News 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 | Quick Look Review

2014 Yamaha FZ-09 | Quick Look Review

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

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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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