2016 yamaha fz 07 review




2016 yamaha fz 07 review

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    First ride review of the Yamaha FZ, which features an all-new midsize vertical twin utilizing Yamaha's crossplane technology.

    The new FZ is a practical everyday entry-level sportbike that's fun, attractive, and affordable. Learn more and check out the FZ photos.

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    The bike in general appears a bit tall, especially considering its cc stature more on that in a minute ; when I think I think ish sport bikes and the Savage which is anything but tall. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models. Next Yamaha V-Star Tourer. The steel backbone-style frame hangs the cc twin as a stressed member, saving weight and money, for a lower sticker price.

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    Yamaha FZ Review

    A couple weeks back I stumbled across a random ad on social media about a Yamaha demo event in south Cincinnati. As luck would have it, I was able nab a ride on the FZ, a bike that surpassed expectations.

    That said, this is coming from an entrenched Triumph guy on a parallel twin cruiser writing about a Yamaha sport bike; so… on with the review. I actually like the bright colors; while I normally prefer black and anything matte, the flagrant paint suits the FZ Looking the bike over further, the dash display looks, like the rest of the bike, modern, and impressively large from what I could tell. The bike in general appears a bit tall, especially considering its cc stature more on that in a minute ; when I think I think ish sport bikes and the Savage which is anything but tall.

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    At a minimum I had no doubt that the FZ would feel lighter and stop faster considering its smaller displacement, naked bike status, and twin binders up front; all of which I was looking forward to. In general, it was clear from the onset that the FZ is just an easy bike to ride. As the ride progressed, I began to notice the distinct similarity in character between the Yamaha twin and that of my Speedmaster; albeit with better power to weight ratio.

    It was a somewhat difficult to adjust to what felt like microscopic controls on the FZ; I found myself honking the horn at least twice in attempt to cancel the turn signal.

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    I consider my Triumph quite rev happy, and without fail the Yamaha mill delivers more of the same. Just like the engine, the transmission was also on par with my Triumph. I imagine it would get even easier with an aftermarket exhaust and revised throttle map sorry EPA…. I can say that the overall stopping ability of the bike is better than my current ride, and undoubtedly takes less effort. The seat proved to be a bit more comfortable than I expected, however it was only a twenty minute ride.

    The seat is quite narrow on the front end and broadens significantly toward the back. I pushed back in the seat on the downhill sections of the ride; with the balls of my feet on the pegs, the riding position was comfortable, especially with the wider, more spacious section of the seat. The bar height also felt ideal, but as the ride went on I did start to think like they were a bit narrow for city riding. After we escaped the straight stop and go city roads I began to notice that the FZ suspension is far superior to my current ride.

    The demo model was also fitted with Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires. Considering the limited riding we did, I certainly had no complaints about the tires, including how they handled some tiny spots of gravel in the road. On the flipside, the mirrors were simply terrible; before we made the first turn I was trying to adjust the mirrors so I could actually see the riders behind me it was a demo event after all… , to no avail.

    2016 yamaha fz 07 review

    After twisting the mirror in every direction, I still had to lean over to see past my shoulder; No Bueno. Back at the dealer I stepped off the bike, snapped a few more photos, and started taking some notes. While not really a gripe, I do have concern about the 3.

    Without question, the mirrors desperately need attention. Lastly I have some concern about adjusting the chain. Why would it be any different than the FZ setup? As a guy currently riding a cc cruiser, the FZ brings enough grunt to the table I could foresee it making a direct replacement for my current ride.

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