1993 Yamaha FZR1000

Summary:

Bestest, funnest, fastest bike I've ever ridden or owned!!!

Faults:

My FZR1000 was a rescue bike. When I purchased it in 2014, it had been sitting in the warehouse I picked it up at since around 2000. The bike had obviously been neglected in the warehouse, but I learned during its restoration that it had been taken care of pretty well prior to its arrival at the warehouse. Once the dirt and dust was removed and all the routine maintenance was performed, the bike has not given me any trouble.

General Comments:

The FZR1000 is the best bike I've ever ridden or owned. It pulls like a rocket. The 0-4 thousand RPM range is very quick. In the 4-7 thousand RPM range it REALLY gets going. In the 7-11.5 thousand RPM range this thing is MOVING! Quick glances at the tachometer are the only time I take my eyes off the road.

It's the father of modern sportbikes. You have to be familiar with what came before it and it eclipsed to really appreciate it. The FZR1000 was a pioneer with its twin spar frame and stressed member cantilevered engine, servo controlled exhaust valve (4T), down draft carburetors and inverted forks. The Fireblade may have come along and revolutionized weight savings, but the designer of the Fireblade, Tadao Baba, acquired and used an FZR1000 as a performance benchmark. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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

Review Date: 15th April, 2015

1994 Yamaha FZR1000

Summary:

SWEET, fast and fun to ride

Faults:

Nothing major, just needed a valve adjustment and a few new pieces of bodywork.

General Comments:

This is a very sweet ride. I'm 49 years old and have owned many bikes in my lifetime. The 1000 is one of the finest bikes I've owned.

Its brakes are outstanding for a heavy motorcycle. The brakes have excellent feel.

The power is good, and this motorcycle has plenty of top end speed.

I ride this machine all the time. I take long trips every year on this bike. It has never broken down on me, and I trust this bike with my life. It goes, it stops. This is a far better long distance bike than my R-1.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2007

1992 Yamaha FZR1000

Summary:

Yeah baby, yeah I love it, I love it!!!

Faults:

Minor cosmetic wear, & the valve cover gasket started to leak. The clutch slave cylinder gaskets had a small leak as well.

General Comments:

A blast from the past, this bike is 15 years old & will hang with just about any stock 1000 out there.

Highly dependable & effortless to ride.

A few modifications & this bike is an absolute scorcher.

Buy it, ride it, love it. The FZR is an awesome bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2007

1995 Yamaha FZR1000

Summary:

Nice

Faults:

Fuel pump, and a lot of tires.

General Comments:

The first stepping stone for the now R1.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2005