Great Bike and economicalI purchased this bike used and so far it has been amazing. I have had it for about 8 months now and have had no issues. Only time I had to push start is when the battery went flat. That is due to the cold weather. I normally take this bike for my weekend rides to and from gym etc.
value bikeApril/2016 i bought this bike from a private seller who bought it new but for whatever his reasons put only 1257k's on the O.D, & after giving the bike the once over from top to toe only to find it in A1 condition. This all black, 2008 FZ6N is one good all round bike, This bike is now 10 years old yet when parked i get people coming up to me & asking about thinking it's 2016/2017? & well Yamaha got this one right as far as looks & performance are concerned. 30 plus years on bikes, Chris. Webb
Fun times on a budgetWhen I first took charge of my then new FZ6N, I was a little uncertain, there were some minor teething issues with electrics and some loose bolts (which were all promptly sorted out by Yamaha, since then I have had three years of trouble free motoring from it, over 25K worth at present. The bike handles really well at slow speeds and is stable at reasonable speeds. acceleration is good once you get used to the high revving nature of the motor. The brakes have proven to be very effective, and have pulled me up twice in emergency situations wi... Read morethout any issues at all, although the bike does tend to nose dive a bit under hard braking into corners (an issue if you are track mad). Suspension setup at the front is fixed, but at the rear is adjustable (just) for preload, I played a bit and run mine set slightly lower than std. The only REAL complaint I had was the tyres the bike came with (the older dunlop sportsmart), they were absolute rubbish in the wet / dry and got changed out in less than 8K. Running pilot s now, with much better effect. The only other changes I made were to put on heated grips (Victoria is bloody freezing in winter), and to change the std headlamp bulb for a brighter one. Will look at re-gearing with new sprockets to lower cruising revs a bit at the next service. Allround the bike is a lot of fun for a very reasonable price. Good handling, reasonable price, all round fun poor tyres
Great middleweight....easy to rideI brought this bike as my first 'big bike'. Moving from a trail bike to a road bike was a learning experience but I haven't looked back. I've put about 6000k's on it in the first year. The bike is very comfortable (seat gets hard on a long ride), has great build quality and forgiving. The naked version means that you feel very much part of the bike. The good thing is that power (plenty of it for me) is predictable. When you need more power then it can be unleashed around the 9000 or 10000 rpm. I know that some may want the slingshot fa... Read morector of the R6 but I still have some hint of self preservation left in me. I mean, how fast do you really need to go!?!? The only things I could criticise would be the tyres that are easily improved with a couple of Pirellis and the fact that the seating position is a little cramped for my 190cm frame. On that basis I'll probably move to something with a bit mor leg room (like the FZ8S) with a screen to keep my old bones a bit warmer in the winter. Value for money, performance, predictability. Tyres and brakes are good but could be better. Would love an ABS version.
Questions & Answers
Is the fz6n lams approved?
no the Fz6n is not LAMS approved. The LAMS approved version of the FZ series is the FZ6R (available only as a faired version). I am not sure of Yamaha's current LAMS lineup, they may well offer a nak... Read moreed version by now (naked sport bikes have become quite popular in the past five years or so).
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