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Here’s Your First Look at the 2017 Yamaha FZ-10

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The news is official now, the radical looking Yamaha MT-10 will be coming to the USA as the Yamaha FZ-10 street bike. Originally debuting at the 2015 EICMA show in Milan, the streetfighter model takes the current generation Yamaha YZF-R1 superbike, and turns it into a 160hp asphalt-eating street machine.

Since it has race track DNA, the Yamaha FZ-10 tips the scales at paltry 463 lbs, when fully fueled and ready to ride. The FZ-10 comes with a four-level traction control system, different throttle modes, and cruise control – because sometimes you want to be a law-abidding citizen.

Priced at $12,999 MSRP and available in “Armor Grey” or “Matte Raven Black” color schemes, American motorcyclists can expect to see the 2017 Yamaha FZ-10 at their location Yamaha dealership later this month.







We are fairly excited to see the Yamaha FZ-10 hitting US soil, as the streetfighter is a bizarrely designed machine that promises to exude the very essence of the street-hooligan category.

For Yamaha USA, the FZ-10 provides a liter-bike option in the company’s budget-focused street lineup, slotting in above the FZ-09 and FZ-07 street bikes.

The FZ-10 is a bit of departure visually from these machines, but does provide a tiered approach for younger riders who want a competent street bike in their garage.







It is great to see Yamaha using the current generation YZF-R1 platform for its street bike offering, as normally we would see a previous generation engine and chassis getting the nod.

As such, the Yamaha FZ-10 uses a retuned 999cc crossplane inline-four engine from the R1, and the same main chassis. A revised subframe has been used, however.

Asphalt & Rubber should be swinging a leg over the 2017 Yamaha FZ-10 soon. Keep an eye out for our ride report.

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Source: Yamaha USA







Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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