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2014 Yamaha FZ1

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Practical and comfortable, yet agile and fast, the 2014 Yamaha FZ1 is ready for fun every time you fire it up.

The motorcycle weighs only 487 lb and is powered by a liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 Valves engine with a displacement 998cc. The engine is fed by a 4.8 gallons fuel tank and delivers a fuel economy of 35 mpg.

The bike is built on a cast aluminum frame that uses the engine as a stressed member, thus improving the overall rigidity, keeping the weight at a low level and improving the handling.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the 2014 Yamaha FZ1 is equipped with fully adjustable 43 mm inverted forks and rear single shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping (Tunable for sport touring or urban assault).

The 2014 Yamaha FZ1 is offered with a base price of $10.790.

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Overview

Yamaha FZ1

The FZ1 provides long ride comfort with liter-bike performance so you don’t have to compromise. It combines a compact 998cc, 20-valve engine tuned for a tremendous mid-range with sculpted riding position and adjustable suspension that conquers everything from urban assault to track days to sport souring.

2014 Yamaha FZ1 Key Features:

Yamaha FZ1
  • Yamaha 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/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.
  • -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:

  • -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.
  • 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

Engine typeLiquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves
Displacement998cc
Bore x Stroke77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection
IgnitionDigital 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)
Price$10,790

* Price and Specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation.

** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your, vechile, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

*** Wet weight includes the vechile with all standart equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisions with other models.

Verdict

The FZ1 is an aggressive looking motorcycle with a macho attitude. Every detail received maximum attention from the company’s engineers, so the built quality is faultless.

Fire up its engine and it will surprise you with its great punch which finds its peak around the 6000 rpm mark and remains strong until it hits the redline. With a maximum speed of around 255 kmph is useless to say that the bike feels right at home on the highways. The really good part, is that thanks to its versatile character and the well tuned engine the bike feels pretty comfortable in the city too. The single disadvantage is that during low speed riding the engine tends to heat up bothering you.

Another drawback is the six speed gearbox which is a bit heavy to operate. But, at least you won’t have any complains about the clutch feedback. The brakes and handling are also pretty impressive for a bike of its type.




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