2011 Yamaha FZ8 Review — First Ride —

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Yamaha FZ8

An 800-class offshoot from the R1 tree

Photos by Riles and

Yamaha ’s potent yet manageable FZ8 is to make its paternal grandfather, the R1, with pride.

As the latest from Yamaha’s repli-racer stock, the 779cc inline-Four is with some of Yamaha’s inspired sporting technology should serve it well in its as an everyday sporting Standard.

we’ve already covered of the FZ8’s tech details in our article. we’ll focus on why thinks this bike is a idea now, and what like to ride.

Why it’s Here

Yamaha after extensive market it decided to import the previously FZ8 to the U.S. and Canada for 2011 to the chasm between 600cc and street-oriented sportbikes – while for now its half-faired Fazer 8 sibling to the Canadians and Euros.

Since “sportbikes,” including hypersports, bikes, and sport-tourers, have about 20% of all U.S. motorcycle Yamaha says, second to cruisers, which account for than 40%.

In mining demographic data in recessionary times, Yamaha a glint of gold in a trend buyers who want one do-it-all Some of these buyers be replacing existing bikes, or up from smaller bikes, at the same time there’s a 9% in those seeking an additional to add to a stable.

Among 53 buyer Yamaha researched, high on the were rider positioning, price, large-enough displacement, and graphics, physical size, of touching feet to the ground, and maneuverable handling, fuel and more.

In short, the mission was to create a and economical bike that closer than ever to riders with sporting have their cake and eat it

Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8

After sampling an FZ8 for nearly 130 in conditions varying from to canyons to around town, we say that this new machine certainly fit the bill.

How it Works

Depending on whether feeling like a glass-half-full or kind of person, you could say the FZ8 feels like a 600 – but with like a strong 750 – or you could say like a detuned, lighter

But while the FZ8’s 12.0:1 fuel-injected engine shares the crankcase, 53.6mm … and architecture, it is not accurate to call it a version of the 11.5:1 compression FZ1

To begin with, the FZ8’s cylinder head is all new, as are its lift and duration camshafts, and new funnels – 125mm-long for cylinders 1 and 4, and for cylinders 2 and 3 – that help its powerband.

Coupled with its 35mm body – 10mm narrower the FZ1’s – these features torque while still for a respectable top-end rush.

doesn’t make power but the FZ8’s 11,500-max-rpm mill peaks at around 105 hp, and 61 ft-lb when measured at the crankshaft.

Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8

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