2010 Yamaha FZ8 Confirmed – FZ6 Out?

11/23/2009 @ 8:33 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS


UPDATE 2: The 2010 Yamaha FZ8 has now been officially released.

UPDATE: Click these links to get the latest news on the 2010 Yamaha FZ8 & 2010 Yamaha FZ8R (Fazer 8)

Rumors of the 2010 Yamaha FZ8 appear to be true, as the Japanese company has just released this teaser shot of the new middle-weight naked bike. Details are non-existent scarce on the FZ8, but it is rumored the bike will be replacing the FZ6 in Yamaha’s 2010 line-up.

Theorectically, this would make the FZ8 a more sophisticated middle displacement bike in Yamaha’s arsenal, allowing Yamaha to better compete with bikes like the BMW F800R, Triumph Street Triple, and Aprilia Shiver 750.

We expect the 2010 Yamaha FZ8 to feature its own unique powerplant, but wouldn’t be surprised if some of the tech from the R6 made it into the naked bike’s design. While the FZ8 is certain to hit the shores of the EU, its US arrival is less certain. We’d be surprised if it didn’t come to the USA though, considering the bike it replaces is sold here already.

  • tim

    what is with thes butt-ugly headlights? All any motorcycle needs is ONE ROUND headlight, or, if its a Triumph Speed Triple, TWO round headlights. Silly melted shapes, stacking, bizarro-world concoctions are stupid, ugly and expensive.

    rant over.

  • Ewan

    Yes, lets keep massive, chrome silencers hanging off one side of the bike, wire wheels, and indicators/turn signals on big black rubber stalks too.

    Nobody should ever try anything new in motorbike design because dinosaurs like me and Tim just want Harley clones.

  • Scatterbrained

    I like the headlight design.

  • timmy-bear

    When is this thing going to be released? I can’t find any details anywhere. Anybody have any clue? We’re two weeks away from 2010, and thsi bike is listed as a 2010 model, but nothing is known about it.

  • Ken

    @snowkitten Me too – stil thinking about it. Hey did you know that there is an FZ8 coming http://is.gd/6kotS

  • tc

    Another UJM (yawn!),
    oh funky headlight to attract new riders, and a displacement change.
    800cc must be “perfect” since it falls in between 600cc and liter-bike displacement.
    I’ll get a little excited if they keep the weight under 400lbs dry.
    Otherwise, I’ll hang on to my fat ol Bandit 1200 UJM (too much fun to, “Yawn”).
    And I save the extra $5000-$7000 bucks:)