The Yamaha FZ1 is a street motorcycle manufactured by the Yamaha Motor Company Ltd. of Japan. Introduced 2001 to critical acclaim in Spain for the professional motorcycle community the "R1 For The Real World" touted 140 crankshaft hp based upon the previous generation R1 20-valve inline four cylinder four stroke engine. The 2006 model has a similar, though more compact, next generation, 998cc DOHC 20-valve R1 engine, which produces 150 horsepower at 11,000 rpm, set in an all-new compact aluminum frame.
It is known as the Fazer FZS1000 EXUP in Europe. Model years 2001-2005 were virtually unchanged except for color offerings. 2006 saw a major redesign with a smaller gas tank, redesigned sportier ergonomics, and improved handling.