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New European '01 Model Displayed at INTERMOT Yamaha Sports "FZS1000 (FAZER)"

September 4, 2000

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) and Yamaha Motor Europe NV introduced and displayed the new European '01 Model Yamaha Sports "FZS1000" (FAZER) at the "INTERMOT Munich 2000" (2nd International Trade Fair for Motorcycles and Scooters) held from Sept. 13 to 17, 2000 in Munich.


Yamaha Sports "FZS1000" (FAZER)

Market and Product Summary

The European market for liter-class (over 901cc) sports touring motorcycles continues to be a strong one with an annual demand of about 70,000 units, and for this class the different makers offer a range of highly varied models. In the newly introduced Yamaha Sports "FZS1000" (FAZER) Yamaha brings to this class an entirely new type of 1000cc new sports models with an outstanding level of running performance to answer the needs of riders who want a multi-use machine.
Developed around the key words "The Ultimate Strong FAZER," this new model is the embodiment of our concept of a high-performance machine that brings together versatile ease of use and the running performance riders want to really enjoy fun riding on the weekends.
The model's main features include 1) an engine that puts out a biggest-in-class 143PS for a feeling of power and acceleration that transcends the image of conventional 100PS sports bikes, 2) a lightest-in-class 208 kg body (dry weight) for outstanding handling performance and 3) a full array of functions that leave nothing to be desires for all kinds of daily use, including tandem riding.

Main Feature

A 143 horsepower engine with entirely new character

A high-performance engine based on the YZF-R1 has been adopted on this model. Compared to the base engine, the inertial mass of the crank has been boosted 10% along with the adoption of a BSR37mm carburetor and a new-design cylinder head, all of which combine to produce an engine with a completely new character. With a 74 x 58mm bore x stroke and a 11.4 : 1 compression ratio, this power unit puts out a brawny 143PS and 10.8 kgf-m of torque.
What's more, a new lightweight small diameter clutch and a new secondary reduction ratio (from "16 x 43" to "16 x 44") have been adopted along with exhaust system changes like a buff-baking type exhaust pipe (35mm diameter single pipe) with an impressive material presence, "EXUP" system for flatter torque development and a lightweight 4-1 muffler. These elements combine to produce 1) the enjoyment of full use of the engine's power, 2) ease of use in the mid-speed range, 3) a strong sense of character and 4) acceleration performance with a feeling of outstanding response.

High-rigidity double cradle frame

A wide type high-rigidity double cradle frame that uses 48mm diameter pipe for the tank rail has been adopted. An engine center of gravity that is 14mm lower than on the YZF-R1 and the benefits of lightweight design throughout that make this engine the lightest in class, combine to achieve an exceptionally nimble handling feeling within a stable base. Also, the engine mounting is a linked type that serves to reduce vibration.

Fully adjustable suspensions front and rear

A large 43mm diameter front suspension is adopted. Both the front and rear suspensions are fully adjustable to fit a wide range of riding conditions and rider preferences. The rear arm is an aluminum type with twin-sectioned cross-section known for its excellent balance that serves to achieve outstanding handling.
What's more, to help ensure excellent braking performance a compact, one-piece brake caliper has been adopted.

Other Features

The half cowl that offers good protection even in cornering at high speeds combines with the sharp lines of the somewhat horizontally flared fuel tank and the sharp lines of the tail section to define the sporty styling of the new FZS1000. Also, the riding position has been set as a rather upright one that is well suited for a wide range of riding environments from winding roads to long-distance and tandem riding. What's, a fuller array of practical functions, like a main stand and hazard lamp have been added.

2001 European model Yamaha "FZS1000" Technical Specification



Overall length x width x height

2,125 x 765 x 1,190 mm

Seat height

820 mm


1,450 mm

Minimum ground clearance

140 mm

Dry weight / fully equipped

208 kg / 231 kg

Engine type

Liquid-cooled 4-Stroke DOHC 5-Valve

Cylinder arrangement



998 cc

Bore x stroke

74 x 58 mm

Compression ratio


Maximum power

105.2kW (143PS) / 10,000 rpm

Maximum torque

105.9Nm (10.8 kgf-m) / 7,500 rpm

Starting system



Pressurized wet sump

Engine oil capacity

3.7 liter

Fuel tank capacity

21 liter



Ignition system

Full-transistor (TCI)


12V, 12AH

Primary / Secondary reduction ratios

1.581 / 2.750

Clutch type

Wet multi-plate

Transmission type

Constant mesh 6-speed

Gear ratios

1st: 2.500, 2nd: 1.842, 3rd: 1.5004th: 1.333, 5th: 1.200, 6th: 1.115

Frame type

Double cradle

Caster / Trail

26 degrees / 104 mm

Tire size (front / rear)

120/70ZR17 / 180/55ZR17

Brake type (front / rear)

Hydraulic double disc / Hydraulic single disc

Suspension type (front / rear)

Telescopic / Swingarm


Halogen bulb / 12V60W/55W

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