Friday, March 12, 2010
2010 Yamaha FZ8, Fazer8: Official pics, specs released
Adding to their Fazer / FZ line-up, which until now consisted of the Fazer FZ1 and FZ6, Yamaha have released pics and specs of the new FZ8 and Fazer8 machines, which are fitted with a new 779cc four-cylinder engine that produces 106 horsepower and 82Nm of torque.
With its cast aluminium chassis (that uses the engine as a stressed member) and swingarm, 43mm USD fork, adjustable monoshock rear suspension that uses a progressive linkage and twin 310mm brake discs up front with four-piston monobloc callipers, the FZ8 / Fazer8 looks like an all-around capable package. The bike, according to Yamaha, has been designed who want something with a bit more power than a 600 and that’s not as intimidating as a full-house litre-class machine.
The FZ8 is all naked, while the Fazer8 has a half fairing and a windshield for better wind protection, which should be ideal for longer rides. The FZ8 is priced at 8,190 euros and the Fazer8 will cost 8,690 euros. A wide range of accessories – higher windshield, hard and soft luggage, heated grips and centrestand etc – will also be available for the bikes.