2004 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer


Fantastic - and I think unfairly slated by some of the media


Nothing so far. It has been completely reliable.

General Comments:

Moving up from a 400/4 (37bhp) to the Fazer with around 90+bhp was scary at first and the effort to make the front brakes bite was a lot different (mine is fitted with HEL brake lines).

I have had 'bikes off and on over the past 30 years, but this the the biggest, quickest and best handling so far.

I was a bit surprised at the seat height since - at 5' 8" - I can only just get both feet flat on the floor and I find the backwards rake of the handlebars somewhat uncomfortable on the wrists after 50 - 60 miles.

The digital rev counter is difficult to read in sunlight, but OK at night.

The 'bike is certainly fast enough for me and looks beautiful from any angle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2007

18th Jul 2009, 16:49

Hi mate. I have fitted Renthal bars to my Fazer; they make a big difference on the long journeys.

2005 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer


A good all rounder



General Comments:

I bought this to commute on dry days & weekend blasts. It fits the bill perfectly on both counts.

The midrange does take a bit of getting used to, but does not detract from enjoyment.

Handles really well, and gives about 43 mpg & an average 170 mile tank range.

Did upgrade the seat though as it was a bit hard on longer trips, especially the pillion.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2006