High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yamaha FZ1 is a street motorcycle manufactured by the Yamaha Motor Company Ltd. Of Japan. YAmaha also produces a smaller 600 cc version of this motorcycle called the FZ6. THe FZ1 was produced for the United States in 2001. MOdels produced in the period 2001 to 2005 were known as FZS1000S, Fazer in Europe. THey had a modified Yamaha YZF-R1 motor in a steel tubular frame. THe FZ1 was carbureted and produced around 140 hp (100 kW) (118 120 hp at the wheel). THey were virtually unchanged over this period, except for different colour options. IN some European countries the 2005 model saw the introduction of an exhaust based catalytic converter, albeit of a rudimentary design. 2006 saw the introduction of a completely new model. THe main changes included a new chassis, suspension, body work and a completely new engine, never seen before in the big Fazer. CAst aluminum die-cast diamond-shaped frame with the engine as stressed member replaced the older tubular steel frame along with a control-filled die-cast swingarm.