2014 Yamaha FZ-09 | Quick Look Review

2014 Yamaha FZ-09
2014 Yamaha FZ-09
2014 Yamaha FZ-09

2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Quick Look

No question about it, the Yamaha FZ8 was a huge favorite here at Ultimate MotorCycling. You may think we’d be disappointed that it will be gone for 2014, but that’s only until you take a look at the FZ-09’s new three-cylinder Crossplane crankshaft and a wet weight of 414 pounds—53 pounds lighter than the FZ8.

The 2014 FZ-09, with its all-new aluminum frame and swingarm, has a shorter wheelbase and steeper rake than that FZ8, which means the FZ-09 should be quite adept at turning.

The ergonomics on the FZ-09 have also been relaxed, with higher bars that are closer to the rider and lower footpegs. The 847cc motor is claimed to crank out 65 ft.-lb. of torque (four more than the FZ8).

For our First Ride Review of the 2014 Yamaha FZ-09, click here. For a look at all 2014 motorcycles, check out our latest edition of the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyers Guide.

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2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-3
  • BORE x STROKE: 78mm x 59.1mm
  • COMP. RATIO: 11.5:1
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • RAKE: 25 degrees
  • WHEELBASE: 56.7 inches
  • WET WEIGHT: 414 pounds
  • PRICE: $7990