Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis

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Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis
Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis


Yamaha’s generation of superbikes began in with the FZ750. Much than just a superb with a level of all-round unmatched in the 750cc class, the FZ the engine layout of four liquid cooled cylinders, with five valves, on Yamaha’s big bike range be based for many years to

The FZ’s 749cc motor was a Tilting its cylinders forward at 45° the centre of gravity forwards and and also made room for an breathing arrangement. The bank of downdraft carburetors sat where the head would normally been.

The airbox was shifted forwards to a new just behind the steering and the fuel tank extended into the space normally by the carbs.

This gave a volume of cool air with a run down to the engine, where it met the sight of three tiny valves to each cylinder. claimed the five-valve layout significant benefits over designs, mainly because the total valve area was smaller than with two larger inlet valves, the total circumference — important, because the valves almost always only open — was greater. The were promising, with a output of 105bhp at 10,500rpm.

The FZ750’s chassis was designed to the engine layout but was conventional, around a frame of square-section tubes, rather than the of Suzuki’s GSX-R750. Front were air assisted, and like sporty set ups at the time, held a front wheel. Rear was by vertical monoshock.

And what an it was. When Yamaha the 20-valve layout the previous cynics had commented that it was a gimmick that gave no over the normal 16-valve Some had second thoughts riding the FZ750, whose of engine power and flexibility have been impressive for a capacity bike, let alone a and easy handling 750.

No matter what the engine was being indicated by its tachometer, the FZ smoothly forward when its was wound open. Even below 2000rpm it responded By 7000rpm in the highest of its six gears the was already close to 100mph and hard.

Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis
Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis

Then it kicked again, into warp speed and its rider back as it headed for a top of over 140mph.

Chassis was less spectacular but still Handling was stable and precise. The upright riding position with the excellent suspension to comfortable high-speed cruising, the screen was quite low.

practical features included a fuel range, and the fact the valve train proved not very reliable, but required only every 28 000 miles.

from a twin-disc front that lacked power to its rivals, the FZ was an outstanding machine: yet reasonably comfortable; rapid but tractable; aggressive in looks and yet well-equipped and as suited to everyday as every other Japanese Unfortunately for Yamaha, it did not achieve the success it deserved, even up rated a year later a full fairing. But as the first of great 20-valve fours the was one of the most influential bikes of its as well as one of the best.


Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis
Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis
Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis
Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis
Yamaha FZ 750 Genesis

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