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Yamaha FZ8

2011 Yamaha FZ8 – First Yamaha’s newest … is the middle (weight) ground.

was one of those clear, dry and mildly winter days that so many people to Southern making it a great day to be out riding the 2011 Yamaha FZ8 middleweight Perhaps the economic recession is responsible for Yamaha’s choice of a venue for the bike’s Stateside introduction.

But it also doesn’t when the very mix of urban and serpentine coastal canyon are within an expensive cab fare of its Yamaha  put us up for a night at the Erwin Hotel in downtown Beach so we wouldn’t be subjected to rush-hour madness. Following we headed north up the Pacific Highway and into the Santa Mountains.

Slotting in nicely in terms of displacement and price between its FZ1 and siblings, the 779cc FZ8 blends agility with power-delivery and has convincingly captured the middle-ground, not within the FZ model line, but it is a new force in the category due to its performance The FZ8  is manageable enough for the novice being practical and entertaining for riders.

Sharing identical chassis to the FZ1, the 8 is notably lighter on its mostly due to a 30-percent reduction of inertia and a 0.5-inch narrower wheel. With its ample of steering-lock sweep, low-speed in and about town is excellent.

Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8

The is narrow in the midsection, helping to the appeal of its 32.1-inch high and allowing an easier reach to the at stops. The six-speed gearbox a lower first-gear ratio and final gearing than of the FZ1, making for ultra-easy, departures from a standstill. A pull, slick-shifting transmission and fuel mapping combine very low vibes and plentiful rpm torque delivery, allowing a casual cruise in route to the

When it came to opening ’er up and the chassis to the test threading the apexes of fantastic twisty like Decker, Mulholland and Canyon roads, I was pleased to an added surge of controllable coming in at 6000 rpm. The offers minimal vibes, when nearing the 11,500-rpm Handling proved light and to a point, only unraveling subjected to moderate to severe in the road that overwhelmed the shock damping.

Sadly, the adjustment offered is spring and while the shock’s calibration well for general-purpose riding, a balance between comfort and it appears to be holding back the FZ8 potential in a pretty big way when you the hammer down.

Riders with more sporting aspirations can turn to the for suspension alternatives. For most, the standard FZ8 should easily And at $8490, it’s a bargain class peers, leaving of change to spare should one to tap the broad model-specific accessories has to offer.

Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8

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