Yamaha FZ6 Fazer Overview
One of the most popular bikes from the Yamaha series was the Fazer 600. However, when the new EU emissions regulations came into force in 2003, the Fazer 600 did not make the cut. As an alternative the company introduced the new and advanced F6 in the markets. With a superb engine, great looks and terrific handling it was one of the most versatile bikes around. Whether it is for long rides in the countryside or travelling around sharp city corners, the bike is a winner.
This bike features a detuned engine and offers a tonne of acceleration at all levels. The only thing is the bike needs a lot of revving to bring the engine to life to its true power. Later in 2007, an upgraded version was introduced that also offered better fuelling.
The handling is spot on because of its great features like sturdy tyres, great suspensions, new chassis and wide handle bars etc. The braking is sharp as well. The only niggles are the play on the throttle, a not so smooth gearbox and a heavy clutch. Despite these minor issues, the bike is seamless to ride on the open road.
The bike is relatively durable, including the chassis. However, care needs to be taken to polish parts at intervals, to ensure they retain that brand new gleam and shine and prevent corrosion from damaging them. The highlight of the bike is its brilliant ergonomics which make it comfortable for people of all sizes and shapes to ride.
Yamaha FZ6 Fazer Spec
- Top speed141mph
- Average fuel consumption42mpg
- Seat height795mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC, 4v
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Pillion will get a hot butt as the exhaust runs under seat.
3 years in and ride all year, it is my only way to get to work and has not let me down.
Are good they have always stopped me when needed, tyres are part of that.
It is good around lanes and is not to big for city traffic.
It does all I need it to do, has enough power to over take safely (Lorries, buses).
Tax and insurance are good, fuel could be better if I ride more economically.
No rattles or squeaks
For me it's fast, had a MK1 600 bandit before, and this is a lot quicker
Brakes are good (non ABS)
Light, takes corners easy
Very powerful. On full throttle and first gear goes easy wheelie.
Worse thing is doesn't drive well if you load too much top box. Back light is ugly. Could be more sporty.
Built ok, never broken down
Brakes are ok but could be better
Easy to ride and very forgiving…still lots of power if you want to have fun! Some vibrations around 7k rpm
For a 600cc street bike, it has plenty of power
Relatively inexpensive to run
No problems after almost 40k miles
Not the best
The bike is now well used but ride is good. I find it rides better with fuel load!
Does what it says on the tin. 90-odd horsepower, revs to 14,000 with detuned R6 engine. So if you want to make it go, you need to wind it up to beyond 7000 and make it scream! Good fun, but you need to prepare by dropping it a couple of notches first!
Owned for 2 years, depreciated £1000, done 8000 miles, very little expenditure. Does 45 ish to the gallon depending on how much you thrash it!
Never broken down in 8000 miles. No major quality issues.
It is good around lanes and is not to big for city traffic
It does all I need it to do, has enough power to over take safely (lorries, buses)
Tax and insurance are good, fuel could be better if I ride more economically
3 years in ride all year, it is my only way to get to work and has not let me down
They are good they have always stopped me when needed, tyres are part of that
Great bike at low and high speeds. Very nippy and responsive
Its fun to ride, fast, responsive and economical.
Never broken down
Great brakes, I have got ABS as well so can stop remarkably quickly.
Generally smooth but gears can be clunky
Sluggish in the lower revs when you get passed 7k it comes alive!
The gears could be made smoother when changing and the power could be felt more at lower revs for that extra boost in tricky situations!
All rounder good bike, stable and strong with everything you need!
Standard brakes, I had mine upgraded to braided lines which made a tremendous difference! The stock ones are average!