If you loved the Yamaha FZ-09 has something else for you chuck your wallet at, the all new 2015 FZ-07.
Expected to hit showroom floors midsummer, the $6,990 “entry-level” FZ-07 features a 689cc liquid-cooled, dohc, eight-valve parallel-twin that runs a “cross-plane” 270-degree crank. Peak power output is a claimed 74 hp and 50 lb ft. The engine is expected to offer outstanding low to midrange grunt combined with a strong pull up top as well.
Structural features on the FZ-07 include a new lightweight, diamond-type backbone high tensile steel frame that provides optimized rigidity balance for light, agile handling and stability. The engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter, more compact main frame design.
The compact wheelbase, fuel tank width, rake combined with its sporty two-cylinder engine are poised to make this just as enjoyable as the FZ-09 did in 2014.
Expect us to dive deeper into the new FZ-07 later this year when we get our hands on one! For now; enjoy the bike porn.