listing hints that this is one of the actual bikes campaigned by Graves/Monster Energy/Yamaha Extended Service in the 2016 MotoAmerica Superstock championship, and the number 1 plate further suggests it belonged to 2015 champion JD Beach.
Find this R6 race bike for sale in Van Nuys, California for $14,995 here on Craigslist.