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View Results: Which of these inline fours would you get?
Bandit 1200/1250 33 26.83%
FZ1 41 33.33%
Z1000 29 23.58%
919 (Hornet) 20 16.26%
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Question Which of these inline fours would you get?

Thinking about getting one of these inline fours. Which would you get? Vote your choice and if you feel like it, tell us why. Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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I haven't ridden a 919. But I've ridden the other three, and the Z1000 was by far the best of the bunch.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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Honestly,I haven't heard a bad word about any of your choices,I would just try and sit on each one and see what "feels" best.I have had bikes that would fly and handle great,that being said,they just didn't "feel right".It's so subjective it"s almost unexplainable.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:01 PM   #5
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No questions, great engine and geometry but it has to be in this color combo:

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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I have the FZ1, an 06 shift red with 19k on it. I also had the 919, asphalt color. The 919 was easier to jump on, not as much weight I think.Both very smooth and very fast. But the FZ1 just seems so solid at any speed. No trouble with either, no fixes at all needed.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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How about the FZ8?
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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Honda fit & finish edge out the others by a hair, especially where wheelbase & weight come in. That said, there are very few bikes that can compare with the evergreen Bandit in terms of "bang for the buck". It's quite possible that the thousands saved by going Bandito could turn it into the clear winner. The latest 1250 FA can be found for <$10,000! Some front & rear suspension work, a pipe, maybe pads & SS hoses for the front brakes? The Bandit has been around for ages. It's proven reliable & there's a ton of after-market out there to solve any niggles.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #9
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I vote Bandit 1200.... much cheaper than the others. I love air cooling.

Otherwise, this poll is a bit strange.

If performance is what your after, go with the Z1000.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:08 PM   #10
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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I have both the 919 and the 1250 gsx fa. I am sure I would like any of the four and like the two that I have almost equally, but if forced to choose, would pick the suzuki.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:14 PM   #12
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No questions, great engine and geometry but it has to be in this color combo:

Not a fan of inline 4's but that is a nice looking bike! Too bad they don't come looking like that from Yamaha.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #13
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The Bandit. It is the fastest, and has the most upright riding position. It's also best for touring. If you want a track bike, the FZ1.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #14
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The Bandit. It is the fastest, and has the most upright riding position. It's also best for touring.
The Bandit has a higher top speed, is a tad slower in acceleration, has higher/more rearward pegs and more lean towards the bars and I hated touring on it. I put 16,000km on mine in 6 months touring and then got rid of it as it was the most uncomfortable bike I've ever owned. YMMV. It is also heavy and pillions hate it. I have a 919 as well - much lighter, powerful enough, good for pillions and a lot more comfortable.

The other two well worth looking at are the original 1200 Bandit and the Yamaha FZ1000 - both are very good bikes and bargains in the used market.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:40 AM   #15
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I vote Bandit 1200.... much cheaper than the others. I love air cooling.

Otherwise, this poll is a bit strange.

If performance is what your after, go with the Z1000.




Bandits and the newer GSX1250FA's are excellent values, incredibly smooth and strong.
Add decent luggage and you have a very nice touring machine.
The older ones (1200's) are air-cooled. The newer ones are not.
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