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.
The new Yamaha FZ8 replaces the old and affordable FZS600 workhorse, but it keeps the same rugged character as its old sibling. However, the new FZ8 features increased performances a cast alloy frame and… a higher price tag.
The bike was designed with European riders in mind and it needs to face a strong opponent, namely the Kawasaki Z750 which for the moment is the segment leader.
Unfortunately the Yamaha FZ8 doesn’t have what it needs to beat its strong compatriot, but this doesn’t mean that is a bad motorcycle. For the starters, is less aggressive than the Kawasaki, but that’s not always a bad thing, as it can be used without problems by nearly anybody who wants to have some fun. The second disadvantage is the £7.920 price tag which is slightly bigger than what you usually find in this segment including the Kawasaki Z750.
At least, Yamaha added a few upgrades for 2013 to make its bike more appealing to buyers. The modifications include new muffler shape, rebound damping adjustability, rebound and compression damping adjustability added to forks and dual-textured seat material.
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Bikers love a motorcycle that speaks to their tastes. More often than not, they enjoy a ride that comes with aggressive looks and a sporty character. In so many words, that’s what you’ll get with the Yamaha FZ8. The bike’s "mass-forward" styling is accentuated by an aggressive headlight design while an FZ1-style instrument cluster features a great looking tachometer with a white face.
It’s not enough that the bike looks good, which it does, but it also has to come with real-world performance that sports bikes of this caliber are capable. Other bikes will offer you entry-level performance to get you acclimated to the seats, but the FZ8 is different. This is one bike that has naked sportsbike grit with matching power and bucket’s worth of attitude. The FZ8’s muscular stance speaks to the aggression of the machine while a comfortable and upright riding position matches up with a compact design that contributes to the bike’s first-rate handling. In so many words, this bike excels in just about every road it travels.
More than just its stunning good looks, the FZ8 is powered by a 779cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, inline 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine that delivers smooth power delivery and gobs of torque in the low to mid rpm range. Likewise, a cast aluminum frame and a lightweight Controlled-Fill aluminum swingarm provides the ideal rigidity balance for outstanding
Suffice to say, the Yamaha FZ8 is a bike that oozes confidence. It packs plenty of attitude and adrenaline with all of Yamaha’s renowned build and finish quality, resulting in a street sports machine that screams performance riding anytime and anywhere.
Find out more about the full specs of the Yamaha FZ8 after the jump.
The Yamaha FZ8 has been built to offer the perfect compromise for riders who feel that a 600cc bike is too small, but a 1,000cc bike is too big.
The bike really is the best of both worlds, providing a carefully optimized crankshaft to deliver the perfect power curve and torquey performance character for this category while also including new top-end components that are usually reserved for its more powerful counterparts.
The FZ8’s mass-forward naked-bike styling also lends a look of a bike that’s less about flash and more about its performance and handling capabilities. Anybody that has ever ridden a 600cc bike and found it a little lacking in ’oomph’ will love the FZ8. Similarly, those people that find a 1,000cc to be an overkill will be delighted with this Yamaha sportsbike.
You add these two markets together and this sportsbike is the quintessential machine hitting two markets in one awesome package.
Find out more about the Yamaha FZ8 after the jump.
When it comes to motorbikes, one of the most popular names to come up in everyone’s minds would probably be Yamaha. Indeed, the Japanese brand has, to a large extent, been closely associated with motorcycles (though, they are also known for their musical instruments). And it seems that Yamaha is bent on cementing on that one.
We say that because Yamaha has finally unveiled its lineup of bikes for next year. And looking at the list, it seems that this one is indeed a fierce roster. Here’s a quick peek at the new set of wheels that the company is offering for the new year. Go see for yourself which one’s going to be on your wish list.
Hit the jump to see some information on a couple of your future toys.
With the mission of producing an extensive number of outrageous motorbikes, the Yamaha Motor Company has recently delivered the press introduction of their newest sporty naked FZ8 bike that will be imported to the U.S. in 2011. The 2011 Yamaha FZ8 has outstanding features that are able to lure first-time riders and it’s digital display, comfortable lower seats, and highly-designed body attracts female riders.
The 2011 FZ8 is believed to be an improved version of the previous Yamaha bikes. It’s production was greatly inspired by its siblings; the FZ1 and FZ6. The three FZ models share a common chassis, swingarm, and a majority of engine components. Also, the FZ8 was created with a good bottom end and gearbox that were that much better than the 2008 R1. It has a faster engine performance that reduces the boredom brought on by the 1000cc FZ1, and a four-valve head design upgrading the FZ1’s five-valve.
Check this out! It is a funny Yamaha commercial from Italy, where they advise riders to “Treat Every Yamaha as it Was Yours.” That guy sure does so with that FZ8 despite the fact that he actually rides a Super Ténéré.
What do you think of this for a Yamaha way to promote two of their latest motorcycles on the European market?
We just reviewed the all-new Yamaha Fazer8 and got jealous that those lucky Europeans are getting it. Now it’s time for the 2010 Yamaha FZ8 to enter the scene and we’re starting to get angry about this entire situation. Why should only riders from the old continent enjoy the aggressive, naked looks and 800cc middleweight performance in a package claimed adequate for various riding necessities from city commuting and weekend journeys to burning rubber in an old and abandoned factory?
Earlier this year we announced the unveiling of an all-new motorcycle joining Yamaha’s supersport family, the Fazer8 as it will be called in Europe, its targeted continent. A middleweight model powered by a 799cc inline-four engine, the 2010 Yamaha Fazer8 has come to replace the FZ6 model and it does it in the characteristic style of the series, meaning you get a half fairing and the bike finds itself positioned on the thin line between track-gained performance and a comfortable riding position.
We feel sorry for the discontinued FZ6 – which we happen to like a lot – but can’t wait to take the FZ8 for a spin. Meanwhile, let’s see what this new bike is all about.
After teasing us with pictures showing only the noses of both the 2010 FZ8 and FZ8 Fazer models and the motorcycle press getting their hands on more than just a few leaked pictures yesterday, Yamaha has decided to release a single full picture of the all-new FZ8.
Looking at it, it’s easy to see that the model supposed to replace the FZ6 is actually derived from this last’s bigger brother, the FZ1. Considering that the 1000cc bike produces 150hp, the new middleweight one should brag about around 120hp. We can only be certain of that this summer, when Yamaha will unveil the naked FZ8 and the half-faired Fazer 800.