Quick Stats

1987 on, 399cc w/c DOHC four 65hp 130mph 50mpg 355lb

What to Expect

Loved for its handling and fluid motor, hated for its lack of comfort and awkward town work. Engine’s as tough as they come but usual chassis wear and expensive consumables (yawn!). The cheaper FZR600 seems wholly superior for use on UK roads. Quite a few crashed and repaired bikes on offer as apparently clean machines, easy to get ripped off. Engine wear becomes a problem after 50k so lack of spares may not be that great a headache. Also earlier FZ400.