This looks like a pretty good place to hang out since I am certainly interested in buying one of these bikes.
I'm 68 I've and been riding since 1963. My first bike was a 1964 Yamaha YDS2C street bike (250cc) and, needless to say, a bunch of stuff in between.
My current "big" bike is 1998 VFR800 Honda Intercepter but I spend most of my riding time on my 2007 BMW G650X Supermoto.
I live in Miami Fl but ride very little down here. I am fortunate to be able to spend quite a bit of my time riding in the Smokey Mountains, Eastern Tennesee and Western North Carolina.
I have been trying to get excited about a new streetbike for several years now and have casually considered just about everything. Nothing really rings my bell until the FZ 09 comes along, now I'm really looking foward to something. The faster red one!
Anyway, I'm looking foward to sharing experiences with you folks on this new adventure from Yamaha.