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2011 Yamaha FZ8 | Quick Look

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2011 Yamaha Motorcycle

Brand new for 2011, after a test run in Europe, the FZ8 slips itself in- between the R1-derived FZ1 and the R6-inspired FZ6R.

More naked than the other FZs, the 8 sports a fully high-tech 779cc powerplant with a very healthy 12:1 compression ratio.

A six-speed transmission provides a cog for every condition, while tuned intake funnels give the inline four a solid punch.

A front-end weight bias of 51-percent matches up well to the friendly 25 degrees of rake to create a bike that should be firmly planted in corners.

2011 Yamaha FZ8 Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
  • BORE x STROKE: 68mm x 53.6mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 12:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 57.5 inches
  • RAKE: 25 degrees
  • WET WEIGHT: 487 pounds
  • PRICE: $8490

For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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