Yamaha Fazer8 Motorcycle | First Ride

For their eyes only

By Roland Brown, Photography by Paul Barshon, Alessio Barbanti
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Price na
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 779cc
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 105 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Claimed torque 60.5 lb.-ft. @ 8000 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 43mm Kayaba inverted fork
Rear suspension</td> Soqi shock with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Dual Sumitomo four-piston calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 267mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone BT021
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Bridgestone BT021
Seat height 32.0 in.
Wheelbase 57.5 in.
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed curb weight 474 lbs.
Contact www.yamaha-motor.com

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
A great bike, but the FZ1 will do everything the Fazer8 does better, and you can get one at your local dealer.

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