2001 Yamaha FZ1 — Motorcycle USA

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2001 Yamaha FZ1

Most of the pitched into the FZ1’s produce even more but this bike makes power effortlessly all across the rev

The Naked Truth

We search for an to the age old question: Is less ever more?

Three years ago produced the amazing R1 and rejoiced as it straight to the top of the sport bike Then some bright at Yamaha thought, What the R1 engine be like in a retro The answer is the 1000cc FZ1, a that’s so barking mad it needs to be not in a garage, but in a padded kennel!

Le Santo donned the leather jacket to test Yamaha’s for suburban boredom.

I’ve returned from another afternoon spent aboard the FZ1. Excuse me if I already very enthusiastic about the so early in this review, but the FZ the kind of bike to leave you

The super powerful and ultra R1-derived engine fits into the tubular steel and puts out stacks of torque and despite its diminutive size. For the FZ1 the R1 package has been slightly for more emphasis on mid range The result is a ball-busting 145bhp motor with bulging that catapults the bike out of towards the horizon in a way that gets your adrenaline

If this bike doesn’t you then you probably made of hard stone.

Most of the pitched into the FZ1’s produce even more but this bike makes power effortlessly all across the rev and has brilliant top end.

Out on the country roads the bike was in its The fairing spared me the worst of the blast as I blasted down the The suspension dealt with the and ripples in the road without

The aggressive look of the front protects the rider from the without being large or

The engine is always ready off the throttle. If you grab a big handful of the FZ1 picks up and dashes for the horizon. them open and the engine by producing strong horsepower all the way to the rev limiter. No surprise that the is a peach that revs and works like a terrier.

It has all the internals of the R1, all the low-friction materials, and a design.

The FZ1 wasn’t intended to be an sportbike, so gone is the R1’s wrap-around race-inspired bodywork. But the at Yamaha didn’t go full with it either. On went a sporty fairing that acres of engine and exhaust on show.

The all-alloy twin-spar on the R1 has been replaced by a steel affair that’s more in with the style of the ‘…’ or class that the FZ1’s at.

Yamaha got it right with the it’s light and strong, and the front forks aren’t the edge upside-down units the R1, they still do a brilliant In addition they are complimented by a shock that does a job of ensuring the big bike gets all ponies down onto the

It’s not all multi-adjustable race standard stuff, and it’s a bit harsh at times, but the suspension do nicely for the average rider. For that want a little bit there’s already a big aftermarket of FZ1 hop-up stuff.

The FZ1 is a fair bit than supersport machines, but it perfectly on small roads and is to maneuver in city traffic as

Fast bikes need brakes, so you’ll be pleased to the twin disc set up at the front and at the rear, all just as you’d on the R1. Those three race-derived are all made from solid billet and produce tremendous, and stopping power, time and again without a hint of The brakes are just three of the why riding the bike is so much

You can trail the front stoppers into a turn since plenty of feel as you ease off the as the bike heads for the apex.

The is precise, although the front end can get a unsettled over rough exits. Enthusiastic riding release too many of those 143 ponies too early and have the wheel lofting out of turns. If riding like this going to experience a few flaps of the as the front gets skittish out of turns.

Throttle control the problem immediately.

The FZ1 is compact for a bike, and this means it is even to those who stand than six-foot tall. the upright riding position, saddle, motocross-style bars and footrests, the FZ1 is much more than the R1. The half fairing small but it does a great job of the wind off the rider.

The bike’s indicated 160 mph top speed give your neck a very hard time it.

Wait a minute! A 160 mph top speed, fairing and modern styling? How can bike be categorized as a retro or a Good point. As with of Yamaha’s bikes, the FZ1 actually the genre.

It’s not a standard, or a or even a retro. The FZ1 is a roadster, got a big engine, an upright seating and it comes with modern loads of power. The result is — it’s great fun to

Yutaka Kubo project for FZ1, talks about the We used the R1 engine as a base. power-plant is light, compact and enormous power. We made modification to the engine in order to fit use in traffic condition. Even in gear on secondary roads, the and power pick up is really and makes riding a real

We achieved this by a 10% increase in inertia mass, combined BSR 37 mm carburetors and a completely new cylinder

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How does it compare to the other that might be on the retro The truth is it doesn’t. Yamaha produce the XJR1300 to compete on with the Bandit and the Kawasaki ZRX and the of the …/retro market.

The FZ1 belongs in a class of bikes I would call ‘roadsters’, such as Honda’s capable new 919 or wonderful Speed Triple, have small fairings and sport bikes, but they’re too edge to be called retro.

have modern performance and to match their butch, appearance, and the FZ1 fits the roadster perfectly. It’s very it handles superbly and performance-wise, only separated from the sector by its lack of low bars, enclosure bodywork and a few horsepower.

I test a bike nowadays I myself struggling to find The standard of modern bikes is so that there’s often you can criticize. The FZ1’s no different as looking through my notes I find a single black against the bike.

The pillion doesn’t look too comfortable, so may rule out two-up touring I But with its combination of a useful proven reliability, an easy position and brilliant handling, the (As its labelled in Europe) makes a sport-touring machine. I’d happily use this bike to down to the South of France a credit card and tankbag of swimming gear.

Passenger looks good, but leaves a something to be desired. like The grab handles work for attaching your luggage or hooligan stunts in front of the house.

The Fazer would be the perfect mount to hoon my local twisty country on. And it wouldn’t be a bad choice for the commuter who has a mix of and motorway riding to cope but wants a bike he can have fun on the weekend. It’s nimble and and the ultra-compact R1 engine means very narrow for a four bike, perfect for slipping lines of slow moving

Then hop off to a track day where be plenty capable of giving of the real sports bikes a run for money. The FZ1 is very easy to fast and this will go in its on any track. This is where the attraction of the Fazer lies, in its to cope with a variety of

The FZ1 is a practical bike with of character. The combination of an upright position and the powerful R1-derived means that for an experienced pulling wheelies is a doddle. as the superb chassis allows down at the race track fuss.

The 160 mph performance and searing simply add to the heady mix. I rode the Fazer I found staying out for longer and longer

Unlike on similar sports rides, my aching … and wrists weren’t screaming for the of a soft sofa and a few hours out in front of the TV. I really didn’t the fun to end.

The Yamaha FZ1 boasts one of the popular 1000cc powerplants With a claimed 140 crankshaft on tap, you better be ready to on tight.

Motorcycling is supposed to be about a ball and Yamaha have got the mix right with this It may be practical and flexible, but it’s a brain-out machine in the best tradition. It’s a Yamaha that can trace its roots back through the R1, the RZ350LC and the nutter bikes, the aircooled 250/350/400s of the mid-Seventies.

Who would buy the though? If you really want a sports bike you’ll buy the R1, and if you a big mile-munching tourer then probably be looking down at the BMW

But what if you want a bit of each? Or you want a bike that’s big being heavy, fast being uncomfortable and stylish being a cruiser?

If you want a that does it all then the FZ1 be somewhere on your shopping preferably near the top. It suit everyone, but there’s few riders who would be untouched by the should they opt for a test on a FZ1.

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