Yamaha FZ750

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Yamaha FZ750
1985 Yamaha FZ750 profile
Manufacturer Yamaha
Production 85-88
Engine 750cc
Sparkplug DP8EA-9 '85-88
Battery YB14L-A2 '85-88
Front Tire 120/80-16 '85-88
Rear Tire 130/80-18 '85-88
Manuals Service Manual
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The Yamaha FZ750 is a motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1985 to 1988.

Yamaha introduces more performance innovation with a five valve per cylinder engine in a production motorcycle. Lay down cylinders helped provide desired weight distribution.

Yamaha FZ750

The Yamaha FZ750 is a sport class motorcycle that was produced by the Yamaha Motor Corporation between 1985 and 1991. The FZ750 is notable as it was the predecessor of the highly successful Yamaha FZR1000


Yamaha released the FZ750 in 1985. The bike was popular, and competed well against others in the "sport" class of motorcycles. The machine was noticeably narrower than many contemporaries, Yamaha achieved this by placing the alternator behind the cylinders instead of the more normal position on the end of the crankshaft.


The FZ750 uses a four cylinder in-line layout and is liquid cooled. Twenty valves are operated by chain driven double overhead camshafts, valve clearances are adjusted using shims. The four constant velocity carburettors are mounted in a bank behind the cylinders and feed each cylinder through short intake manifolds. Four exhaust downpipes join a box below the engine where the gases are split to exit through two silencers. The crankshaft is geared directly to the clutch, no counter balancer shaft is used. Starting is by electric starter only. Lubrication is wet sump using a trochoid pump.


The FZ750 uses a six speed sequential close ratio gearbox, the gear shafts are only removable by splitting the crankcases. The clutch is of the wet, multiple-disc diaphragm spring type and is hydraulically operated. Final drive is by O-ring chain and sprockets. A safety feature of the FZ750 is that the engine ignition is cut if first gear is selected with the sidestand down, this is commonplace on modern motorcycles.


The frame of the FZ750 is manufactured from mild steel box-section and uses a perimeter layout, the fairing and upper rear section use separate cylindrical tubing sub-frames. The rear shock absorber is placed vertically behind the engine and connects to an extruded aluminium alloy swinging arm via several forged aluminium rocker arms. The 16 inch front wheel is held between spring and oil damped forks. Later models of the FZ750 used a 17 inch diameter front wheel. The FZ750 uses twin ventilated disc brakes for the front wheel with a single ventilated disc at the rear.

Electrical system

The FZ750 features a standard 12 volt electrical system. The alternator and starter motor are mounted behind the cylinders. Yamaha's self cancelling indicator unit is used and a variable resistance gauging system is used to monitor engine oil contents with associated warning lights. Nippondenso Transistor Controlled Ignition (TCI) is used in conjunction with two coils.

Yamaha FZ750 Specifications

  • Engine*749 cc (46 cu in), 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line
  • Bore Stroke*68 x 51.6 mm
  • Compression Ratio*11.2:1
  • Fuel System*Mikuni BS34 36 mm carburettor x 4
  • Lubrication*Wet sump
  • Ignition*TCI (Digital)
  • Transmission*6-speed, constant mesh
  • Final Drive*Chain
  • Overall Length*2225 mm (87.6 in)
  • Overall Width*755 mm (29.7 in)
  • Overall Height*1165 mm (45.9 in)
  • Seat Height*790 mm (31.1 in)
  • Ground Clearance*155 mm (6.1 in)
  • Wheelbase*1490 mm (58.7 in)
  • Dry Weight*210 kg (463 lb)
  • Suspension Front*Telescopic, coil spring.
  • Suspension Rear*Link-type, gas/oil damped.
  • Brakes Front*Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes Rear*Single hydraulic disc
  • Tyres Front*120/80-HR16
  • Tyres Rear*130/80-HR16
  • Fuel Tank Capacity*21 L


1985 Yamaha FZ750 profile


1986 Yamaha FZ750
1986 Yamaha FZ750
1986 Yamaha FZ750
1986 Yamaha FZ750

Yamaha FZ750
Manufacturer Yamaha
Also called FZ750 Genesis (reduced effect), FZ 750 Genesis (reduced effect), FZ750 Genesis, FZ 750 Genesis, FZ750 (reduced effect), FZ 750 (reduced effect), FZ 750
Production 1985 - 1992
Class Sport/Touring
Engine in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 68.0mm x 51.6mm
Compression ratio 11.2:1
Top speed 145 mph (233 km/h)
Horse Power 103.8 HP (77.4 KW) @ 10500RPM
Torque 52.37 ft/lbs (71.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Battery 11.2:1
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: Telescopic Forks Non Adjustable
Rear: Monocross With Single Shock Adjustable For Preload
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 140/70-18
Wheelbase 58.5 inches (1486 mm)
Seat height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight  (dry), 232.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 5.55 Gallon (21.00 Liters)
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The Yamaha FZ750 was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport/Touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1985 and 1992. It could reach a top speed of 145 mph (233 km/h). Max torque was 52.37 ft/lbs (71.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 103.8 HP (77.4 KW) @ 10500 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 68.0mm bore x 51.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 749.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 6-speed transmission.


It came with a 120/70-17 front tire and a 140/70-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic Forks Non Adjustable while the rear was equipped with a Monocross With Single Shock Adjustable For Preload. The FZ750 was fitted with a 5.55 Gallon (21.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 58.5 inches (1486 mm) long.

1985 - 1988 Yamaha FZ 750

1985 - 1988 Yamaha FZ 750

The FZ's 749cc engine was born in 1985, having impressive figures concerning the peak output of 105 HP at 10500rpm.

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