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Yamaha Fazer8

Yamaha FZ8 / FAZER8 review

Paul Barshon, Alessio

Yamaha`s argument for a bike to in between the 600 and one litre roadster is persuasive.

The smaller bikes the FZ6, Fazer 600 and Diversion are as first big bikes for novices and do other duties well for a lot of but lack the power and easy of larger engines. But a one litre like the 148bhp FZ1 and Fazer can have too much for many who either feel they don`t need all that or are actively intimidated by it. There is a in this argument, which come back to, but it does sense within Yamaha`s range.

Hence the introduction of the FZ8 and At the same time Yamaha has its range by dropping the FZ6/Fazer, away with the too large between this and the Diversion/XJ6, had meant Yamaha was stealing from itself rather its rivals.

There`s engineering in the Fazer8`s design. Effectively it is a 1000 with the engine in capacity to 779cc through a 9mm reduction to 68mm. The … is the but the crankshaft is lighter, but the nature of the has been changed too, the performance focussed peakiness of the version to a softer, torquier for the Fazer8.

This is achieved by the use of smaller and less aggressive camshaft bringing down maximum to 105bhp, where if it was in the same of tune as the 1000, it would around 120bhp.

The chassis is identical to the 1000`s, save a different rear wheel to the narrower 180 section rear unadjustable suspension (save preload on the rear shock) and unique to the 800, although clearly Fazer family in

As for FZ8 and Fazer 8 differences, these are and mostly obvious. There`s the fairing of course, the main most riders will be on one or the other, although if you want ABS you have to have it on the Fazer8 and you have it on the FZ8. You also get grips on the Fazer8, while a stand is a cost option on models.

The engine is common to both, and it beautifully. The fuelling is perfect, is worth mentioning as the original FZ1 had the fuelling of any recent bike, and desperately intrusive stutter was fixed by giving it a soft, response instead. Instead, the 800 forward powerfully and predictably, and for those it`s aimed at, so right across the rev range.

You can the bike right down to some 25mph (35kph) in top and it will still pull cleanly and with reasonable although you do better to keep the swinging the high side of to tap into the deeper levels of

There`s a brief reduction in at 5,500rpm or so, no doubt emissions followed by a step up at 7,500rp. the bigger Fazer the output to tail off 1,500 revs pf the red line, the price paid for the urge lower down. But fine, you`d use this anyway, and the bike does to get a bit buzzy in the upper quarter of its rev

You can get onto the edge of this at motorway speeds, but generally the then are noticed rather outright annoying, and the rest of the the engine is reasonably smooth. also plenty quick for most riders on most and for those who take a passenger the engine is far more capable a 600`s.

The back of the bike settle low though when two up, and it bouncy too, although I get a chance to try this with the preload adjuster wound up to But the shock is certainly softly even solo, which on the side gives you a very ride quality on poor surfaces, but it does allow the of the bike to sway and pitch you`re pushing things

The forks you have to put up with as are, but that`s fine as suit the bike`s nature with a bias towards but coping well with riding too. They`re not tested by the brakes, which adequate power only and especially tactile, although nothing wrong with either. But the whole package very well indeed, agile handling, great speed stability and accurate once tipped into a

On the sinuous, scenic roads of where the test took the bike was a delight to chuck steering neutrally, turning then backing this up urge from the motor you were revving it.

Inevitably the FZ8 lighter at the front than the It turns more quickly but also feel less in turns. Where the Faze8r solid in a corner, the FZ8 is a touch and provides less clear

For a while I enjoyed the FZ8 the most as it to the bars better, but in the end the Fazer8`s sense of security won me over.

also the more versatile of the two letting you cruise long at high speeds where the FZ8 your neck and arm muscles for to try the same. The Fazer8`s screen in is exceptionally good, giving you a shadow of protection and doing so completely free of turbulence. All day blasts are not only possible, be surprisingly fatigue free

Instead, the fuel range curb the Fazer8 rider`s With mixed and sometimes fast riding it returned under 39mpg, and although I`d most riders to do better that, thanks to the mean gallon (17 litre, 4.7 gallons US) be running dry at little more 150 miles (240km). That`s warning on at less than 120 which is not enough.

The tank is a less than the Fazer thanks to being narrower your legs are, but it should have gained, not capacity. How much more do we to complain about this the message gets home?

though this is a fine that loses little matters compared with the yet gains a lot over the 600 class. the real issue lies, again, is in Yamaha`s pricing. At the Fazer8 is £1,800 more the Suzuki GSX1250FA and £1200 than Honda`s excellent

And it`s these bikes too highlight the flaw in Yamaha`s for an 800. If you want to reduce to stop a bike being so you don`t have to reduce the too. Instead, keep the and offer even more and if you like, even less

The Honda makes only and the 50 per cent bigger Suzuki only 2bhp more that, yet both bikes are with torque that the Yamaha look weedy in

Meanwhile, Kawasaki`s Z750 not be the best … bike but it`s not bad, it`s to the FZ8`s engine capacity and yet it only £5,999 against for the FZ8. Again, that`s an saving, and you can do a lot with that of money.

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