A few months ago during the Shoei X-Fourteen introduction
at Chuckwalla Raceway, I was given the chance to spin some laps aboard a Graves Motorsports Yamaha FZ-07, FZ-09, and YZF-R3. The two FZs were equipped with a variety of performance upgrades available from the Graves Motorsports catalog while the R3 was one of the Graves Racing Services’ race-prepped bikes.
By flashing the FZ-09’s ECU with a Graves FTECU Flash, installing an Öhlins shock and Öhlins fork kit Graves solved the two biggest issues with the FZ-09. Add to that the 310mm Braking Wave rotors up front with a brake line kit, Marchesini wheels, Graves adjustable rearsets, and a smorgasbord of other hop-up goodies, and the FZ-09 is transformed from a fun street bike into a track day weapon. The same can be said for the FZ-07, with just not as much, or the same, go-fast goodies available, but enough to elevate the FZ-07’s game.
To see everything Graves Motorsports has available for your FZ-09, FZ-07 or a wide variety of other sportbikes, check out the company’s website