Yamaha FZ-09 R Concept by Oberdan Bezzi

08/05/2016 @ 1:02 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

Yamaha-FZ-09-R-Concept-Oberdan-Bezzi

Here’s a little concept art from Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi, to get your weekend started. The idea takes the venerable Yamaha FZ-09, and imagines an R-spec model with a little bit more pep in its step.

Noticeable changes include a revised tail section, fuel tank design, and wheels – all of which give the FZ-09 a much sportier look. Presumably the suspension pieces have been upgraded as well, and the murdered Akrapovic exhaust means a modest bump in power too.

We don’t see Yamaha giving the FZ-09 this sort of treatment any time soon, if for no other reason than Bezzi’s concept comes to close to the domain of the Yamaha FZ-10.

The concept reminds us though of the Aprilia Tuono 1000 R, partially because of the red and white livery, but also for the streetfighter design. For some, this very design is what they hoped the FZ-10 would be.

For as good of a machine that the Yamaha FZ-10 is, those hopeful motorcyclists just might have a point.

2014-Yamaha-FZ9-01

aprilia-tuono-1000-r-factory

Source: Oberdan Bezzi

  • matthew patton

    less triangle projection in the side panels – actually just drop them. proper round headlight with Buell M2 or other subdued and modest bug screen. And finally kudos on a PROPER exhaust, not this under-engine nonsense that designers are infatuated with. If you’re going to do that, do it right, ala Buell and the big, barn-door sized KTM.

  • Superlight

    This design reminds me of the MV Brutale.

  • RD350

    Oberdan Bezzi always gets its right. Whereas the manufacturers “almost” always get it wrong.

  • Phil Klostermen

    What is Japan’s obsession with butt ugly bikes?

  • Bluesceyes

    Tuono 1000 Factory.

  • coreyvwc

    Manufacturers would love to make an exhaust that looks like the one pictured, but the problem is that they aren’t legal. Modern noise/emissions standard basically required exhaust pipes to be very large. The manufacturers are just doing the best they can to hide all of the ugliness with plastic covers. Get used to it.

  • Superdukedotnet

    Definitely reminds me of the Brutale 800……which is not a bad thing!

    If Yamaha were to use these guys to assist with the overall esthetics of their line they would be the best selling brand in the industry…..by 2 or 3 times. They’ve got the best designs mechanically and their reliability is second to none (recent R1 and R3 recalls notwithstanding).

    If only!