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Old 07-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #676
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I think they really goofed on those blurple wheels.

Does anyone here think that looks good?


The red bike has a nice stripe down the center as well that looks classy.
the red bike is a no brainer for myself
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #677
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I like painted wheels, but that "blurple" is pretty bad, I admit.
The red scheme is better, but the asymmetrical stripe looks pretty stupid.
And the tank is still too small to be practical, but I like this powerplant. If they build a better (for me) motorcycle around it, I'm in.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #678
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Agree. The blue wheels are a fail.


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I think they really goofed on those blurple wheels.

Does anyone here think that looks good?


The red bike has a nice stripe down the center as well that looks classy.
the red bike is a no brainer for myself
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #679
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I like it and may buy one but not the first year model in case there are bugs or changes..................
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #680
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Bet the wheel color is a winner in Japan, where it was first released. They have different feelings about design and color than we have in the west. They're gonna get dirty and look gray soon anyway. Plastidip can make them almost any color currently made...
Hey, you can't see the wheels when riding, and you'll be passing everyone so quickly, they won't be able to tell what color the wheels are, anyway........tomp
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #681
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I like the wheels.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #682
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They remind me of the Marchisini wheels I had on a '10 690 Duke, but bet they aren't worth $1500/2000 like the ones on the Duke. Shame the suspension, brakes, levers and wheels on the Duke don't come on the FZ.

But at $8K, no way... The Duke was $10.8K. the Duke,at 354lbs wet, a light weight fun bike, but according to noted specs, the FZ has 3.6 lbs per HP and the Duke has 5.44. The FZ is still the killer bike, and I want one....
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:33 AM   #683
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I don't mind the wheels, but it sure would look sharp if the wheels were dark red.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #684
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I like the blue wheels...it's a nice link (although not a perfect match) to the Yamaha colors, and it's distinctive. The detailing on the bike is simple and almost too "could be any naked bike." The wheels add a nice touch of style to a bike that, although good looking, borders on being a generic naked bike.

I like the bike, and would buy the black with blue wheels over the red bike.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #685
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Oh and I'd prefer a two-piece seat for a racier look.
What race bike has a two piece seat?!
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #686
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What race bike has a two piece seat?!
I didn't say race bike, I said a racier look. Check out the Ducati Streetfighter 848 or any number of sport bikes that have a separate pillion to see what I'm talking about.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:13 PM   #687
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Since Yamaha is going for a super moto/streetfighter look with the FZ, the one piece seat looks more fitting to me. If they add a sport model with a fairing, a two piece seat would be more fitting. I saw an image of an FZ on the interweb that had a single seat seat and rack styled filler where the passenger section should be. Forgot to save a copy of it, though....Looked good.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #688
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Really ready to see a shootout with the street triple.



Then the question would be, pay $8,000 for one of these, or a low mile Street Triple R?
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #689
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That would be a tough decision to make. Stock FZ suspension compared to Street R is night and day. You have to be willing to really spin up the 675 to stay in their higher hp/torque ranges. FZ, not as much, or so has been claimed by the factory.

If the FZ suspension is good, but not great, like the R's, I would still go with the Yamaha. Just me though....

http://motorcycles.oodle.com/detail/...-www-_-NA-_-NA

2010 street R in NY, $3800. Sounds dirt cheap to me...

Looked at 2010 std Street last month and it was $7400, and had seen the ground...
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #690
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http://motorcycles.oodle.com/detail/...-www-_-NA-_-NA

2010 street R in NY, $3800. Sounds dirt cheap to me...

Looked at 2010 std Street last month and it was $7400, and had seen the ground...
That's a scam, or a dead-husband/divorce scenario. I've been following the STR market, and there's no way one of those is going for less than $6k.
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