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2001 Yamaha Fazer: Yamaha Announces Complete Specs

Below are official Yamaha specs describing the European model Fazer 1000 which will be introduced next week at Intermot. If this bike is made available in the U.S. (a question Yamaha will answer next week) expect similar specifications.

By the way, these are metric units. Important conversions include 78.1 pound feet of torque at 7,500 rpm, 458 pounds dry weight, and 5.3 gallon fuel capacity. As we indicated in our earlier article on the 2001 Fazer, expect approximately 122 rear wheel horsepower.

The 78.1 pound foot torque figure is phenominal. Around town, at real world rpm levels, this bike will be as quick, or quicker, than an R1. Stay tuned. Here is the Yamaha press release:

Market and Product Summary

The European market for liter-class (over 901cc) sports touring motorcycles
continues to be a strong one with an annual demand of about 70,000 units,
and for this class the different makers offer a range of highly varied
models. In the newly introduced Yamaha Sports “FZS1000” (FAZER) Yamaha
brings to this class an entirely new type of 1000cc new sports models
with an outstanding level of running performance to answer the needs
of riders who want a multi-use machine.
Developed around the key words “The Ultimate Strong FAZER,” this
new model is the embodiment of our concept of a high-performance machine
that brings together versatile ease of use and the running performance
riders want to really enjoy fun riding on the weekends.
The model’s main features include 1) an engine that puts out a biggest-in-class
143PS for a feeling of power and acceleration that transcends the image
of conventional 100PS sports bikes, 2) a lightest-in-class 208 kg body
(dry weight) for outstanding handling performance and 3) a full array
of functions that leave nothing to be desires for all kinds of daily
use, including tandem riding.

Main Feature

A 143 horsepower engine with entirely new character
A high-performance engine based on the YZF-R1 has been adopted on this
model. Compared to the base engine, the inertial mass of the crank has
been boosted 10% along with the adoption of a BSR37mm carburetor and
a new-design cylinder head, all of which combine to produce an engine
with a completely new character. With a 74 x 58mm bore x stroke and
a 11.4 : 1 compression ratio, this power unit puts out a brawny 143PS
and 10.8 kgf-m of torque.
What’s more, a new lightweight small diameter clutch and a new secondary
reduction ratio (from "16 x 43" to "16 x 44") have
been adopted along with exhaust system changes like a buff-baking type
exhaust pipe (35mm diameter single pipe) with an impressive material
presence, “EXUP” system for flatter torque development and a lightweight
4-1 muffler. These elements combine to produce 1) the enjoyment of full
use of the engine’s power, 2) ease of use in the mid-speed range, 3)
a strong sense of character and 4) acceleration performance with a feeling
of outstanding response.

High-rigidity double cradle frame
A wide type high-rigidity double cradle frame that uses 48mm diameter
pipe for the tank rail has been adopted. An engine center of gravity
that is 14mm lower than on the YZF-R1 and the benefits of lightweight
design throughout that make this engine the lightest in class, combine
to achieve an exceptionally nimble handling feeling within a stable
base. Also, the engine mounting is a linked type that serves to reduce

Fully adjustable suspensions front and rear
A large 43mm diameter front suspension is adopted. Both the front and
rear suspensions are fully adjustable to fit a wide range of riding
conditions and rider preferences. The rear arm is an aluminum type with
twin-sectioned cross-section known for its excellent balance that serves
to achieve outstanding handling.
What’s more, to help ensure excellent braking performance a compact,
one-piece brake caliper has been adopted.

Other Features
The half cowl that offers good protection even in cornering at high
speeds combines with the sharp lines of the somewhat horizontally flared
fuel tank and the sharp lines of the tail section to define the sporty
styling of the new FZS1000. Also, the riding position has been set as
a rather upright one that is well suited for a wide range of riding
environments from winding roads to long-distance and tandem riding.
What’s, a fuller array of practical functions, like a main stand and
hazard lamp have been added.

2001 European model Yamaha “FZS1000” Technical Specification



Overall length x width x height

2,125 x 765 x 1,190 mm

Seat height

820 mm


1,450 mm

Minimum ground clearance

140 mm

Dry weight / fully equipped

208 kg / 231 kg

Engine type

Liquid-cooled 4-Stroke DOHC 5-Valve

Cylinder arrangement



998 cc

Bore x stroke

74 x 58 mm

Compression ratio


Maximum power

105.2kW (143PS) / 10,000 rpm

Maximum torque

105.9Nm (10.8 kgf-m) / 7,500 rpm

Starting system



Pressurized wet sump

Engine oil capacity

3.7 liter

Fuel tank capacity

21 liter



Ignition system

Full-transistor (TCI)


12V, 12AH

Primary / Secondary reduction ratios

1.581 / 2.750

Clutch type

Wet multi-plate

Transmission type

Constant mesh 6-speed

Gear ratios

1st: 2.500, 2nd: 1.842, 3rd: 1.5004th: 1.333,
5th: 1.200, 6th: 1.115

Frame type

Double cradle

Caster / Trail

26 degrees / 104 mm

Tire size (front / rear)

120/70ZR17 / 180/55ZR17

Brake type (front / rear)

Hydraulic double disc / Hydraulic single disc

Suspension type (front / rear)

Telescopic / Swingarm


Halogen bulb / 12V60W/55W