2013 Yamaha FZ8 — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Yamaha FZ8

The Other Brother

They “Does it all, amazingly

We say: “Not just a value, a great bike.”

A lot is of the class in which a motorcycle Many a discussion (in the Motorcyclist even) has become heated where, say, the Ducati 848 in the world of motorcycling. We like categories, easily defined on the spectrum, but not all manufacturers help us

Where the FZ1 uses the old, Genesis cylinder head the R1, the FZ8 uses a four-valve head and complicated fuel injection.

Where the FZ1 uses the old, Genesis cylinder head the R1, the FZ8 uses a fou

Take Yamaha, has chosen to “fill the gap” diminutive 600s and intimidating with, logically, an 800. Now in its iteration, the FZ8 shares the most DNA its larger sibling, the FZ1, the same frame, swingarm, and

When we first rode the FZ8 in we found that it did more just create a bridge its FZ brethren—the FZ6R below, FZ1 became easily our favorite. It won Test Editor Henning enough to say that Yamaha, the FZ6R and FZ1 redundant.”

Yamaha FZ8

In riding the 2013 edition, hard to argue with statement. Updates include a new and, most importantly, and slightly firmer suspension. damping can now be altered on the FZ8’s YHS while rebound and compression can be tuned on the KYB fork.

The suspension is still a tad soft for aggressive canyon carving, but bars and less weight its FZ siblings—yes, it’s lighter the FZ6R—make the FZ8 a pleasure to ride in any Peak horsepower is only at 10,000 rpm, but the engine nearly all of its peak torque lb.-ft.) from 6500 to rpm.

The last notable for 2013 is the muffler, which in its generation was maligned even by of the FZ8, if for no other reason its monotone paint and cheesy cheapened the whole bike. An exhaust sees a slimmer with silver accents and a more refined look.

The premium for cosmetic muffler and adjustable suspension has been set at that’s low enough to call At $8890, the 2013 FZ8 undercuts the value of Triumph’s $9399 Triple, which has non-adjustable

Perhaps most appealing is the FZ8, in true class-defying doesn’t pretend to be anything than itself. No showy no flashy graphics; no limited or race liveries; just Gray (or Matte Black) an aggressive stance, flat and a solid powerplant. Place it you like in the spectrum; the beautiful about motorcycle classes is when you strap on your and hit the road, they don’t

Yamaha FZ8
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