Yamaha’s ultimate urban-assault machine – the FZ1 – returns for 2012 with only a face lift, but most won’t complain due to the outright performance of the previous year’s model.
The largest naked sportbike in Yamaha’s current lineup, which includes the smaller FZ6R and the mid-weight FZ8, will be available for 2012 with a Pearl White/Matte Black paint scheme.
The FZ1 continues to be powered by an earlier version of its flagship R1 998cc motor – the one without the crossplane crankshaft – with 20 valves and a smooth fuel-injection system.
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.
Model: Yamaha FZ1
Rating: 59.6 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Price as new (MSRP): US$ 10590. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
998.00 ccm (60.90 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line four, four-stroke
Engine details: Titanium intake valves
Bore x stroke:
77.0 x 53.6 mm (3.0 x 2.1 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Chain
Driveline: O-ring chain
Fuel consumption: 6.72 litres/100 km (14.9 km/l or 35.00 mpg)
Greenhouse gases: 155.9 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 220.9 kg (487.0 pounds)
Seat height: 815 mm (32.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,204 mm (47.4 inches)
Overall length: 2,141 mm (84.3 inches)
Overall width: 770 mm (30.3 inches)
Ground clearance: 135 mm (5.3 inches)
1,461 mm (57.5 inches)
Fuel capacity: 18.17 litres (4.80 gallons)
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Rake (fork angle): 25.0°
Trail: 109 mm (4.3 inches)
130 mm (5.1 inches)
Rear suspension travel:
130 mm (5.1 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 190/50-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc. Floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 245 mm (9.6 inches)
Factory warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color options: Pearl White/Matte Black