2013 Yamaha FZ8 Review Unexpected Magic

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2013 Yamaha FZ8

2013 Yamaha FZ8 Review

Yamaha FZ8 Review

2013 FZ8 Review

2013 Yamaha FZ8

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Yamaha FZ8 Test

Compromise is not a attractive word. It conjures up a image and implies that the in question isn’t very good in any way at all – but it will do.

So, when I say the new FZ8 is the perfect compromise, I think you expect the worst. That be a shame, because I have had fun on this brilliant little than I can remember for a long

The FZ8 falls neatly between upright novice-friendly FZ6R and the FZ1. As a horsepower snob, it was for me to assume that the smaller would be a disappointment. Boy, was I

The 779cc four-cylinder mill up incredibly willingly to its 11,500 and feels more like a with the crazy edge off than a peppy 600. The is uncannily smooth, and the few vibes it produce are well insulated the rider.

Four 35mm bodies and excellent fuel feed the engine, and the inner intake tracts are 25mm than the outside pair, maximize the engine’s impressive punch. A new-for-2013 single looks good and is positioned so it with centralization of mass.

delivery is linear, and the throttle is excellent. The 16-valve motor has than enough torque at the end of the rpm range for riding in traffic, yet if you a burst of speed it is only a gear change away.

At 6500 rpm, something in the engine room and the FZ8 goes warp drive. It doesn’t have the beans to loft the wheel, but the bike absolutely feel like it is lacking In fact, on the street where road surfaces and patchwork can catch you unawares, the marginally danger of a highside inspires confidence that I was able to hit the more aggressively than on corner exits.

On one twisting and turning deserted of Central California highway I rode for over an hour at my mother wouldn’t approve of, the six-speed gearbox tapped out a the FZ8 sang its heart out at pretty redline all the way. The power was and enough; the motor never overly stretched.

The advantage of a with such great delivery is that the gearing is about right. Aided by a gearbox with minimal movement, the FZ8 will go up and down the so quickly and easily that I was in the right gear. On slightly insane roads, second and gears are ideal, and the motor’s spread of power makes cruising a pleasure.

Even my hard riding, the FZ8 returned an of 46 mpg, and it was only by thrashing it did the fuel consumption dip into the On long rides with my I never quite managed to get three gallons into the tank. At the end of a day, it was very to have used not much than half the amount of gas as my

The FZ8 is a whole lot more than its to be sure. Ergonomically the FZ8 feels – not cramped. The short fuel makes for minimal reach to the and its slim-waist at the rear is easy to although this is the one area the engine’s slightly buzzy can be felt.

I opted to not grip the and relax.

Yamaha FZ8

Leaning in to the perfectly shoulder-width tubular handlebar, the FZ8 is incredibly comfortable. The riding is aggressive while still and the front-end weight bias of contributes to the spectacular handling. The aren’t quite mid-mounted, but are not overly rear-set either, and the footrests absorb any engine

Yamaha gave the seat a textured cover this and suede-like side panels grip. Unlikely though it the seat is one of the most comfortable I ever used. Day-long can be tackled with aplomb. Any will have you wriggling a bit by end, but the FZ8 seat has the perfect of firmness at the front and with a plusher feel at the back.

your riding position is all that is needed to keep you good.

The cast aluminum uses the engine as a stressed and gives the chassis its excellent rigidity. With 25 degrees of and 4.3 inches of trail, the FZ8 definitely has steering geometry, but it is fairly compared to Yamaha’s YZF-R6 bike, which has a degree rake. A little more three extra inches of over the R6 means it is stable and to ride fast, yet the length hinder the FZ8′s agility.

The big for 2013 is adjustable suspension. The new inverted forks allow you to set and rebound damping, along spring preload. The rear omits the compression damping, but suspension package addresses the one of last year’s version – a softness at the rear.

Now, the FZ8 can be dialed in to preference, and the neutral handling can be fully

Five-spoke cast aluminum with a conventional 120mm and 180mm rear tire, are what you’d expect on a like this, and they as anticipated. The Bridgestone Battlax stick until the peg feelers down when riding As the pegs fold willingly, I the feelers for a bit more cornering

The 310mm front disc are monobloc four-piston calipers, but are “gasp” not radial. While a on the track, the brakes had tons of for street riding and were wanting for power.

Yamaha’s new FZ8 is a example of how compromise can benefit the rider when done – it excels on every front. at home going slow in an setting as it is comfortable droning on a highway, the FZ8 will blaze any type of twisty road you ask of it and you with amazing confidence. the FZ8 is a magical motorcycle.

Photography by Don Williams

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