The weight of an FJR is your friend when you have 450 miles to go and you have a 45 mph crosswind.Lotta nice sport touring bikes available and the FJR I had was one of em.
But 200+ xtra lbs.is a deal killer for me and that is what makes the FZ-09 so appealing.
I mean it's 25 lbs. lighter than Yamaha's new R1 !
My RZ 350 at 350 lbs.and 52 RWHP (pipes,airbox/jetting)and the instant hit of a twin 2-stroke
Set the standard for me for years even with my RZ 500(+75 lbs.)
But I must say the FZ in my mind has raised the bar...thanks Yamaha !
I had one of those, brilliant little bike. At track days, I used to get overtaken down the straight, then catch everyone through the corners, then get taken down the straight, etc etc. then ride home.I miss my VFR400R. It was a fun motorcycle. The bike was a grey import, never actually titled for the US. I did have a title off an old honda frame tho. That bike was so unique compared to everything else I have owned. I have never seen another one, and probably never will. Hell you could turn the headlight off if you wanted to.
1986 Honda VFR400R; V4, single sided swing arm, Cam Gear train
I used to drag peg, side stand and exhaust around left handers on it at eastern creek raceway.@edgyver; awesome pics, looks like you have been at this game quite a while!
@keef; I was told the nc24&30's were some of the best handling track bikes around. That is awesome you had one and got to ride it on the track.