Yamaha gets serious in the naked liter-bike class with the all-new FZ-10. Based on the track-ready Yamaha YZF-R1 superbike, the FZ-10 gets a massaged Deltabox chassis and Crossplane Crankshaft motor to make it more effective on the street.
The suspension is the same KYB units found on the R1, but they too have been calibrated for the speeds and conditions found on public roads. High-end brakes are used at both ends, with ABS being standard.Thanks to the ride-by-wire system, there are plenty of electronic aids, including traction control, power modes, and cruise control. Bridgestone Hypersport S20 tires are incredibly sticky, and they’re mounted on five-spoke aluminum wheels.The FZ-10 gets the latest in clutch technology with the assist-and-slipper design, which reduces clutch lever pulls, and reduces the chance of the rear wheel locking up when downshifting aggressively.Read our Yamaha FZ-10 Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2017 Yamaha FZ-10 Specs:
Motor: DOHC inline-4
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 50.9mm
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection with YCC-T
Ignition: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Clutch: wet multiplate assist-and-slipper
Final drive: Chain
Front suspension: Fully adjustable inverted 43mm KYB forks; 4.7 inches of travel
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.