1987 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer
Nimble rocket that will go down in motorcycle history books
Have not had anything go wrong in 20k with the exception of tires and oil changes.
Very fast and nimble bike.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2010
I have owned this bike for years, 45k miles and still runs strong :) Handles amazing through the canyons at 80 mph, great gas mileage 45+. All you need to do is throw on new lights, and this bike will look better than any of the other bikes they're pumping out these days.
Does anyone know what is the maximum tire sizes that you can go with? I am thinking the front can take a 120/70 and the rear can go between 150/85 & 150/80 because the swingarm is narrow. Would appreciate your help, as she needs some new sneakers to provide additional confidence. ;o) email@example.com if you could let me know.
I just put on:
Metzeler - ME 880 Marathon Touring Rear Tire Size - 150/80VB-15 SKU #53133
Metzeler - Lasertec Bias Sport Touring Front Tire Size - 110/90V-16 SKU #97376
Before that I rode:
Only got a few miles on my new Metzelers due to a fuel problem I'm working on.
Hope this helps!
This rider hit the nail on the head. I've owned around 40 motorcycles over the years, and my '87 Fazer is one of my favorites.
I think there are many riders who want sport bike motors and high tech goodies without the back pain. This bike comes very close to satisfying that criteria.
If it had 17 inch tires, fuel injection and 750cc, it would be right in the hunt today, and probably sell very nicely. Are you listening Yamaha?