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2012 Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

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With a razor sharp design, a serious dose of aggressivity and a strong engine, the Yamaha FZ8 WGP looks eager to burn some rubber on the race track.

This angry looking naked was developed using technology borrowed from the advanced YZF-R supersport model. Power comes from a high-tech 779cc engine which delivers an earth shaking torque rated at 8.4 kg-m available at its peak at 8,000 rpm. The engine is mounted on a lightweight Deltabox frame specially developed to respect the supersport standards.

As far as ergonomics go, the Yamaha FZ8 WGP features specially-designed footrest/handlebar/seat layout which offers a pretty comfortable and upright riding position. Moreover the 17 litre fuel tank features a slim rear section further improving the rider’s comfort. The bike is painted in Yamaha’s latest WGP 50th Anniversary colour scheme – white red and black.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary.

About

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

This aggressively-styled naked bike has been developed using advanced YZF-R supersport technology, making it one of the most exciting mid-class models available today. The high-tech 779cc engine produces strong torque as well as a real rush of top-end power for serious sports performance. And for great all-round handling characteristics there’s a lightweight Deltabox frame together with high quality suspension and braking systems – with ABS available as an option. Its muscular no-nonsense styling is a guaranteed attention getter – and dressed in Yamaha’s race-bred WGP 50th Anniversary colour scheme, the FZ8 commands respect.

Whichever way you look at the FZ8, you can tell it really means business. Powering this gutsy all-rounder is a 799cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that’s been developed to produce strong torque for super-responsive acceleration. With its R-series heritage, this high-performance engine gets your adrenaline flowing at the twist of the throttle. The aluminium Deltabox frame’s low weight and high rigidity make for supersport levels of stability and cornering performance – and its roomy ergonomics mean that the FZ8 is a serious everyday bike. Finished in our latest WGP 50th Anniversary colour scheme, this stunning motorcycle is ready to be unleashed.

Aggressive mass-forward design

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

Even before you put the key in the ignition and start the engine, you can tell that the brutal-looking FZ8 means business. The slant-block engine and ‘mass-forward’ body design give this mean-looking naked bike an aggressive stance and serious street presence – and its athletic image is reinforced by the jet black engine and frame.

R-series inspired 779cc engine

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

Featuring a short stroke layout, the FZ8’s 779cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder engine kicks out a gutsy band of torque for strong acceleration from lower revs. And with its R-series heritage, this forward-inclined powerhouse is designed to deliver serious high rpm performance whenever required!

Aluminium Deltabox frame

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

Don’t confuse the FZ8 with some other naked bikes that deliver more show than go! Equipped with a lightweight, high-rigidity Deltabox frame, this motorcycle is a serious piece of kit that’s been designed to deliver supersport levels of stability and agile cornering performance.

Roomy ergonomics

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

Once on board this musclebike you’ll find that the FZ8’s ergonomics are remarkably roomy. The specially-designed footrest/handlebar/seat layout makes for a low-stress upright riding position. And for enhanced rider comfort the 17 litre fuel tank features a slim rear section.

Optional ABS

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

The FZ8 is available with ABS for added rider confidence. This advanced anti-lock braking system is fitted to a number of Yamaha models and prevents wheel lock-up by monitoring sensors in the hubs and adjusting braking forces accordingly.

Naked attitude with instant power

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary

With its lightweight Deltabox chassis combined with a high-performance 799cc engine and aggressive and muscular good looks, the FZ8 gives you supersport performance together with all-round useability like no other bike in the class.

Specifications

Yamaha FZ8 WGP 50th Anniversary
Engine typeliquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
Displacement779cc
Bore x stroke68.0 mm x 53.6 mm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Maximum Power78.1 kW (106.2PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 82.0 Nm(8.4 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
CarburettorElectronic Fuel Injection
Clutch TypeWet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition systemTCI (digital)
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain
FrameAluminium die-cast, Diamond Shaped
Front suspension systemUpside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm inner tube
Front travel130 mm
Caster Angle25º
Trail109 mm
Rear suspension systemLinked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear Travel130 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 310 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 267 mm
Front tyre120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear tyre180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Overall length2,140 mm
Overall width770 mm
Overall height1,065 mm
Seat height815 mm
Wheel base1,460 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)211 kg / ABS 216 kg
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Oil tank capacity3.8 litres

Quotes

Bikez ---- "The aluminium Deltabox frame’s low weight and high rigidity make for supersport levels of stability and cornering performance – and its roomy ergonomics mean that the FZ8 is a serious everyday bike. Finished in our latest WGP 50th Anniversary colour scheme, this stunning motorcycle is ready to be unleashed"

Totalmotorcycle ---- "This aggressively-styled naked bike has been developed using advanced YZF-R supersport technology, making it one of the most exciting mid-class models available today. "




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