The Yamaha FZS Fazer motorcycle first graced the motorcycle scene at the Paris Show in 1997, casting a huge shadow and setting new standards for middleweight all rounders. During that period motorcycles weren't very exciting, but the Fazer brought a clean sweep to that with its powerful 95HP engine evolved from the supersports YZF600R ThunderCat. As well as the superb engine it had mono-caliper front brakes and an upright riding position on a rigid steel chassis. A true all rounder, sporty enough but also comfortable for long distances or daily riding. It was such popular machine, with its strong and smooth engine, that in 1999 the Yamaha Fazer 600 was the best-seller in its class. Offering the rider long mileage, comfortable riding, good snappy brakes and reliability, what's not to like? Riders say that when pushed it can dive and waggle a little but is generally great to handle and could go for many, many miles with no problems to the rider or the machine and even give sports bikes a run for their money. Yamaha stopped production of the FZS600 Fazer in 2003 but if it was launched now it would most likely still be a supremely popular motorcycle. Like most machines it needs regular servicing, but with that proviso it will offer many years of staunch service.