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Yamaha FZ8

Mind the gap

They say: power with 600-class

We say: “One standard to them all!”

They “Big-bike power with handling.” We say: “One to rule the

Yamaha’s website that it has the most diverse of any motorcycle manufacturer, but survey shows that riders the “sport” category—that echelon sport-tourers and pure sportbikes—is There’s a gulf between the FZ6R and the 1000cc FZ1 in terms of and performance, and poll results a bike that fills gap is exactly what riders

The inline-four is tailored to provide midrange power and smooth response, and features a raft of aimed at that goal. A … means more so the FZ8 retains the FZ1’s 53.6mm but pairs it with a 68.0mm for a total displacement of 799cc. A new head holds 16 valves of the Fazer’s 20, and compression has been from 11.5:1 to 12.0:1 to low-end performance.

The large, airbox contains towering 125 and intake trumpets, which in conjunction with smaller, throttle bodies to improve efficiency and thus increase power and throttle response. The is 30 percent lighter than of the FZ1 and the clutch has fewer plates, the gearbox features revised to better suit the middleweight’s characteristics and intended usage.

Visually the FZ8 is everything a … should be: aggressive, exposed and of unnecessary clutter. The broad and tapered tail section it a suitably forceful look, and the headlight looks sinister above the gold-colored fork

Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8

Departing the Venice, California, base through morning the FZ8 is on point as well. The bike’s are a hair more aggressive those of the FZ1, and the result is a upright posture that you in an excellent command position. the Yamaha through crawling proves easy thanks to the incredible stability, ample power and light, cable-actuated

The small teardrop mirrors outboard just far enough, and shifts are accompanied by a loud . action is precise. The Kayaba and YHS shock offer enough and … to make even the roads bearable, and while is some buzz in the bars in the revs, it’s far from

Heading up the coast, we angle to sample some of the Santa Mountains’ finest twisties. our hosts were quick to between “sport bike” and the FZ8 handles the winding roads than its sport siblings and has an that rectifies the FZ6R’s meekness and the FZ1’s low-rev

Chassis geometry and wheelbase are to those of the FZ1, but the FZ8 turns and with less effort. Testing Manager Steve chalks that up to lighter parts. “The new engine has less rotating mass,” he “The rear wheel is a half-inch narrower and thus which helps as well.” less spinning metal helps the bike change quicker, there’s also to be said for the riding position more weight on the front At a claimed 467 lbs. ready to the FZ8 is 33 lbs. lighter than the FZ1 3 lbs. lighter than the which feels more twice that from the

The FZ8’s handlebar is 5mm forward and the 10mm lower and 15mm These minor changes the FZ1’s lack of legroom and weight the front end for improved

Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8
Yamaha FZ8

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