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Yamaha FZR1000 Gallery

Yamaha's FZR1000 is a maximum sports bike in every sense and has become something of an industry standard. The machine has Y' won countless Bike of the Year awards and has even been voted Best Bike of the Eighties. Its success can largely be attributed to the fact that it does everything pretty well and n nothing particularly badly. It has astonishing power yet the chassis can handle it and deliver the performance through " the tyres to the road. More significantly, it's comfortable and rider-friendly. Although undeniably a pure sports machine, its abilities are not confined to the racetrack and world-wide sales confirm its position as one of the very best road bikes available.

Developed from the YZF factory endurance racer, the FZR1000 uses much of the engine technology Yamaha first displayed on their pioneering FZ750 road bike. Each of the four cylinders uses five valves - three inlet and two exhaust - and the cylinder bank is inclined forward allowing the use of downdraft carburettors and a short, dead straight inlet path for better cylinder filling.

The 1987 version of the Yamaha FZR1000 had a top speed of over 250 km/h. The 1989 version, crowned the "Bike of the Decade", had 0-60 acceleration of 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of over 270 km/h. The unique feature which gave the 1989 onward models their 'EXUP' name was a servo motor driven exhaust valve. This allowed large bore exhaust header pipes (for excellent gas flow at high engine speeds) coupled with the valve restricting flow at lower revs, to speed the gas through. It gave pulling power from low revs, seamlessly, up to the red line at 11,500RPM. Yamaha used this valve system on the YZF models which followed (Thunderace) and the R1 models from 1998.

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Yamaha FZR1000 Yamaha FZR1000
  • Engine - 1003 cc, liquid cooled, DOHC in-line four
  • Power - 139bhp @ 10,000rpm
  • Top Speed - 172 mph (275kph)
  • Dry Weight - 209kg (461 lb)
  • Standing Quarter Mile Time - 10.8sec
  • Launched - 1987
  • Fuel Consumption - 35mpg
1987 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis  
1988 Yamaha FZR1000 FZR1000 Genesis.
1988 Yamaha FZR1000 1988 Yamaha FZR1000  
1989 Yamaha FZR1000 Yamaha FZR 1000 Featuring a new Deltabox frame, shorter and more compact dimensions, the remarkable EXUP exhaust power control system and improved engine design and performance, the latest evolution of the FZR1000 is the most balanced performer in the sportbike world.
1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP The 1989 FZR 1000 is still very much the FZR 1000, knowledgeable sport riders and racers have come to love. But it is also considerably refined. Lt is faster, better handling and harder accelerating. In short, a balanced performer - balanced on the cutting edge of Sport bike technology.
1990 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP 1990 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP  
1990 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP  
1990 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP  
1991 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP 1991 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP  
1991 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP 1991 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP  
1992 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP 1992 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP  
1993 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP 1993 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP  
1994 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP 1994 Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP  

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