The 779cc engine combines top end components,
including ceramic-composite-coated cylinders and
forged aluminum pistons, with a carefully optimized
crankshaft to deliver the perfect power curve and
torquey performance character for this category.
The FZ8 fills the gap for sport riders who feel a
600cc is too small and a 1000cc is too big.
Muscular, naked bike styling gives an aggressive,
mass-forward stance. This bike screams attitude.
Comfortable, upright riding position with a compact
design that contributes to the bike’s first-rate
handling. This bike simply excels, both in the
morning commute and on that spirited weekend ride
on a twisty back country road.
Cast aluminum frame and Controlled-Fill
aluminum die-cast swingarm is lightweight and
provides the ideal rigidity balance for outstanding
New for 2013:
New muffler shape adds to the visual appeal making for a more
Rebound damping adjustability added to shock allows riders to
adjust the machine depending on rider and passenger needs.
Rebound and compression damping adjustability added to forks
allowing adjustability for sport touring or urban assault.
Dual-textured seat material is used enhancing the visual appeal
of the seat style.
779cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, inline 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine
delivers smooth power delivery and gobs of torque in the low to
mid rpm range. But this engine also lets loose with
eye-opening horsepower when the revs climb toward redline.
Fuel-injection with 35mm diameter throttle bodies has
optimum intake efficiency and smooth throttle response.
Provides precise fuel/air mixtures for awesome power delivery
across the rpm range.
Compact, pent-roof combustion chamber with a high 12.0:1
compression ratio with 26mm intake valves and 22mm exhaust
valves contributes both to the superb torque and high-rpm power
of this engine.
Intake funnels for cylinders 2 and 3 are 25mm longer than the
two outside cylinders. This tuning trick helps maximize the
engine’s punchy torque delivery.
The FZ8 inherits proven R1/FZ1 technologies, including forged
aluminum pistons, fracture split carburized connecting rods, and
The 68.0mm bore and 53.6mm stroke specifications were
carefully chosen to maximize the strong torque characteristics,
as was the crankshaft with optimized inertial mass.
Close-ratio 6-speed transmission has ideal ratios for the engine’s
4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system looks great and includes a
catalytic converter and O2 sensor. Newly designed muffler is
mounted low for great looks and excellent mass centralization.
Cast aluminum frame uses the engine as a stressed member
and allows for optimal rigidity balance, light weight, and superb
handling. Six engine-mounting points help provide superb
Controlled-Fill aluminum die-cast swingarm saves weight and
is tuned for excellent handling.
43mm inverted fork and a link-type Monocross shock with
adjustable preload, rebound/compression damping for light and
neutral handling characteristics.
The rear shock has preload and rebound damping adjustment
allowing riders to adjust to their preference.
310mm front discs, squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers,
and a single 267mm rear disc offer strong stopping power.
Aggressive chassis geometry with supersport-inspired 51 percent
front wheel weight bias. Provides light, nimble handling.
The generous 4.5 gallon fuel tank, is short front to back, and
slender where it meets the rider. The foot pegs and handlebars
are also placed for a compact, rider-forward riding position that
contributes to the bike’s excellent handling.
5-spoke cast aluminum wheels contribute to the light and
neutral handling character. This bike sports a 120/70 ZR17 radial
tire up front, and a 180/55-ZR17 rear radial to complete the look
and serve up the traction.
“Mass-forward” naked bike styling is accentuated by the headlight
FZ1-style instrument cluster features a great looking tachometer
with a white face.