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Yamaha FZ-07 Sport Test Ride

Published on October 22, 2014 under Born To Ride
Yamaha FZ-07 Sport Test Ride

Yamaha FZ-07 Sport

The FZ-07 features an all-new 689cc liquid-cooled, in-line twin-cylinder, DOHC, 8-valve engine with fuel injection. This engine has a unique power character. It provides outstanding low-to mid-range torque with very linear throttle response, yet has a strong mid-high rpm pulling power as well. The engine develops up to 50 foot-pounds of torque and is designed to maximize riding excitement in the real world.

This 2-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s “Crossplane Concept,” 270-degree crank, which provides linear torque development in response to the rider’s throttle input. Among the advantages of the in-line 2-cylinder engine are: (1) linear torque development, (2) smooth torque characteristics and a strong feeling of acceleration in the low to mid rpm range, (3) pulling power that extends to the mid-upper rpm range (4) a light, slim and compact design, and (5) excellent level of rider/machine communication.

A new 6-speed transmission has also been adopted to match the new engine. The transmission “stacks” the input/output shafts to centralize mass and to keep the overall engine size shorter front to back, which optimizes engine placement in the frame for outstanding weight balance. The new transmission brings out more of the low- to mid-speed torque and excellent response characteristics while reducing the need for frequent shifts.
Electronic fuel injection system settings deliver a smooth throttle response to enhance around-town urban riding enjoyment. The system delivers outstanding torque in the low rpm range, excellent acceleration in the middle rpm range and strong rev characteristics in the upper rpm range.


Model FZ07FGY; FZ07FR; FZ07FW
Engine Type 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke: 8 valves
Bore x Stroke 80.0 x 68.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 41mm fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; adjustable preload; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 282mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm
Tires / Front 120/70-ZR17
Tires / Rear 180/55-ZR17
L x W x H 82.1 x 29.3 x 42.9 in
Seat Height 31.7 in
Wheelbase 55.1 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24°
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy* 58 mpg
Wet Weight** 397 lb
Color Liquid Graphite; Rapid Red; Pearl White
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