News 2010 Yamaha FZ6R | Motorcycle Preview

2010 Yamaha FZ6R | Motorcycle Preview

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Introduced last season, the FZ6R continues to impress motorcycle journalists as the winner of multiple press tests. With the 2010 FZ6R Yamaha is continuing to define what to expect from an entry level sport bike. That’s why the FZ6R is packed with features that belie its price point; like a torquey 600cc four cylinder engine, fuel injection and a sleek full fairing. New comers to the sport will especially appreciate the low seat height and handlebars that put the rider comfortably in control and anyone can appreciate build quality usually reserved for models costing thousands of dollars more.

Starting with the proven power plant from our championship winning supersport bikes the engine in the FZ6R has been optimized for smooth, usable power. The cylinder head, crankcase, intake and exhaust system and clutch and shifter have been designed to create an entirely new engine character. The end result is a fun to ride motorcycle that will appeal to entry-level riders that they won’t soon outgrow.

An all new diamond-shaped steel frame keeps the seat height low enough to comfortably reach the ground while allowing responsive handling. A solidly mounted engine allows for the optimum balance of high vertical rigidity and comparatively low lateral rigidity for stability at speed and sharp cornering performance.

Stylish bodywork lends the FZ6R a sporty aggressive look, borrowing aggressive lines from the YZF-R series with more extensive wind protection to match the more upright seating position. A low mount exhaust keeps the mass centralized while adding to the aggressive modern look of the bike.

Additional features like the adjustable handlebar and seat position and full meter display with digital speedometer, analog tachometer, odometer/tripmeter, fuel gauge and water coolant gauge continue to set the FZ6R apart from others in its class.

The 2010 FZ6R will be available in dealerships nationwide beginning in January with a starting MSRP of $7,390. The FZ6R will be available in Team Yamaha Blue/White, Pearl White/Rapid Red, Pearl White/Vivid Magenta and Raven.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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