Fazer goes hand in hand. Since 2004, an FZ never comes on its own. The roadster is always accompanied by its declination with fork crown. A very appreciable appendix when the wind blows us away on a few trips. The Fazer 8 is in this vein. And just like the naked roadster called FZ8, this version takes a lot from the brother FZ1 1000 Fazer.
The engine of the Fazer 8 is a countersunk version of the big 4 cylinder of the 1000, originally installed in the R1 of 2004. The piston stroke is the same but the bore is reduced from 77 to 68 mm. This gives us a boiler of 779 cm3. 106 horsepower is delivered but above all, Yam worked on the torque. A large volume air box (7.8 liters), double butterfly injection, engine dimensions not too super-square, and to compensate for the loss of the EXUP, the intake ducts are not the same following the cylinders. The tubes leading to chambers 1 and 4 are 125mm long and 150mm for cylinders 2 and 3. This also improves torque. With 8.4 mkg, the Fazer 8 is a tad better provided than the Z 750, and much more than the FZ6 Fazer S2 which it is called upon to replace.
The Fazer 8 will have a response. And the chassis will be able to follow without problem. Almost identical to that of the Fazer 1000 and therefore designed for a much higher power, the diamond aluminum frame, the inverted fork and the swingarm worthy of a hypersport will know how to handle the ardor of the mechanics and the pilot perfectly. 2 310 mm discs pinched by 4 piston calipers slow everything down. Optional ABS – no radial for the calipers, but would they fit on a machine like this, which isn’t exactly streetfighter? ?
Besides, we will not choose a Fazer 8 for the castagne (although….). Its raison d’etre is versatility, with a touch of sportiness. The nice sized fork crown is also there to confirm it. Apart from the muffler and the side tank covers, it is above all this appendage that will allow you to distinguish the Fazer 800 from the 1000. A more tapered look, more R1, makes it both less intimidating but more piercing, more malicious. The sides are complemented by offset sides, like those inaugurated on the latest generation of R6.
Slightly different seatback, slight drop in tank capacity, same speedometer, same engine, same chassis…. We take gloves but not too many risks in the design of this new machine.
With this Fazer 8 with a more potent engine, the medium-displacement FZ road roadster finally has something to answer in a beautiful way to the Kawasaki Z 750. More powerful and equipped with a bigger trunk than an FZ6 Fazer S2, less heavy than the FZ1, this 800 just lacks a little daring but no qualities. If in addition she wins her bet on versatility, Yam could well have found a very good recipe here..
Yamaha has planned a lot of accessories and a whole series of clothes to accompany the new FZ8 and Fazer 8:
• High screen for Fazer8
• Screen for FZ8
• Seat cover
• Luggage rack
• 46 liter top case
• Passenger backrest for top case
• Bag for Top-case 46 liters
• Heated grips
• Passenger grab handles
• Central stand
• Radiator cover
• Crankcase guard
• Protective castors
• License plate holder (available April 2010)
• Tank protection
• LED turn signals (available in May 2010)
• “Touring” tank bag for Fazer8
• “City” tank bag for FZ8
– 1-piece or 2-piece Yamaha “Speedblock” leather suits, available in standard and large sizes, black or blue.
– Yamaha gloves “Speedblock ”for men, available in black or blue
– Yamaha “Venturi S2” jacket for men or women, available in blue, red or black.
– Yamaha “Venturi S2” gloves for men or women, available in blue, red or black.
– “Iwata” men’s jacket and pants, available in black
– Jacket and pants for women “Iwata”, available in black
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800 FAZER 8 2011
Model marketed in
about 230 km / h
The technical aspect
Yamaha 800 FAZER 8 2012
- Tank: 17 liters
- Width: 770 mm
- Height: 1225 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,460 mm
- Operating weight: 215 kg
- Train before
- Secondary chain transmission
- Rear axle
(68 x 53.6 mm)
at 10,000 rpm
at 8000 rpm