2014 Yamaha FZ8

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The Yamaha FZ8 feels the gap between the 600 cc and 1000 cc motorcycles and is powered by a sporty liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder engine with a displacement of 779cc.

Fire it up and it will crank out a maximum power of 78.1 KW (106.2PS) at 10,000 rpm and 82.0 Nm (8.4 Kg-M) of torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine is fueled by a 17 liters fuel tank and its power is kept under control by a constant mesh six speed transmission.

For enhanced performances the engine includes first class components such as ceramic-composite-coated cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, and an optimized crankshaft.

As far as ergonomics are concerned, the motorcycle features a slim seat, low handle bars and perfectly placed footpegs which combine to delivers a comfortable, upright riding position.

The bike can be yours for no less than €8.593.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha FZ8.

Overview

Yamaha FZ8

Naked aggression

Only a fool challenges the FZ8. Because the R-series derived high-performance engine is built to outrun anything in the class. And the sophisticated Deltabox chassis and high-specification braking system give this mean and moody fighter the edge over the rest.

A wave of brutal low- to mid-range torque makes for awesome acceleration. And when the needle heads towards the red line, it’s time to hold on tight!

Slicing through mountain passes or powering along the highway, the ultra-light aluminium Deltabox chassis delivers razor-sharp handling with solid high-speed stability. And with new adjustable front and rear suspension, you can dial in the ideal set up.

2014 Yamaha FZ8 Key Features:

Yamaha FZ8

• FZ8: awesome performance with all-round ability
• High-powered 779cc inline 4-cylinder engine
• Instant torque meets slingshot horsepower
• Light and rigid aluminium Deltabox frame
• Radical new muffler design
• Supersport performance with naked good looks
• R-series DNA in the engine and frame
• Class-leading braking system
• New-for-2013 adjustable suspension

2014 Yamaha FZ8 Features and Benefits:

Yamaha FZ8

Aggressive, mass-forward design

Yamaha FZ8

Just look at the FZ8 and you’ll see that this is one bike that nobody should mess with! As well as giving this naked sports bike an aggressive ’ready to pounce’ stance, the mass-forward design helps to centralise mass for enhanced handling. And with its powder-coated black chassis and glistening jet-black engine, the FZ8 means business.

High-performance 779cc engine

Yamaha FZ8

The 779cc inline 4-cylinder powerplant is one very special design that’s packed with performance-enhancing supersport technology. Equipped with forged pistons, a free-breathing 4-into-1 exhaust and a highly efficient fuel injection system, this slant-block engine kicks out impressive levels of low-down torque combined with thrilling top-end power.

Adjustable front and rear suspension

Yamaha FZ8

The FZ8 is more than a high-performance sports bike - it’s also built to deliver everyday versatility. So we’ve equipped this naked all-rounder with adjustable front and rear suspension systems giving 130 mm travel at each end, allowing you to fine-tune the chassis to suit different loads, riding styles and conditions.

Aluminium Deltabox frame

Yamaha FZ8

Yamaha’s Deltabox frame is one of the most advanced chassis designs in the industry. By combining low weight with high levels of rigidity, the FZ8’s satin-black aluminium frame brings supersport levels of handling and stability to the sports bike category. And for low unsprung weight, the FZ8 runs with a high-tech CF die-cast aluminium swing arm.

Relaxed ergonomics

Yamaha FZ8

Although the FZ8 is a full-on performance bike in terms of its engine and chassis characteristics, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you check out the riding position. With its slim fuel tank and carefully positioned footrests and handlebars, this aggressively-styled sports bike has a relaxed riding position with plenty of space to move about.

Specifications

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 torque82.0 Nm (8.4 kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc coil spring
Fuel systemElectronic Fuel Injection
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
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Oil tank capacity3.8 litres
Color OptionsRace Blu, Matt Grey, Competition White, Midnight Black
Price€8.593

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