Written on: 08/05/2013 by Stumpmeister
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2012 by FrekeyDekey
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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,... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 06/03/2010
excellent allrounder easy maintenance and cheap BRILLIANT! (read more)
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 .... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2009
I traded a fire storm in for a fazer 600 am I mad in short no . the storm was a good bike however comfort goes out the window . My fazer is a lot easier to ride and for a 600 it can shift .I can take it down the back lanes for fun and keep up with the 1000 cc boys and after 2 hours in the seat I can get off the fazer with no pains any where unlike my mates . It is also good 2 up and is a work horse .This is my 6th bike and the fazer is proving to be the best all rounder if you want a bike... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2009
This is the Yamaha FZS600 2nd Fazer I have had - liked the first one - 10yrs old when I got it and in good condition, low mileage etc.
Having had the new Fazer however - no comparison. I was told the old Thundercat engine was better etc. No way... I may be a female but love the power when you pull away.
It does everything well - cant think of anything bad to say about her. I have done almost 5k miles on this bike since new - like the look, the way she handles, reliability etc (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2009
Good, reliable, comfortable and pretty rapid 600. Used every-day rain or shine [ not enought of the shine ] great brakes & good looks. Try one ! (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
I've only oned my Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 600 for two months but I am really impressed with its performance, its one of the most comfortable bikes I have owned in thirty eight years of motorcycling .
It's easy to ride round town and handles beautifully on winding country roads even badly surfaced roads .
The fuel consumption is nothing short of amazing , even riding fast it has returned 55mpg , riding conservatively I have had 59 mpg !
several of my friends questioned my decision trading in... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2009 by james ahern (1 review written)
The Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 600 is an excellent bike year 2000 have still got bike at present. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2009
Overall quality. Several high tech components for a bike in this price range. The Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 600 is easy to ride. Good acceleration, smooth ride, although the seat could be slightly more comfortable for long rides. looks sharp - a great sport bike for a 51 year old.... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2009 by dave2003 (1 review written)
I have just re-bought my 2003 Yamaha FZS600, I had one of the s2 versions of the new bike but never really thought much of it. However, this one is a great all round motorbike , super smooth motor, good handling and a friendly chassis; a sports bike eater up to a point! (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2009 by dannyj5dhf
Had one off the first Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 600 in the country in May 1998. Still got it, had lots of test rides and couldnt justify outlaying money for bikes that arent really any better all rounders, do need tlc to keep in top condition. Good points are all round ability,runing costs. Bad points are poor headlights. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2009
racked up 47000 miles on the Yamaha running perfect an absolute joy would buy another great bike super reliable buy one (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2008 by Bigspottedcat (1 review written)
This bike is one of the All Time Great All Rounders. She is a loyal commuter, requiring very little maintenance. She flicks through traffic and is narrow enough for the tightest gaps. On the open road, after 7,000rpm, the 600cc block explodes into action. For a 90's engine, this 600 is one of the most powerful on the market. Make no mistake - this old girl will shoot to 230km/h and stick there. And the good news? These bikes are ridiculously cheap and are certainly classics in the making.
I... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008 by acetag (2 reviews written)
Excellent safe handling from the fully adjustable suspension although if you cant be bothered making it softer for riding 1-up tyres will skip, good power band revs easily to 12500 revs and pulls good wheelies when you are not riding on the road. Riding position is excellent compared to full cramped sports bikes which are good as I am 6 foot 2. My partner loves it on the pillion she even falls asleep its that comfortable unlike these new bikes rear seats. I have fitted a handle bar heater to... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008 by iluvmywaterproofs (1 review written)
Overall the Fazer is an excellent bike, but it will probably leave you a bit envious of the fullfairing sport bikes if you just use it as a weekend/sunny weather bike. If you use it everyday in all weathers then you'll start to appreciate this bike more and more, I've had this bike for nearly a year now, I've done just short of 10,000 miles and have ridden in all weathers (good scottish weather) and I've found that it does everything I ask of it, it has never refused to start and has been... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by Tightoldbiker (1 review written)
You can ride these bikes at 100 mph all day with no problems , really excellent value for money.
Like all across the frame fours they are a bit buzzy and bland compared with a slow revving V twin or a triple.
Superb brakes taken from the R1 make the bike stop on a sixpence if needed, and have not had any sticky calliper problems like a lot of bikes.
I have no hesitation in recommending these bikes, and would certainly buy another. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008 by o westbrokk
I've had mine just under a year and it geart I go to work on a 89 gpx 250 it s OK but at the weekend I get on the Yamaha 600 fazer and I head out throw the counry side and just keep going. I feel this bike is a good all rounder its a 52 plate whit 22 th on the clock my frist bike and I love it. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2008 by PeeDeeWee (1 review written)
The Yamaha Fazer is a top bike, and I've had loads. I commuter over 100 miles a day on a 2000 with 30k on the clock and it feels like new... Comfy position and good acceleration - I'm a "larger" individual and it takes the weight well. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2008 by jammyone (1 review written)
I bought mine as a second bike for comuting on & general weekend use. It does everything you want, good riding position even for taller riders (I am 6'2") goes well from the lights with a good top speed plenty there for any rider!
Make sure you buy good qualtity oil Castrol GP1 or simular, it will thank you for it & give you many trouble free miles. Stainless steel downpipes are a good investment if the origanal rot through (which the will in time).
If you want a good all rounder as a first... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2008 by bazza600
Since buying my 2007 Yamaha Fazer I have been riding and touring with ease. The motor from the R6 is great, the riding position is good, the looks and fuel economy is fantastic. This is my first Fazer and I'm very impressed. (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2008 by orourkep (1 review written)
The Yamaha Fazer is the best all round bike I have ever had. If you are a confident rider, this bike is good enough to mix it with the big boys in the country! No straight Lines obviously with the big boys! (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2008
Mine is black with some accessories, most people like it and it is a good solid machine despite higher mileage. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2008
Great city commuter with plenty of power and great price to boot.
Looks aint half bad either (Went the all black version). (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008
I bought a 2003 Yamaha Fazer 3 years ago as my first big bike and I have had no problems with it. It starts every time, the engine and gearbox are great and it handles brilliantly. Being a 2003 Fazer it is also the version on which Yamaha fixed the poor headlight problem. I would say the Fazer is a novice friendly bike that grows with you. If you want to know how good it is look how many couriers ride Fazers. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2008
Good bike. Will recommend. Quick throttle response, got 145mph easily with still more power and even could achieve higher speed. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2008 by andrew1986biking
Lovely bike to ride. Hard to work on though and rubbish downpipes recommend taking off scrubbing and painting before winter. But Excellent performance for a small bike. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2008 by odoesque (1 review written)
Obviously, if buying a Yamaha Fazer second hand, try to make sure the engine has had regular oil changes. All other wear, tear and abuse can be easily spotted. Had 3 Fazers (2 600s 1 1000) been riding 30 years. Have now got 2001 600. For me it,s the best bike ever. Nothing has gone wrong with the ones I've had, despite going over 30,000 miles. It's engine is low maintenance, needing just oil, filters and plug changes. Tappets hardly ever need adjusting. The bike can do it all - commuting,... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008 by theedjit (2 reviews written)
Since I have had my fazer which is 7 years, it has been a very reliable, enjoyable bike to have. Previous to the fazer I had an old z550 to break me back into the bike scene which we will say no more about. Replaced the headers with stainless, just yesterday after the bike had only done 20k. Also fitted jack up bars which I would recommend for improved cornering. I could go on, but you only have to look around to see how many fazers are on the roads. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008
Good ride-ability, nice throttle response, handles well in & out of bends , front brake 10/10 rear brake 8/10 , rear suspension -10/10 ,this is for a 1999 model .FZS 600. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008 by stu3y
EVERYTHING bar the lights, easy reliable ride all day good handling no nonsence bike which will match 600 sports models on normal uk roads but with the comfort, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2008 by winrow3745 (1 review written)
The Yamaha Fazer is a VERY good bike for the money and a real bargain now due to the slighlty star wars styling. Very tractable motor with lots of mid range, very comfortable, superb brakes, very good win protection & mirrors. (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2007 by markowen1963 (1 review written)
I've had my Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 600 since I brought it new 8 years ago, fitted micron downpipes (originals rotted away) and a carbon can, changed the front sprocket by one tooth, takes off like a rocket now, renthal rear sprocket.I polished the rims small indicators and number plate. Keep looking at a kawasaki z1000 but cant bring myself to part with it. Highly recommend it to everyone. Good all rounder, two up or on your own giving it plenty. (read more)