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Old 02-11-2003, 08:11 PM   #121
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Default Re: Dyno Shootout: FZ1 vs. Bandit 1200S

I picked up my new '02 FZ1 out the door for $8000 in the Bay Area. Have fun with the $600.



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Old 03-23-2003, 02:25 AM   #122
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Default Re: Dyno Shootout: FZ1 vs. Bandit 1200S

I rode the FZ-1 yesterday and loved it. I am 6-3 and over 50.Only mods I see needed are: lower bars, slip on muffler, taller wndscreen. and tank bag for day rides, ( Gotta have a place for that radar detector). The dealer was very decent., compared to others. I had considered the Bandit 1200S and the Interceptor but the local Yamaha dealer was the only one that offered a test ride. I guess the most courteous sales person sometimes determines what motor the serous rider decides on. Feedback appreciated. Thanks, Darrell. PS. Might buy the thing Monday or Tues.
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Old 09-15-2003, 03:00 PM   #123
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I ride a 1200N and its a blast, with a jet kit and can, plus all the mods available its hard to beat for the money.
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Old 08-04-2004, 11:02 AM   #124
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Light flywheels and hesitant carburation make for a nervous, unsatisfying FZ-1 especially in the twisties no matter what the Dyno says. I hear the FZ-6 is even worse? The 1200 big block is more comfortable and user-friendly. Too bad they still don't make it in shaft drive anymore.
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Old 08-04-2004, 11:04 AM   #125
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I heard the same thing 3 years ago. It still hasn't happened. They have a lower handle bar and that's it.
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:22 AM   #126
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Default Re: ZRX into a Sport Tourer

Shop around and find a good late 80's or early 90's FJR 1100/1200 w/abs. with low mileage. For around 3000-4000 you're goping to be very happy.
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:25 PM   #127
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Default Re: Dyno Shootout: FZ1 vs. Bandit 1200S

Forgetting the boy racer, poseur thing, there is simply something inherently desireable about machines which are designed with being the best in mind. The hyper bikes are impressive achievments in design, engineering and craftsmanship. That is the craftsmanship as defined by modern mass production methods, which deserves a lot of respect.



The liter superbikes, as well as the 600s, are really a lot more than their number or blazing speeds. They are about excellence. Excellence in design and engineering to achieve quantitative results.



The FZ1 is a step down from that, the Bandit two . More practical and cheaper, of course, they make MUCH more sense. On the esthetic or even gut level where we love machines they fall short.

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Old 07-19-2006, 05:23 PM   #128
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Just an observation: This thread seems to have woke up a whole lot of people with monikers that aren't all that prevalent when we're doing our usual Ricer/Harley haranagues. Interesting. Or maybe I need to adjust my medication.
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