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2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Voted

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:35 pm

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2015 Yamaha FZ-07

Conquer the road...

The newest member of the "FZ family", the all new 2015 FZ-07 is a motorcycle that brings fun, affordability and riding enjoyment back to the street. This versatile naked roadster offers deep engine torque and a comfortable riding position in a lightweight, easy to handle sports chassis. It's the perfect machine for both new and experienced riders alike who are looking for outstanding value.





2015 Yamaha FZ-07 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

/// Power
All new, liquid-cooled, 689cc, inline twin has been designed to provide deep, powerful torque in the most frequently used rpm range (3,000 to 6,500 rpm). A single balancer shaft keeps things silky smooth, while the 6-speed transmission with overdrive 6th gear reduces engine rpms at highway speeds and enhances the engine's character.


/// Control
The 38mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system combines with the 270 degree "Crossplane Concept" CP2 crankshaft to provide easy to use linear throttle response, providing the rider with the ability to control the FZ-07 at will.


/// Style
From the compact "diamond type" frame to the single 60/55 watt headlight to the naked roadster bodywork, the FZ-07's styling highlights its super lightweight of only 180 kgs (397 lbs). The conventional handlebar design and upright riding position translates into all day riding comfort.


2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $7,299 CDN
USA MSRP* $6,990 USD


/// ENGINE


ENGINE
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves/cylinder), inline twin cylinder
DISPLACEMENT
689cc
BORE AND STROKE
80 x 68.6 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
11.5:1
MAXIMUM TORQUE
6.9 kg-m (50 ft-lbs.) @ 6,500 rpm
FUEL DELIVERY
Mikuni 38 mm dual bore throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com
24 kpl / 68 mpg (Imp.)
LUBRICATION
Wet sump
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
TRANSMISSION
6-speed
FINAL DRIVE
"O"-ring chain


/// CHASSIS
SUSPENSION (FRONT)
41mm fork
SUSPENSION (REAR)
Adjustable link Monocross
BRAKES (FRONT)
Dual 282mm discs / 4-piston calipers
BRAKES (REAR)
245mm disc / single piston caliper
TIRES (FRONT)
120/70ZR17
TIRES (REAR)
180/55ZR17


/// CRITICAL DATA
LENGTH
2,085mm (82.1")
WIDTH
745mm (29.3")
HEIGHT
1,090mm (42.9")
WHEELBASE
1,400mm (55.1")
RAKE / TRAIL
24.5° / 90mm
SEAT HEIGHT
805mm (31.7")
FUEL CAPACITY
14 litres (http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com 3.1 imp. gallons)
WET WEIGHT
180 kg (397 lb.)
COLOUR(S)
Matte Metallic Gray
Bluish White
Vivid Red


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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:36 pm

And here we go a brand-new model for 2015 from Yamaha following up on their FZ-09. Personally, I was a little surprised about the FZ-7 as I thought they would have a FZ-12 or something like that, but still loads of time left in 2014... :D

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:56 pm

Me likee, however only gave it a cool rating.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by pchast » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:38 pm

Like it. A 700.
Sport bike.
Ok its cool.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:33 am

A perfect modern day UJM. Awesome.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:16 am

It's hard not to not like a mid-sized, do-it-all type of bike... heck, it's even naked :D

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:28 am

Update: Now available in the USA. :D

MSRP* $6,990 (Liquid Graphite)
$6,990 (Rapid Red)
$6,990 (Pearl White)
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by montanalifter » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:29 am

Gave it an awesome, 7k for a good looking naked.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by Hanson » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:24 pm

The mid range displacement market is starting to fill up with some nice options.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:53 pm

Certainly looks like a fun machine, absolutely the sort of thing I'd like to test ride if I ever dip a toe into this segment.

I don't think it's a beginners bike, there's just a little too much performance to put a new rider in command of. Also, it's a shame they put together this excellent platform, dialed in a stunning 68mpg, and then castrated it with a three gallon tank. Another gallon under the gap would have given this real touring chops, as is, it can't quite lend itself to that application.

So, I downgrade from an Awesome to a solid Cool.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by Hanson » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:29 pm

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That is 68 mpg imperial which converts to about 57 mpg US, and that is a raw number without any information about test conditions. It is still a good number, but a bit harder to call it stunning. The good news is that the 3.1 imperial gallon tank will hold 3.7 us gallons. I also noticed the small tank but I don't think I would use this type of bike for long trips, at least not out of preference. Even then, the bike will likely have a functional range of about 150 miles while maintaining a bit of a reserve. This is the same sized tank as the FZ-09 triple, but with significantly better fuel economy.

It is my understanding that the FZ-09 has been selling very well, at least that is what a local dealer was telling me, and I think the FZ-07 will appeal to a similar buyer but in a more economical package. If there is room for only one bike in the garage, this would not be my bike, but it does look like fun. Between the two, I think I would rather have the FZ-09.

I agree that this is not a great choice for a new rider.

I also gave it a cool.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by CalinAlisa » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:52 am

Rode it under pouring rain. The wind was 35 km/h, with burst up to 50 km/h. The Yamaha representative almost cancelled the demo ride. Good thing the dealer vouched for my skills and was himself very eager to try the FZ-09.

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to modulate the throttle and the clutch. The engine, in spite of its displacement, didn't seem any more intimidating in the parking lot than my late CBR250's, but - as expected - ran like a dream on the highway. I could almost fault it with a lack of character (a way things have of doing your exact bidding without showing a will of their own). The ER-6N's, for comparison, has a more pronounced grain of folly. At one point, at around 90-100 km/h, the computer was displaying a fuel economy of 3L/100km. Should that information be accurate, fuel misers can safely trade in their 125s and 250s for the FZ-07!

The main thing I have to say in its favor is, however, this: thanks to the lack of fairing, and in spite of weighing in at just 180 kg, the FZ-07 remains very stable and composed under crosswinds.

I might also choose this bike for its soft(ish) - but quite competent - suspension. Due to a neck injury, I am very sensitive to this aspect and am also considering the less glamorous Versys 650 (150 mm front, 145 mm rear), but for the average healthy commuter this is THE BIKE! The budget-minded ones will certainly appreciate the generous service intervals.

Kudos to Yamaha for setting new high standards for the category at such an affordable price!

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:03 am

I voted Cool.

It's hard to fault a great bike like the FZ-07, it has all the ingredients to make it a really great standard, it's inexpensive, offers good power, good looks, and even an attractive design. I got to sit on one at the dealership yesterday and its indeed smaller than I'd like it to be but even I could still ride it. I guess it's a 2nd bike Yamaha is aiming at as I don't think it would be a very good 1st bike nor offer enough performance to get a rider from a 2nd bike (say the Ninja 650R) to then buy a FZ-07, but as a commuter, it's a great choice... much more of a city bike though than a touring bike, not that you couldn't travel on the FZ07, just that it really doesn't appear to be it's foray. So cool it is, while if it was a more standard bike (do-it-all) at 750cc inline-4 I'd have given it an awesome.

Hopefully that parallel twin offers some character as well, if so, that could indeed change my vote to awesome.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:04 am

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 - Coolness Factor = 78.5%
Featured: July 4th, 2014 - July 11th, 2014
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 is:

Awesome (3 points) 11 [ 1 ]
Cool (2 points) 20
Uncool (1 point) 0
Fail (0 point) 0

= a Coolwall Factor of 78.5%

NOTES: Go Yamaha and make a bike we can't say no to at a price we all can afford. :revv:


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