Yamaha FZ700 Review

1987 Yamaha FZ700 from United States of America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired33730 miles
Most recent distance36225 miles


A sweet bike 22 years later!


- Battery died, and my cheap tender didn't let me know it was just spent. Got a new battery and an oil flush and change for $218 (battery was over $130).

- Some plastics are broken and nearly impossible to find replacements for.

General Comments:

- This big sport bike is comfortable, fast and fun. I'm 6'2", about 320 and it still hauls me with no problem.

- The styling of the bike is attractive even today.

- Super reliable, cheap to buy, and an amazing first bike for a bigger or more daring person.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2009

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 1 review