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Old 02-14-2001, 12:29 PM   #1
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Old 02-14-2001, 12:40 PM   #2
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I must say that is a sweet pic of the FZ-1 up on its ARSE!!!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2001, 12:47 PM   #3
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snout in the trough, minime? haha!



About the FZ1. I'll take a black one please. Or I would have, had I not just bought a new bike.
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Old 02-14-2001, 01:12 PM   #4
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I've seen the bike in person (at the Cleveland show) and I -and everyone else I talked to- was not wowed. Sure, it has most of the right ingredients, and is probably highly functional, but the looks are only marginally nicer than the Bandit. At 33 I'm still willing to accept sportbike ergos to get sportbike handling. However, I do see myself purchasing a bike like this in the next couple of years, along with a track-oriented bike for track days and perhaps racing. If I were in the market today, I think I'd either go for the Bandit or "roll my own" using a crashed R1, ZX9 or something.
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Old 02-14-2001, 01:14 PM   #5
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It will be interesting to see how well the FZ-1 sells against the approximately grand cheaper Bandit 1200 and ZRX-1200. Especially when for the money you would plop down for an FZ-1, you can get a 600 supersport that would beat the FZ-1's performance for about 500 bucks less. I realize the 600s may not be the long-distance traveler the FZ-1 is, but lets be real. The majority of rides are under an hour out here in the real world. And the better handling, braking, and outright performance would more than make up for that to me. Let's see, $8499 for a new FZ-1 or $7999 for an R6. Hmmmm?
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Old 02-14-2001, 02:05 PM   #6
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"...but lets be real. The majority of rides are under an hour out here in the real world"



I feel sorry for you, dude. My average ride is more like 3-4 hours. An hour ride would be plausable if I lived at one end of Deal's Gap.

You do have a bit of a point with the 600 vs. FZ1, today's 600s are surprisingly comfy for their performance. Beyond that, it's really apples + oranges, 600s will never have the TORQUE of those bigger bikes. People in this market are interested in 60-80 roll-on times, not quarter mile bragging rights.
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Old 02-14-2001, 02:11 PM   #7
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As someone who spends between 1.5 and 2.5 hours a day on his bike, AND likes big power, I think the FZ-1 fits the bill. Added to all the amazingly weird things to fix on the Bandit 1200, I'll take the Yamaha, thanks. Make mine blue.
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Old 02-14-2001, 02:37 PM   #8
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OK MO, for my $11.94 I'd like to see a sporty-standard comparo. The FZ-1, the new R1150R, the ZRX-1200 and the venerable Bandit 1200S. Maybe toss in an Interceptor as a control bike.



I'm in the market for one of these later this year -- something comfortable but fun, that can handle some light touring with a little more windshield and the Givi's.
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Old 02-14-2001, 03:06 PM   #9
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Well I have no idea how many of you have or have not joined my site which is dedicated to the all new FZ1 but if you have not then get your butt over there and chat on the board...there are 32 members so far.



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Old 02-14-2001, 03:09 PM   #10
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The European red version is sweet looking too bad it wont be int he USA either I'v had my money down on a Blue one for months.
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