When someone says a bike is practical, what do most riders instantly think? Boring? Well, here’s a challenge for the cynics; take this practical motorcycle, spend a moment looking and feeling over its lines and angles, then take it for a blast… and see if it doesn’t get the adrenalin pumping. The thinking man’s R1, the FZ1 is one of those rare and very special motorcycles that combine stunning performance with real world usability (that P-word).
Available in a faired (FZ1S) or naked (FZ1N) guise, its formidable powerplant is a torque-tuned version of the legendary R1 supersports engine, in a superb sports touring package of suspension, ergonomics and geometry. FZ1… practical plus.
- Available in a faired (FZ1S) or naked (FZ1N) guise, FZ1 frequently surprises riders with its level of all-day riding comfort, due to its beautifully balanced road going suspension, brilliant big-ride friendly rider stance, sweet handling and riderresponsive road manners
- The fracture-split big-ends of the FZ1’s carburised connecting rods create mirror image edge surfaces, allowing them to mate closer together for outstanding strength. The result is a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability.
- The compact dimensions of the R1-derived engine have provided Yamaha’s engineers a superb platform around which to build an equally neat and compact masterpiece of road going excellence, with optimal front wheel weight bias and mass centralisation.
- Independently damped fork and twin 320mm front discs squeezed by monobloc four-piston calipers provide supersport level front end performance.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-valve, in-line four|
|Bore x Stroke||77.0 x 53.6 mm|
|Lubrication System||Wet Sump|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18 L|
|Oil Capacity||3.8 L|
|Final Transmission||Chain drive|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Dry Weight||199 kg|
|Wet Weight||214 kg with 18 litres of fuel|
|Frame Type||Aluminium diamond die cast|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic fork with 130mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Monocross with 130mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Dual discs|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc|
|Tyres Front||120/70 ZR17 MC (58W)|
|Tyres Rear||190/50 ZR17 MC (73W)|