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    MT09 suspension vs XSR 900. Quickshifter?

    Hi everyone, im thinking of picking up an MT09 or XSR 900 in the near future. The deciding factor is the suspension, since i enjoy twisty mountain roads.

    Is the suspension on the MT09 adjusted to its stiffest setting better handling than the XSR? Or is the suspension just naturally soft overall?

    I also know that the MT comes ready for a factory quickshifter, is it the same for the xsr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyShotgun View Post
    Hi everyone, im thinking of picking up an MT09 or XSR 900 in the near future. The deciding factor is the suspension, since i enjoy twisty mountain roads.

    Is the suspension on the MT09 adjusted to its stiffest setting better handling than the XSR? Or is the suspension just naturally soft overall?

    I also know that the MT comes ready for a factory quickshifter, is it the same for the xsr?

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    I have never ridden FZ09. I know 2018 and 19 have fully adjustable front fork, but I have an XSR 2017 and all the years of this model are the same. I am 245lbs and the stock suspension handles me well. I am coming off 2014 ZX10R and I can go thru turns with the same speed on both bikes, but I find the XSR little more unstable in the middle of the turn and at the exit. Position is a lot more relaxed on the XSR than ZX10 and FZ09, so the bike is less flickable, but still super capable bike. The riding position on FZ09 is little more aggressive than the XSR, witch means you will be more confident in the turns, so 2018 and 2019 has advantage on that, otherwise both bikes have TCS, Power Modes and ABS. the older FZ09's like 2014 &15 the suspension is garbage you will have to change it immediately and they don't have an electronics. I simply choose the XSR because I like the very relaxed position and the style of the bike, and I am having a blast in the canyons, but I think with the new FZ09 I would have less effort thru turns. FZ10 is the best option for me but they don't have it in a XSR version, otherwise is a lot more capable bike and can be found for only $1000 more. That's my opinion.

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