2009 Yamaha FZ1
I have an 07 FZ1 S and the brakes are just fine, but a 2009 "crossplane" engine, now that'd be another matter. It could do with a redesigned rear end with more space under the seat and an integral rack/luggage platform too.
Has anyone got an FZ1 with ABS brakes?
What diffrents do they make & do they work better?
I have 2008 fz1 and its a brilliant bike. I like the naked look but it can be a bit tiring with the windblast when tanking along. Will fitting a fly screen make any difference or am I wasting my time? What exhaust is the best for this bike?
I bought the Akrapovic end can. Gives you an extra 9bhp & is a lot lighter than the standard can. Looks better to. See www.akrapovic.com/motorcycle-exhaust/products/yamaha/model/fz-1-fazer-2006-2008/slip-on-ef79284830
for more details
I have the Fz1s so I don't have a problem with the wind.
I bought my silver FZ1 in Nov 07, for £5995 OTR...... Good deal I reckon!
The bike is great at everything including distances. The wind blast is a bit of a problem, but a small fly screen does the job of keeping the worst off while keeping the naked looks clean. I fitted a Puig screen, cut down by 2". The seat is firm and gets painfull after 150 miles, but move around and its not too bad.
The engine is a peach, ballistically fast in a straight line, a whiff of clutch or a cough of throttle lofts the front end. I've fitted one of Ivans FCE's to mine which cures the low down throttle response and helps a little with midrange. More than enough grunt and power for a naked!
The handling is firm, but stable and planted. Good fun in the twisties, especially with those wide bars helping to turn the thing. Braking doesn't have masses of initial bite, but is strong and progressive.
Overall it'll do anything, I've commuted, toured, hooned and it's soaked up the lot. I'd recommend one! If you need more wind protection go for the S and more power go for an R1. The FZ1 is a great super naked.......... and should be included in more group tests!
I have a 2006 year model in black and now done 35,000 miles, commuting everyday, touring around Europe, Scandinavia and Ireland. Best bike I ever owned (and I have a brand new FZR1400 in my garage too !).
Just recently started getting some over heating problems, and a fan has packed up. Otherwise no problems at all.
Glitch in the fueling at 6,000 to 8,000 revs spoils it a bit, sepecially fast exits from roundabouts etc, where it dies flat for a split second, but I work through that without recourse to a power commander.
Would I have one again......definitely yes.
Overheating problems:- pull up at traffic lights and the heat soars through to 115 from 85 in about 30 seconds. Any ideas ?.
Dammit, thats where I am going wrong.
Out gunning the law should keep a breeze going through the rad too.
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