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I went to the Yamaha Demo event last Saturday at Cycle City in Newport News. I wanted to check out the Fz09 before buying it because I couldn't test my 2014 Honda CTX 700N before buying. I did get to test my 2002 Honda 919 as I had cash in hand and bought it used.

I'm glad I waited. This bike is sooo smooth, it's too smooth. I can only describe it as a large displacement scooter with manual transmission. It rides like an appliance and is the Camry of motorcycles. I'm sure this is a great bike for some, and i like it's looks but it isn't a motorcycle to me.

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What bike are you talking about.......the FZ09? or some other one?
 

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In his original post this morning, there were NO pictures. It has since been edited to add a couple.....mystery solved!
 

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ischul757.........If the FZ09 isn't a "motorcycle" and it's too smooth.......you need a a non softail Harley.........no worries about too smooth on that one!
 

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What aspect of the 09 is too smooth? The torque curve? What kind of roads, pace, throttle and RPM did you try? I'm not saying it isn't smooth, but it isn't the first word I think of for the 09, that would be rocket.

If you don't want smooth then whack the throttle. But that's up to you, I don't accept any responsibility if that goes badly for you.
 

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I've never been on any scooter that even remotely comes close to the FZ09.........of course the biggest one that I've ridden is the Honda 600 Silver Wing when I worked at the dealership selling bikes.
 

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With the exception of this scooter.
Yep, never ridden that one. I'd sure hate to be behind that one at Deals Gap.........it would take a fairly long straightaway to get past it, it's so long!
 
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A lot of words come to mind when I think of my FZ-09. However, smooth is not one of them. Linear, yes! Smooth, Not even remotely close to that, which I like.
 

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I'm glad I waited. This bike is sooo smooth, it's too smooth. I can only describe it as a large displacement scooter with manual transmission. It rides like an appliance and is the Camry of motorcycles.
The bike you rode was obviously broken......or more likely locked in B mode...my FZ is more like a Viper , how yours was like a Camry is perplexing
 

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I think the OP wants the Honda Goldwing Forum.
 

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Hilarious.

The guy rides a CTX 700N and calls the FZ09 a scooter.
 

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LOL that has an auto transmission. WTF is that guy thinking?
 
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