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2 user reviews of Yamaha FZ1 Fazer (2006 - present) See all
Posted: 24/03/2012 at 15:23
I have FZ1 Fazer from the last two year. It's havinggreat look.The new cylinder-head has oval-shaped intake ports, which are in contrast to the YZF-R1's circular design.
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Posted: 26/04/2012 at 11:56
Posted: 04/06/2012 at 18:07
I have an 07 model and its the best bike I have owned. I does everything and more that I would want in a road bike. The brakes are progresive, not too sharp to start with but pull harder and they will stop you no problem, mine also have ABS wich have saved me at least once. Handling is excellent for a 1000cc bike. The riding position is perfect for me, I am 5ft 8ins, but the seat is not the most comfortable and I start to get a sore bum after an hour. The best part is the motor, soft at low revs, very usable at mid range and scary at the high end. Who needs engine management switches, if you want to drive safely keep the revs low, if you want excitement let it rev, but most mortals might need a spare pair of underpants or good life insurance for your family as it is scary fast for use on public roads. Why anyone would need a bigger more powerfull engine is beyond me.
Posted: 16/04/2013 at 20:04
Having owned a 2008 FZ-1 Fazer after many different bikes over the years, I can honestly say that this is ghe best all round bike I have owned. Until you have done a good few thousand miles you don't really know just how good it is. I have now done 24k miles on it and it still has not needed a major service: Cost of ownership for such a powerful bike is supremely low. The Fz is supremely confident in pretty much any mode: Commuting, days out, tracks days (so others tell me), touring and flat out blasts. Tbe Fz is a very engaing ride - the more you put in the more you get back.
If the FZ has any weaknesses, they are pretty minor. Riding two up is not recommended. Wheelies come all too easily and pootling around at less than 4k on the clock is plain boring. The rear shock is not that good and rears its head two up (it is pretty hard) and can be pretty bouncy at times too. But don't go thinking it ruins the ride, it is just that compared to truly the excellent front suspension it does not quite make the grade. The other weakness is probably the fuel consumption (type 39 mpg), although if you are riding a lot you will get 40+ mpg. When touring you do not need to fill up until the 150 mark. Overall an amazing road bike which works well in nearly all types of use. Given the performance I think the mpg is ok.
I have been thinking about replacing the FZ and have done a number of test rides, but no similar bike has impressed me enough yet. Nor has my head been turned by other genres. I suspect I will keep it for another two or three years until Yamaha come up with something, it's just too engaging!
Final point is tbat the build quality excellent. Shame the colour schemes are so drab!
Posted: 19/04/2013 at 23:25
Bought one, love it.
Gripes first. I had a 1200 Bandit before this and I miss the bottom end grunt and the seat is not that comfy on long journeys.
Now I'm done with complaining let me tell you how much I love her especially as I've done a few mods to the performance (K&N, PC3, airbox mod, stubby can, front sprocket one tooh down) and looks (stubby can, renthal bars and lower handlebar risers, tail tidy). She handles superbly, is super fast and is a real looker; elegant, mean and more subtle than a race rep. The amazing thing is that we don't see more of them on the roads. Every time I meet another owner, we feel like we're the only ones that know an incredible secret; how amazing these bikes are.
Posted: 24/04/2013 at 11:19
Oh yes Dwezil, I was at Snetterton before I bought mine and there was a fellah there on one and he was ridiculously quick so they do very well on the track.
Posted: 24/04/2013 at 11:21
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