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To compare the technical specifications and features of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 and Yamaha Bolt R is a good way to find out which one of these motorcycles will better match your style and requirements. When trying to make your mind on the next motorcycle, your personal levels of comfort should be the leading criteria. After comparing one motorcycle versus another and so on, the circle of favourite models will be then eventually narrowed to several ones. Then the most appropriate judgement can be made when each of them is taken for a real ride.

Yamaha-Fazer FZ-1   vs   Yamaha-Bolt R
Picture of Yamaha - Fazer FZ-1Picture of Yamaha - Fazer FZ-1
Yamaha manufacturer Yamaha
Fazer FZ-1 bike name Bolt R
Sport touring mootorcycle type Cruiser
since 2006 year 2016
206 / 65.5 / 112.5 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)229 / 94.5 / 112 cm
998 cc engine displacement (cc)942 cc
Fuel Injection fuel supply method Fuel injection
11.5:1 compression ratio 9:1
77x53.6 mm bore and stroke 85x83 mm
135mm (5.3 inches) ground clearance 130mm (5.1 inches)
3.7litres (3.9 quarts) engine oil capacity3.6litres (3.8 quarts)
20.0 litres (5.3 gallons) fuel tank capacity 12.0 litres (3.2 gallons)
246 km/h (153 mph) top speed165 km/h (102 mph)
150 hppeak horsepower 49 hp
106 nm (78.2 ft lbs)max torque 80 nm (59 ft lbs)
204 kg (450 lbs) dry weight229 kg (505 lbs)
220 kg (485 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 245 kg (540 lbs)
telescopic forks with 130mm travel front suspension 41mm telescopic fork, 120mm front wheel travel
link type swingarm with 130mm travel rear suspension dual pyggyback shock, 71mm rear wheel travel
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 100/90-19
190/50-ZR17 rear tyre size 150/80-16
6-speed transmission type 5-speed wet multi-plate clutch
Electric ignition / starting digital TCI (transistor controlled ignition), electric starting
Two discs x 320mm front brakes 298mm wave type disc with twin piston caliper
One disc x 245mmrear brakes 298mm diameter disc and single piston caliper
Chain drivefinal drive typeBelt drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeAir cooling
6.25 l/100km (37.6 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)5.70 l/100km (41.3 mpg)
technical specifications of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1see data separatelytechnical specifications of Yamaha Bolt R

The bigger engine size of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 in comparison to Yamaha Bolt R doesn't mean that it is more powerful or better performing bike. The bigger compression ratio of 11.5:1 belongs to the first bike. It represents the relation between the biggest and the smallest volume in the combustion chamber while the piston is performing its stroke movement. The bigger compression ratio means better fuel economy comparing engines with the same displacement because the mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber burns more effectively.
The advantage of better fuel economy goes to Yamaha Bolt R consuming 5.70 liters per 100 kilometers. On the other hand Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is consuming 6.25 liters on every 100 kilometer trip. There are two ways of showing the fuel economy of a motorcycle - describing how many miles it can travel with a single gallon of fuel (mpg) or how many litters of fuel it is burning on a 100 kilometer trip (l\100km).
tire sizes The producer of each bike specifies the sizes of its front and rear tyre. Your type of riding is also to be taken into account here. Tires have a code of numbers and letters printed on their sides and these are important to be understood properly when looking for matching tires. The width of the tire measured in millimeters is shown first. The second number show the aspect ratio. How many inches is the diameter of the rim - that is what the tird number reveals. A good way to save some time and money is to purchase your motorcycle tires online at competitive price.
Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 has bigger ground clearance than Yamaha Bolt R (135mm vs 130mm). Usually given in millimeters in the technical data sheets, the ground clearance refers to the space between ground level and underside of a motorcycle’s chassis and sometimes is called ride height. That, in other words, is the smallest distance between any mechanical body part of the motorcycle and the surface of the road.
Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 appears to be faster than Yamaha Bolt R with top speed of 246km/h against 165km/h for the other bike. In some cases these speed statistics are based on bike owners reviews and may be contradictory from various sources.
Both motorcycles are implemented with different final drives according to their technical specifications above.
chain driven motorcycle The Yamaha Fazer FZ-1is driven by a chain. One of the most economical way to drive horsepower from the engine to the rear wheel of the motorcycle is achieved with the chain drive and therefore it is still the most used among the three options by bike manufacturers. However all chains require keeping an eye on them and proper lubrication when they get dry and cleaning when they get dirty.The Yamaha Bolt R is driven by a belt.
Compression ratio 11.5:1 means that the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom of its stroke refers to the volume of gas when the piston is at the top of its stroke as 11.5:1. The value of the compression ratio of Yamaha Bolt R is 9:1 based on the information in its technical data and for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 the ratio is 11.5:1. To avoid engine knocking when compression ratio is high those motorcycles might be recommended to use premium fuel only. Higher compression ratio means bigger pressure of the fuel/air mix in the combustion chamber and better efficiency achieved of its ignition.
Engine oil is among the most important aspects of an engines health. Mineral and part-synthetic engine oils are cheaper when it comes to price in comparison with the most technically advanced synthetic motor oils. The engine oil is to be changed on every 3700 miles (or 6000 kilometers) as a general rule. More kilometers between two oil changes is accepted when synthetic oil is used. Depending on the oil filter it needs to be replaced on each or every two oil changes. The oil capacity of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 3.7 litres and the engine oil of Yamaha Bolt R is 3.6 litres as per their technical specs. The oil capacity information is only to get an idea of how much oil roughly will be needed on oilchange. The best way to pour the exact quantity of oil is to observe the dipstick or the level sight window.


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