"We paid a lot of attention to the riding fun in real-life usage situations, that's why we wanted a more torquey and responsive engine." mentions Product Planner Alessandro Polati. "The FZ has always been a high performance allrounder and with the shift to 800cc, we've made it more exciting than ever."
Engine: developed for torque and response● It's supersports-derived: the engine is built on the R1-2008 crankcase-crankshaft basis
"We could have developed a much higher horsepower figure, but that would have been at the expense of mid range torque" says Alessandro. "We wanted to have that strong responsiveness without having to shift down. When you ride the FZ8 there's all the power you need, when you need it, in midrange. And when you want to exploit high revving, there's more than enough to enjoy!"
Chassis: strong, light, top quality components
"The riding position is completely natural, you feel that you can control the bike very well. The riding is very intuitive, you feel confident right from the first turn. And it's easy to put both feet on the ground for my 1 meters 71, there's no interference of the footpegs."
The essence of Fazer 8: a sharp allrounder
"We spent a lot of time perfecting the design" says Alessandro.
"Fazer has to express its personality, its values very clearly:
The pure dynamism; combining style & versatility; in a powerful shape; while being sleek and aerodynamic."