Yamaha FZ1

2009 Yamaha FZ1

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09/08/2008 at 20:59
Yamaha should upgrade the engine to the 2008 R1 engine & put radial brakes on it for the 2009 Yamaha FZ1. I would buy one then.
14/11/2008 at 19:38

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.

29/11/2008 at 21:27
i have a 2006 fz1 and it is just a great bike
09/02/2009 at 18:57

Has anyone got an FZ1 with ABS brakes?

What diffrents do they make & do they work better?

10/02/2009 at 18:38
I own a 2008 FZ1, moved up from a heavy V twin cruiser. I have Owned the bike almost a year and every time I ride it its a rush that no previous bikes have gave me. I love every thing about it and will never go back to a cruiser. Running a 2 Brothers can, K & N filter and 2 brothers juice box. It runs with just about any sportbike on the street and suprised several that should have dusted me. 0 problems. I'm 71 years young and have been riding  since 1968. I have found the ride I have been looking for. If your in the market for a sportbike don't overlook this rocket. It may be the bike that blows your paint off. thanks
30/05/2009 at 23:52
i own a 2008 fz1 in charcoal its mint acropovic carbon exhaust, power commander with moderfied airbox, buttryfly valves removed, race filter, ignition module the bike cost ne 5750 new got a good deal i am ex trader, spent 1000 on mods done europe twice last one 15,5,09 put pilot power 2ct and the bike is the best i have ever had and had 8 bikes and ridden tons of them when workin in bike shop. if you have one fit the mods it makes a difference and have it done on a rolling road. Bike mag this month have said its the best bike you can buy
01/06/2009 at 20:52
I have bought a 2007 FZ1 fazer 3 monts ago. I have put an Akrapovic end can on it & removed the exup valve. I have not changed anything else. I must say its is a great bike.
02/06/2009 at 17:55

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?

02/06/2009 at 22:21

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.

Edited: 02/06/2009 at 22:25
09/06/2009 at 17:17
I have a 06 .. I have had it over a year now!!!! even if I wanted another bike this one will stay in the garage ..............It's a awesoooooooooome piece of Kit!!!!!!!!!
22/06/2009 at 08:26

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!

29/06/2009 at 13:18

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 ?.


29/06/2009 at 13:49
dont stop at traffic lights and wheelie at all times to keep the radiator as far from road heat as possiable
29/06/2009 at 18:00

Dammit, thats where I am going wrong.

Out gunning the law should keep a breeze going through the rad too.


29/06/2009 at 19:51
well carry on then ..let me know how it works out then.. so far so good  I will carry on trying not to have the same problem.... enjoy!
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