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Old 08-14-2003, 06:23 AM   #11
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I'd buy the faired version. I'd love to have a FZ1 but simply can't afford it. If this were priced reasonably I'd seriously consider it - esp. in silver



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Old 08-14-2003, 06:31 AM   #12
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Great styling! I love the underseat exhaust, and the other stuff. I think this could be a great bike here, giving the SV650 a run for its money. I plan to write to Yamaha asking them to market it here. I am sure it would be a success (unless it's priced way high). BTW, I have a 92 Nighthawk 750, and I can push that bike and have fun: I can stay with or pass a lot of squids on sportbikes in curves, but the power is simply not there and the handling..., let's say when you take the Angeles Crest at fast speeds it is not confidence inspiring.

I would love a bike like this one, with the versatility to commute and have fun on weekends!
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Old 08-14-2003, 06:53 AM   #13
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Schizu reaction:



unfaired - 919 with Brutale headlight. Feh.



faired - cross between SV650 and BMW R1100S. Sweet.



It looks like that clunky grabrail could be ditched and leave a handy mounting point for Givi mounts. That would make it a sweet middleweight sport-tourer/commuter. And I bet that 90% of street riders would be faster on this than the R6. If I didn't already have a Givi-ed Bandit 600, and if I wasn't still prejudiced against liquid cooling ("what, I gotta check a radiator now?"), I'd buy one. But I don't think it would sell well here in the US, where posing rules. Bet it will be the best-seller in England, though.



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Old 08-14-2003, 07:05 AM   #14
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it all comes down to NR750
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:16 AM   #15
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Default Oh, almost forgot, centerstand

Look on the photos: it has an honest-to-pete centerstand. SV-riders, eat yer heart out.

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Old 08-14-2003, 08:13 AM   #16
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Japanese bike manufacturers are famous for making sure you feel that your current bike is behind the times. They make the bike all knew so your bike of a couple of years has no interchangeable part. This makes it easier to price gouge you at the dealer for any parts you'll eventually need. By the way how does bolting at the triple clamp automatically make the frame stiffer, lighter, cheaper???? Just cause they say so doesn't mean you have to buy into it without any supporting data. 3 years from now they'll be velcro fastening the frame together to make it stiffer, lighter, cheaper. Cheaper has more than one conotation.
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Old 08-14-2003, 08:28 AM   #17
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Maybe the FZ600 can do what the Triumph Speed 4 hasn't been able to do - sell a bike with state-of-art handling and supersport brakes, but with an everyday street motor. But, then again, maybe that just doesn't work in this country. The Fazer and Hornet have been in Europe for years. Here, the old Fazer sort of fizzled out. What about the Katana? Given these choices already most guys are just buying the SS600s. Last year's 600 is a still more bike than the SV650 and such, for a lot less than this year's SS600! The extra couple of thou doesn't seem to matter.
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Old 08-14-2003, 08:37 AM   #18
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Get Suzuki to bring the GSX1400 over too
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Old 08-14-2003, 09:30 AM   #19
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You can't impress your buddies unless you are riding what all the magazines (which owe their very existence to pleasing the manufacturers) claim is the latest and greatest.
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Old 08-14-2003, 09:32 AM   #20
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Yamaha please bring the FZ6 Fazer to the USA.



I want one !!!
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