I've had two snow days in a row, off from school, so I have been looking at motorcycles. Has anyone been on an FZ1? It seems like the FZ-09 is targeting a similar audience, but the FZ-09 is 2k less.
same here, i didn't want another inline-four for my next bike.Buzzy in-line fours might be a thing of my past compared to the triple.
The FZ1 running with the FZ09 is a bit of a confusing line up. Almost like if Ford greatly improved the V6 Mustang and left the V8 to sit a year or two. There are still merits to the FZ1 but personally with the price and feature list on the FZ09 its a pretty sound bet.I've had two snow days in a row, off from school, so I have been looking at motorcycles. Has anyone been on an FZ1? It seems like the FZ-09 is targeting a similar audience, but the FZ-09 is 2k less.
Just wanted to comment on this. Better fuel capacity, yes; But atrocious fuel economy (on the second gen anyway). I was lucky to squeeze 135 miles out of a tank taking it relatively easy. All signs point to a longer range on the FZ-09; I can't wait to be able to see this for myself!...with better fuel capacity.
FZ1 wet weight = 486 lbThe problem with the fz1 is low rpm performance. It sounds like there are ecu mods that will help, so its not a condemnation of the bike. As I said, in looks, I think its the best looking bike ever built. BUT>>>
Down low, it feels like a 600. Very little torque, or hp, until 9000 rpm. I've not checked, but up to 8000-9000, I THINK the fz09 is stronger. Maybe not in HP, but in torque. Factor in the 100lb weight savings, and the 09 is a REAL machine. The fz1 is very fun, and exciting to ride. Especially over 10,000 rpm. Under that, not so much...
I'd still love an fz1 to look at. Its far better looking than my Ninja 1000, but the ninja stomps it in hp thats useable in day to day situations. The Ninja makes power fz09 like, and thats perfect for a "street" bike.
Ride one, if you can. It feels insanely fast due to the low power and sudden climb at 9000 rpm. Very two stroke like, to be honest.