After a year of feverish speculation and rumor-mongering, U.S. sportbikefans finally get a crack at Yamaha’s top-of-the-line, stripped superbike; the FZ-10.
Fans in Canada and Europe will recognize this bike as their beloved MT-10 relabeled for the American market, and I take it as a sure sign that the market is finally starting to swing away from the full-plastic, racetrack look, and toward a more stripped down and street-friendly panache. Join me while I delve into the 2017 FZ-10 and find out what all the fuss has been about.
This bike really grabs the eye in a way that a full-fairing ride can’t. It sports a sort of Transformers meets Predator look that may be just a bit too much for some folks. A little too edgy, little too Power Ranger. But like Old Abe said, people who like this sort of thing will find this to be just the sort of thing they like; and since beauty is very subjective, I trust the reader to form his/her/other’s own opinion on that point.
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