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Old 03-23-2009, 11:10 AM   #61
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I'm always amazed that guys read reports on how much better a bike is on the race track and think they'll notice those small differences riding down the road.
If you're referring to the TWO magazine test I quoted, it had nothing to do with track riding at all. It was a road only test. Their evaluation was based on real-world street riding.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:33 PM   #62
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I'm always amazed that guys read reports on how much better a bike is on the race track and think they'll notice those small differences riding down the road.
Particularly while trading off attribites of comfort, range and mileage in the mean time.
I expect for an all out performance preference people are probably going to turn to an R1, ZX-10 et all anyhow. All bikes I like but don't like me!
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:53 PM   #63
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I like your choice of bikes roadholder!
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:22 PM   #64
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Time for your meds and your prune juice, and then lights out when you finish your game of cribbage please, gentlemen.

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Old 03-23-2009, 04:51 PM   #65
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"The new bike is aimed at a younger rider who wants some thrills to go alongside his daily slog, the older bike will be far more appealing to the rider who wants a relaxed trip on a gently, softly sprung machine that does it all."

What!? I got the wrong one?
No more drinking and driving GenII FZ1? Prune Juice that is ...
Guess I'll have to stop drinking my prune juice
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:14 PM   #66
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I see the Gen 1 versus Gen 2 thing much as I do the Bandit 1200 versus the Bandit 1250 thing...

The old bikes were, and still are, truly great machines, but technology improves and the newer versions are generally better and more performance-oriented machines, but with a slightly different demographic in mind, compared to the older models.

Progress really isn't such a bad thing.


Now...

Where's my drinkin' box of apple juice?!

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Old 03-23-2009, 08:47 PM   #67
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Time for your meds and your prune juice, and then lights out when you finish your game of cribbage please, gentlemen.
In that case where's your R1?
Better stock up on your Geritol... FZ1 guy!
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:44 AM   #68
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In that case where's your R1?
So what your saying is, my choices are limited to an old-school, carbed, tube-frame, standard, or an uncompromising cutting edge sportbike, if I want to ride a Yamaha litre-bike?

I think not, Buckwheat. The perfect happy-medium is the Gen II FZ1.

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Old 03-24-2009, 10:06 AM   #69
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The perfect happy-medium is the Gen II FZ1.
With it's fuel infection now sorted out I expect I might like the new FZ1...
I just won't pass any gas stations!
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:19 AM   #70
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Well, I testrode the gen2 FZ1 in 2007 and I really didn't like it. Can't even tell why. Didn't know about the fuel range, so this was no reason for sure.
But I heard that the latest models shall be much more "mature". The appearance is not too bad for sure.
Although one of the things that I disliked most was the size of the bike. It looked and felt like some 125cc thing... (unless you moved your right hand a little, of course...)

Anyways - any bike's a good bike if you just like it. So be happy with what you got!

BTW DRZ: Very stylish indeed, your little roll on the backseat
I prefer heavier luggage, though....
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:25 AM   #71
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So what your saying is, my choices are limited to an old-school, carbed, tube-frame, standard, or an uncompromising cutting edge sportbike, if I want to ride a Yamaha litre-bike?

I think not, Buckwheat. The perfect happy-medium is the Gen II FZ1.

We are hopefully going to hook up when I come out to your neck-o-da-woods????
we can do the gen1 gen2 comparo then!
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:51 PM   #72
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:45 AM   #73
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Well, I testrode the gen2 FZ1 in 2007 and I really didn't like it. Can't even tell why.
for a litre bike they kind of suck until it goes into sick hyperpower in the top end. Thing is with a pipe,power commander,race filter and a few other minor mods the bike is totally transformed. You can get an extra 20 hp at 5k so that you dont get thet stupid transition of no power to nuclear blast, just good consistent drive from 4k up. Fuel mileage with that tune is 32, but you can load an econmy map into the pc3 for that.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:09 AM   #74
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With it's fuel infection now sorted out I expect I might like the new FZ1...
I just won't pass any gas stations!
Well the 08s and 09s fuel beautifully, now. I think all the fuss about the early bikes may have made the later bikes some of the best FI bikes on the market.

As for not passing fuel stops...THAT I will definitely concede!



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BTW DRZ: Very stylish indeed, your little roll on the backseat
So cute, isn't it?!



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We are hopefully going to hook up when I come out to your neck-o-da-woods????
we can do the gen1 gen2 comparo then!

No sweat, Dog. But I should warn you...

Even on my 650 V-Strom, on the local coastal roads, I had no problem disappearing away from my buddy on his Ducati Monster 750 Dark.

Your Gen I bike against my Gen II will be a much fairer fight.

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:27 AM   #75
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I have a GenII and love it. I can put 300-400 mile days on without a problem. My SO loves it also, she's 5'3'' and about 105 lbs. With a new seat, airbox mod, Leo vince this thing does NOT like to keep the front tire on the ground. Best of all worlds for streetbike. Now for a pcIII, removed the 2ndary flies, gut the cat, and lower the handlebars.

Sorry for the crap pic...but you get the idea nevermind it won't let me upload it.

GenII a great all around bike, and with about 600 dollars into Mods it makes about 150 hp at the tire, so 175ish at the crank.

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