Yamaha FZ6 Fazer Reviews from United Kingdom

2004 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired9700 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB400F

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX750F

Summary:

A good all rounder

Faults:

None.

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

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews