Last updated Feb 10, 2009
The FZR is an awesome bike for first time riders to learn on, and is inexpensive to buy and maintain due to it's popularity. The slang "Fizzer" or "Fiz" is commonly and affectionately used in the FZR community.
The Yamaha FZR600 is a sportbike motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1989 and 1999. It was the successor to the FZ600, and was replaced by the YZF-600R. On introduction in 1989, it contained many revolutionary features, such as the steel Deltabox frame . The FZR600 won several professional level sportbike titles before being outclassed by the Honda CBR600F2
The Yamaha FZR600 came with the genesis engine which featured 3 intake valves and 2 exhaust a very good idea for a engine just to early for its time. Many models came with the EXUP valve system, mandatory for units sold in California. This system located in the lower exhaust manifold helps maintain high back pressure at low RPM's, and opens up more at higher RPM's giving the motor better mid range power.
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