2017 Yamaha FZ-09 Favorites & Fails

Our favorite—and least favorite—aspects of Yamaha’s FZ-09 naked bike

Yamaha FZ-09
Yamaha’s FZ-09 packs a rowdy three-cylinder engine and offers a lot of fun and performance for the price.Cycle World

When you ride as many different motorcycles as we do, you have a good perspective on a given bike's strengths and weaknesses. And whether you're shopping for your next bike or just want to be in the know, it's helpful to get an experienced rider's opinion. So as a quick way to convey the highs and lows of the bikes we've been riding, we came up with this new video series. Favorites & Fails is exactly what the name suggests, a concise list of the good and bad for the bikes we're riding.

This isn't meant to be a comprehensive evaluation or road test, but rather a candid snapshot, delivered with the same sincerity and honesty we'd show to a friend who wanted our opinion on a given bike. Hopefully you find it helpful or at least informative. Don't agree with us, or have a motorcycle you want us to put through the F&F wringer? Feel free to chime in below in the comments section.