2006 Yamaha FZ1 Reviews

2006 Yamaha FZ1 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5700 miles
Most recent distance5850 miles
Previous motorcycleBuell XB12SS

Summary:

Great bike; it's too bad Harley didn't realize what they had before they cut Buell

Faults:

A wire went bad, and caused the fuel pump to not work. Was a warranty repair.

General Comments:

Was a great bike overall. Had plenty of torque, and the low end power one would expect from a big v-twin.

Was very uncomfortable for long rides.

Great around town.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2010

2006 Yamaha FZ1 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FXDL

Summary:

A great bike, but needs to be able to do long rides

General Comments:

I am very disappointed that Yamaha made the following changes to the FZ1: reduced the gas tank from 5.6 to 4.75, moved the riders pegs 1 inch back and up half an inch, lowered the handlebars 1 inch.

I love riding the bike, but the extended rides would have been much more enjoyable if Yamaha would have left well enough alone.

I am glad the FZ1 is now fuel injected, and it handles like a dream now that 51 percent of the weight is on the front end.

Yamaha should realize that a lot of buyers of FZ1 want to put some serious miles on the bike, and the aforementioned changes deter long rides.

Overall a great bike, and plenty of power and a blast to ride.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2008

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews