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Yamaha’s street brawler, the 2009 FZ1, delivers 150bhp with its fuel injected R1 engine and light, but strong, aluminium chassis. Suitable for sport touring and urban assault, and everything in between, the fully adjustable suspension will let you take the bike just about anywhere.

A rigid, but light, aluminium frame contributes to extremely competent and responsive handling, as does the forward placement of the engine and the 43mm USD adjustable forks. The 51/49 front/rear weight bias is a further contributing factor in this bikes brilliant handling ability.

Low emissions come courtesy of a short 4 into 1 chamberless exhaust, while the stainless steel EXUP and oxygen sensor within the 3-way catalyst contribute to the smooth power delivery throughout the rev range.

The bikes aggressive streetfighter looks, while not to everyone’s taste, are delivered in stunning style courtesy of the sculpted tank, R1 styled headlight within a half cowl fairing, and fat radial tyres, the rear being a 190/50-ZR17.


998cc DOHC 20-valve previous generation R1 engine is tuned for tremendous mid-range punch and massive top-end power.
R1-style fuel injection with computer-controlled sub-throttle valves provides precise fuel/air mixture for superb power delivery across the entire rev range.
Closed-deck cylinder block provides great strength while allowing a narrow engine in spite of big 77mm bores.
Narrow-angle five-valve combustion chambers produce a highly efficient 11.5:1 compression ratio.
Carburized connecting rods with fractured big ends produce a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability.
High silicon-content ceramic-composite cylinder sleeves ensure great heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction.
Four-into-one chamberless short-style exhaust contains stainless steel EXUP and three-way catalyst with Oxygen sensor for outstanding power delivery throughout the rev range and low emissions.
Curved high-capacity radiator with twin ring-style fans keeps everything cool under all conditions.
Rigid Controlled-Fill aluminum swingarm reduces drive chain–induced suspension movement for excellent handling, tire grip and looks.
Two 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers and a single 245mm rear disc serve up strong stopping power.
Removable subframe for easy maintenance and detachable passenger footpeg mounts for even more stripped-down style.
Light, R1-spec five-spoke wheels and fat radial tires, including a 190/50-ZR17 rear, complete the look and serve up the traction.
High-tech instrument display features analog tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip meter with miles on reserve function, odometer, water temperature and lights for neutral, high beam, low fuel and turn signals—also a fade-in lighting feature with adjustable brightness.


Engine Type: 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves
Bore x Stroke: 77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Carburetion: Fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission: 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Chassis Suspension/Front: 43mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 5.1-in travel
Brakes/Front: Dual 320mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear: 245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Tires/Front: 120/70-ZR17
Tires/Rear: 190/50-ZR17
Length: 84.3 in
Width: 30.3 in
Height: 47.4 in
Seat Height: 32.1 in
Wheelbase: 57.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle): 25.0°
Trail: 4.3 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.75 gal
Wet Weight: 485 lb


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Hey Loopy - I checked ot the FZ this weekend and was very impressed. It's a nice do it all type machine. The only things that look to be changed was the exhaust can and the cheap windscreen. The price was 8900USD. Not a bad deal! Take it easy.
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