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Used Motorcycles: Yamaha FZ6 Fazer Buyers guide

By RiDE -

 04 February 2009 11:54

Price new: £4999
Engine: 600cc, 16v, dohc inline four, l/c
Power: 91bhp
Top speed: 145mph
Weight: 187kg (dry)

Usually hearing that a bike features a detuned sportsbike engine makes you want to stifle a yawn. But the version of the R6 motor inside this Fazer is cracking - though it has to be reved to deliver its best.

The bassic two-pot sliding caliper front brakes and right-way-up forks may not match the R6's front end, but the FZ6 Fazer is sporty enough. It's composed, stable and practical - more so than the unfaired FZ6 version.

This model Fazer does seem to suffer from random electrical faults and more generally faulty throttle position sensors - leading to ignition, idle and fuel injection woes. This was a warranty issue and there was a recall so most faulty sensors should've been replaced, but there have been reports of them failing again. A dealer diagnostic tool will be able to check.

 

RiDER Power 2008 verdict

Build quality

2/5

Maintenance

3/5

Reliability

4/5

Running costs

4/5

OVERALL

79.83

 

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