Motorcycle Racing News 2012 Yamaha FZ1 | Quick Look

2012 Yamaha FZ1 | Quick Look

2012 Yamaha Motorcycle

Given glowing reviews by the Yamaha Champions Racing School in Utah, the FZ1 is arguably the most underestimated motorcycle in Yamaha’s lineup.

Powered by an earlier version of its flagship YZF-R1 (and therefore without the crossplane crankshaft) the 20-valve FZ1 is incredibly fast and has had its quirky fuel injection issues long cured.

Firm, fully adjustable suspension and a sporting chassis allow impeccable and agile handling coupled with stable road manners.

The aggressive ergonomics and truly confidence-inspiring ride make this a sportbike through and through.

2012 Yamaha FZ1 Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-4
  • BORE x STROKE: 77mm x 53.6mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 11.5:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 57.5 inches
  • RAKE: 25.0 degrees
  • WET WEIGHT: 487 pounds
  • PRICE: $10,590

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Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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