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.
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The Yamaha FZ16 was launched with the tagline of Lord of the Street and is claimed to be the finest bike among the FZ series bikes in India due to its distinctive looks and performance.
At the heart of this Yamaha FZ16, you’ll find a 153cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 2-valve, powerplant that gives a maximum power of 14 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and churns out 14 Nm of top torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine continues with the use of a five-speed gearbox. However, it has only electric start option along with CDI ignition. The Yamaha FZ 16 is then complemented with rear monocross suspension, a 1335mm of wheelbase, and front hydraulic single disc brakes.
As far as the engine set-up is concerned, the Yamaha FZ16 comes with a naked body type complemented with a stylish fuel tank with 12 liters of fuel capacity, a distinctive mask, sharp tail view, and a mid-ship silencer. It also has a multi-reflector headlamp, big size radial tires, and a full digital LCD instrument panel.
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The 2012 Yamaha FZ1 is coming back with nothing more than a face-lift, but that doesn’t appear to be a problem for fans of the bike, especially considering that it already has impressive performance numbers.
As the largest naked sportbike in Yamaha’s current lineup, the FZ1 has a lot of expectations to meet up to. Fortunately, it’s got a lot going for it that shouldn’t be a problem as far as meeting and exceeding these expectations.
For starters, the FZ1 retains its sculpted bodywork which is indicative of the half-cowl fairing design featuring an aggressive eye-catching naked
bike profile. The FZ1 also offers a two-piece seat that serves up great comfort while passenger grab-rails provide passenger comfort and maintain an aggressive appearance. A dual 12V 60/55-watt multireflector headlight features a sleek, profile for superb aerodynamics and great visibility. Lastly, the bike also has a high-tech instrument display that features an analog tachometer, digital speedometer, a dual trip meter, and an odometer, among other things.
Inside the FZ1’s chassis lies a powerful 998cc DOHC 20-valve engine - it’s an earlier version of the R1’s 998cc motor - that’s been tuned for tremendous mid-range bite and massive top-end power. The bike comes with a fuel injection system that has computer-controlled sub-throttle valves, providing precise fuel and air mixture for superb power delivery across the entire rev range. Handling is also a breeze for the FZ1, thanks in large part to its fully-adjustable suspension, allowing the rider to tune the test the limits of the FZ1’s versatility without having to worry about compromising its performance capabilities.
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Famous for building some of the world’s most powerful sportsbikes, Yamaha has never been one to sit on their laurels. That’s why they’ve built the new Yamaha FZ1, a cutting edge sportsbike that features state-of-the-art engine and chassis design combined with an all-world design profile.
A lot has been mentioned about the FZ1, not the least of which is that it combines an aggressive and powerful design with impressive real-world performance capabilities, making everyday rides a treat.
There’s a reason why the FZ1 is considered as one of the best sportsbikes in the world and it’s got the makings of a hot-seller in the market, something that Yamaha has come to be known for. The FZ1 isn’t for the weak-of-heart, either. It’s a man’s bike in every sense of the word and quite frankly, is still one of the best values, not just among Yamaha’s current line-up, but in the entire market altogether.
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Yamaha has adopted a rather cautious strategy for 2010 and the FZ1 is definitely one of their sports motorcycles to show that very clearly as it comes with revised ECU mapping and new colors. Yet, they plan on successfully selling it for being “an upright R1” and that couldn’t recommend this model more.
This is a very funny video for Yamaha directed by Mark Toia. It shows a fan of the Japanese brand having troubles deciding himself between three different models, the FJR1300, FZ1 and XV1600 and the guy eventually has himself cloned for the sake of riding the three bikes at the same time. Hmm, I guess I never thought at it that way.
This week, Yamaha announced four 2010 sports models and a maxi scooter, all which feature revised ECUs and new color schemes.
First and foremost, the 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6 gets a new, longer exhaust, remapping of the ECU and these attractive new color schemes. The middleweight supersport model is now claimed to benefit of slightly more low-end torque and have a healthier mid-range pull. Nice and discrete move with this one!
Those lucky Europeans get a redesigned 2010 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F in blue and black. ABS is added as an option.
The naked 2010 Yamaha FZ1 and the Fazer are now set for more low- and mid-range power delivery and both come in two-tone paintjobs.
Last, but definitely not least, the 2010 Yamaha TMax is now an even more stylish solution for urban commuters as it comes in white, with a two-tone seat and titanium-polished wheels.
Expect to read more about these Yamaha models on this page in the near future.
According to French motorcycle magazine Motorevue, Yamaha is preparing R1’s cross-plane crank engine for the 2011 FZ1. Together with it, upgraded suspension, six-pot brakes and a new R1-inspired half-fairing will make the line between supersport and sport-touring even thinner.
Ever since the 2006 revamp, when the FZ1 go fuel-injection for its “previous generation” R1 engine, the bike carried on being produced without any significant upgrades and it seems that the need was felt for some new technology. While we have nothing against that, looking at this very plausible rendering made by the friends at Motorevue, we can’t help noticing the dramatically sportier riding position, which is in total contradiction with FZ1’s reputation.
Expect to see the new Yamaha FZ1 at 2010 bike shows around the world.
Yamaha’s ultimate street brawler, the FZ1, brings 998cc of fuel-injected previous generation R1 power to the fray, in a light-and-strong aluminum frame. So can you ask for more? Definitely no, but the unmatchable design and low price are also benefits that make sure you don’t leave your local dealer without Yami’s most versatile sports motorcycle.
Karl Abarth was born in Viena on the 15th of November 1908 and moved to Italy in 1931 where he became an auto designer and five-time European motorcycling champion.
He also established Abarth & C. in 1949 where he manufactured racing cars and performance exhaust systems, some of them being present on the market to this day, the best way to distinguish an Abarth product being the scorpion logo.
Given the tight connection between Abarth and Fiat, who bought Abarth & C. in 1971, and also the successful collaboration between Fiat and Yamaha, the celebration of 100 years from the birth of the great designer is made through a special edition FZ1 Abarth Assetto Corse.
Yamaha Italy has presented the FZ1 within a special exhibit dedicated to Karl Abarth and the bike stands out due to the Ohlins suspensions package, Marchesini rims and sleek tires, Brembo brakes, Akrapovic titan exhaust system as well as the multitude of Rizoma pieces. Also, the Red and White color scheme and Abarth style graphics enhance the performance look of this naked, leaving us wondering if it is ever going to be produced in a limited edition as the bike in the pictures is only a prototype.