Yamaha FZ6 Fazer Reviews

2005 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer from United States of America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3175 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS500

Summary:

Best for the money

Faults:

Nothing wrong.

Got a few scratches, but it doesn't effect the driving.

General Comments:

This motorcycle runs like a top. It's got an R6 motor, which gives the motorcycle good acceleration. If you want more power from your engine, just bend the stopper on the throttle body and it will give you 25% more power; you will feel it. But for a cruiser I think it's got enough power. The power band is from 6.5k RPM and up.

I picked this motorcycle because it is almost as fast as sports bike, and the position you sit in is a lot easier than on sport bikes. I am not a racer, so this one fits me perfect.

Every time I ride my bike, it makes me smile. Really good bike; planning to keep one forever.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2013

2005 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2200 miles
Most recent distance5200 miles

Faults:

Nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

The Yamaha FZ6 is the most perfect bike I have ever owned!

The best way I can describe it is this bike, is that it's so easy to ride it would make a beginner look like an expert riding it.

Handling is top; I can ride this bike above 100 mph and feel safe and secure, knowing I don't have to slow down for a hairpin curve, and knowing the brakes will stop me quickly.

This engine feels comfortable at 25 mph or at 145 mph. You don't have to over-rev the engine for normal highway speeds.

The seat and suspension is comfortable for long no-stop runs, and it sips gas (you can run it all day for 3 days without filling it up). I have been getting 63 miles per gallon.

This bike will out-perform any cruiser bike on the road.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2008

17th Apr 2013, 07:50

I have an FZ6 S2, the unfaired version of the Fazer. Excellent bike! One of the best I have ever owned in the last 20 odd years... and I had a few. Very comfortable, including the seat, did a trip to France and back to the Midlands, Birmingham area two up, fully loaded (soft panniers, tank bag and top box) with no problems at all.

In over a year and just under 14000 miles, I had no reliability problems whatsoever. Fuel consumption is the only down side at mid 40s MPG. My previous Honda CBF 6 and Suzukis (2 x Bandit 600 & 1 x Bandit 650) were better on fuel, but did not have the same sort of performance. The build quality of the Fazer is by far the best (including riding through winter and bike living outside). Honda's build quality was the worst under the same conditions. With a little looking after, the Suzukis were OK as well. Bridgestone tyres lasted approx 7000 miles so far, with the rear just now to start squaring off.

Overall, a brilliant motorbike and excellent all rounder on my daily commute, touring trips and weekend blasts. The performance above 7000 revs keeps the bike interesting and fun, which most commuter bikes seem to lack.

Ari - from the Birmingham area, UK.

2005 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer from Canada

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance7500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS750t

Summary:

Perfect bike for a rider who enjoys the ride itself

General Comments:

Best of everything, cooks like hell when you throttle it up, yet comfortable enough to ride for distance.

My only complaint is the gearbox isn't as smooth as it could be, but such a minor issue.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2008

2004 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer from United Kingdom

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired9700 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB400F

Summary:

Fantastic - and I think unfairly slated by some of the media

Faults:

Nothing so far. It has been completely reliable.

General Comments:

Moving up from a 400/4 (37bhp) to the Fazer with around 90+bhp was scary at first and the effort to make the front brakes bite was a lot different (mine is fitted with HEL brake lines).

I have had 'bikes off and on over the past 30 years, but this the the biggest, quickest and best handling so far.

I was a bit surprised at the seat height since - at 5' 8" - I can only just get both feet flat on the floor and I find the backwards rake of the handlebars somewhat uncomfortable on the wrists after 50 - 60 miles.

The digital rev counter is difficult to read in sunlight, but OK at night.

The 'bike is certainly fast enough for me and looks beautiful from any angle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2007

18th Jul 2009, 16:49

Hi mate. I have fitted Renthal bars to my Fazer; they make a big difference on the long journeys.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 10 reviews