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Old 09-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #931
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I really like the orange, but I could probably live with black (and purple rims).

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Old 09-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #932
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Why did they position the instrument cluster off to the right like that?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:12 PM   #933
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Why did they position the instrument cluster off to the right like that?
So a bitch can put a GPS towards the middle.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:41 AM   #934
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So glad the 'merican version has the black frame, not digging the grey the MT-09 has.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:11 AM   #935
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I'm really digging the purple that Europe is getting.

Wow! The purple is SEXY! It's going to be a while before I buy another new bike but, when the day comes an FZ-09 in purple (or maybe red) WILL end up in my garage. The 1000 Versys is the only other bike that has a chance (if Kawasaki brings it to the states) & price wise, the FZ is still probably going to be the bike I go with.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:20 AM   #936
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"I have to admit, it is a frugal little sucker. During our 190-mile ride which was mostly on twisty roads, using 2nd to 4th gear, my reserve light came on at 107-miles. We filled-up at 117-miles and the tank took 13.3-litres, ...."

Hmmmm....works out to around 33.8 US mpg. I wouldn't call that frugal even if they were thrashing it. I'm not criticizing the mpg so much as the review. Frugal? Really?
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #937
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So a bitch can put a GPS towards the middle.
Well, I guess that's a positive way to think about it. I would have preferred something centered with a tach with needle and digital mph/kph. I don't know why I'm so hung up on it, but it seems weird. Anyways... anyone know if it has a gear indicator?
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:47 AM   #938
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Well, I guess that's a positive way to think about it. I would have preferred something centered with a tach with needle and digital mph/kph. I don't know why I'm so hung up on it, but it seems weird. Anyways... anyone know if it has a gear indicator?
+1

They did it "the right way" on FZ6, FZ8 and FZ1.





To me, that's the best way to do it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:55 AM   #939
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33mpg??That had to be on e hell of a test ride, or...

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #940
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+1

They did it "the right way" on FZ6, FZ8 and FZ1.
Yeah, I like the way Suzuki did it on my SV, as well.



There's something I like about an orange needle on a white circle with a redline. I haven't ridden a bike with a black digital bar stretching across a gray display strip, but I guess I'll have to try it sometime.

Maybe ADV needs a new thread, "Your favorite insrument cluster," ha.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:56 AM   #941
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I am probably in the minority but I actually like the new tach/speedo setup. It's very minimalist and if this bike rides the way I think it will, you wont even be looking at it. Check your gas, maybe your speed in a slow zone and thats it. I love the look of all-digital gauges at night especially. Needle tachs don't look as good and are harder to read at night unless lit properly. It being to the side is also kind cool. I'm one of these guys who likes futuristic stuff though.

Also a GPS in the middle would be a perfect combo I think. A lot of people I ride with use their GPS for a speedo anyways and barely look at the stock setup.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:45 AM   #942
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It looks easy enough to have any color of FZ-09 you can dream of.
1 piece to paint! Couldn't be simpler.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #943
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I test rode a Street Triple at Americade, and loved it. Then 2 years later, I was fortunate enough to get to a Triumph test day, on a week day, and was able to take a Speed Triple, Street Triple, and a Thruxton back to back. I was not impressed with the Speed, but it re-affirmed how much fun the Street was, and the FZ is only 10 lbs heavier. The Thruxton, not so much. I think my daughter's ER-6n has more balls, and it's way down on cc's than the Bonnie group. Anybody found out what insurance is going to be for this Yamaha? I sold an SV650, to get a C14, and the insurance was actually less, for some reason.
I'm not sure when your test ride was, but if you rode a pre 2013 Street Trip. According to CycleWorld mag, May 2011 issue. The 2011 Street Triple R's weight, on their scale was 431lbs wet (402lbs dry). So the ST you tested might have been 17 pounds heavier than the FZ-09 if the tank was full. Put the Akrapovic exhaust that's available for the FZ on, and you'll be right about 400lbs wet, the 2011 ST's dry weight.

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Old 09-05-2013, 11:46 AM   #944
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I'm not sure when your test ride was, but if you rode a pre 2013 Street Trip. According to CycleWorld mag, May 2011 issue. The 2011 Street Triple R's weight, on their scale was 431lbs wet (402lbs dry). So the ST you tested might have been 17 pounds heavier than the FZ-09 if the tank was full. Put the Akrapovic exhaust that's available for the FZ on, and you'll be right about 400lbs wet, the 2011 ST's dry weight.

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That was a ST R, with full Arrow exhaust. Yes, a number of years ago, with round headlights. Not much of a weight difference compared to the SV650 I had, and the same "all over the place" power in the rpm range. Hoping to see an FZ up close soon. Dealer told me to call him week of Sept. 23rd.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:22 AM   #945
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Wow! The purple is SEXY! It's going to be a while before I buy another new bike but, when the day comes an FZ-09 in purple (or maybe red) WILL end up in my garage. The 1000 Versys is the only other bike that has a chance (if Kawasaki brings it to the states) & price wise, the FZ is still probably going to be the bike I go with.
I think that might be the deep purple used on the first couple of years of MT01,
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