2008 Yamaha FZ1
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– 2008 Yamaha FZ1
2008 Yamaha FZ1
Serious performance, all day comfort.
The 2008 Yamaha FZ1 a cutting edge sport bike with a twist. Unlike most other machines in this class, the FZ1 features state of the art engine and chassis designs.
Our ultimate street brawler brings 998cc of fuel-injected previous generation R1 power to the fray, in a light and strong aluminum frame.
Crunch the numbers, do the math and then take a seat aboard the world’s best “naked” sport bike.
Surprisingly comfortable eh? You are looking at one of the best values in Yamaha’s 2008 line-up. The FZ1 offers exceptional open class performance with cutting style. R1 inspired power, fuel injection, twin spar aluminum frame and fully adjustable suspension. The FZ1 is a serious sport bike that offers an exceptionally comfortable and exciting riding experience.
Ultra-lightweight 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, 40 degree inclined, in-line four-cylinder engine produces 150 hp at 10,000rpm. The engine has been tuned to provide outstanding performance and incredible passing performance.
The crankcases, pistons, cylinder and cylinder head are based on the 3rd generation R1 powerplant (’04 to ’06).
Combustion chamber design and squish area has been optimized for maximum sports performance. The compression ratio for the FZ1 is 11.5:1. Redline is set at 12,000 rpm and features a “soft” rev limiter to protect the engine.
Special lightweight, high lift, high performance intake and exhaust cams help to provide incredible horsepower and fast engine response. Cam profiles and the cam timing are designed to provide for more low to midrange power (VsR1) .
Automatic cam chain tensioner reduces both maintenance and engine mechanical noise.
Lightweight, 3rd generation R1 based crankshaft provides quick engine response. The inertia moment or mass of the crank has been increased by aprox. 40% (Vs 2006 – R1) for improved low to mid range engine performance.
Connecting rods are carburized and use a nutless design. The lower end “cap” of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion, this design is known as “fracture splitting”. This design aids establishing true big end roundness and greater precision in con rod dimensions.
Closed deck cylinder design allows the cylinders to be spaced more closely together, allowing a narrower engine. The cylinder block is a stand-alone part. The benefit if this design is improved sealing, and easier serviceability.
Ceramic composite cylinder “bores” are a “liner less” design with the ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block to ensure great heat dissipation for consistent power delivery, reduced friction and reduced weight.
Short skirt, lightweight forged piston design features special ribs in the piston pin area for great rigidity.
3rd generation R1 inspired “stacked” 3-axis gearbox / clutch design stacks input/output shafts to create a low center of gravity and keeps overall engine size shorter front to back. As a result, the stacked design gives the engineers the freedom to place the engine in the frame for optimum front to rear weight balance and thereby maximizing handling
Smooth shifting 6-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for maximum performance in the “real world”. 5th and 6th ratios are wider for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds for more relaxed cruising.
Compact, heavy duty, multi-plate clutch ensures consistent, positive engagement.
This design uses coil springs (5) and paper based fiber plates (9) to reduce weight.
Mikuni fuel injection system is based on the 2006 R1 design, featuring 45mm throttle bodies fitted with T.P.S. (Throttle Position Sensor). This style of fuel injection uses dual valve throttle bodies with motor driven sub or secondary throttle valves for optimum throttle response.
The actual injectors are Denso “long nose” type injectors with a high dynamic range and 4-spray holes for excellent power and response across the entire rev range.
Specially designed 8.2-liter air box with intake air temperature sensor maximizes performance. A viscous type air filter is utilized.
The fuel injection’s lightweight Electronic Control Unit (ECU) utilizes a powerful 32-bit processor for faster control of the injection process. The compact design also reduces weight.
Yamaha’s patented Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve (EXUP) monitors engine rpm and adjusts exhaust flow for maximum performance at all rpms with no flat spots. This system also optimizes fuel economy and reduces emissions.
4 into 2 into 1 exhaust system features chamber-less, stainless steel exhaust pipes and a short design silencer / muffler. The header pipe length has been optimized for maximum power delivery. This system is fitted with two 3-way honeycomb catalyziers with an oxygen sensor to reduce harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions. This EXUP valve is a single axis design.
High-efficiency curved radiator features compact dual ring-type fans for maximum cooling efficiency. This rad and fan design produces more airflow than conventional flat design rads to maintain optimum engine temperatures for consistent power output. The curved design also allows a shorter wheelbase.
Large liquid-cooled oil cooler maintains stable lubricant temperatures for extended engine life. Convenient cartridge style spin-off oil filter.
Convenient clutch cover sightglass ensures easy oil level inspection.
Maintenance-free transistor-controlled digital ignition ensures great performance at all rpms.
Air Induction System (AIS … not ram air) reduces harmful HC and CO emissions for a cleaner environment.
Die cast lightweight aluminum twin spar frame provides an optimized rigidity balance for incredible sports handling. The engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter main frame design without sacrificing stability and light, agile handling qualities.
The riding position which is one of the most important features of the FZ1 offers a balance between a sporty riding position and great rider comfort.
Key chassis geometry figures include: 51% front and 49 % rear weight balance, 25 degrees of rake and 109 mm of trail. The 47 degree lean angle highlights the FZ1 sporty side.
Lightweight, detachable rear sub frame allows easy access to rear suspension components and reduces costs in the event of a “loop-out”.
C.F. (Controlled Filling) die cast truss-type rear swingarm offers great rear wheel control and traction for razor-sharp cornering and superb stability at speed. The long 629mm arm helps to minimize the effect of the chain tension on the bike’s handling.
43mm Kayaba inverted cartridge style fork is fully adjustable and offers 130mm (5.1″) of wheel travel. This fork features independent damping adjustments for compression and rebound via a one way port that separates the two functions. Adjustments include: spring preload, 26-way compression damping and 26-way rebound damping. The adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight and road /track conditions to maximize handling and suspension performance.
Lightweight aluminum upper triple clamp features a 25mm offset for sportier handling.
Link-type Monocross rear suspension features an adjustable Kayaba shock that allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match load and road conditions. Adjustments include 7 – way spring preload, and 12-way rebound damping. Rear wheel travel is 130mm or 5.1″
320mm dual front discs are squeezed by ultra rigid R6 inspired monoblock, 4-piston calipers which provide outstanding stopping power and lever feedback. The master cylinder utilizes 16mm piston for outstanding stopping power with less lever effort.
245mm rear disc is squeezed by a lightweight single piston slide-type Nissin caliper with sintered metal brake pads.
Lightweight cast-aluminum 5-spoke wheels reduce unsprung weight for great handling characteristics. The front wheel is an MT3.50-17 and is fitted with competition-spec 120/70-ZR17 tire, while the rear wheel is a MT6.00-17 fitted with a wider 190/50-ZR17 rear radial.
Eye catching, half fairing offers surprisingly good wind and weather protection. It features R1 inspired dual “cat eye” halogen headlights.
Conventional handlebar design features a more upright positioning for maximum everyday comfort.
18-liter fuel tank offers a slim design with great knee grip. The reserve portion of the tank is 3.4 litres.
Separate rider and passenger seats offers exceptional solo or two-up comfort.
One-piece instrumentation features analog tachometer, digital speedometer, dual tripmeters, fuel gauge, clock and new outside air temperature display. The back lighting on the instrument can be adjusted to suit the rider’s preference.
Low fuel warning light
Integrated passenger grab rails
Adjustable, 5-position front brake lever
Durable “O”-ring-sealed drive chain
Lightweight, sealed low-maintenance battery
Excessive lean angle engine cut-out switch.
Lockable steering and helmet holder
The FZ1 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.
SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha FZ1:
MSRP* $9,299 (Granite Gray) Available from October 2007
$9,299 (Candy Red) Available from October 2007
Type 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves
Bore x Stroke 77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Carburetion Fuel injection
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension/Front 43mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear Dual 320mm floating disc, 4-piston calipers
Brakes/Front Dual 320mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Brakes/Rear 245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Length 84.3 in
Width 30.3 in
Height 47.4 in
Seat Height 32.1 in
Wheelbase 57.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.0°
Trail 4.3 in
Fuel Capacity 4.75 gal
Oil Capacity (with oil filter change) 3.8 L
Dry Weight 439 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha FZ1:
Suggested Retail $12,499 CDN
Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 20-valve, in-line four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke 77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Maximum Torque 10.8kg-m (78.2 ft-lb) @ 8,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery 45 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital TCI
Final Drive “O”-ring chain
Suspension (Front) Adjustable inverted 43mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Fully adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 320mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 245mm disc
Tires (Front) 120/70 ZR17
Tires (Rear) 190/50 ZR17
Length 2,140mm (84.3″)
Width 770mm (30.3″)
Height 1,205mm (47.4″)
Wheelbase 1,460mm (57.4″)
Rake / Trail 25° / 109mm (4.3″)
Seat Height 815mm (32.1″)
Dry Weight 199 kg (437.8 lbs)
Fuel Capacity 18 litres (4 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Dark Metallic Gray; Deep Metallic Red
Specifications and features are subject to change