What????? no comment? QUICK CALL 911, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH STEVE!!!! lol.
When I stopped at the dealership to take a look at an 07, since all the 09's where sold. I was tempted, but wanted an +800cc as a minimum. Then I spotted my Rapid Red was back up for sale, and it didn't take much thinking to put a deposit on the 09.
I would actually consider an 07 as a second bike, but I already have my DR650SE for that. Plus the DR is not afraid of gravel and dirt.
The 09 for the pavement, and the DR for everywhere else. Plus the DR is still fun on the pavement. It also makes a good commuter since it gets 55 US MPG (4.3 L/100 km)
The DR650 is for sure a great second bike. I just renewed my full coverage insurance, with accessory coverage for $139. You gotta love that.
Besides working well enough for off-pavement and being a competent commuter, it makes for a great scratcher in the tight, twiddly bits.
This FZ07 owner inquiry turned out to be that girl Dorene that was paying $150 for a "survey" . Sounded like a con job to me so I passed on it. If Yamaha wanted to contact FZ07 owners for a "survey"...all they would need to do is send them a letter in the mail like they did with the battery lead recall.
market research is done for product development with owners of various products. This is not a scam, we did this in November and had a really good response to the focus group. This will be two hours of your time and you get $150 for participating. I am going to call some of the guys that did it last time here in CA. and see if they will post on line that this is legit and that they got paid.