Yamaha FZ8

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Yamaha FZ8N

The Yamaha FZ8 was introduced in 2010 (model year 2011) and replaced Yamaha FZ6. The model was initially targeted at the markets of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, but after 2013 the Yamaha FZ8 left the North American market, giving way to Yamaha FZ-09 (MT-09).

The Yamaha FZ8 is based on the frame, engine and swingarm from the flagship model Yamaha FZ-1. The engine was reduced in volume to 779 cc, a lightweight crankshaft, smaller valves and other camshafts were installed. As a result, the Yamaha FZ8 engine began to produce 106 hp. power and 82 Nm of torque. The motor pulls confidently at low and medium speeds, and gives out maximum performance at 8000-10000 rpm.

Compared to the previous version ( Yamaha FZ6), the new Yamaha FZ8 has a more modern appearance, sportier suspensions in the form of an inverted fork (adjusted since 2013) and a rear mono-shock absorber, as well as more powerful 4 -piston brakes on 310 mm discs. The capacity of the fuel tank has also changed, which was 17 liters, instead of 19 liters for FZ6.

The Yamaha FZ8 was produced until 2016, after which it was discontinued. The successor to the model, as mentioned above, was Yamaha MT-09.

The main modifications of the Yamaha FZ8:

  • Yamaha FZ8N / NA (FZ8 Naked) - regular naked version without front fairing.
  • Yamaha FZ8S / SA (Fazer8) - version with front fairing and ABS as standard.

`` The main competitors of Yamaha FZ8:


Yamaha FZ8N
Yamaha FZ8S (FZ8 Fazer)
Yamaha FZ8N


Specifications Yamaha FZ8:

Model Yamaha FZ8
Motorcycle type naked
Release year 2010-2015
Frame aluminum
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 779 cc cm.
Bore / Stroke 68mm x 53.6mm
Compression ratio 12.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system electronic fuel injection
Ignition type transistor (TCI)
Maximum power 106.2 h.p. (78.1 kW) at 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque 82 Nm (8.4 kgm) at 8000 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 120 / 70ZR 17M / C (58W)
Rear tire size 180 / 55ZR 17M / C (73W)
Front brakes 2 discs, 310mm, 4-piston calipers (NA, SA - ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 267 mm, 1-piston caliper (NA, SA - ABS)
Front suspension 43mm inverted fork (adjustable since 2013), 130mm travel
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 130 mm
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2140 x 770 x 1225 mm - Yamaha FZ8-S

2140 x 770 x 1065 mm - Yamaha FZ8-N

Saddle height 815 mm
Wheelbase 1460 mm
Fuel tank capacity 17 l (including reserve - 3.4 l)
Maximum speed 218 km / h - FZ8-N

230 km / h - FZ8-S

Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.3 sec
Motorcycle weight (curb) 212 kg / 217 kg (ABS) - FZ8-N

215 kg / 220 kg (ABS) - FZ8-S