2013 Yamaha FZ1

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The Yamaha FZ1 received its last major upgrade back in 2006. Since then, the bike was slightly modified but the manufacturer has never gone too far and chose to make only small upgrades and generally kept the structure unchanged. Thereby, the Yamaha FZ1 remained a traditional sport bike which comes without the bells and whistles of it more upscale counterparts, but it rewards you a pure riding experience.

The bike is propelled by a capable 998cc DOHC 20-valve engine which is especially tuned for adequate mid-range punch and generous top-end power. The engine features fuel injection with computer-controlled sub-throttle valves and a closed-deck cylinder. There is also a race-inspired curved radiator with twin ring-style fans to keep everything cool.

As far as stopping power goes the bike features 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers up front and a single 245mm rear disc.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha FZ1.

Key Features

Yamaha FZ1
  • Our ultimate street brawler brings 998cc of fuel-injected power to the fray, in a light-and-strong aluminum frame.
  • Sculpted bodywork and a comfortable handlebar position for great looks and rider comfort.
  • Fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and a single shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping. Tunable for sport touring or urban assault.

Engine

  • Compact design, 998cc DOHC 20-valve engine is tuned for tremendous mid-range punch and massive top-end power.
  • 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.
  • Carburized connecting rods with fracture split big ends produce a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability.
  • High silicon-content ceramic-composite cylinder lining reduces friction and maximizes heat dissipation for consistent power delivery.
  • Four-into two-into one short-style exhaust system with Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®), a stainless catalizer and 02 sensor. Delivers outstanding power throughout the FZ1’s broad rpm range while meeting all emissions regulations.
  • Race-inspired curved radiator with twin ring-style fans keeps everything cool under all conditions.

Chassis and Suspension

Yamaha FZ1
  • Aggressive chassis geometry with Supersport inspired 51 percent front wheel weight bias. Provides quick and nimble handling.
  • Short 4.8-gallon fuel tanks allows the rider to move into a forward position. Rider forward ergonomics move the rider into a position of great control.
  • Cast aluminum frame uses the engine as a stressed member. Allows for optimal rigidity, light weight, and superb handling.
  • Stressed-engine design holds the engine in place with six mounts, for excellent vertical stiffness and handling.
  • Controlled-Fill (CF) aluminum swingarm. Lightweight and tuned for excellent handling and tire grip; looks great, too.
  • Fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and a single shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping. Tunable for sport touring or urban assault.
  • 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers up front and a single 245mm rear disc serve up strong and consistent stopping power.
  • Removable subframe for easy maintenance and detachable passenger foot pegs for even more stripped-down style.
  • Light, five-spoke wheels and fat radial tires, including a 190/50-ZR17 rear, complete the look and serve up the traction.

Additional Features

  • Half-cowl fairing design features aggressive eye-catching naked bike profile.
  • High-tech instrument display features analog tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip meter with miles on reserve function, odometer, water temperature and lights for neutral, high beam, low fuel and turn signals—also a fade-in lighting feature with adjustable brightness.
  • Two-piece seat serves up great comfort.
  • Passenger grabrails provide passenger comfort while maintaining an aggressive appearance.
  • Durable O-ring-sealed drive chain provides longer chain life.
  • Dual 12V 60/55-watt multireflector headlight features a sleek, profile for superb aerodynamics and visibility.
  • Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.

Specifications

Yamaha FZ1
Engine Type998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves
Bore x Stroke77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection
Ignition Digital TCI:Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU
Transmission6-speed w/multiplate wet clutch
Final DriveO-ring chain
Suspension / Front43mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.1-in travel
Suspension / RearSingle shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 5.1-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual 320mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Brakes / Rear245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Tires / Front120/70-ZR17
Tires / Rear190/50-ZR17
Length84.3 in
Width30.3 in
Height47.4 in
Seat Height32.1 in
Wheelbase57.5 in
Ground Clearance5.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle)25.0°
Trail4.3 in
Fuel Capacity4.8 gal
Fuel Economy**35 mpg
Wet Weight***487 lb
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP*$10,790 (Cobalt Blue) 49 state model October 2012 / CA model November 2012

Quotes

Ultimatemotorcycling ---- "The FZ1 continues to be powered by an earlier version of its flagship R1 998cc motor - the one without the crossplane crankshaft - with 20 valves and a smooth fuel-injection system."

Autoevolution ---- "The FZ1 cast aluminium chassis uses the engine as a support element and comes with a fully-adjustable 43mm inverted fork and a lightweight swingarm with excellent grip and cool looks. The massive 320mm front dual rotors and 245mm rear disc are squeezed by monoblock calipers for increased stopping force and better overall handling."

Totalmotorcycle ---- "Surprisingly comfortable eh? You are looking at one of the best values in Yamaha’s 2013 line-up. The FZ1 offers exceptional open class performance with cutting style. R1 inspired power, fuel injection, twin spar aluminum frame and fully adjustable suspension. The FZ1 is a serious sport bike that offers an exceptionally comfortable and exciting riding experience.
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