Yamaha FZR600: review, history, specs

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Yamaha FZR600
Also called FZR600 (reduced effect #2), FZR 600 (reduced effect #2), FZR600 (reduced effect), FZR 600 (reduced effect), FZR600R, FZR 600 R, FZR 600
Production 1989 - 1999
Class Sportbike
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 59.0mm x 54.8mm
Compression ratio 12:1
Top Speed 142 mph (229 km/h)
Horsepower 95.88 HP (71.5 KW) @ 11500RPM
Torque 48.46 ft/lbs (65.7 Nm) @ 9500RPM
Air Filter K&N YA-6089 `89-99[1]
Spark Plug NGK CR9E '89-90
Battery YUASA YB1AL-A '89-90
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Final Drive Chain: 530x106
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 46T
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: Rising-rate Monoshock Non Adjustable
Brakes Front: double disc. 4-piston calipers
Rear: single disc. single piston caliper
Front Tire 110/70-vr17-240
Rear Tire 140/60-vr18-240
Wheelbase 56.1 inches (1425 mm)
Length 82.52 inches (2096 mm)
Width 27.6 inches (701 mm)
Height 45.51 inches (1156 mm)
Seat Height 31.3 inches (795 mm)
Weight 395.07 pounds (179.2 Kg) (dry), 208.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-144
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 4.8 Gallon (18.16 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 6.35 liters/100 km (15.7 km/l or 37.04 mpg)
Competition Honda CBR600F
Suzuki GSX-R600
Kawasaki ZX600A
Ducati 749
Triumph Daytona 675
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha FZR600 was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1989 and 1999. It could reach a top speed of 142 mph (229 km/h). Max torque was 48.46 ft/lbs (65.7 Nm) @ 9500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 95.88 HP (71.5 KW) @ 11500 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 59.0mm bore x 54.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 599.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 110/70-vr17-240 front tire and a 140/60-vr18-240 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. 4-piston calipers in the front and a single disc. single piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Rising-rate Monoshock Non Adjustable. The FZR600 was fitted with a 4.8 Gallon (18.16 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 395.07 pounds (179.2 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.1 inches (1425 mm) long.

The Yamaha FZR600 is a motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1989 to 1990.

In its first year (1989), the Yamaha FZR600 dominated the 600 Supersport class at Daytona to establish itself as the Class Leader during this time.

1989[edit | edit source]

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1989 - 1997 Yamaha FZR 600[edit | edit source]

1989 - 1997 Yamaha FZR 600

The FZR 600 was made for ten years and is the trackbike of choice for many an amateur enthusiast. It is reasonably attractive, fast enough to entertain, and inexpensive enough to allow spirited riding. Yamaha eventually stopped the FZR to make room for the R6, but it’s hard not to mourn the loss of the bike that introduced so many would-be racers to the track.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.