Yamaha’s FZ models were designed to evoke some of the feel of an old-school GPR. They’re nimble and aggressive, handle with an inside lean, and are strong performers, both out of the hole and on top end. Yamaha went new school, however, in terms of the ergonomics. A telescoping handlepole raises to make standup riding comfortable, and lowers to give you the aggressive posture of a Superbike.

I recently took an in-depth look at the three-passenger version of the FZ, the 2010 FZS. Check out my full review of the Yamaha FZS on PersonalWatercraft.com.