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Yamaha FZ1

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Yamaha FZ1
2006 Yamaha FZ1
ManufacturerYamaha Motor Company
Also called
  • Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer (2001–2005)
  • Yamaha FZ1 Fazer (2006–2015)
Parent companyYamaha Corporation
SuccessorYamaha MT-10/FZ-10
ClassNaked bike
Engine998 cc (60.9 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 20-valve DOHC inline-four
Power111.8 kW (149.9 hp; 152.0 PS) @ 11,000 rpm (claimed)[1]
Torque106.8 N⋅m (78.8 lbf⋅ft) @ 8,000 rpm (claimed)[1]

The Yamaha FZ1 is a naked bike made by Yamaha Motor Company in Japan.

First generation (FZS1000 Fazer; 2001–2005)[edit]

2002 Yamaha FZS1000S Fazer

First generation models are known as the FZ1 in the United States and FZS1000 Fazer in Europe. They have tubular steel frames and modified YZF-R1 engines which are carbureted. The models were virtually unchanged over this period, except for colour options, the introduction of the FZS1000S which had a black engine, and in some European countries the 2005 models were fitted with rudimentary catalytic converters.

Second generation (FZ1 Fazer; 2006–2015)[edit]

In 2006, the bike got a completely different model, still known as FZ1 in USA. In Europe and other markets, it was known as FZ1-S Fazer, which is semi-faired alongside a naked (without fairing) version which was known as FZ1-N. The main changes included a new chassis, suspension, bodywork and a completely different engine. Cast aluminum diecast diamond-shaped frame with the engine as stressed member replaced the older tubular steel frame along with a control-filled die-cast swingarm. This brought the bike up to date with modern rivals. The new model has a 150 bhp 998 cc (60.9 cu in) 20-valve DOHC engine from the 2004–2006 YZF-R1 tuned for better midrange torque, set in an all-new compact diamond-shaped aluminium frame. Most of this engine is identical to the YZF-R1. The primary internal changes are a 40 percent heavier flywheel and revised balance shaft.[2] New camshafts with reduced lift and duration aim to boost performance at lower revs, and the gearbox's top two ratios are higher to give a more relaxed feel at cruising speeds. Modifications are as follows:


  • Stiff rear spring with a 700 lb/in
  • 2006 version when first introduced had distinct throttle snatch at 5,000––6,000 rpm, where rolling off the throttle and rolling back on caused a distinct surge in acceleration due to 'fuel cut' for emissions reasons.

06 - 07 Prone to frame cracks in the welds. [citation needed]


  • Softened rear shock spring.
  • Updated fuel injection system. Throttle snatch reduced to normal by slowing secondary butterfly opening. This smoothed out the surge caused by 'fuel cut' and subsequent re-application of fuel.


  • Revised ECU mapping to achieve improved throttle response in the low to mid rpm range.


  • The ECU mapping revised for improved throttle response at low rpm.


  • The ECU mapping revised again for smoother mid range. 2014 and 2015 models are the same except for the color. 2015 is the last year for the FZ1 in the US. First in Europe, the naked FZ1-N and half-faired FZ1-S Fazer were replaced by the FZ-10/MT-10 of Yamaha's new ″Hyper Naked″ class, which is available with accessory touring pack.[3][4]

2006-2014 models are known for rotor failure; the magnets delaminate which can cause catastrophic engine damage. Generally, owners replace the factory rotors with updated ones.


2001-2004[5] 2005 2006-2007 2008-2009[6] 2010-2012[6]
Type 998 cc, liquid-cooled, 20-valve, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder
Bore x Stroke 74 x 58 mm 77 x 53.6 mm
Carburetion (4) 37 mm Mikuni (model BSR37 x 4) CV w/ throttle position sensor (TPS) 32-bit Mikuni R1-based Electronic Fuel Injection, 45mm throttle bodies w/ throttle position sensor (TPS)
Compression Ratio 11.4:1 11.5:1
Final Drive O-ring chain
Ignition Digital TCI Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU
Transmission Constant-Mesh 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Power 93.1 kW (124.9 hp)
(rear wheel)[7]
110 kW (150 hp) (claimed)[2]
94.4 kW (126.6 hp)
(rear wheel)[7]
94.13 kW (126.23 hp)
(rear wheel)[7]
95.7 kW (128.3 hp)
(rear wheel)[8]
Torque 100.2 N⋅m (73.9 lb⋅ft)
(rear wheel)[7]
89.1 N⋅m (65.7 lb⋅ft)
(rear wheel)[7]
88.36 N⋅m (65.17 lb⋅ft)
(rear wheel)[7]
90.4 N⋅m (66.7 lb⋅ft)
(rear wheel)[8]
Top speed 154 mph (248 km/h)[7] 154 mph (248 km/h)[7] 153.6 mph (247.2 km/h)[7] 160 mph (260 km/h)[1]
Brakes/Front Dual 298mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers Dual 320 mm floating discs; forged monoblock 4-piston Sumitomo calipers
Brakes/Rear Single 267mm disc w/2-piston caliper 245mm disc w/ single-piston pin-slide Nissin caliper
Suspension/Front 43mm telescopic fork w/adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping; 5.6 in (142 mm) travel MotoGP style 43 mm Kayaba telescopic USD fork w/adjustable preload, compression damping (left leg), rebound damping (right leg); 5.1 in (130 mm) travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock w/ piggyback reservoir and adjustable preload, adjustable compression, and adjustable rebound damping; Coil Spring / Gas-oil Damper; 5.31 in (135 mm) travel Single link-actuated Kayaba monoshock w/adjustable spring preload, rebound damping; 5.1 in (130 mm) travel
Tires/Front 120/70-ZR17 (58W)
Tires/Rear 180/55-ZR17 (73W) 190/50-ZR17
Length 83.7 in (2,126 mm) 84.3 in (2,141 mm)
Width 30.1 in (765 mm) 30.3 in (770 mm)
Height 46.9 in (1,191 mm) 47.4 in (1,204 mm)
Seat Height 32.3 in (820 mm) 32.1 in (815 mm)
Wheelbase 57.1 in (1,450 mm) 57.5 in (1,460 mm)
Rake/Caster Angle 26.0 ° 25.0 °
Trail 4.09 in (104 mm) 4.3 in (109 mm)
Fuel Capacity 21 L (4.6 imp gal; 5.5 US gal); 4 L (0.88 imp gal; 1.1 US gal) reserve 18 L (4.0 imp gal; 4.8 US gal); 3.4 L (0.75 imp gal; 0.90 US gal) reserve
Recommended Fuel 91+ research octane [RON] (86+ US pump octane [(R+M)/2])
Oil Capacity 3.7 L (3.9 US qt) Total; 3.0 L (3.2 US qt) w/ filter;

2.8 L (3.0 US qt) w/o filter

3.8 L (4.0 US qt) Total; 3.1 L (3.3 US qt) w/ filter; 2.9 L (3.1 US qt) w/o filter
Coolant Capacity 2.4 L (2.5 US qt) radiator; 0.3 L (0.32 US qt) reservoir 2.25 L (2.38 US qt) radiator; 0.25 L (0.26 US qt) reservoir
Dry Weight 458 lb (208 kg) 459 lb (208 kg) 438 lb (199 kg) 439 lb (199 kg) 440 lb (200 kg)
Wet Weight 509 lb (231 kg) 510 lb (230 kg) 485 lb (220 kg) 486 lb (220 kg) 487 lb (221 kg)
Charging Output 365 watts at 5,000 rpm 560 watts at 5,600 rpm


The 2001 model received a good review from Motorcyclist Magazine[9]

The 2001 model received a good review from Motorcycle-USA.com[10]

The updated 2006 model received a good review from Motorcycle-USA.com[11]

The 2006 model received a good review from Cycle World[12]

FZ1 came second in a Rider Magazine Naked bike comparison[13]

The 2009 model received an excellent review from Two Wheel Freaks[14]

The 2008 model received an interesting review from Motorcycle Thailand[15]

Building the Perfect Motorcycle[16]


  1. ^ a b c "Buyer Guide: Yamaha Fazer 1000". Visordown. October 15, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Brown, Roland (February 24, 2009). "First Ride: 2006 Yamaha FZ1". Motorcyclist. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Downes, Andy (2016-03-01). "No Yamaha MT-10 Tracer planned". Motor Cycle News. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  4. ^ Duke, Kevin (2016-06-08). "2017 Yamaha FZ-10 Revealed. Well, okay, so it's really just an MT-10, but at least it's finally here!". Motor Cycle News. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  5. ^ All Owner's Manuals from Yamaha Motors
  6. ^ a b 2009 FZ1 specifications from Yamaha Motors
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Performance Index Winter '12/'13 Edition" (PDF), Motorcycle Consumer News, Bowtie Magazines, January 2013, retrieved January 11, 2017
  8. ^ a b "Sportbike Weights and Measurements". Sport Rider. August 23, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  9. ^ [1] from Motorcyclist Magazine
  10. ^ 2001 FZ1 review from Motorcycle-USA.com
  11. ^ 2006 FZ1 review from Motorcycle-USA.com
  12. ^ 2006 FZ1 review from Cycle World
  13. ^ [2] Rider Magazine
  14. ^ [3] Two Wheel Freaks
  15. ^ The Yamaha FZ1 Fazer, Good Liter Bike Motorcycle Thailand
  16. ^ Building the Perfect Motorcycle Bike magazines Road Test

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