2011 Yamaha FZ8 Coming to the USA

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Yamaha has heeded to your words, you glorious American bastards, and announced today that it will bring the 2011 Yamaha FZ8 to the United States of America. Replacing the Yamaha FZ6, the FZ8 features a shorter-stroked FZ1 motor that should provide more “umpf” than its 600cc predecessor.

According to Yamaha, the FZ8 will fill-in the gap between the FZ1 and FZ6R in the 2011 model line-up, and while making only 7hp over the FZ6R (107 hp total), the 779cc motor with its longer stroke makes a healthy 60 lbs•ft of torque, compared to the FZ6R’s 46 lbs•ft.

Available late 2010/early 2011, the 2011 Yamaha FZ8 will cost $8,490, and will not be available with ABS like it is in other markets. Like the Ford Model T, you can get the FZ8 in any color you want, as long as it’s black. Unfortunately for Yamaha fans, the Fazer 8 will not make it over to the United States.

2011 Yamaha FZ8 – USA Colors:

2010 Yamaha FZ8 – European Photos:

Technical Specifications of the 2010 Yamaha FZ8:

  • FZ8, naked, sports, all-rounder
  • Aggressive, mass-forward design
  • 779cc engine
  • Instant torque meets slingshot horsepower
  • Aluminium frame
  • Slim fuel tank and compact, roomy ergonomics
Engine type: Liquid cooled 4-stroke, DOHC Forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder
Displacement: 779 cc
Bore x stroke: 68.0 × 53.6mm
Compression ratio: 12.0: 1
Maximum power: 78.1KW (106.2PS) / 10000 rpm
Maximum torque: 82.0Nm (8.4kgf?m) / 8000 rpm
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Carburettor: Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch type: Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system: Transistorized coil ignition
Starter system: Electric
Transmission system: Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission: Chain
Fuel tank capacity: 17 L
Oil tank capacity: 3.8 L
Chassis: Deltabox
Front suspension system: Telescopic fork, 43mm inner tube
Front travel: 130 mm
Rear suspension system: Swingarm, linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear travel: 130 mm
Caster angle 25º
Trail 109 mm
Front brake: Hydraulic dual disc brake, Ø 310 mm
Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc brake, Ø 267 mm
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17 M/C(58W)
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR17 M/C(73W)
Length (mm): 2,140 mm
Width (mm): 770 mm
Height (mm): 1,065 mm
Seat height (mm): 815 mm
Wheel base (mm): 1,460 mm
Minimum ground clearance (mm): 140 mm
Service weight (kg) 211 kg

Source: Yamaha