2005 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer from United States of America
Best for the money
Got a few scratches, but it doesn't effect the driving.
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
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.