2000miles, nearly a little less but that is a two months ride in almost the weather that is wet and cold and get to your bones with the kind of chill you face in this country.
Yamaha Fazer 600 S2, 2009 model which comes very close to its predecessors and possibly take over them with few very little differences. I decided over the Yamaha Tenere 660 and upgrading my previous 99 Fzr 600 to 2009 model.
Obviously for the like minded who ride in any weather and commuting is primarily the main purpose, this bike serves a good purpose.
Handling : certainly has gone better from the previous ones. Only if you tend to ride her on the motorways, you will suffer due to the wind drags and would highly wish for something with a bigger windscreen fitted from Yamaha.
Power : Able to pull a straight 66mph in the first gear with everything stand still, it sure has no compromise on the power range as the engine is a pure derivative from the existing R6 - as stated by Yamaha. Indeed, the smooth powerline is remarkably well noticed with the throttle response.
Engine : With the 2000miles on the clock, it has no single sign of any cramps or any noticeable alarm which will ring a bell in my mind. Possibly, the only sign that on the positive lines is that it is extremely quiet and wants you to make it scream going up the power curve in any gear.
Braking : From the previous Fazer, which was 10years old to the new generation of present day motorcycle I have had few close brakings in the traffic bloc city of London, it goes very sharp. Personally, it is well in control presentable bike, which wont let you down with braking. Sharp and precise if you only know how to bring this beauty to stop in controlled agression.
Built Quality : Definitely, much lighter given all the motorbike sellers know what they want with the future motorcycles, dont you reckon, it is true - you would find yourself answering it, YES - isn't it ? Mark it on the 8/10 with only biggest miss being the small windscreen and looks bit under expected standard for a big bike like this..
Yamaha could have done much better with its big deflective windscreen as default.
Mileage : It is a big thumb down as I commute everyday and find it quite disturbing that a previously non FI 10years older Fazer was a much better performer on mileage than compared to this new FI technologically advanced version, it brings only 110 miles to a full tank. Again, I m not an aggressive rider and prefers to take it smooth and riding through the city mostly.
I would have liked to say, overall this machine has a power range to offer you what you may want in a city and mostly even on the motorways, to clinch your thirst, it is capable of 146mph what more do you feel you will ask from all-in-one motorcycle.
All the above mentioned reviews are my own words and observed figures, Please feel free to ask and share.