2007 Yamaha FZ1 from United States of America
If you can only own 1 bike, look no further
Splendid do-it all motorcycle.
Nimble without being twitchy, very stable at speed.
Heavy enough for the highway, light enough for the street.
Light enough to move around a garage easily.
Heavy enough to plow thru highway crosswinds.
Insanely fast, but without being intimidating.
Real steel tank is ideal for a magnetic tank bag.
Near perfect riding position for 6-footers.
Lovely, fully adjustable suspension for its price range.
Brakes are sublime, especially for price range.
Stock Pilot Road tires sticky, yet durable...
Smooth engine, very buzz-free inline four.
Decent mileage, I get about 34 MPG highway.
All day comfort, if you add an aftermarket seat.
Stock seat is hot, painful, + nut crunching.
Very sporting, even more so with rearsets.
Best value bike in USA, got new for $6.5K.
Loads of aftermarket support.
Great illumination from dual headlights.
Lo RPM pull after 16T sprocket swap is good.
To go full-on psycho hooligan streetfighter:
1.) Full Yosh exhaust adds 8hp, drops 13 lbs.
2.) Euro FZ1N front end conversion drops 13#.
3.) Center stand delete drops 6#.
4.) EXUP, AIS delete drops 2#.
5.) Airbox mod + filter adds 2-3 hp.
6.) Swap to R1 forks, handles better & drop 5#.
7.) Dump bar end weights, rear pegs, drop 2#.
8.) Remove toolkit + reflectors, drop 1#.
9.) Swap to lithium phosphate battery, drop 8#.
10.) Rear fender eliminator, drop 1#.
10.) Replace 17T front sprocket with 16T.
11.) Ivan's flash/PC5 with map = 175 crank hp.
Result: 387 lbs (dry), 175 hp, 79 ft-lbs, screaming wheelie machine!!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2017