Yamaha FZ1 Reviews from Canada

2008 Yamaha FZ1

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres

Summary:

This bike is a jack of all trades, master of none, but will never disappoint you

Faults:

Fell over into the gas pump while dismounting, because I did not make sure the side stand was down, as the spring had pulled it back up. The side stand is small, and is at times difficult to find until you become used to it. I always check it now before dismounting.

General Comments:

Fit and finish, looks, and overall appearance give the impression that this is a machine with bolts and nuts, not a toy wrapped in plastic parts.

My father once said, keep the wind at your back, and with this bike my response is simply that, I AM the wind.

It is an older man's sports bike, in that it pulls, yet you are not going to need corrective surgery on your back and wrists.

The bars are very responsive, and the bike handles much like something much smaller.

Probably one of the more versatile bikes you can buy, and the lower price than that of full on sport bikes gives it more appeal to those on a budget.

I have an aftermarket gel seat, and this has aided in increasing the touring range due to discomfort experienced on the stock seat after 200 kms or so.

The motor is smooth, and the power is there, no matter where the needle in the tach is pointed, quite linear in its delivery.

Acceleration is there, just merging onto a highway from a ramp I have often found myself at foolhardy speeds without realizing just how fast I was going. So I don't recommend this bike to a first time or novice rider.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2010

2001 Yamaha FZ1

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance46000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha YZF1000R Thunderace

Summary:

A very capable all rounder

Faults:

I have had nothing go wrong with this motorcycle, even after riding "briskly" for the duration of ownership.

General Comments:

Good upright riding position, provides ease on your lower back and wrists for longer distances. Lack of wind protection might become tiresome after a some time in the saddle, but other windscreens are available to help remedy this.

Lower end torque is a little weak for two up riding, but nothing that can't be dealt with.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2006

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews