2008 Blue Yamaha FZ6
|Manufacturer||Yamaha Motor Company|
|Also called||FZ6 Fazer S2|
|Successor||FZ8 and FAZER8|
|Class||Standard or sport bike|
|Engine||600 cc (37 cu in), liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 4-cylinder, 16 valves|
|Transmission||Multi-plate clutch, 6-speed, chain|
|Wheelbase||1,440 mm (56.7 in)|
|Dimensions||L: 2,100 mm (82.5 in)
W: 750 mm (29.5 in)
|Seat height||790 mm (31.1 in)|
|Fuel capacity||19.4 l (4.3 imp gal; 5.1 US gal)|
The Yamaha FZ6, also known as the FZ6 FAZER is a 600 cc (37 cu in) motorcycle that was introduced by Yamaha in 2004 as a middleweight sport bike built around the 2003 YZF-R6 engine. The engine is retuned for more usable midrange power. As a multi-purpose motorcycle it can handle sport riding, touring, and commuting. In 2009, the fz6 was replaced in Canada by the fz6r. In 2010, the FZ6 was replaced in Europe by the FZ8 and FAZER8. As of March 2011[update] the FZ6 and FZ6R continue to be sold in other markets.
This bike is a popular choice for its half-fairing, upright seating position, and underseat exhaust. These features position it between a full supersport and a naked streetfighter (although in Europe and Australia, there is an available naked FZ6N option).
The FZ6 in 2006 has a revised engine, frame, subframe, grabhandle, rear swingarm and wheels are painted in black. It had a metal honeycomb type catalytic converter satisfies EU2 and CARB emissions standards, and optimized fuel injection (FI) system mapping to increase torque at lower engine speeds.
In October 2006, Yamaha announced an updated FZ6 for the 2007 model year. The FZ6 received optimized fuel injection (FI) system mapping, redesigned fairing and windscreen, new instrument cluster with analog tachometer and digital speedometer (similar to the FZ1), new four-piston monoblock brake calipers for the front brake, alumite-finished front forks with revised damping, a three-way catalytic converter, a new seat design, a new rear swingarm, and new passenger footpegs.
The 2008 model is technically unchanged from 2007. The only difference is in appearance of front cowling around the headlights, which is now black regardless of motorcycle colour. The European model 'FZ6 Fazer S2 ABS' has ABS and electronic immobilizer as standard. It is also 5 kg heavier (Dry Weight 191 kg).
The 2009 model (introduced on September 8, 2008) is technically unchanged from 2008/2007. The European model 'FZ6 Fazer S2 ABS' has ABS and electronic immobilizer as standard. It is also 5 kg heavier (Dry Weight 191 kg).
For the 2010 model year, Yamaha continued to sell the FZ6 Fazer S2 (half-faired) and FZ6 S2 (naked) in Europe. Both have full power (98 PS) and ABS. Reduced power models have been discontinued and replaced with the XJ6 Diversion (half-faired) and XJ6 (naked); both have optional ABS.
In North America, the FZ6R replaces the FZ6 in its second season on the market. The FZ6R in North America is similar to the XJ6 Diversion, except it is fully faired, and the ABS and electronic immobilizer are not included.
All specifications are manufacturer claimed.
|Model Year||2004[dead link]||2005[dead link]||2006[dead link]||2007[dead link]||2008[dead link]||2009[dead link]|
|Engine Type||600 cc, liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder|
|Bore/Stroke||65.5 mm × 44.5 mm (2.58 in × 1.75 in)|
|Valve train||DOHC, four valves per cylinder|
|Carburetion||Group fuel injection, 36 mm throttle bodies|
|Transmission||6-speed w/multi-plate clutch|
|Primary reduction ratio||86/44 (1.955)|
|Final reduction ratio||46/16 (2.875)|
|Final drive||#530 O-ring chain|
|Front suspension||43 mm telescopic fork, 5.1" (130 mm) travel|
|Rear suspension||Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1" (130 mm) travel|
|Front brakes||Dual 298 mm floating discs w/2-piston slide pin-type calipers||Dual 298.0 × 5.0 mm (11.73 × 0.20 in) floating discs w/4-piston monoblock calipers|
|Rear brakes||245 × 5.0 mm (9.65 × 0.20 in) mm disc w/single-piston caliper|
|Front tire||120/70ZR-17M/C 58W (Bridgestone/BT020F GG or Dunlop/D252F)|
|Rear tire||180/55ZR-17M/C 73W (Bridgestone/BT020R GG or Dunlop/D252)|
|Fuel capacity /
|19.4 l (4.3 imp gal; 5.1 US gal)
3.6 l (0.79 imp gal; 0.95 US gal)
|Cooling system||Radiator capacity (including all routes) - 2.00 l (2.11 US qt)
Radiator capacity - 0.60 l (0.63 US qt)
Coolant reservoir capacity (up to the maximum level mark) - 0.25 l (0.26 US qt)
|Height||47.8 in (1214 mm)||47.6 in (1210 mm)|
|Length||82.5 in (2095 mm)|
|Rake (caster angle)||25.0°|
|Seat Height||31.5 in (800 mm)||31.3 in (795 mm)|
|Trail||3.84 in (97.5 mm)|
|Wheelbase||56.7 in (1440 mm)|
|Width||29.5 in (750 mm)|
|Ground Clearance||5.7 in (145 mm)|
The FZ6N is virtually identical to the standard FZ6 Fazer model with the exception of not having the half-fairing and centre stand fitted, saving approximately 6 kilos (13lbs) in weight, and having more straight streetfighter style handlebars.
- FZ6R at Yamaha USA
- Motorcycle USA 2004 FZ6 bike test
- Review of Motorcycle News 2004 FZ6 road test
- Motorcycle Consumer News 2004 FZ6 Review
- American Motorcyclist 2006 FZ6 review
- Rider Magazine 2007 FZ6 road test