Hi Everyone, I don't have an FZ-09, but I think it would be a fun bike to ride and I will own one in the near future. I've ridden a few different bikes in my day including the Gen 1 V-Max, I think the acceleration and top speed characteristics of both bikes are similar. There is some more HP that could be wrung out of the FZ-09 engine with an ECU reflash and a few aftermarket bolt-on items and if I could figure out how to keep the front wheel on the ground, it would be a fun street fighter. I have seen on YouTube, drag strip times for the 09 in the mid 11's in stock form, I think that's pretty good for a bike like this and I imagine it could easily get into mid tens with the right set up. I'm hoping to take a test ride when Yamaha Demo Days comes to my local dealership. Spring is here so happy riding. Look forward to sharing with some of you in the future.