Over the last month I have been enjoying my new toy (weather permitting). But today I had to go to the store for pies. So, the weather being beautiful here in Colorado, I decided to fire up the Max. I have a large pack that slides over the pillion backrest and sits on the rear rack, so perfect for carrying some groceries etc:evil6:. Long story short, I was gone for a lot longer than I had planned. I hadn't ridden her for about a month, so the riding position felt a little foreign, especially the bars. The bars on the Vmax are not nearly as wide. So, after my trip I was left with this comparison. The FZ is like a cheetah, lighting quick, changes directions in the blink of an eye. The Vmax is like an angry gorilla, brute force. Either one puts puts a giant grin on my face though. Gotta remember to taker her out every now and then.