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Written on: 07/10/2013
Overall - a brilliant bike. After 35,000 miles over three years of ownership I have complete faith in my Fazer. She starts every time (well, apart from once which was my fault because I was lazy with the servicing.) Supremely reliable and easy to work on at home. Oil, plugs, filters and carb sync all I've done asides from consumables. Speaking of which, the bike is very kind to tyres, chains and pads. Very affordable to run, insure and maintain. Ride - stable, easy and fun. The engine has… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/05/2013 by Stumpmeister (1 review written)
Never ridden before - bought a Faz on recommendation of a few mates - had to have it lowered TWICE and side stand shortened - but he is fabulous. I am only 5'2" but have a long body and short legs - forks, suspension and dog bones ALL taken down - and the ride is still lovely - got a mate whose had them for years to check out the ride to make sure balanced and hadn't affected the steering or handling - he was SURE it would - but he came back grinning - that rides NICE he said!!! It's an '02 so… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/04/2013
I bought the Fazer when I passed my test in 2006. It was my first bike and seven years later I am still riding it. I have never felt the need to change. It is fast, comfortable and reliable. Being 6'8" there are few sports bikes that I both look and feel comfortable on. I have done over 600 miles in a day across France on it and was comfortable all the way. I would recommend this bike to anyone. … Read Full Review
Written on: 26/07/2012
So I recently passed a DAS course and went hunting for a good first bike. Being 6'5" (196cm) with a 36" inside leg I am not a small chap and this rapidly turned into a problem. I can fit on most bikes but not many are comfortable for more than an hour or so. Then there I tried the '98 FZS600 and it was fantastic. Reasonably high saddle and reasonably low pegs mean your not too cramped, even when you're hiding behind the fairing (though a double bubble screen is a good addition if like me… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/07/2012 by Gouresh (1 review written)
So I have the FZS 600S, 2000 yr model since 2003 and purchased with 1,500 miles on from Ebay. Last week just completed 100,000 miles and still going strong. I use the bike to commute 80 miles a day come Rain, Wind, Snow and sometimes even the Sun.. So let me give you my take on this. PS My bike is completely standard. Looks: From some angles it looks weird and from its chunky & from some looks very nice. So that’s subjective Comfort: You sit low in the saddle which is well padded, so your… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/04/2012 by Richorider32 (1 review written)
I have had my Fazer FZS600 (2003) for over 18 months now and can honestly say I have not regretted buying it once! I love it as it’s easy to maintain and has a sweet engine. I am not a slim person but the bike has no issue carrying me AND a pillion! Great acceleration and the breaks are amazing. I have serviced the bike myself and done endless upgrades from the basic mode, I’m not a mechanic (it’s such an easy bike, I don’t need to be)! The only gripe I have about my bike (not sure if… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2012 by FrekeyDekey (1 review written)
I haven't trailed it yet, but expect it would handle that too! After 30 yrs in the saddle nowadays I like bikes that can be ridden in top that way I can spend more time planning a way through the crazy traffic in the U.K. these days. This bike delivers on that, pulling, with some vibes admittedly, from 20 to 120mph, without a glitch, coming on strong above 70 - useful for real world overtakes. When your touring abroad with long, difficult days on unfamiliar roads this is motor is very useful… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2012 by derekj (1 review written)
Having been in cars and off bikes for 36 years my son decide to take his cbt test!! for his new 50cc ped. I wanted to keep him company and one thing lead to another.I passed my CBT and asked my trainer for lessons to do the direct acess course. I passed the Theory test and eventually passed the practical after putting my foot down on the slalom the first attempt. I had been using a 500cc Kawasaki. I asked Andy my Tutor for some recommendations for a next step bike.The Yamaha 600cc fazer came… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2011
This was my first bike bike after passing test and having a 125cc for 6 months prior to that (mid life crisis re biking). Got this bike from a friend who had kept it in good condition and low miles. I used it in all weather all year round and NEVER let me down. Even my limited mechanical skills able to do the simple things on it. Power was a massive difference from the ER5 I learnt on and you soon find it has a second powerband at @7000 where the smile does come to your face!! Overall I would… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/03/2011
Being a learner, the fazer was recomended to me as the perfect first big bike. I've had it a month now, covered just short of 1,000 miles on it and i LOVE it. superb, does everything you ask it to, great on fuel, has boosted my confidence no end, very very happy with i :D… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/03/2011
last bike i had many years ago was a rd 350 lc i bought a fazer 3yrs ago and av loved evry minute riding it i av put a beowulf can on it and it sounds spot on especially threw the queensway tunnels in birmingham also just put sum avon storm 2 ultra tyres on and feel alot more confident than ever b4 i would recommend this bike 2 anyone looking 4 a mid range bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/02/2011
i picked up my 56 reg fazer.the only previous owner said it always run a bit lumpy.it brought me back to my karting days riding a two stroke.the power band came in when realy revved..i was not liking that.so i bought a set of iridin plugs...boy a new bike..goes like stink.and runs how it should do.so if anyone is having the same problem with rough running or tickover.thats the cure.now a great bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/02/2011
This is the smallest engined road bike I've had for quite a while. It sits next to my BMW GS 1200 in the garage. I've only had it for a couple of months and with the English winter I've only done about 300 miles on it. But I like it! Because it makes it's power above 8000 rpm I do tend to ride it like a pillock! Make no mistake this is a quick little bike. The riding position isn't cramped (I am 6'-3") and the seat is firm but comfortable. It's slim and good for filtering,the handling is… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/01/2011
Superb bike. Twenty two years in the saddle and this is the best all rounder I've found yet. It's small and light enough to chuck about, yet has the power to eat motorway miles and not notice. I did 570miles in one day, motorways all the way at 80 to 95MPH.
The brakes are awesome, be careful with them in the wet.
The headlights are apalling, I fitted an HID kit on the High Beam side and that sorted it.
Good two up, nearly 100 ponies innit?
I regularly get 60MPG from steady riding, down to 40MPG… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/11/2010
The Fazer 600 is the best bike by far that I have ever owned.
My engine is silky smooth with a tingle around 7000rpm
8000rpm is as high as I ever go, and then not often.
Insurance is ridiculously cheap. (3rd party) I am old.
The bike is rock solid and the clutch gearbox operation is superb.
Clonks into bottom when stationary.
I still have the original exhauste.
In fact since 1996 I have owned 2 Diversions (600) and the Fazer and never replaced an exaust/battey.
Miraculous really coz I dont do… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/11/2010
New Fazer 800 is a modern take on this sports touring legacy - there are dozens of decent condition 1998 originals for just over a grand - talk about build quality 12 years old runnin' strong.
0-60 in 3.8 seconds - Pretty quick acceleration for 599 cc.
Really low cost fully comprehensive insurance.
Lightweight easy handling and exceptional cornering capabilities.
No aching body parts after 1/2 an hours outing, comfortable smooth ride.
Looks far better than similar spec bikes of the era, a… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/07/2010 by GM600 (1 review written)
Just got back to 2 wheels after a 6 year break. Had a Fireblade but due to back trouble i was looking for a bit more comfort without losing too much power. Liked the Fazer600S and any owner i talked to had only good words to say about them and boy were they right! I was a wee bit nervous after a 6 year break but 2 miles down the road i loved this machine. Loads of power and great comfort. The lights were'nt upto much but cross wiring the dims solved that. I can't speak highly enough of the… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2010
I passed my test in December 2005 and since then, I have owned only one bike, a Honda Shadow VT600c, which was a great looking bike and I enjoyed owning it and never envisaged owning anything but a custom cruiser. After four years though, I got bored with the Shadow and fancied trying something (possibly only for a season!) different. After looking around, the Fazer seemed to be a decent choice. Although a lot uglier than the Shadow, it looked fine enough to try. I've had it for nearly… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/03/2010
excellent allrounder easy maintenance and cheap BRILLIANT!… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/11/2009
This is a top up of a review I did before ,this is my 6th bike I have done the gixxer's and v twins and the fazer is proving to be the best all rounder I have had. On the twisty back I have beaten blade's r1 it is so easy to ride.On the open road then you have had it against the 1000 cc boys .Love the bike I would recommend a end can and a k & n air filter .You do not need to be a newbie to enjoy this bike if you have been riding a few years then try one you will be amazed how good it is . mine… Read Full Review
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