Yamaha FZX 700 Fazer


Make Model

Yamaha FzX 700 Fazer


1986 - 87


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 5 valves per cylinder.


698 cc / 42.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 68 x 48 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.2:1


4X 34mm Mikuni carburetors


Starting Electric

Max Power

85 hp / 63 kW @ 9500 rpm

Max Torque

81.4 Nm / 60.0 lb-ft @ 8000 rpm


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

38mm Telescopic forks non adjustable.

Rear Suspension

Dual shocks, 5-way preload.

Front Brakes

2x 267mm discs  2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 267mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

110/90 V16

Rear Tyre

140/90 V15

Dry Weight

204 kg / 444 lbs

Fuel Capacity

14 Litres / 3.6 US gal

Consumption Average

40 mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

12.0 sec

Top Speed

210 km/h / 131 mph
Road Test Cycle World

The Yamaha FZX750 was build from the early 1980s until the mid-1990s. The US version was the FZX700 Fazer, imported only in 1986 and 1987, with a 50 cc smaller engine displacement to avoid import tariffs on motorcycles larger than 700 cc.

Its engine was a retuned version of the four-stroke DOHC twenty-valve four-cylinder inline engine found in the FZ750, producing ten BHP less than the 105 of the sports model, but having a stronger midrange.

It had an almost solid rear wheel, low seat, and more chrome than would normally be expected. Unusually, it had downdraft carburettors built into the design of the thirteen-litre tank.