Yamaha's versatile, high-performance FZ6 Fazer, took the prestigious Motor Cycle News 'All-Rounder of the Year' award at this year's International Motorcycle & Scooter Show, at the NEC, Birmingham. The Motor Cycle News Awards are recognised as the most important in the industry and for the second year running Yamaha's Fazer 600 took the prize.
MCN said: "A bike for life. If you want to ride all year round, go touring and embarrass sports bike riders on track days, nothing else will do."
The Fazer family seems to be unstoppable in this class, as the Fazer 600 and Fazer 1000 have taken this award for the past seven years.
Right from the very start the original FZS600 Fazer proved to be an outstanding success story for Yamaha. Shown for the first time at the Paris Show in late 1997, this truly versatile middleweight offered a winning blend of performance, style, easy handling and economy. The new generation FZ6 Fazer builds on the strengths of the original Fazer and offers today's riders even higher levels of engine and chassis performance combined with reduced weight, increased versatility and even more sophisticated styling. It's an exciting middleweight machine with a distinctive and original character that will deliver the goods - whether sports riding, touring or commuting. A deserving winner.
Yamaha also took a second Motor Cycle News Award with the Yamaha YZF-R1 winning the `Sports Bike of the Year' award, in the over 601cc category. MCN says "The R1 nudged its way ahead thanks to better-than-ever handling, space shuttle-like power and mind blowing brakes and suspension."
Marketing Manager Miles Taylor said "We're delighted that yet again our top performers have been recognised by the industry and Motor Cycle News. There's nothing better than having an award from motorcyclists for the bikes they hold in the highest regard, we're just delighted they chose the Yamaha R1 and FZ6 Fazer."
If you want to get hold of the award winning Fazer then now is a great time to buy, with the FZ6 Fazer retailing at £5,499 on the road and the FZ6 naked at £5,399. If the YZF-R1 is more your style, it sells for £9,399 on the road. For more information or details of your nearest Authorised Yamaha Dealer call 01932 358121 or visit www.yamaha-motor.co.uk