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I didn't phrase my initial post correctly. Please read the Post In bold as it better explains what I was trying to say.
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I rode the bike in "B" for a log time now it seem like the bike is slow. I cant tell if the bike is getting slow or I am getting used to the bike in "B" mode.
I have started riding the the bike in "STD" mode and it seems much faster. I just hope the bike doesn't get so slow that it feels like a moped :)
I haven't event tried riding the bike in "A" mode.
I hope l don't get so used to the bike that I don't get I don't get too a large accident.
LRoss78550

I grew up racing 2 stroke motocross bikes. I guess SLOW is not what I meant. I never got used to a 2 stroke motocross bike when it hit the power band. every time it hit I was surprised at how hard it pulled.
I just got used to the how hard the bike pulled when in "B" mode. As I said now that I am riding in "STD" mode I am surprised again. I guess what I was trying to say is that when I rode the FZ-09 for the first time I didn't think I would ever get used to how hard it pulled even in "B" Mode. In other words Its surprising what you can get used to.

Pacer:::: I didn't mean it to be a waste of time..... I think I just phrased it wrong and it was therefor misunderstood.
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I've been riding the bike in B mode since I got it and it still feels fast. But I guess what feels fast to each person is subjective.
 

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I think like you get used to it. I've only ridden in a mode since day one, and it's more manageable now that I'm used to it, is that what you mean by "slow"?
 

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Yep. Slow. In fact, any of these pokey cars to outrun it to 60mph.

2002 Lingenfelter Chevrolet Corvette 0-60 mph 1.97 Quarter mile 9.1
2002 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom 1000TT 0-60 mph 2.2 Quarter mile 9.4
2012 Ariel Atom 500 (V-8) 0-60 mph 2.3
2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 0-60 mph 2.4 Quarter Mile 9.6
2009 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 0-60 mph 2.4 Quarter mile 10.1
2007 Caparo T1 0-60 mph 2.5
2012 Hennessey Venom GT 0-60 mph 2.5
2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport 0-60 mph 2.5
2013 Caterham Seven R600 Roadster 0-60 mph 2.5
2006 Ultima GTR 720 0-60 mph 2.6 Quarter Mile 9.9
2010 Pagani Zonda R 0-60 mph 2.6
2013 Ariel Atom 3.5 0-60 mph 2.6

And the FZ-09 is as fast or quicker to sixty than:

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 0-60 mph 2.8 Quarter Mile 10.7
2011 HTT Plethore 0-60 mph 2.8
2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggra 0-60 mph 2.8 Quarter Mile 10.9
2010 Koenigsegg Trevita 0-60 mph 2.8
2013 Lamborghini Veneno 0-60 mph 2.8
2005 Ferrari FXX Enzo 0-60 mph 2.8
2009 Caparo T1 Race Extreme 0-60 mph 2.8
2011 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom GT 0-60 mph 2.9
2009 Heffner Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 0-60 mph 2.9 Quarter Mile 10.3
2006 Mosler MT900 GTR 0-60 mph 2.9
2011 Ariel Atom 3 Mugen 0-60 mph 2.9
2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S 0-60 mph 2.9 Quarter Mile 10.6
2011 Ferrari 599XX 0-60 mph 2.9 Quarter Mile 10.7
2011 McLaren MP4-12C 0-60 mph 2.9 Quarter Mile 10.8
2009 Ariel Atom 3 0-60 mph 2.9
2010 Noble M600 0-60 mph 2.9 Quarter Mile 10.9
2012 Nissan GT-R 0-60 mph 2.9 Quarter Mile 11.1
2011 Dodge Viper Hennessey Venom GT 0-60 mph 2.9

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The term "fast" is a very subjective term. If you've been 200+ mph, then yes comparitavely speaking this bike is "slow". My 8 year old son is fascinated with speed. "Dad, how fast is your motorcycle?" I tell him 132mph. He replys, "That thing is slow, Moms car says 140, and its a magnum". This bike is "quick" but not fast. I will say that the linear torque curve makes for a comfortable feel. Most 4cyl bikes lack bottom end and have a sudden top end surge. If thats what you're used to, this bike is certainly a different feeling. It, to me, pulls hard from idle to redline, but becomes really impressive at 6k and up. For those used to 2 stroke dirt bikes and 4cyl super sports i can see where the completely different power delivery is a strange feeling. To me it feels like a really fast big bore single cyl thumper. Just raw torque anywhere on the tach. But like everything, once you're used to the feel of it, you find yourself wanting more.....
 

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Slow?? Really??? Zero to sixty in 2.7 seconds. And what were you riding before this that felt "fast?"

Stay safe. Seriously.
 

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I rode the bike in "B" for a log time now it seem like the bike is slow. I cant tell if the bike is getting slow or I am getting used to the bike in "B" mode.

I have started riding the the bike in "STD" mode and it seems much faster. I just hope the bike doesn't get so slow that it feels like a moped :)

I haven't event tried riding the bike in "A" mode.

I hope l don't get so used to the bike that I don't get I don't get too a large accident.

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Really?...........REALLY? I seriously hope this is NOT a serious question!
 
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This bike is not slow, the power/torque to weight ratio makes the fz09 a rocket ship

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I feel like it's all about getting used to the bike. Getting a new bike, especially one with more power than the previous, will feel extremely quick and maybe overwhelming. As time goes on and you learn to manage the power and expect it, it subconsciously "feels" slower. That's just my opinion as I've gone from a 250r to an older zx6r, and then to the fz-09.
 

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I grew up racing 2 stroke motocross bikes. I guess SLOW is not what I meant. I never got used to a 2 stroke motocross bike when it hit the power band. every time it hit I was surprised at how hard it pulled.
I just got used to the how hard the bike pulled when in "B" mode. As I said now that I am riding in "STD" mode I am surprised again. I guess what I was trying to say is that when I rode the FZ-09 for the first time I didn't think I would ever get used to how hard it pulled even in "B" Mode. In other words Its surprising what you can get used to.

Pacer I didn't mean it to be a waste of time..... I think I just phrased it wrong and it was therefor misunderstood.

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Fzbolt basically said the same thing I did. Should've read the whole thread first. Oops.
 

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AnimatedLaughingSmiley.gif Maybe you should stop riding now just to be safe.


UPDATE: I don't think you'll become too complacent with your FZ-09. Just ride within your limitations. Be proactively safe.:cool:
 

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You can become velocitized sotospeak it's like if you run 80-90 on the interstate and then go 55 on the highway, it just feels like 20. Atleast to me anyways.

Put it in A mode and hang on. Litterally
 

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No worries lross, as others have pointed out from time to time, my inner jerk comes out some times. Enjoy the bike. From 0-60, it ain't slow.
 

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lross..........You thread/post makes a lot more sense now than the original post did......

Getting acclimated to any bike is sometimes a bit of an issue/learning curve. The FZ09 pulls really hard and begins to make it's power very early on in the RPM range. I've been riding inline 4's most of my adult riding life and only had one V-twin before this bike.....an Aprilia DorsoDuro 750. So yes, this bike took a bit of getting use to for me also.
 

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some people need the shaking and instability to feel "fast"

4 stroke modern FI bikes are just too stable and not shakey enuff for them to feel "fast"
 
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