The FZ8-series is based on the idea of a high-performance all-rounder with the power and character to make every ride an exhilarating sports ride.
These dynamic new sports machines are built on a new 779cc engine and all-aluminium frame. The engine offers a balance of middleweight accessibility with big-bore power and instant grunt throughout the rev range. FZ8 steers fast and effortlessly, and handles with surefooted confidence - whether it’s cranked right over on a tight, smooth corner or slicing its way through traffic on a congested commute.
The naked FZ8 is a machine with attitude. Muscular, aggressive design gives onlookers a hint of this bike’s serious intentions. Sitting between the entry level XJ6 series and big bore FZ1s, the FZ8 is a pure expression of performance and quality craftsmanship desinged for riders who appreciate an optimum blend of power, weight and size.
- The new FZ8-series engine is fuel injected, and uses both a throttle valve and an electronically controlled subthrottle valve to provide additional control over intake airflow volume. The cylinder bodies have a bore and stroke from 68.0x53.6mm. Readings on engine rpm and throttle opening are processed in real time by the ECU, which operates a new stepping motor to control the sub-throttle valves and optimise volumetric efficiency in each part of the rev range.
- It easily clears EU3 exhaust emission standards, using a short, side mounted muffler and a 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system with a honeycomb type catalytic converter fitted at the point where the header pipes meet. An oxygen sensor feeds real-time exhaust information back to the ECU, allowing the bike to constantly adjust its air/fuel mixture for optimum efficiency and clean emissions.
- Front-end suspension is a pair of upside-down forks, running 43mm inner tubes. Rear suspension is handled by a linked Monocross unit – the link being designed to provide soft, light suspension near the top of the stroke to deal with bumpy surfaces in comfort, but then to provide firmer cushioning as the shock is further compressed, for sharper handling during hard cornering.
- Front brakes are twin four-piston monobloc calipers, gripping 310mm floating front discs. Being monobloc designs, the calipers suffer minimal distortion under hard braking, so the stopping force is linear, stable and controllable when the chips are down.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||68.0 x 53.6 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.0 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet Sump|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17 L|
|Oil Capacity||3.8 L|
|Final Transmission||Chain drive|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Ground Clearance||140 mm|
|Dry Weight||197 kg|
|Wet Weight||211 kg with 17 litres of fuel|
|Frame Type||Aluminium diamond|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic fork with 130mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm (link) with 130mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Dual discs|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc|
|Tyres Front||120/70 ZR17 MC (58W)|
|Tyres Rear||180/55 ZR17 MC (73W)|