Yamaha has released the first complete picture of the forthcoming FZ8.
But it was pressured into doing this early after images were leaked to Italian magazine Motociclismo!
Clearly the bike is closely based on the 2010 FZ1 (pictured below in blue and silver), with colour variations such as gold instead of black forks and wheels, different exhaust downpipes and silencer, no radiator shrouds, restyled headlight and surround, and different mirrors, front brake discs, fuel tank front cover and tail unit.
No technical details have been released, but Motociclismo claims the FZ8 features a sleeved down version of the FZ1 engine, which should result in a less peaky power curve with plenty of low rev urge. Expect power and torque peaks of around 120bhp (62kW) and 65lb.ft (88Nm).
More details are due in the middle of February... or sooner if any more leaks occur.
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