Yamaha FZR1000

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Yamaha FZR1000
SuccessorYZF1000R Thunderace
ClassSport bike
Engine1003 cm³ (61.2 in³) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder (20 Valve) developing 145 hp (106 kW) @ 10,000 rpm ;136 hp (99 kW) @ 10,000 rpm for 1987-1988 model. Torque = 78.8 ft·lbf (106.9 N·m) @ 8500
Transmissionclose-ratio five-speed
Seat height770 mm (30.3 in)
Weight209 kg (461 lb) (dry), 236 kg (520 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity19 L (5 US gal)
Reserve fuel capacity of 3.5 L (0.9 US gal)

The 1987 version of the Yamaha FZR1000 had a top speed of over 250 km/h. The 1989 version, crowned the "Bike of the Decade", had 0-60 acceleration of 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of over 270 km/h. The unique feature which gave the 1989 onward models their 'EXUP' name was a servo motor driven exhaust valve. This allowed large bore exhaust header pipes (for excellent gas flow at high engine speeds) coupled with the valve restricting flow at lower revs, to speed the gas through. It gave pulling power from low revs, seamlessly, up to the red line at 11,500RPM. Yamaha used this valve system on the YZF models which followed (Thunderace) and the R1 models from 1998.


1987-1988: FZR 1000 "Genesis"

1989-1990: FZR 1000 "Exup", major motor and chassis redesign, two round headlights

1991-1993: FZR 1000 "Exup", USD forks fitted, one rectangular headlight

1994-1995: FZR 1000 "Exup", Revised USD forks, uprated brakes, two "fox-eye" shaped headlights.

(In some countries old stock was carried on to sell in later years, notably 1996 models which are identical to 1995).

External links

  • ExupBrotherhood - The Best Online Community for resources & information of Yamaha FZR & YZF motorcycles
  • FZRONLINE - The only community owned online Community for resources & information of Yamaha FZR.