2013 Yamaha FZ8 Naked Sportbike WallpaperWith the release of the FZ8 in 2011, Yamaha offered a mid-weight in the naked-sportbike market, the machine bridging the gap between the FZ6R and the FZ1.Unlike its brothers, though, the FZ8 was a “true” naked, having no fairings whatsoever (unlike the FZ6R and FZ1).The bike remained relatively unchanged in 2012, but for 2013, Yamaha updates the naked bike with a host improvements, including revised fuel injection settings, a more aggressive muffler, and fully adjustable front suspension (compression, rebound and preload) and rear suspension (compression and preload).Attached above is wallpaper highlighting Yamaha’s FZ8, which is offered under $9,000. For a preview of the machine, click here.Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!