Yamaha FZ6

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Yamaha FZ6
My 2007 FZ6 at Muskoka Lakes
Also calledFZ6 Fazer S2 ABS
PredecessorYamaha Fazer 600
ClassSport bike
Engine600 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 4-cylinder, 16 valves
Transmission6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Wheelbase56.7 inches
Seat height31.1 inches
Weight423 lb (192 kg) (2006), 410 lb (186 kg) (2007)
Fuel capacity5.13 gal (19.4 L)
RelatedYamaha FZ1

The Yamaha FZ6 is a 600 cc motorcycle that was introduced in 2004 as a sport cruiser middleweight sport bike built around the 2003 YZF R6 engine. The engine is retuned for more usable midrange power. It comes with a somewhat soft suspension that makes it easy on beginners and very well suited for sport-touring, commuting, or just having fun on curvy mountain roads.

This bike is a popular choice for its half-fairing, upright seating position, and underseat exhaust. These features position it between a full supersport and a naked streetfighter (although in Europe and Australia, there is an available naked FZ-6N option).

This motorcycle is considered a "Swiss Army Knife" type of motorcycle since it can easily handle sport riding, touring, and commuting. Many owners of these motorcycles modify them more to their specific style of riding. Some owners just leave them stock and enjoy the "all-rounder" capabilities. There is a large following of motorcycle owners and many are fanatical about making their FZ6 unique or one of a kind. Because of this, there are many aftermarket parts available.

2009 revision

The 2009 model (introduced on September 08, 2008) is technically unchanged from 2008/2007. The only difference is the "Comfort seat" that is now standard. This seat was previously available on the accessories list. The available colors for 2009 are Raven and Deep Blue (Metallic Black and Metallic Purplish Blue in Canada / Midnight Black, Ocean depth and Silver Metallic in Europe). European model 'FZ6 Fazer S2 ABS' has ABS and electronic immobilizer as standard. It is also 5 kg heavier (Dry Weight 191 kg).

MSRP for the 2009 model is $7,290 in US ($9,299 in Canada, EUR7,650 in Europe for ABS Version, 5,299 £ in UK and 5,599 £ for ABS version).

2008 revision

The 2008 model is technically unchanged from 2007. The only difference is in appearance of front cowling around headlights, which is now black regardless of motorcycle color. The available colors for 2008 are Raven and Cobalt Blue (Metallic Black and Dark Metallic Purplish Blue in Canada / Midnight Black, Ocean depth and Silver Metallic in Europe). European model 'FZ6 Fazer S2 ABS' has ABS and electronic immobilizer as standard. It is also 5 kg heavier (Dry Weight 191 kg).

MSRP for the 2008 model is $6,999 ($9,299 in Canada).

2007 revision

On October 10, 2006 Yamaha Motor Company announced an updated FZ6 for the 2007 model year.[1]

The FZ6 receives the following revisions:

  • Optimized fuel injection (FI) system mapping.
  • Redesigned fairing and windscreen.
  • New instrument cluster with analog tachometer and digital speedometer (similar to the FZ1).
  • New four-piston monoblock brake calipers for the front brake.
  • Alumite-finished front forks with revised damping.
  • A 3-way catalytic converter.
  • A new seat design.
  • A new rear swingarm.
  • New passenger pegs.

The available colors for 2007 are Team Yamaha Blue and Candy Red (Yamaha Blue and Deep Metallic Red in Canada).

MSRP for the 2007 model is $6,849 ($9,299 in Canada).

European versions other than the S2 have reduced power of 78HP.

2006 revision

The FZ6 receives the following revisions:

  • Engine, frame, subframe, grabhandle, rear swingarm and wheels are painted in black.
  • Metal honeycomb type catalytic converter satisfies EU2 and CARB emissions standards
  • Optimized fuel injection (FI) system mapping to increase torque at lower rpm and solve problems with stalling that appeared on previous models. Consisting of recalibrated fuel mapping and upgraded to sequential injector timing, from early "batch fire" method.

The available colors for 2006 are Blue and Shift Red.

MSRP USA for the 2006 model is $6,599 ($9,199 in Canada).

2005 revision

MSRP for the 2005 model is $6,599.

2004 revision

MSRP for the 2004 model is $6,499.


For the 2007 model year, the FZ6 competes with the Honda Hornet,Suzuki GSR600,Kawasaki Ninja 650R and Suzuki SV650. There are currently no articles published by major print and online publishers with comparison tests of the new bike.

A comparison test of these bikes can be found here http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/roadtests/middleweight_motorcycle_comparison/


All specifications are manufacturer claimed.

Model Year 2004[2] 2005[3] 2006[4] 2007[5][6] 2008[7] 2009[7]
Engine Type 600 cc, liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 65.5 x 44.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.1:1
Maximum Power 72 kW (98 PS) (97HP) @ 12,000 rpm 57 kW (77 PS) (76HP) @ 11,500 rpm for Standard version,

72 kW (98 PS) (97HP) @ 12,000 rpm for S2 version.

Maximum Torque 63.1 N·m (46.5 lbf·ft) @ 10,000 rpm 51.7 N·m (38.1 lbf·ft) @ 10,000 rpm for Standard version,

63.1 N·m (46.5 lbf·ft) @ 10,000 rpm for S2 version

Valve Train DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Carburetion Group fuel injection, 36 mm throttle bodies
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Gear Ratios

37/13 (2.846)
37/19 (1.947)
28/18 (1.556)
32/24 (1.333)
25/21 (1.190)
26/24 (1.083)
Primary Reduction Ratio 86/44 (1.955)
Final Reduction Ratio 46/16 (2.875)
Final Drive #530 O-ring chain O-ring chain
Front Suspension 43mm telescopic fork, 5.1" (130 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1" (130 mm) travel
Front Brakes Dual 298 mm floating discs w/2-piston slide pin-type calipers Dual 298.0 × 5.0 mm (11.73 × 0.20 in) floating discs w/4-piston monoblock calipers
Rear Brakes 245 × 5.0 mm (9.65 × 0.20 in) mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70ZR-17M/C 58W (BRIDGESTONE/BT020F GG or DUNLOP/D252F)
Rear Tire 180/55ZR-17M/C 73W (BRIDGESTONE/BT020R GG or DUNLOP/D252)
Dry Weight 423 lb (192 kg) 410 lb (186 kg)
Fuel Capacity /
5.13 U.S. gallons (19.4 l) /
0.95 U.S. gallon (3.6 l)
Engine Oil Lubrication system - Wet sump
Type - YAMALUBE 4, SAE10W30 or SAE 20W40
Recommended engine oil grade - API service SG type or higher, JASO standard MA
Engine oil quantity Total amount - 3.40 L (3.59 US qt)
Without filter cartridge replacement - 2.50 L (2.64 US qt)
With oil filter cartridge replacement - 2.80 L (2.96 US qt)
Cooling system Radiator capacity (including all routes) - 2.00 L (2.11 US qt)
Radiator capacity - 0.60 L (0.63 US qt)
Coolant reservoir capacity (up to the maximum level mark) - 0.25 L (0.26 US qt)
Height 47.8 in (1,214 mm) 47.6 in (1,210 mm)
Length 82.5 in (2095 mm)
Rake (caster angle) 25.0 degrees
Seat Height 31.5 in (800 mm) 31.3 in (795 mm)
Trail 3.84 in (97.5 mm)
Wheelbase 56.7 in (1440 mm)
Width 29.5 in (750 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.7 in (145 mm)
Colors Galaxy Blue/Black; Liquid Silver/Black; Stone Blue Galaxy Blue/Black; Cerulean Silver/Black Blue, Shift Red Team Yamaha Blue, Candy Red Raven, Cobalt Blue Raven, Deep Blue


  1. [1] from the official international Yamaha Motor website
  2. [2] page from yamaha-motor.com
  3. [3] page from yamaha-motor.com
  4. [4] page from yamaha-motor.com
  5. [5] page from yamaha-motor.com
  6. [6] article from yamaha-motor.co.jp
  7. 7.0 7.1 [7] page from yamaha-motor.com

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