2017 Yamaha FZ-09


The new FZ®-09's powerful 847cc in-line 3-cylinder crossplane crankshaft concept engine and new refinements deliver huge thrills, style and class-leading performance.

Chassis / Suspension

  • COMPACT, SPORTY CHASSIS: The FZ-09 is built around a strong controlled-fill cast aluminum frame. The wheelbase, seat height, fuel tank width, rake and other dimensions are all set to work with the qualities of the compact 3-cylinder engine to achieve a sporty, light and neutral handling character, an upright riding position and a narrow feeling chassis at the seat/tank junction.
  • NEW FULLY-ADJUSTABLE INVERTED FORK: For 2017, the 41mm inverted fork now features compression damping adjustability in addition to the rebound damping and spring preload adjustments. Not only does this allow riders greater flexibility in tuning their FZ-09, the new fork design separates compression and rebound damping into separate fork legs, making it easier to fine-tune for the perfect setup across all 5.4 inches of fork travel.
  • ADJUSTABLE HORIZONTAL MONOCROSS® SHOCK: The rear suspension features a linkage-type Monocross shock, adjustable for rebound damping and spring preload. The shock features an almost horizontal alignment—this unusual position improves mass centralization for a slimmer body design.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELS: Lightweight 10-spoke aluminum wheels are used, fitted with a 120/70ZR17 front tire and 180/55ZR17 rear tire. The tires are built to Yamaha’s specification that provide excellent all-around handling and grip.
  • POWERFUL BRAKES WITH ABS: The FZ-09’s front brakes consist of paired floating 298mm discs with radial-mount, 4-piston calipers, backed up by a 245mm rear rotor, creating an ideal combination of power and feel. For 2017, the FZ-09 now comes standard with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), for additional security when slowing in less than ideal conditions.


  • ADVANCED YAMAHA CHIP CONTROLLED THROTTLE: The ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) system senses the slightest throttle input by the rider and instantaneously calculates the ideal throttle valve opening, and then actuates the throttle valves to actively control intake volume. This technology contributes to the rider’s feeling of torque and controllability from the 3-cylinder engine.
  • NEW ADJUSTABLE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM: A Traction Control System (TCS) assists the rider in managing traction on various road conditions by quickly modulating throttle opening, ignition timing and fuel volume. The FZ-09’s TCS includes two modes to suit various road conditions, and can also be disabled by the rider if they so choose.
  • SELECTABLE D-MODE: The FZ-09 features Yamaha’s D-Mode system to allow the rider to choose the optimum engine character for their riding situation and preferences. The rider can choose from three throttle valve control maps (Standard Mode, “A” Mode, and “B” Mode) for different throttle response characteristics at the push of a button.
  • ADVANCED LCD INSTRUMENTATION: The lightweight, compact all-LCD meter is updated for 2017, and is now mounted to the floating-style headlight assembly for a more technical appearance. The tachometer uses a digital bar-type display with prominent speedometer and gear position indicator, as well as readouts for TCS and D-Mode settings, a fuel gauge, and multiple trip computer functions such as average and current fuel economy.


  • ADVANCED 3-CYLINDER ENGINE: The FZ-09 is powered by an 847cc liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder, DOHC engine with downdraft intake and ride-by-wire throttle control. With a 78.0mm x 59.1mm bore x stroke and 11.5:1 compression ratio, it produces an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character, perfectly splitting the best characteristics of both 2- and 4-cylinder motors in a compact, lightweight package.
  • CROSSPLANE CONCEPT CP3 DESIGN: The FZ-09’s “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” engine provides linear torque development in response to the rider’s throttle input, for responsive engine thrust with a strong feeling of power in the low- to mid-rpm range. To boost refinement and provide a smoother ride, the CP3 engine uses a compact counterbalancer to cancel out vibration.
  • OFFSET CYLINDER BLOCK: The CP3 engine mounts its three cylinder bores 5mm forward, towards the exhaust side. This offset reduces piston to cylinder wall friction, for more power and improved fuel economy.
  • FRACTURE-SPLIT CONNECTING RODS: The forged connecting rods are made using the fracture-split method—where the big-end ring of the connecting rod is purposefully fractured and then reassembled—to ensure an unparalleled degree of manufacturing accuracy. This creates a pair of perfectly matching halves that produces a much more precise mating surface when they are bolted together again around the crankshaft.
  • UNIQUE STAGGERED INTAKE FUNNELS: To develop the FZ-09’s broad torque curve and create its unique intake sound, the three intake funnels have been designed with uneven lengths. This staggered design gives the CP3 engine an excellent spread of torque across the entire rev range.
  • NEW ASSIST AND SLIPPER CLUTCH: Yamaha’s assist and slipper clutch gives the rider smoother, more confident downshifts when entering corners aggressively, as well as a lighter pull effort at the lever in day-to-day riding, all while easily handling the torque of the FZ-09’s high-output motor.
  • COMPACT 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION: The FZ-09’s gearing takes full advantage of the low-to-midrange torque of the CP3 engine, while being designed to be very compact: the crankshaft, input and output shafts are “stacked” in a triangular layout to centralize mass and keep the engine shorter front-to-back, which allows optimized engine placement in the frame for outstanding handling
  • MASS-CENTRALIZED 3-INTO-1 EXHAUST SYSTEM: By placing the muffler low in the frame and as close to the center of the machine as possible, overall handling is improved. Featuring a short, slash-cut exhaust outlet, the FZ-09 howls with a sweet 3-cylinder exhaust note, too.

Top Features

  • THE CLASS-DEFINING FZ-09™ VERSION 2.0: Packing aggressive style and impressive performance, the original FZ-09 blew open the naked sportbike segment. Now it’s back and more refined than ever, featuring adjustable traction control, a fully-adjustable fork, ABS, and an aggressive look unlike anything else on the road.
  • POWERFUL INLINE-TRIPLE: The FZ-09’s 847cc CP3® engine combines advanced electronic systems—including YCC-T®, Yamaha D-Mode and multi-mode traction control—with a crossplane concept crankshaft to deliver an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character built around rider-centric control.
  • SPORTY, AGILE CHASSIS: Thanks to the compact motor and narrow frame design, the FZ-09 weighs in at only 425 pounds. Combined with optimized chassis dimensions and rider ergonomics, the FZ-09 achieves a sporty, light and neutral handling character, with an upright riding position suitable for just about anything.
  • NEW FULLY-ADJUSTABLE FORK: With a new fully-adjustable fork, the FZ-09 is now even more adaptable, with improved front-end control across a wide range of road conditions and riding styles.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2017
Model FZ-09
Model Code FZ09HCW
Color Intensity White



Front - 298 mm dual hydraulic disc; ABS

Rear - 245 mm hydraulic disc; ABS


Front - 120/70ZR17

Rear - 180/55ZR17


Length 81.7 in.
Height 44.7 in.
Width 32.1 in.
Weight Wet - 425 lb.
Ground Clearance Maximum - 5.3 in.
Wheelbase 56.7 in.
Seat Height 32.3 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive O-ring chain


Engine DOHC, inline 3-cylinder, 4-stroke, 12 valves
Displacement 847 cc
Bore x Stroke 78 x 59.1 mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System Fuel injection with YCC-T
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal.
MPG Rating 44 mpg
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch Multi-plate assist and slipper wet
Cooling Liquid



Front - 41mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 5.4 in. travel

Rear - Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1 in. travel

Rake Caster angle - 25°
Trail 4.1 in.


Additional Colors

Candy Red

Intensity White

Matte Silver

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)