Yamaha FZ6 Fazer Reviews from United States of America

2005 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3175 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS500

Summary:

Best for the money

Faults:

Nothing wrong.

Got a few scratches, but it doesn't effect the driving.

General Comments:

This motorcycle runs like a top. It's got an R6 motor, which gives the motorcycle good acceleration. If you want more power from your engine, just bend the stopper on the throttle body and it will give you 25% more power; you will feel it. But for a cruiser I think it's got enough power. The power band is from 6.5k RPM and up.

I picked this motorcycle because it is almost as fast as sports bike, and the position you sit in is a lot easier than on sport bikes. I am not a racer, so this one fits me perfect.

Every time I ride my bike, it makes me smile. Really good bike; planning to keep one forever.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2013

2005 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2200 miles
Most recent distance5200 miles

Faults:

Nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

The Yamaha FZ6 is the most perfect bike I have ever owned!

The best way I can describe it is this bike, is that it's so easy to ride it would make a beginner look like an expert riding it.

Handling is top; I can ride this bike above 100 mph and feel safe and secure, knowing I don't have to slow down for a hairpin curve, and knowing the brakes will stop me quickly.

This engine feels comfortable at 25 mph or at 145 mph. You don't have to over-rev the engine for normal highway speeds.

The seat and suspension is comfortable for long no-stop runs, and it sips gas (you can run it all day for 3 days without filling it up). I have been getting 63 miles per gallon.

This bike will out-perform any cruiser bike on the road.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2008

17th Apr 2013, 07:50

I have an FZ6 S2, the unfaired version of the Fazer. Excellent bike! One of the best I have ever owned in the last 20 odd years... and I had a few. Very comfortable, including the seat, did a trip to France and back to the Midlands, Birmingham area two up, fully loaded (soft panniers, tank bag and top box) with no problems at all.

In over a year and just under 14000 miles, I had no reliability problems whatsoever. Fuel consumption is the only down side at mid 40s MPG. My previous Honda CBF 6 and Suzukis (2 x Bandit 600 & 1 x Bandit 650) were better on fuel, but did not have the same sort of performance. The build quality of the Fazer is by far the best (including riding through winter and bike living outside). Honda's build quality was the worst under the same conditions. With a little looking after, the Suzukis were OK as well. Bridgestone tyres lasted approx 7000 miles so far, with the rear just now to start squaring off.

Overall, a brilliant motorbike and excellent all rounder on my daily commute, touring trips and weekend blasts. The performance above 7000 revs keeps the bike interesting and fun, which most commuter bikes seem to lack.

Ari - from the Birmingham area, UK.

2004 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5800 miles
Most recent distance6200 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KLR650

Summary:

Will I ever ride my KLR650 again?

Faults:

Nothing so far, rides great.

General Comments:

Passenger seat is comfortable for my girlfriend.

Lots of room for soft saddle bags.

Cool to the touch exhaust, means less burns.

Starts great, every time.

Plenty of power in every band.

Looks sweet, after market parts available.

Way more comfortable than my KLR650.

Great riding position, I'm 6'2" 230.

Paid 4,900 for it 3 years old like new condition.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2007

2004 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance19800 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Concours

Summary:

This is one fun bike to ride, whether you are experienced or a newbie!

Faults:

Other than required maintenance and one factory recall.. Throttle Positioner Sensor... The Yamaha has been 100%

General Comments:

This 600cc Yamaha handles and stops about as good as any bike out there.

There is not a huge amount of midrange power, but it hits really hard above 8000 Revs Per Minute.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th February, 2007

2004 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Concours

Summary:

Makes a great all round motorcycle!

Faults:

Have had no problems at all with the bike.

The dealer performed the throttle positioner sensor recall.. apart from that, regular maintenance and tires have been the only expenditures.

General Comments:

Notchy gearbox

Excellent brakes

Excellent handling for general streetwork

Good fuel range with large gas tank

Centerstand comes standard at no extra cost!

Speedometer is very optimistic!

Cheap to operate.. 90+ HP, how can you go wrong?

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2007

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 5 reviews