Yamaha FZR 1000 EXUP
In 1989 the second generation, called the FZR 1000 EXUP, marked a further step up the ladder to high perfection supersport. In spite of the motorcycle world expecting a revised version of the earlier machine, the "EXUP", as it was nicknamed by enthusiasts later, was a totally new machine. The world's motorcycle press testers were again enthusiastic, when they were given the opportunity on October 25-28, 1988 to test the bike at Laguna Seca racetrack in Monterrey, California. The engine now had an increased displacement of 1002 cc and higher performance with 145 HP. In spite of higher displacement its size was 8 mm shorter and more compact, due to a revised inclination angle of the cylinders to 35°. Valve angles and sizes had been changed, as well as the camshaft timing. Bigger carburettors helped boost performance and the crankshaft had been strengthened, along with countless other modifications.
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