2004 Yamaha FZ6
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2004 Yamaha FZ6 Review
2004 Yamaha FZ6
It’s An R6 for the Rat Race…
It didn’t seem right to let our super-sporty YZF-R6 keep all that high-tech, high-revving 4-cylinder love to itself.
Enter FZ6 – light and flickable, roomy and relaxed, ready, willing and more than able to fly down your favorite back road whenever you are, even if it happens to be on the other side of the state.
A new and completely weld-free Controlled Fill die cast aluminum frame snugs the tuned-for-midrange R6 motor high and tight. Atop that firm foundation we built a do-everything motorcycle to deal with whatever pavement you can find, smooth or rippled, wherever you go.
Minimalist though it may look, the FZ6 gets the real-world goods you’ll appreciate more as the miles pour on.
Thick, wide seat, Handlebar that reaches back to the rider, Big windshield atop a stylish half-fairing, Centerstand, Passenger grabrails, Luggage hooks, Big fuel tank, It also looks the part, thanks to the underseat exhaust and modern-spec fat radial tires on cool R6-style 5-spoke wheels.
Then there’s the fact that this one’s more affordable than it looks; if you like what you see, you better start planning a long ride now.
“At the bargain price of only $8,999.00, the FZ6 is going to either make the other manufacturers drop their mid-range bike prices, or guarantee that every FZ6 is sold before it even gets on the showroom floor.” -cmg
2004 Yamaha FZ6 Key Features
– 98hp @ 12,000rpm, 187kg.
– Thick, wide seat
– Handlebar that reaches back to the rider
– Big windshield atop a stylish half-fairing
– Passenger grabrails
– Luggage hooks
– Big fuel tank
2004 Yamaha FZ6 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $6,599 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 82.5 in.
Height 47.8 in.
Width 30.1 in.
Weight 423 lbs.
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Seat Height 31.5 in.
Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 4-cylinder, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 65.5 x 44.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.1:1
Fuel System Group Fuel Injection, 36mm throttle bodies
Fuel Capacity 5.1 gal.
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Final Drive #530 O-ring chain
Brakes Front: Dual 298mm floating discs w/2-piston pin slide calipers
Rear: 245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR17
Suspension Front: 43mm telescopic fork, 5.1 in. travel
Rear: Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1 in. travel
Colors Galaxy Blue/Black
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.