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Yamaha FZ 6N

Will 800 become the new 750?

by Yamaha

Yamaha announced that it will be importing its FZ8 … sportster to the U.S. for

The fuel-injected, 779cc, alloy four-cylinder has been on sale in since last year, and being touted as a compromise the less-powerful 600cc middleweights and the literbikes like Yamaha’s FZ1 and Kawasaki’s Z1000.

The FZ8 actually has in common with the FZ1. Its – six-point mounted as a stressed, member – shares the same …, but its bore size is 9mm at 68mm, instead of 77mm as on the FZ1.

The FZ8’s 464-lb curb comes in at mere 23 lbs under its liter-sized big brother. Part of the savings is nothing more a slight loss of fuel as its 4.5 gallon fuel capacity is one quart less than the

Likewise, the FZ8’s twin disc brake specs are identical, at 310mm front to the 320mm discs for the FZ1. A 267mm disc in back with a 245mm rear on the FZ1. Both are pinched by four-piston front, and single-piston calipers.

The FZ8 is not merely a gelded and FZ1. It utilizes a new crankshaft and new cylinder head instead of the head of the FZ1 – which is itself an from the first-generation R1.

The new head breathes through intake valves and 22mm valves, a 12:1 compression instead of the FZ1’s 11.5:1, and cam tuned toward a fatter Yamaha boasts also the intake funnels for cylinders two and are 25mm longer than of the two outside cylinders to help a broad torque curve. In the package promises to be at least and certainly street worthy.

ABS will not be available in the U.S. as it is on model in Europe, nor will its model – the Fazer 8 – which is imported to Canada.

The FZ8’s moderately upright position and minimalistic bikini ought to coordinate well a sportbike-inspired 51% front and 49% rear bias. Its wheel sizes what’s normally found on a supersport, with a 120/70-ZR17 up front and 180/55-ZR17 rear.

a purported 105 hp and 61 ft-lb, the FZ8 is poised to the shoes of what used to be standard in the 750cc class.

the power, running gear and of a true sportbike combined a comfortable riding position, the FZ8 to make a very sensible but bike for riders who realize a hp ballistic literbike may not always be

Further, the FZ8 at this juncture may little apples-to-apples competition.

On the side of things, there is the ER-6n, Yamaha’s faired and Suzuki’s GSF650, but these are marginally in the same category. in a way, the Triumph Street could be considered similar.


The FZ8 to have significantly more than these lighter without being insanely to the point of testing fate.

As for bikes to compare it to on the larger are machines like the Triumph’s Triple, Kawasaki’s Z1000 and Twin-cylinder Monster 796. But all of are quite a bit more pricey.

So, the FZ8 is in a fairly unique position in the and is a new option for American riders.

At a price of $8,490, the 2011 FZ8 the FZ1 by a fair margin. The 2010 FZ1 an MSRP of $10,290, and we expect to increase for 2011. In simplistic the FZ8 provides an unfaired and 200cc FZ1 at a savings of around $2,000 or so.

Expect FZ8s to show up in as soon as December.

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