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FZ8 and the Fazer 8 are 2011 - models release for Yamaha

Here's a Press Release from the folks at Yamaha - they've got a new model with half-fairing and naked with an 779cc , 4-valve, inline 4 engine; the Fazer 8 and the FZ8.

The Fazer 8 has a MSRP of $10,999 while the FZ8 comes in at $10,499 CDN.  So $500 extra for the half fairing.


Weight for the half-faired version with it's 17 Litre tank is 216kg (475.2 lbs) while the naked version trims a few pounds to come in at 212 kg (466.4 lb.)

Full Details:

Have you been wondering what’s under the hood of Yamaha’s new motorcycles? Stop scratching your head because today Yamaha releases their 2011 motorsport lineup! While each model is refined for better performance and durability, Yamaha is especially pleased to announce two brand new machines.

Leading the new wave of Yamaha motorcycles is the all-new FZ8. A first to the fold, the FZ8 is designed to satisfy every rider’s desire and then some. Featuring the same chassis and many components of the FZ1, the FZ8 is refined for a lighter, more nimble ride. Yamaha’s goal was to create a motorcycle that is an absolute pleasure to ride for any rider, on any occasion. 

“We’re very excited with the final result of the FZ8,” says John Bayliss, Yamaha’s Product Manager, Motorcycle. “Both European and Canadian media are saying the same things; the bike handles very well, has great low-to-mid throttle response and is an overall fun, versatile bike to ride.”

The FZ8 is also available in a half-fairing version called “Fazer 8.” 

 If you'd like more details on the new model it's up on Yamaha Motor Canada's website HERE.


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