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Old 02-16-2001, 03:56 PM   #1
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Yaaah! The obligatory first post!
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Old 02-16-2001, 04:16 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2001, 04:17 PM   #3
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I give the Yamaha FZ1 2 thumbs up



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Old 02-16-2001, 04:25 PM   #4
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That's about as wishy-washy as it gets. Either MO hates it as a R1 wannabe or sorta likes it as sport-tourer, but.... Until someone has the cajones to pit similar rides (get it MO and others; the SAME KIND of bikes) from Kawa, Yammi, Aprilia, Duc, Suzuki, etc. and give honest objective comparisons to bikes of a similar nature, we the buying public will be left guessing.

BTW, it might be a good idea to start checking fluids and pressures before riding...even if you don't care 'cause it's not your bike.

PSS: MCN had there review of this same outing 10 days ago...can't blame this one on snow.
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Old 02-16-2001, 04:32 PM   #5
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2nd means you are the first LOSER.
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Old 02-16-2001, 05:29 PM   #6
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A freebie is a freebie, and I appreciate MO giving us a more indepth look at the bike. But the review was, like MCW's, a bit wishy washy. The writer could have said in a sentence or two that it didn't match the R-1's performance parameters, then, judging the bike as a standard, could have clearly reported on its performance in a variety of situations instead of giving us a meandering tale that raises more questions than provides answers. During the road test or in that 10-day gap since it took place, MO could have also rustled up a Bandit to do a brief comparison. That would be the kind of reporting that would make MO top dog and get people to open their wallets and subscribe....

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Old 02-16-2001, 05:43 PM   #7
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Hi,

Do you have the web page for mcn. I'd like to add it to my book marks.

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Old 02-16-2001, 05:44 PM   #8
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Jim -- the was a press introduction in Spain, so no comparisons are possible, and we didn't get to take the bike through our normal paces/comparisons.
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Old 02-16-2001, 05:59 PM   #9
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Tony:

www.motorcyclenews.com

It's a Brit publication. They have some of the most timely reporting on the web, IMHO.

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Old 02-16-2001, 06:04 PM   #10
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Brent:

He didn't say a comparo at the intro....he said in the last 10 days (since MCN filed their report) you should have been able to get your hands on a B12 (and ZRX?) and made some comparisons.
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