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Old 02-15-2001, 08:59 AM   #41
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Default Not for the US though :( (nt)

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Old 02-15-2001, 09:02 AM   #42
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steel frame, cheaper exhaust = heavier, bigger tank, less aluminum parts here and there all adds up to around 50 lbs. That's not really a whole lot, and since the R1 is so light to start with, this will be lighter than most naked street fighters out there I bet.



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Old 02-15-2001, 09:45 AM   #43
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The majority of rides are under an hour out here in the real world.



My local rides average 3 to 4 hours and I average 2 to 3 4000km+ tours a year. I'm also planing on going from Ottawa to San-Fran in June. To me FZ1 looks like a pretty good deal, it's; cool, comfortable, and powerfull. It's cheaper than my current VFR800 and has a better power to weight ratio than the racyest 600s.



So... What was your point again?
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Old 02-15-2001, 09:50 AM   #44
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Default Re: Make that 73 pounds!

The Yamaha site lists the dry weights of the bikes as 458 and 385, for the Fazer and R1, respectively. I seem to recall the weights of the GPz1100 and ZX-11, which were a comparable set of variants, were only about 20 pounds apart! This is a little weird.
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Old 02-15-2001, 09:55 AM   #45
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Default Right On Brother!

I'm 6'4" and even with the FZ1's moderatly high seat the first thing I looked for when I first saw it was how easy it would be to add extra padding to further raise it and if it's possible to lower the pegs.
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Old 02-15-2001, 10:08 AM   #46
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Default Re: Yamaha FZ-1 Sneaky Peaky

YES YES YES MO. WE WANT A SPORTY STANDARD COMPARISON TEST.
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Old 02-15-2001, 11:53 AM   #47
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Default Re: Yamaha FZ-1 Sneaky Peaky

Dear MO:



I'd like to see the EXACT SAME REVIEW. And for sure add the VFR. But lets get even cuter. Add a '97 ZX-9 to the mix and now tell me which is the best all around bike.



Why the used ZX-9? its at least the same price as a new bandit, it was the last year of the more touring oriented bike, and that it makes a pretty good litmus as a control bike. After all, you'd expect the new bikes to offer more...
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Old 02-15-2001, 12:32 PM   #48
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Default Re: Yamaha FZ-1 Sneaky Peaky

Yeah but what's up with that horrible exhaust? Did Yamaha make a deal with the aftermarket or what? It looks low tech compared to a 70's Kerker.
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Old 02-15-2001, 12:38 PM   #49
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Default Re: Not for me.....

Eww! Keep the GSXR and add some apehangers and forward controls and you'll be all set.
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Old 02-15-2001, 12:40 PM   #50
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I'd rather have a modified bandit anyway. Much more interesting.
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