Yamaha FZS600 Fazer

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Yamaha FZS600 Fazer
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FZS600 Fazer
Manufacturer Yamaha
Successor Yamaha FZ6 Fazer
Engine 599 cc liquid cooled DOHC 16 valve inline-four
Bore / stroke 62.0 mm (2.44 in) × 49.6 mm (1.95 in)
Compression ratio 12:1
Top speed 135 mph (217 km/h)[1]
Power 95 bhp (71 kW)[1]
Torque 45 lb·ft (61 N·m)[2]
Ignition type Transistorised Coil Ignition
Transmission Six speed manual, chain final drive
Frame type Tubular steel double cradle
Suspension Front telescopic forks; rear swingarm with single shock absorber
Brakes Front: Twin 298 mm (11.7 in) disc brakes;
Rear: 245 mm (9.6 in) disc brake
Tyres Front: 110/70 ZR17 (54 W);
Rear: 160/60 ZR17 (69 W)
Rake, trail 24°, 88 mm (3.5 in)
Wheelbase 1,415 mm (55.7 in)
Dimensions L: 2,080 mm (82 in)
W: 715 mm (28.1 in)
H: 1,170 mm (46 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31 in)
Weight 189 kg (417 lb)[1] (dry)
Fuel capacity 18 l (4.0 imp gal; 4.8 US gal)
20 l (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal) MY2000 onwards
Fuel consumption 55 mpg‑imp (5.1 L/100 km; 46 mpg‑US)[1]
Turning radius 2,900 mm (110 in)
Related Yamaha YZF600R
Yamaha FZS1000

The Yamaha FZS600 Fazer is a sport motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1998 and 2004. It is the predecessor of the Yamaha FZ6. During its production run, it underwent several changes before being discontinued in 2004 due to European emissions laws coming into force.[3]

The FZS600 was first unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in 1997, and shares parts from other Yamaha models, notably the engine from the YZF600R Thundercat, detuned to give more mid-range power, and the front discs and blue-dot calipers from the YZF-R1.[4][5] Revisions for the 2002 model saw a newer more modern styled fairing similar to the FZS1000 Fazer. This used a newer and better headlight design, an often mentioned criticism of the launch bike.[6] The Fazer is a well reviewed motorcycle that is generally considered reliable although many owners have reported problems caused by a weak front sprocket nut.[2] Yamaha has since issued a redesigned thicker nut (12 mm vs 9 mm) to counteract the issue.

Model history[edit]

  • 1998: Yamaha FZS600 Fazer launched. Model number 5DM1.
  • 1999: Model number 5DM4.
  • 2000: Yamaha FZS600 Fazer S Introduced, with several minor changes including larger fuel tank, improved pillion comfort and preload adjustment on front shocks. Model number 5DM7.
  • 2001: Several cosmetic changes, including carbon look instrument panel and painted fork sliders. Model number 5DMC for FZS600 and 5DMF for FZS600S.
 2003 Yamaha FZS600 Fazer "Fox eye" in blue
2003 Yamaha FZS600 Fazer "Fox eye" in blue (note: fitted with an official Yamaha bellypan)
  • 2002: Yamaha FZS600 Fazer New front fairing design, nicknamed "Foxeye". Improvements included new fairing design similar to the FZS1000, sculpted tank and new instrument panel. Model number 5RT1.
  • 2004: Yamaha FZS600 Fazer discontinued due to Euro-2 emissions laws, which the bike failed to pass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "YAMAHA FZS600 FAZER (1998-2004) Review". Motor Cycle News. 24 November 2006. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Top 10 First Big Bikes - 02. Yamaha FZS600 Fazer (1998-2004)". Visordown. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Yamaha FZ6 Fazer (2004-on) Review". Motor Cycle News. 23 November 2006. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  4. ^ Chris Moss (19 April 2008). "Road Test: Yamaha FZS600 V FZS1000". Visordown. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  5. ^ Nigel Paterson (18 April 1999). "Cycle Torque Test - Yamaha FZS600 Fazer". Cycle Torque. Retrieved 2015-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Buyer Guide: Yamaha Fazer 600". Visordown. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 2015-05-18.