Yamaha touts the FZS as "engineered for competition, but made for the weekend." It's a fitting description. As we've seen from its sister-ship the FZR, at its core this is an aggressive, nimble performer reminiscent of the former GPR series. The trait that makes it "weekend-worthy" and in the process replaces the R with an S in its name? A sleek, three-passenger-friendly seat, one that makes this performer ready for both touring and towing.
Yup, that's it. But as you'll see, that may just be enough.
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