Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat: review, history, specs

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Production: 1995-2007

Predecessor: Yamaha FZR 600

Successor: Yamaha YZF-R6

Models
Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

(I Gen.)

1995-1996

Codes: 4NA1, 4NC1, 4ND1, 4NE1, 4NA2, 4NC2, 4ND2, 4NE2

(Europe, North America)

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat

(II Gen.)

1996-2007

(Europe, North America)

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1995-1996)
Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1996-2007)

History[edit]

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1995 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600 (I Gen.)

Code: 4NA1, 4NC1, 4ND1, 4NE1

1996 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600 (I Gen.); Yamaha Thundercat 600 (II Gen.)

Code: 4NA2, 4NC2, 4ND2, 4NE2; 4TV1, 4TV2, 4WD1, 4WE1, 4WF1

1997 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4EW2, 4TV3, 4WE2, 4WF2, 5AH1, 5AH2

1998 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4TV5, 4TV6, 4WD3, 4WE3, 4WF3, 5AH3, 5AH4

1999 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4TV7, 4TV8, 4WD4, 4WE4, 4WF4, 5AH5, 5AH6

2000 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4TV9, 4TVA, 4WD5, 4WE5, 4WF5, 5AH7, 5AH8

2001 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4TVB, 4TVC, 4WD6, 4WE6, 4WF6, 5AH9, 5AHA

2002 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4TVD, 4WD7, 4WE7, 4WF7, 5AHB, 5AHC

2003 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4WF8, 5AHD, 5AHE

2004 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4WF9, 5AHF, 5AHG

2005 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4WFA, 5AHH, 5AHJ

2006 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4WFB, 5AHK, 5AHL

2007 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Thundercat 600

Code: 4WFC, 5AHM, 5AHN

Specifications[edit]

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (II Gen): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2060 mm / 81,1 in
Overall width 725 mm / 28,5 in
Overall height 1190 mm / 46,9 in
Seat height 805 mm / 31,7 in
Wheelbase 1415 mm / 55,7 in
Ground clearance 135 mm / 5,3 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 212 kg / 467 lbs
FRAME Type Diamond (steel) Deltabox
Front suspension, travel 41 mm telescopic fork (fully adjustable), 130 mm / 5,1 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock (fully adjustable), 120 mm / 4,7 in
Front tire size 120/60 ZR17
Rear tire size 160/60 ZR17
Front brake Double disc, 298 mm, 4-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 245 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 19,0 l / 5,0 US gal (include 3,1 l reserve)
Trail 97 mm / 3,82 in
Fuel economy 5,47 l / 100 km (43 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 62,0 x 49,6 mm
Displacement 599 cm³ (36,5 cu in)
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 100,0 hp (73,5 kW) / 11500 rpm – YZF600R (North America, UK and other)

98,0 hp (72,1 kW) / 11500 rpm – YZF600R (Germany and other)

87,7 hp (64,5 kW) / 11250 rpm – YZF600R (rear wheel)

Max. torque 66,0 Nm (6,7 kgf*m) / 9500 rpm

60,0 Nm (6,1 kgf*m) – YZR600R (rear wheel)

0 to 100 km/h 3,42 sec
Top speed 240 km/h (149 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetors, 4x Keihin CVKD36
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.708
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.846

1.947

1.545

1.333

1.190

1.074

ELECTRICAL Ignition TCI (digital)
Alternator A.C. magneto, 12V 8.8A at 1300 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images[edit]

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat: images, gallery.

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1995-1996)
Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1995-1996)
Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1995-1996)
Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1996-2007)
Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1996-2007)
Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat (1996-2007)

Videos[edit]

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat: video.

Yamaha Thundercat 600cc Overview

Manuals[edit]

Yamaha YZF600R Thundercat: manuals, parts, microfiches.