Yamaha FZ 1000

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FZ 1000

Every generation believes that the music of its is the best. This might be a affect of a psychological need to dignity in a youth worshipping a pathetic example of a lack of or more proof that you teach old dogs new tricks. the charnel house of youth recycles nostalgia in ever periods, generations tend to wed a style of music and berate the generation for not appreciating it.

Music has no functional capacity but is a pure of aesthetics and taste. Critics of rarely ever mention the of a recording, the frequency ranges or the number of seconds of music per that a particular CD delivers. don’t review music because the mechanics of the music is the point.

For the most part, street bikes are a luxury to be used seldom but shown off Most of them are ridden than 3,000 miles a Most are not ever used for Like music, street are mainly an expression of the inner more than any sort of criteria.

People listen to types of music because like the way it sounds and/or the way it them feel. People buy bikes for much the same

The Consumer Reports approach of works pretty well for bikes but fails for street Street bikes introduce too emotions and therefore, too many We all know a Ducati or two that be gathering dust save for the polish delivered nightly by enchanted owners.

My street is a 1996 black GSXR 750 rear sets, clip-ons, a tuned engine and admittedly carburetion. It is uncomfortable at low speeds I use it exclusively around town. I get it out of third gear. It would be by every single bike in the country and yet I choose it over all

I like the way it sounds and I like the way it me feel. I don’t want the listening favorites of classic I want something that the average Porshe driver inadequate.

But that’s just me.

there is a tremendous amount of in the US clamoring for heavy, upright with scant fairings but fuel capacity who have holding off their purchase such a bike is made with a high horsepower For those people, the wait is

Yamaha is famous for building bin bikes. In the past they often recombined engines, forks, wheels and fairings to various models all using the basic parts. In the past approach has resulted in some good motorcycles and some from the consumers. Ironically, the bike touted as a part’s bin is not. Marketing materials, press, and many pundits all proclaim the FZ 1000 as a … R1.

It is decidedly not a … R1.

Differences the R1 include engine castings, cams, carbs, clutch, forks, chassis geometry, wheel, bodywork, gas tank, pegs, bars, and seat. It seems like the only R1 about the bike is the moving of the short block and maybe the motor. These changes in a motorcycle which will be greeted by some but disappointing to that were hoping for bike performance with additional creature comforts.

says street like a mounted engine, rubber foot pegs, sidedraft and vanity covers bolted on the

Dropping the bike off the CENTERSTAND (I am but I haven’t seen a centerstand on a in years) I was struck with the size and weight. For a performance the FZ is big and, compared to today’s sportbikes, pretty heavy. The are high and wide for a performance

These two characteristics came to my impression of the bike.

“All it is a Delta box frame, some and seventy less pounds.”

The has only been mildly with a focus on fleshing out the end at the expense of a little peak However, the extra weight of the FZ the ferocity of the original motor to a degree. The bike wheelies but due more to the high bars excessive power.

The extra taxes the brakes and suspension trying to hustle the bike a Spanish back road at a pace.

The handlebars place the far above the tasteful fairing and in the windstream creating more problems than they At speed (anywhere between 75 and the wind drag on the rider is and any hope of seeking refuge the screen is thwarted. In turns the deny weight transfer to the wheel and censor front signals. About the only I liked the bars was ambling small towns while

Even then I was not able to say I more comfortable than a more traditional street/sport Since Yamaha offers handle bars and handle bar which can significantly lower the position I will try to avoid how much I disliked the handlebars for the rest of this piece.

of the few actual R1 pieces.”

The suspension did a job of handling the increased weight but was by soft springs. Riding down the undulating back of Spain the bike would to move gently in all three partly due to the soft springs, due to the soft damping. The frame sufficiently stiff and the chassis was better than the FJR1300 (FJ derived … bike) was weaving and wobbling through speed turns ahead of me the FZ 1 remained calm.

Initially the handling of the bike was light but seemed to lack on the dirty mountain roads of It would turn in quickly and be too willing to change lines mid but also discouraged serious angles. A little sleuthing a tire gauge revealed Metzelers had 40psi front and

About halfway through the I reduced the pressure to 30psi and rear (like we run around on the in DC). This increased substantially but also slowed the of the bike. The slower steering was at the turn in but improved feel It was less responsive to initiate a but held that chosen with less input.

The pressure would be determined by you are looking for out of your bike. somewhere in the 32-33psi range be about right.

The transmission was one of the ones from Yamaha and the clutch stood up well to drag starts and wheelies displaying any of the historic FZ clutch

The underlying problem behind all of the complaints is that the bike was by Yamaha as being a … R1 That builds up some high expectations for chassis and performance. However, Yamaha’s for designing the bike included the fuel capacity, center wind protection, 2-up clock, exciting to ride and styling.

If the bike is evaluated on the of Yamaha’s design, as opposed to it to a real R1, the FZ succeeds admirably. The tank has more capacity most bikes. The center works fine.

There actually isn’t wind protection offered by the but a larger windshield could be for those that want it. I one of the ambulance drivers for a ten mile She didn’t have much with motorcycles but the passenger were comfortable and non-threatening and she was at ease. The slightly tiered allowed for room enough for the of us without any of the usual knees-in-the-ears of ordinary sport bikes.

The torque motor handled the weight of the passenger with Slow speed, around and traffic riding were all The clock told time.

The is fresh and modern without too affected. I thought it was a good to build the bike with a new look rather than use an eighties retro motif many of the other hulking bikes.

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It all really gets to your inner baby. If soul cries out for front feedback, snappy handling, and gear power lifts, for something with clip-ons and sub dry weight. If your inner wants to be swaddled with comforts, easy chain and refined traffic manners with a seriously powerful look no further.

The Build.

Far being an R1 with higher and a smaller fairing, the FZ 1 is a completely motorcycle. The engine is R1 derived but many signs of a firm from Yamaha to the FZ 1 project. do not commit themselves to new crankcase and head designs lightly.

The cases include a boss for a mount to match the new frame. The is redesigned to work with the sidedraft carburetors (instead of the R1 downdrafts) although it retains the and valve springs from the R1. The ratio has been reduced 11.8 to 11.4.

The airbox volume has been 1 liter (from 8 l to 7 l) to provide room for fuel. The drop in the curved ports, the smaller and the smaller air box conspire to reduce power from 148 on the R1 to 141 on the FZ1. is reduced from 82 ft. lbs on the R1 to 78 on the FZ.

Engine on the R1 that were magnesium here at aluminum to pare That $2,000 price has to come from somewhere. includes the generator cover, the cover and the clutch cover.

cost savings were in the exhaust system which a stainless steel muffler of the R1 titainium) although the FZ retains the system.

The crank has been weighted 650 grams to smooth out the delivery of the engine while the size and weight has been (by 410 grams) to improve shifting. The FZ gains an additional drive and plate to offset the reduced and therefore reduced swept of the plates as a whole.

The cooling incorporates two changes, a 60mm radiator and additional coolant which warms the idle on the carburetors.

The gear ratios consistent with the R1 but both have been lengthened to accommodate the new clutch and the new engine

The biggest departure (besides the and ergonomics) from the R1 is the frame. The is reminiscent of a late eighties frame but crafted of large steel tubing instead of It is not an unattractive frame but it is not light and the on lower engine section has to rigidity.

Strangely the 43mm on the FZ1 are actually bigger than the units fitted to the R1. The springs been stiffened up and made compared to the R1, presumably to handle the in the overall weight of the bike (up 385 lbs to a portly 459.

The swingarm is internally braced attached to a fully adjustable but overworked rear shock.

the front wheel and brakes are directly from the R1, the rear has been narrowed from 6.0 to 5.5 to lighten the handling. The rear has been narrowed accordingly 190 to 180.

A new gas tank has been which carries 5.5 gallons of an increase of .7 gallons over the R1.

The comforts for two up riding include a new lower passenger pegs and a composite grab rail for the My test passenger instinctively the more traditional “rider’s over the new grab rail.

is an impressive line of accessories can be added to the FZ all available from This includes such as a carbon muffler ($414) cuts weight by seven and increases peak bhp by 2 and bolsters the by 5. The lower handle bar mounts coupled with the titanium handlebar ($70) should up my whining about riding while saving 2.25 There are also a selection of dress-up pieces and a few alternate available.

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