Yamaha Fazer 8 Overview
The Yamaha Fazer series of bikes earned popularity in the initial stages as value for money bikes. However, along the way the pricing did not maintain that reputation, with the competition fast closing in. While the FZ1 is slightly larger and a better bike, the Fazer 8 was specifically made for the European continent, where three quarter bikes were once all the rage. The fact is that while the Fazer 8 is a worthy bike, there is plenty of competition around in its class.
Both the FZ8 and FZ1 share a common 1000 cc engine and crankshaft, with the latter being lighter than in other bikes, which gives it a swift response. Consequently the cylinder bores are downsized for the reduction in capacity. The FZ8 drive is easily accessible with seamless fuel injection. While an output of 106 bhp and 60ft lb torque may not seem all that great (by current standards) owners who want more will opt for a more powerful bike. Alternatively for those bike owners who want a comfy bike to commute without too many hassles – the Fazer 8 is the right choice.
The suspensions on the bike are non-adjustable at the front, and pre-load at the back. They are okay overall, though the front could have been smoother. What makes the bike a pleasure is its easy riding which makes cutting through the busiest of traffic totally smooth and effortless. It is the ideal bike for commuting in busy city traffic. It comes equipped with ABS and the rest of the bike has standard accessories.
Yamaha Fazer 8 Spec
- Top speed133mph
- Average fuel consumption41mpg
- Seat height815mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
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Very smooth, easy to ride and turns into a high performance machine when you want it.
More power than I can handle!
A seventh gear for cruising on the motorway
Been good bike throughout
Lovely smooth engine
Very good mpg, mixed running about 50mpg
Very well built had no faults
Has good shooting power with abs
For a rider it comfy don't do pillion
Got enough to get you out of trouble and in it as well
Depending on how much you wind it on I don't care its fun
It's a solid built bike
Brakes well in short distances and the Abs gives you control and confidence