|Yamaha Fz 1 1000||Manual||
4 Stroke, Liquid Cooled, DOHC
|22 Kmpl||148 bhp @ 11000 rpm|
3rd April, 2015: Yamaha FZ1 is a high-end naked motorcycle offered by the Japanese manufacturer that marks its presence among the best streetbikes available in the country right now. The machine gets its power from a 998cc, liquid-cooled, in-line four cylinder engine that churns out 147.9bhp of power and 106Nm of torque. The fuel injected mill is the same which was incorporated in the previous generation Yamaha YZF-R1. The bike is available exclusively at the Indian dealerships at a price of Rs. 10.72 lacs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Yamaha FZ1 is comes in two colours: White and Black and competes well against Kawasaki Z1000 and Triumph Speed Triple.
Yamaha FZ1 has truly refreshed the Indian naked bike segment with its indispensable presence and impressive body dynamics. The bike has an appealing street bike character that complements the powerful 998cc motor. It is showing a quite impressive number of sales since its unveiling and is undoubtedly a major preference for the country’s street bike lovers.
The bike houses a 998cc, liquid cooled mill that generates 147.9bhp of peak power at 11,000rpm with a maximum torque of 106Nm at 8,000rpm. The in-line four cylinder engine comes mated to a six speed transmission and uses wet multiplate clutch to transmit power to the rear wheel. The bike hits a top speed of 255kmph and sprints from 0 to 60kmph in just 3 seconds.
Yamaha FZ1 is bolted on a diamond type frame and runs on 120/70ZR17 front and 190/50ZR17 rear tubeless tyres. These are mounted on stylish 17” alloy wheels that looks stunning. The bike’s braking distance is handled impressively by 320mm disc brake at the front and 245mm disc brake at the rear. The suspension setup includes telescopic forks at the front and swingarm with adjustable monoshock at the rear.
The body dynamics of the bike are sharp and give an uncompromised naked appeal. Its front profile has an edgy head lamp with twin pilot lamps crowned at the top. A neatly designed fuel tank and flat handlebar gives the rider a good riding position. The bike also features a split seat that looks sporty and classy. Yamaha FZ1 has dimensions of 2,140mm x 770mm x 1,060mm with a wheelbase of 1,460mm. The bike has a minimum ground clearance of 135mm and is fitted with a 18 liter fuel tank. The bike has a short sporty exhaust that matches well with its mighty appearance. The instrument console of the bike shows plenty of information and comes with a digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, twin tripmeters, fuel gauge. Along with it, warning indicators for low fuel, low oil and low battery are also displayed.
Yamaha FZ1 comes with a majestic and fascinating naked appearance that perfectly matches up its name and personality. The front body profile gets an impressive makeover with the sharp and edgy headlamp section and pointed turning blinkers. Besides these, the all-black theme of the bike makes it look even more premium and appealing. A high rising fuel tank and flat handlebar provides an upright yet comfortable riding position to the rider. The bike features a sporty stepup, split seat that gives an optimum comfort to the rider and pillion. Yamaha FZ1 comes with a short and trimmed, masculine exhaust setup that produces a throaty and grunting note to match up with the bike’s aggressive demeanor. At the rear end, the machine has been equipped with a stylish fender that ends up early and shows off the fat rear tyre quite impressively.
Bolted on a diamond type frame, the bike comes with the following body dimensions that give it an indispensable presence: 2,140mm x 770mm x 1,060mm (LxWxH). A wheelbase of 1,460mm ensures an agile handling in all conditions. Furthermore, the machine comes with a minimum ground clearance of 135mm that promises a top notch stability while cornering. Yamaha FZ1 has been fitted with a 18 liter fuel tank that gives it a long range for uninterrupted street biking. The bike has a total kerb weight of 214kgs that makes it a bit bulky and uneasy for learners and newbies. The instrument console is easy to read and informative comprising of an analogue tachometer, digital speedometer, twin tripmeters and fuel gauge along with indicators for low fuel, low oil and low battery.
Yamaha FZ1 is powered by a 998cc, liquid cooled mill that generates 147.9bhp of peak power at 11,000rpm with a maximum torque of 106Nm at 8,000rpm. The in-line four cylinder engine comes linked to a six speed transmission and uses wet multiplate clutch to transmit power to the rear wheel. The motor comes with a compression ratio of 11.5:1 and has a bore x stroke ratio of 77mm x 53.6mm. With this hardware, the bike sprints from 0 to 60kmph in just 3 seconds and attains a top speed of 255kmph.
Yamaha FZ1 moves on 120/70ZR17 front and 190/50ZR17 rear tubeless tyres that offer a superior grip on any surface and comes mounted over stylish 17” alloy wheels. The braking gets done via a front 320mm disc brake and a 245mm rear disc brake. The suspension setup comprises of telescopic forks at the front and swingarm with adjustable monoshock at the rear that avail a stress free and comfortable ride, regardless of the road conditions.
Yamaha FZ1 has a powerful headlight at the front that offers a good illumination in dark and low light conditions. The sound braking system comprises of 320mm disc brake at the front and 245mm disc brake at the rear that offers an exceptionally good stopping potential to the machine. The twin rear view mirrors keeps the rider alert of traffic behaviour and hence, keeps him safe. All these safety elements make the bike a true companion for the streets that never fails to impress anybody.
Refined and Powerful Engine
Ride and Build Quality
Poor Fuel Economy
Lacks some safety features
Not for everyone
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