Yamaha FZ-1N motorbike review

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Trevor Hedge

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First introduced in 2001 and from the DNA of Yamaha’s cutting YZF-R1 the FZ1 nakedbike has been a seller for Yamaha over its now decade long existence.

early R1s the first generation FZ1 was completely dominated by the muscular urge of that game powerplant. Despite detuning for its chassis the FZ1 still had massive

From 2006 Yamaha the updated fuel-injected engine the R1. Yamaha pushed claimed up from 142hp to 148hp but the rider’s seat it felt as the FZ1 had lost some of the bottom and that the model had become for.

It did get better suspension and but the grunt was less raw with injection and, for me at least, did take away some of the that the carburettor fed original was with.

To get some of that animal the first thing I would do even taking delivery of an FZ1 is get the to change the gearing.

The FZ1N do 143km/h in first gear, it has It turns a leisurely 4000rpm at and it revs to 12,000rpm. Clearly a couple of teeth on the front is going to inject much zest and excitement into the experience.

Sure, the FZ1N pulls fairly well off the end smoothly on standard gearing, but not to really stir the soul. is a nakedbike man! We want attitude when we hit the go grip.

At a guess I would suggest some dumbing down of the to pass emission legislations the bike of some potential. So add a Power Commander and pipe to shopping list to really the animal lurking within.

those observations might you thinking that the FZ1N is a bit wristed. That’s certainly not the It can be a struggle at times to hang on to the out of tight corners if you hit the throttle and it revs to the moon.

It’s that the bottom end power can be improved out of sight with a few modifications.

The suspension and ergonomics of the FZ1 strike a balance between commuting and carving.

You do have quite an of sitting on top of the machine as the seating is quite upright thanks to the and rearward bending bars.

The fall easily to hand and a comfortable and neutral riding A little more leg room be appreciated by taller folk and the accommodations are far from friendly. The height is a reasonable 815mm and the is quite easy to manage in the lot.

If having a red hot go in the hills the can touch down but hanging off the a little does free up ground clearance and allow the to progress further. The FZ1N is resolutely rock solid in the and it takes a serious crater or in the road to throw you off line.

Yamaha’s specifications list the as having 51% of its 221kg wet weight on the front wheel but it actually a lot more than that as the rarely shakes its head or to lift the front unexpectedly. If you find the suspension to your from the off, there is the gamut of adjustments to preload, and compression to play with.

Yamaha FZ 1N

On the front the FZ1N no doubt opinions. At first I thought it a ungainly but its line quickly on me and I particularly like the svelte end which could be trimmed with an aftermarket rear

Yamaha also have a new kid on the block with the smaller and in ways more modern Quite frankly though, the FZ1N is worth the near 3k premium it commands over the machine as it still does better than the newcomer. at $10,999 the very competent remains the bargain pick of the nakedbike range and the FZ1N top of the crop.

Specs — FZ1N

Engine — liquid cooled, DOHC, 4

Bore x Stroke — 77 x

Transmission — Six speed, final drive

Seat Height —

Wet Weight — 221kg

Capacity — 18 Litres

Consumption on test — 6.5 per 100km

Yamaha FZ 1N
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