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2007 Yamaha FZ1 Comparo Photo Gallery

MotorcycleUSA takes the latest batch of nakeds and tossed them together - relax its nothing dirty, just our '07 Streetfighter Comparo. Check out who came out on top in our 2007 Streetfighter Comparo II.

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Yamaha decided to stuff the venerable R1 mill into a mostly naked, rider-friendly streetbike called the FZ1 back in 2001 and it has been an overdressed staple of the streetfighter scene ever since.
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The information console on the FZ1 includes an analog tach and digital speedo, with the Yamaha also including an electronic fuel gauge.
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With the Yamaha serving up seemingly endless acceleration it's a good thing the brakes are up to task. Bringing the Yamaha to a safe halt is a pair of 320mm rotors with four-piston calipers up front and a 245mm rear disc with single-piston caliper out back.
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Yamaha's 998cc literbike engine is utilized by the FZ1, with the powerplant claiming top honors in the horsepower battle, cranking out just shy of 130 ponies at the rear wheel.
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The Yamaha's handlebar was the highest placed of the comparo test bikes, complimenting a very upright stance.
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Serving up smooth linear power, the Yamaha's Inline-Four delivers plenty of punch from the bottom to top of the rev range.
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The relatively low MSRP also had our street hooligan, Steeves, listing off all the immediate changes he'd make to a potential project FZ1 with the thousands of dollars he'd save compared to the Italian bikes and he has a point.
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The fuel-injected motor runs so smooth from top to bottom that it was almost possible to stick the Fazer in second and ride it like a high-speed scooter on the track.
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The Yamaha pulled last place in the Appearance category, in part, due to its boxy right side exhaust.
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While not popular in the styling department, the Yamaha's wind protection is the best of our nekkid group thanks to a front half-fairing.
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Sporting a budget-friendly $9199 MSRP, the Yamaha FZ1 delivers a lot of bike for the money.
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The upright riding position on the FZ1, combined with a comfortable seat and the decent wind protection, made the Yamaha a bike that could be ridden many miles in comfort.
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With a wheelbase of 57.5 inches, the Yamaha FZ1 was the lengthiest bike in our comparo. While it took a little extra to tip over in a turn, once it did it was very stable.
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The Yamaha FZ1 was the least naked of our streefighter testing crop, with the most modest of entries betting on its beefy Inline-Four to make up for its looks.
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It may not have been the winner, but before you think the Yamaha doesn't have the oomph to hang with nimbler rivals, Mr. Filice displays its one-wheeled potential.
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While the FZ1 hides its bulk well at low speeds, once the pace picks up a rider starts to feel all of its tank-empty 467 lbs.
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The FZ1's 25-degree rake and 4.3 inches of trail are almost identical to the Aprilia Tuono (trail 0.2-inch shorter), but in the handling portion of our scoresheet the bikes were on the extreme opposite ends of the spectrum
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On the dyno the FZ1 flexed its juice-free four-cylinder muscle by taking top honors in peak horsepower with an impressive 129.3 at 11,500 rpm.
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On the dyno the FZ1 second-place in the torque courtesy of a bulging 66.2 lb-ft at 9,500 rpm. The FZ1 means serious business in a Clark Kent sort of way.
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In spite of the mammoth horsepower on tap, the delivery of that power, while not anemic, is not as brutish or lively as the other four in this class.
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On extreme turns the Yamaha was more prone to drag some pegs than its competition.
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2007 Yamaha FZ1