Yamaha describes the FZ 6 has having ""sport soul, street spirit,"" noting it is an all-around motorcycle that ""combines exciting performance and great style with an incredible level of riding comfort."" It is designed to be a commuter motorcycle as well as a touring bike for leisure hours. The FZ 1, which Yamaha refers to as a ""serious sport bike,"" has high footpegs, which, when combined with seating position, tend to be uncomfortable and cramped for riders. However, riders say this position provides good cornering when riding on twisty roads. Both models have a standard instrument panel with backlighting that can be adjusted.