2010 Yamaha FZ1 Owners Dodge a Bullet

09/11/2009 @ 11:52 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS


Owners of the “ultimate street brawler” (their words, not ours) will be simulataneously pleased and disappointed to see the 2010 Yamaha FZ1. As we reported earlier last month, the 2010 FZ1 did not see the incorporation of the YZF-R1’s cross-plane crankshaft, and it also missed out on some of the R1’s other attributes, both good and bad. Photos and more after the jump.

On the bright side, we were thankfully wrong about the styling update to the FZ1 that would bring the bike’s styling in-line with the current R1’s fairings and headlights. It also appears that the 6-pot front-calipers are a no-go for 2010. Indeed, the only performance modifications it appears that Yamaha has made to the 2010 FZ1, is an ECU re-map that provides a snappier throttle response.

To shake things up a little it, the 2010 FZ1 will be available in a set of new colors. Replacing the Cobalt Blue color scheme is a new Candy Red paint job. The Raven paint stays, but includes a more blacked out exhaust can and other bits Both color schemes will see the addition of gold forks and wheels.

Slowdown with your bad self Yamaha.

Source: Yamaha-Motor

  • Bill Smith

    Yet another testament to the chronic inaccuracy in reporting from Asphaltandrubber.com. You’ve reported Jorge Lorenzo all but signed with Ducatti, Malboro/Ducatti dropping Casey Stoner, a mashup/makeshift photo for the new 2010 FZ1. Is there any truth to any of your reporting???

    I love the site but I recommend a name change: ErroneousnessAndRubish.com

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  • Wow, someone woke up on the wrong side of bed this morning. You guys do a fantastic job. The website looks great, the stories are all very interesting, and in these days of instant news there will always be inaccuracies. Ignore Mr. Bill Smith. He could never in a million years put together what you guys did. You all should be proud of your creation and ignore people like him. It’s easy to be a critic, not easy to work your a$$ off and do something worthwhile that so many people appreciate. Keep up the GREAT work!!

    PS – Thank the gods above yamaha didn’t use that horrendous R-1 styling. I can’t handle another bike with that horrible face! LOL!

  • Bill,

    You’re more than welcome to your opinion on the quality and accuracy of the information on our site (please voice it whenever you think its an issue). When it comes to items in the news, we strive to bring only accurate information on what is happening in the motorcycle world, but like any publication, we will be misinformed and wrong at times. That’s just the nature of any level of journalism, and is not limited to only the online world.

    However, there is one thing you will never see happen on this site while I’m editor: speculation turned into fact, and that includes renders, photoshops, and drawings.

    When rumors are rumors, we state them as so. When we’re reporting what another site has heard or produced, we cite our source. In cases where something doesn’t pass “the smell test” we leave a comment stating such, and voice our personal barometer on the matter. And I think most importantly, when we’re wrong, we say that we were wrong, as is the case with this article.

    For the record, here are the articles that you’ve called into question:

    No Cross-Plane Crankshaft for 2010 Yamaha FZ1

    Rumor: Lorenzo/Ducati Deal All But Done

    I assume you’re getting the “Malboro/Ducatti dropping Casey Stoner” comment from the above article as well. Correct me if I’m mistaken.

    PS. I must admit, this article was a complete fabrication, but we couldn’t resist: http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/banter/separated-birth/

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  • Bill Smith

    Troll/Stoner – now that’s journalism at its finest (funniest), keep up the good work!

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