Yamaha YZF 600R Thunder cat




Make Model.

Yamaha YZF 600R Thundercat


2003 - 05


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


599 cc / 36.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 62 x 49.6 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.0:1


4 x 36 mm Keihin CV downdraft carburetors


Digital TCI 
Starting Electric

Max Power

72.9 kW / 100 hp @ 11500 rpm 

Max Power Rear Tyre

67.9 kW / 91.0 hp @ 11500 rpm

Max Torque

65.7 Nm / 6.7 kgf-m / 48.7 lb/ft @ 9500 rpm


6 Speed 
Final Drive 530 O-ring chain OEM sprocket sizes per tooth Front= 15 Back= 47
Frame Twin spar, steel, delta box

Front Suspension

45 mm Machined 2 section conventional forks adjustable for preload rebound and damping

Rear Suspension

Ohlins monoshock adjustable preload, bump and rebound.

Front Brakes

2x 300 mm Discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 245mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Rake 25.0°
Trail 97 mm / 3.82 in
Dimensions Length 2060mm / 81.1 in
Width     754 mm / 29.6 in
Height  1190 mm / 46.8 in
Wheelbase 1415 mm / 55.7 in
Seat Height 810 mm / 31.7 in
Ground Clearance 135 mm / 5.3 in

Dry Weight

189 kg / 417 lbs
Wet Weight 210 kg / 463 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

19 Litres / 5.0 US gal / 4.2 Imp gal

Consumption Average

6.1 L/100 km / 16.4 km/l / 38.6 US mpg / 46.3 Imp mpg

Braking 60 km/h - 0

13.5 m / 44.3 ft

Braking 100 km/h - 0

37.5 m / 123 ft

Standing ¼ Mile  

11.3 sec / 194.7 km/h / 121 mph

Top Speed

246.8 km/h / 153.3 mph

The 600R is a perfectly balanced, versatile middleweight sport machine that recognizes that in this imperfect world, you can't live your whole life out on the track.

That's not to say that the 600R doesn't still rail through hairpins with the best of ‘em: the liquid-cooled, 16-valve Genesis in-line 4-stroke engine gives you low- and mid-range performance that packs a race-sized wallop. But for everyday riding, a wide, plush seat, slightly rearset footpegs and a broader, taller windshield and fairing also deliver a highly practical ride. The high-flying YZF family just came down to earth.

The YZF600R is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.


Potent, 599cc, liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, slant block, in-line four-cylinder powerplant produces strong power perfectly tuned for both aggressive sport riding and everyday commuting.

Slant block engine design provides the straightest path possible for intake and exhaust charge to enter and exit the engine. The more efficiently this can be done, the more power is generated.

4-valve cylinder head design provides excellent intake efficiency for great engine response and performance.

Durable, lightweight, short-skirt, forged pistons help reduce weight for increased throttle response.

Aluminum cylinder block uses ceramic composite bores for reduced weight, improved heat transfer and reduced friction.

Ram air intake system "force feeds" air at higher speeds into the intake system for increased horsepower and maximum top-end performance.

Four 36mm Keihin CVKD36 downdraft carburetors with T.P.S. ensure crisp, seamless throttle response.

Washable foam filter reduces tune-up expenses.

Close-ratio, 6-speed transmission provides optimal power delivery with effortless shifting.

4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system optimizes engine performance while reducing weight. Balance tubes between header pipes enhance low and mid-range torque.

Lightweight, compact ignition rotor reduces reciprocating mass for fast engine response.

High-capacity radiator with cooling fan maintains optimum engine temperatures for maximum performance.

Liquid-cooled oil cooler maintains consistent oil temperatures for extended engine life. Convenient spin-on type oil filter.


Legendary twin-spar, diamond-type, Deltabox steel frame and swingarm are the perfect combination of light weight and rigidity for precise handling.

The engine is used as a stressed member making the entire chassis more rigid for maximum handling performance.

Fully adjustable, 41mm fork provides 130mm (5.1") of wheel travel and offers race-inspired suspension performance and the ability to tailor suspension settings to suit load or road conditions. Adjustments include: 8 spring preload positions, 10-way compression damping and 10-way rebound damping.

Fully adjustable, Monocross link rear suspension utilizes a remote reservoir shock that allows a rider to tailor settings to match weight, road conditions and riding style. Adjustments include: 7 spring preload positions, 6-way compression damping and 23-way rebound damping. Rear wheel travel is 120mm (4.7").

Dual 298mm front discs with rigid monoblock 4-piston calipers provide exceptional fade-free stopping power.

245mm single rear disc brake with opposed piston caliper

Lightweight, cast alloy, 3-spoke, 17" wheels front and back reduce unsprung weight for superior suspension performance.

120/60 ZR17 front and 160/60 ZR17 rear radials deliver excellent grip and balanced steering characteristics.

Sleek, drag-reducing fairing with tall wind-screen provides the perfect combination of wind protection and aerodynamics for optimal rider comfort without sacrificing performance.

Moderately low clip-on bars, wide, plush seat and slightly rear-set footpegs create the ideal ergonomic balance between hard-edged supersport machine and everyday commuter.

Plush, roomy seat and sturdy grabrails provide first-class, two-up seating.

19-litre fuel tank ensures an excellent riding range.

Instrumentation includes easy-to-read analog speedometer, tachometer, odometer, tripmeter and temperature gauge.

Sleek 60/55-watt multi-reflector halogen headlight maximizes visibility and enhances aerodynamics.


Convenient handlebar-mounted choke lever

Electric fuel pump

Low-maintenance, sealed battery

Low fuel and oil warning light

Swingarm-mounted inner fender reduces splash

4-position, adjustable front brake lever

Durable O-ring chain

Lockable steering, fuel cap and helmet holder

Bungee cord hooks under rear tail section

Push-to-cancel turn signals