The FZ1 is the real deal, a pure streetbike built to cut it on the city streets, a muscular powerhouse that knows where it’s going.
Stripped to the essentials, the FZ1 eats up the urban sprawl with its awesome R1-based motor and super-agile chassis. This is a no-nonsense motorcycle that owns the streets, day and night.
Key Features: Our ultimate street brawler brings 998cc of fuel-injected R1 power to the fray, in a light and strong aluminum frame. Sculpted fuel tank and a real-live handlebar move the rider forward for aggressive naked-bike excitement. Adjustable suspension at both ends lets the FZ1 be dialed in for a wide range of uses—everything from track days to urban assault to sport touring.
Engine: 998cc DOHC 20-valve R1 engine is tuned for tremendous mid-range punch and massive top-end power. R1-style fuel injection with computer-controlled sub-throttle valves provides precise fuel/air mixture for superb power delivery across the entire rev range. Closed-deck cylinder block provides great strength while allowing a narrow engine in spite of big, 77mm bores. Narrow-angle five-valve combustion chambers produce a highly efficient 11.5:1 compression ratio. Big valves and high-lift cams flow plenty of air. Carburized connecting rods with fractured big ends produce a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability. High silicon-content ceramic-composite cylinder sleeves ensure great heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction. Four-into-one chamberless short-style exhaust contains stainless steel EXUP and three-way catalyst with O2 sensor for outstanding power delivery throughout the rev range and low emissions. Curved high-capacity radiator with twin ring-style fans keeps everything cool under all conditions.
2007 Yamaha FZ1
Chassis/Suspension: Aggressive chassis geometry for quick handling: the engine’s shoved forward for excellent handling. Aggressive ergos: 4.75-gallon tank moves the rider forward into a position of total control—supersport-like 51 percent front wheel weight bias means confident, quick handling. Light and rigid aluminum frame uses a special mold casting technique that allowed engineers to minutely vary metal thicknesses for optimal rigidity throughout. Stressed-engine design holds the engine in place with six mounts, for excellent vertical stiffness and handling. Two-inch longer and more rigid Controlled Fill aluminum swingarm reduces drive chain-induced suspension movement for excellent handling, tire grip and looks. 43mm fully adjustable inverted fork contains compression damping circuitry in the left leg and rebound in the right—proven effective on the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike—as well as stiffer springs for excellent handling. Two 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers and a single 245mm rear disc serve up strong stopping power. Removable subframe for easy maintenance, and detachable passenger footpeg mounts for even more stripped-down style. Light, R1-spec five-spoke wheels and fat radial tires, including a 190/50-ZR17 rear, complete the look and serve up the traction.
Additional Features: Fairing features a half-cowl design with R1-style headlight layout that creates a super-aggressive naked bike profile. High-tech instrument display features analog tachometer, digital speedometer, etc.—also a fade-in lighting feature with adjustable brightness. Two-piece seat serves up great comfort along with total control. Passenger grabrails for riding comfort. Durable O-ring-sealed drive chain provides longer chain life. Dual 12V 60/55-watt multireflector headlight features a sleek, R1-type profile for superb aerodynamics and visibility.