New 2007 Yamaha FZ6


Yamaha has released its 2007 model naked and faired FZ6s for sale with many refinements aimed to improve the performance and styling of these middleweight sports bikes.

The FZ6’s trademark feature is a YZF-R6-based 600cc liquid-cooled 16-valve DOHC four-cylinder engine, modified to produce maximum torque and horsepower at more accessible rpm levels. Placement of the FZ6’s crankshaft axis close to its roll axis contributes to quick handling and light, positive steering, while new group fuel injection combines simplicity with excellent response and performance thanks to a powerful 32-bit processor and four jet bidirectional injectors.

A factor in the FZ6’s pinpoint steering accuracy is the very light, strong Controlled Fill die cast aluminium frame, which is made from just  two pieces. A five-point stressed member engine mounting boasts two crankcase mounts per side and one mount on the left side of the cylinder head for excellent strength and light weight.

Contributing to the FZ6?s light feel and outstanding handling are light   YZF-R6-type five-spoke wheels, sport-biased 43mm fork and linkage rear suspension, and 51 percent front wheel weight distribution. For 2007, a refined fuel injection mapping produces smooth power and excellent response, while the Yamaha Air Induction System, along with a metal honeycomb type catalytic converter, further improves the FZ6’s quality of emissions.

Plus new, four-piston monobloc brake calipers up front provide excellent braking power and feel while out back, a stylish new black swingarm complements the bike’s “Controlled Fill” frame and adds to its light, precise feel. The finish quality of the frame, engine and swingarm back up the FZ6’s outstanding style and performance, while a new front guard  and alumite-finished outer fork tubes add to aesthetic quotient.

ImageNew easy to read analog tacho lends the instrument cluster a cool new look while the redesigned seat base and cover material feel soft but solid. The new seat combines with lower passenger pegs to make it easier for shorter legs to reach the ground. Passenger grab rails and bungee attachment points feature. The CAD-drawn fuel tank meets the needs of style, handlebar clearance and tactile feel in one beautiful package crafted from high-stretch titanium rich alloy. Battery placement beneath the tank centralises mass for sweet handling.

Available in two models (faired and naked, the FZ6 comes in a variety of cool colours.Pricing for the faired S model is RRP (inc GST) $11,999   and the naked FZ6N model retails for $11,299.


The FZ6 now has its own race class in the 2007 YMF Loan Australian Superbike Championships called the FZ6 Cup. Designed to introduce new road racers to the sport, the one model race bike category will no doubt  also produce close and exciting race action while highlighting the many  benefits of the 2007 model FZ6s. More information on the race series can be found here.


Type     Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line four      
Displacement – (cc)     600      
Bore Stroke – (mm)     65.5 x 44.5      
Compression     12.2:1      
Lubrication     Wet sump      
Fuel Management     Electronic fuel injection      
Ignition     TCI      
Starter     Electric      
Fueltank – (L)     19.4      
Transmission     6-speed      
Final Transmission     Chain drive

Length – (mm)     2095      
Width – (mm)     750      
Height – (mm)     1210      
Seat Height – (mm)     795      
Wheelbase – (mm)     1440      
Clearance – (mm)     145      
Dry Weight – (kg)     186

Suspension Front     Telescopic fork      
Tyres Front     120/70 ZR17MC (58W)      
Brakes Front     Dual disc

Suspension Rear     Monocross      
Tyres Rear     180/55 ZR17MC (73W)      
Brakes Rear     Single disc

RRP (inc GST)     $11,999      
Colours     Lava Red, Midnight Black, Yamaha Blue      
Warranty     24 months unlimited kms, parts and labour

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