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2015 Yamaha FZ-07 First Ride Photo Gallery

With a torque-filled Parallel Twin and an all-new chassis, we get a day of riding in the saddle of the 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 as we romp around Bainbridge Island and downtown Seattle.

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The riding position of the FZ-07 sees a taller handlebar closer to the rider while the foot pegs are more forward and lower compared to the FZ-09.
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The 689cc Parallel Twin of the FZ-07 features DOHC and 4-valves per cylinder. It also has Yamaha's Crossplane Concept 270-degree crank with an uneven firing interval.
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The 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 is an urban assault vehicle, nimble, quick, and deft at dodging traffic.
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Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle, is lush and beautiful. The 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 is easy on the eyes, too.
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The FZ-07 feels solid and stable mid-turn, the muscular Twin ready to punch its way out.
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Our swarm of Yamaha FZ-07 riders roll onto a ferry for the trip back across the Sound to Seattle after rumbling around Bainbridge Island.
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The LCD display of the FZ-07 is good-sized and includes a bar-style tachometer, speedo, dual tripmeters with fuel reserve countdown, a clock, gear-position indicator, and ambient temperature gauge.
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The Yamaha FZ-07 is narrow at the tank which allows riders to snug up to the bike.
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The steel frame of the 2015 FZ-07 is fairly rigid and showed no signs of flex coming out of corners.
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The 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 comes in Rapid Red, Pearl White, or Liquid Graphite w/blue wheels & frame at an MSRP of $6990.
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The FZ-07 is a blast to ride on twisty rural roads.
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Light-action controls and a silky-smooth transmission make the FZ-07 a great choice for the demands of city streets.
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Yamaha's Parallel Twin provides tons of low-rev torque and continues to deliver the goods on its way to its 10,000 rpm redline.
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The 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 tank is small at 3.7 gallons, but Yamaha’s claims of 58 mpg put range around 200 miles.
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The FZ-07's chassis revamp includes an asymmetrical swingarm and KYB suspension.