Despite all rumors regarding an R6 update for 2016, it seems Yamaha will postpone these plans. As such, the current model will still be on sale until at least 2017. This means the current R6 model will reach a respectable 9 years in the production line.
Other rumors state that a possible 675cc three cylinder super sport version could be on the drawing board. This is also probably not true at the moment as sport bike sales are not quite as high as they once were. Also developing costs for medium range sport bikes are very close to the 1000cc class. What ever Yamaha’s plans are, in 2014 all motorcycles will need to meet Euro4 regulations so an update or a replacement is likely to take place then.