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Yamaha has added another big sports bike to their India line-up with the launch of the Yamaha FZ1. The FZ1 is very popular in Europe as a fast naked motorcycle equipped with a de-tuned previous generation Yamaha R1 superbike engine, tuned for massive mid-range power and more usability.

It comes equipped with a die-cast Deltabox aluminium frame, fully adjustable independent damping front fork, extra-long truss-type aluminium 624mm swingarm suspension, comfortable riding position, and dual 320 mm front disc brakes with 4-piston callipers.

FZ1 is available in 2 colour options - Black and White at an ex-showroom price (Delhi) of Rs. 8,70,000. At this price, it will compete with the Suzuki Bandit 1250S.






Engine type     liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder

Displacement     998cc

Bore x stroke     77,0 mm x 53,6 mm

Compression ratio     11,5 : 1

Maximum Power     110,3 kW (150PS) @ 11.000 rpm

Maximum Torque     106 Nm (10,8 kg-m) @ 8.000 rpm

Lubrication system     Wet sump

Carburettor     Fuel Injection

Clutch Type     Wet, multiple-disc coil spring

Ignition system     TCI (digital)

Starter system     Electric

Transmission system     Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission     Chain



Frame     Aluminium die-cast, Diamond Shaped

Front suspension system     Telescopic forks

Front travel     130 mm

Caster Angle     25º

Trail     109 mm

Rear suspension system     Swingarm, (link suspension)

Rear Travel     130 mm

Front brake     Hydraulic Twin, Ø mm

Rear brake     Single Disc, Ø mm

Front tyre     120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)

Rear tyre     190/50 ZR17M/C (73W)



Overall length     2.140 mm

Overall width     770 mm

Overall height     1.060 mm

Seat height     815 mm

Wheel base     1,460 mm

Minimum ground clearance     135 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)     214 kg / ABS 221 kg

Fuel tank capacity     18 litres

Oil tank capacity     3,8 litres