I too rated my '03 FZ1 as my favorite all time bike...until I bought this niner. You will love it. I had a carb kit and exhaust on my FZ1 and this FZ09 is just as fast; feels even faster. The weight difference is surprisingly noticeable. Great bike and great fun.I had a gen1 fz1 for a couple of years and I rate it as the best all around bike of the 60+ bikes I have owned. The FZ09 is more fun due to the torque, power and weight combo. The only thing the FZ09 does that is not as good or better than the gen 1 fz1 is riding 350+ mile days. Up to 350 miles, the fz09 equals or beats the gen1 fz1 in every aspect.
No reason for an extra fuel tank. Modify the filler neck by installing a few 1/4 holes in it with a big punch and viola, capacity is increased from 3.7 to 4.0 gallons and at 45 mpg that is 180 mile range.You can get an after market centre stand, and the FJ centre stand might fit as well.
Centerstand - Yamaha FZ09
I have been wondering if anyone is going to figure out a reserve fuel tank to add to the 09?? as I know guys that have added them to their cruisers. It's just hard to say where you would be able to mount one?
or carry a couple of these in a tail bag, or saddle bags.
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I bet the FZ1 is 10x more stable on the highway. I get blown around quite a bit on the highway when on the FZ09. The FZ1 must feel more planted at highway speeds whereas the FZ09 wasn't meant to be a highway cruiser.....Then again, some guys don't mind getting blown (around) all afternoon.My current centerstand doesn't work with the rearsets I have on, anyway. I only put it on to change tires.
I don't want more range...I like the excuse to stop every once in a while. Besides, here in the east gas stations are much closer together.
I guess you guys have talked me into it.
I have observed several riders that complained of being blown all over the road and while following them, it was not their bike that was being blown around, it was their head and their body following their head.I bet the FZ1 is 10x more stable on the highway. I get blown around quite a bit on the highway when on the FZ09. The FZ1 must feel more planted at highway speeds whereas the FZ09 wasn't meant to be a highway cruiser.....Then again, some guys don't mind getting blown (around) all afternoon.