Yamaha will bring an FZ8 naked bike to the market in the spring.
The torquier, more powerful FZ will replace the company’s 600 cc model and will sport an 800 cc motor in the usual four-cylinder, 16 valve configuration.
The motor will likely bear similarities to the larger FZ1 powerplant but will probably be tuned for mid-range torque.
It will compete with models like Kawasaki’s Z750, BMW’s F800R, and the Aprilia Shiver.
It will most likely be released in Europe first, and could follow that with an appearance here, but little is known outside the secret halls of Yamaha-dom.
There is only one photograph available.