When Yamaha unveiled its 50th anniversary edition red and white livery for its M1 MotoGP machines in May, one question came immediately to mind: when can we get the special edition R1? The red and white design was created to celebrate Yamaha‘s 50th year in Grand Prix racing. Yamaha factory racers Jorge Lorenzo and Ben […]
Intermot 2012: 2013 Yamaha FZ8 Announced
Along with the announcement of the updated 2013 FJR1300A, Yamaha also announced that its naked middleweight roadster, the FZ8, has received a handful of updates for 2013.
Key among the modest improvements is revised EFI programming for smoother, snappier throttle response, and front suspension is now full adjustability.
The fork has new preload and rebound adjustments atop the fork legs, while a new compression damping adjuster is located at the bottom of the fork. The shock now offers rebound adjustment to complement preload adjustment and a new, stiffer spring.
The muffler has been restyled for a more comtemporary appearance, while the two-piece seat has a new, “higher quality” material according to Yamaha. The top of the saddle features a textured surface while the seat’s sides have a suede-like look and feel.
The 2013 FZ8 will hit dealers in February (2013, of course), in the previous model’s Matte Gray/Matte Black color scheme, and retail for $8890 — a $200 increase from last year.