Everybody that rides gets a first bike, yet not every rider can find something in the entry-level market that suits their needs. Some folks have no interest in progressing through the higher displacements, and are looking for more of an all-in-one package that can serve as a trainer with room to grow into a commuter or funtime weekend bike. Yamaha fills this particular niche with its FZ6R in an effort to grab a slice of that pie while engendering some brand loyalty just in case the customer does decide to upgrade one day. It’s a tricky thing to balance user friendliness and enough performance to prevent boredom, but that’s exactly what the Tuning Fork Company tries to do here. Let’s dive in and see what the factory has in store for us.
Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha FZ6R.
Meet the 2014 Yamaha FZ6R. The motorcycle didn’t receive any major upgrades, but continues to be a sporty all-rounder offered at a pretty attractive $7,790 price.
Yamaha retains the full aggressive nature of the FZ6R, continuing to offer a great mix of comfort, power and agility.
The 2014 Yamaha FZ6R features a light, diamond shaped frame that hosts a 600 cc, liquid cooled 4 stroke, DOHC 16 valves, fuel injected engine. The unit’s maximum output is achieved at 10,000 rpm while the torque is available at its peak at 9000 rpm. The engine is linked to a 4-into-2-into-1 midship exhaust that offers a tasty exhaust note and includes 3-way catalytic converter technology to reduce exhaust emissions.
The stopping power is kept in check by 298 mm front and 245 mm rear hydraulic disc brakes front that feature semi-metallic pads.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Yamaha FZ6R.
For every earth-shattering sportsbike on the market, there’s an entry level version that won’t give you the hardcore performance you’re looking for, but will provide the kind of real-world riding that everybody just falls head over heels for.
The 2012 Yamaha FZ6R is the latter one of those bikes and it has a special feel that makes you comfortable the minute you swing a leg over the seat. It is a sports bike that does not make any earth shattering claims; just a machine that will leave you smiling after each and every ride.
The FZ6R comes with features that make it easy for beginner riders to get started, including a low seat height, a beautiful diamond-steel frame, a sleek fairing, and a Yamaha R6 style exhaust, among other things. The bike also has a built-in lap timer that’s controlled by a right-handlebar switch; there’s also a multi-function digital and analog instrumentation that includes a programmable shift light; a digital speedometer; an analog tachometer; dual tripmeters with miles-on-reserve function; an odometer; water temp gauge; and lights for neutral, high beam, low fuel and turn signals.
The bike is powered by a 599cc DOHC 16-valve, liquid-cooled titanium-valved four-cylinder engine with a compression ratio of 13.1:1, providing great response for a bike of its stature. On top of that, it’ also one of the first Yamaha bikes to come with a Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle
system for flawless response under all conditions and a Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake for excellent cylinder filling and a broader powerband.
To give the FZ6R the kind of performance handling a bike of this quality requires, Yamaha used a Deltabox aluminum frame that incorporates GP thinking in terms of engine positioning and rigidity for the ultimate
in 600-class handling.
Get full specs on the Yamaha FZ6R after the jump.
Any seasoned rider will tell you that diving into a hardcore bike isn’t the proper way to get acclimated to motorcycles. You need to get your feet wet first. You need a bike that will show you the ropes while also provide the kind of excitement and thrills that only a true sports bike can provide.
The innovative Yamaha FZ6R is one of those bikes and it offers features that make it easy for beginning riders to get started. There are no boastful expectations with the FZ6R; it’s simply a bike that will give you everything you need to get started.
While other bikes will promise torque-twisting performance, the FZ6R doesn’t make such claims. It’s a ride that does complete justice to the term ’sports bike’, inspiring the kind of rider confidence that has made it one of the most popular sports bikes on the market today.
No frills. No flair. No flash. Just the way the Yamaha FZ6R likes it.
Find out more about the Yamaha FZ6R after the jump.
Last year, Yamaha introduced their all-new FZ6R supersport-inspired motorcycle and this is now one of their most representative middleweight 2010 models. Built with comfort and rider excitement in mind, this is still one of Yamaha’s latest addition to the supersport lineup, an all-new every day motorcycle that gives the impression of being designed for the track. But those are purely design aspects. The fact is that the FZ6R is an unbeatable package of performance, comfort and style at a very affordable price.
Yamaha has a vast super sport offering especially in the middleweight class and the 2009 FZ6 completes their lineup with bold half-faired style and YZF-like performance, but without the fatiguing riding position that always puts its fingerprint on a rider’s lower back and wrists. Following a natural evolution and enjoying immense popularity among those who require everything from a road bike, the Yamaha FZ6 is truly worth our attention.
While maintaining the basic structure of the popular existing mid-class sports model "FZ6-S Fazer"(with cowling), the new "FZ6" has been designed with greater running performance, new body parts and environmental performance that clears EU3 standards to achieve a higher level of overall product performance.