Yamaha’s aggressively styled, highly versatile naked bike was a darling of both critics (for the price) and fans (for pretty much everything else) alike. Positioned as a value alternative to the FZ1, the 2012 Yamaha FZ8’s 779cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, inline 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine delivered smooth power delivery and torque in the low to mid rpm range; and its lightweight cast aluminum frame provided rigidity and nimbleness for outstanding cornering.
Specifications & Features:
Valve train: DOHC, 16v
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: KYB 43mm fork adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension: YHS shock adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Advics four-piston calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake: Nissin one-piston caliper, 267mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone BT021
Rear tire: 180/55ZR-17 Bridgestone BT021
Seat height: 32.1 in.
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal.
Curb weight: 467 lbs.
Based on analysis and information from private sources and dealers across the internet, the average retail price of a 2012 Yamaha FZ8 is
Last updated May 18, 2017
To see the 2012 Yamaha FZ8 in action, check out this walkaround and running video: