1986 Yamaha FZX700 Fazer
An amazing machine
Nothing so far.
This is an amazing motorcycle, way ahead of its time. The acceleration from this engine is unreal, you have power in every gear in almost every RPM range, not to mention the sound that this engine makes puts a smile on your face.
A real sharp looker as well; you just don't see a motorcycle like this anymore, you get sportbike performance but with a standard seating position comfort.
Handling and braking are great when you consider when this motorcycle was manufactured, it's 22 years old. This bike will run circles around most of the newer bikes made today.
If you can find one with not too many miles and in decent shape, pick it up, you will not be disappointed.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th July, 2008
19th Nov 2008, 11:35
What kind of gas mileage does this bike get?
26th Jan 2009, 18:35
Around 50MPG if you can keep your wrist steady!! It's very difficult when you crack the throttle open for the rush of acceleration it provides (grin!)
22nd May 2009, 13:15
I believe that you mean 50MPG.
4th Oct 2009, 08:43
What is the top speed of a Fazer? Where can I check to see the vin number = 700 cc. I need a rear brake disc (rotor).
6th Nov 2009, 15:39
I am the original owner of a 86 Fazer. I get people wanting to buy often (even though she's not runnin' now) I need my carbs rebuilt. But on pump gas I got a top speed of 135 mph.
13th Jun 2010, 01:31
I just found and bought my 2nd Fazer. Someone painted it purple and lost the emblems, and the lady I bought it off of got scared, hit a curb, bending the front rim and broke her hand, but all is well.
I love these bikes, and about the rear rotor; when I checked in to them, there was only one left in California, and they wanted $200.00 for it, so I bought the right front rotor and put it on the rear, and it works fine.
The top speed depends on the gears you've got on it I guess, because I got mine up to 155mph and I have a ticket to prove it LOL...
Well good luck to you all, and keep that Fazer alive.