Based on the FZ1, the 2010 Yamaha FZ8 is expected to launch in the summer as a replacement for the FZ6.
Prior to the leak, Yamaha had released teaser images of both the FZ8 and its faired version, the Fazer8, also known as the FZ8R. The teaser image for the Fazer8 features a twin headlight front that looks more like the R1 than the FZ8 and its stacked headlights.
Yamaha is expected to release further details on the FZ8 in March. Donít look forward to seeing it make it to North America however. Yamaha U.S.A. says the FZ8 will likely be too expensive to bring America where the market for naked bikes is too small. Yamaha Motor U.S.A. currently lists the FZ1 and FZ6R in its 2010 lineup, but dropped the FZ6 which was included in the 2009 lineup.