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With the recent announcement of the Yamaha MT-07, how long do you think it will be before we hear about the FZ-07 coming to the states?
 

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I have read through dozens of the press reviews of the MT-07 reveal. Many of them are speculating that it wont be released in North America. I hope they're wrong. I think this bike would be a better re-entry platform for me, allowing me to step up to the -09 in a couple years if I choose.

I'm not too proud to admit I've been out of the game for a while and have some catching up to do. This bike is much closer in performance to my old CB750 than the FZ-09.

chicken hawk.jpg I say boy, when are you going to release that bike to the Yanks?
 

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I have read through dozens of the press reviews of the MT-07 reveal. Many of them are speculating that it wont be released in North America. I hope they're wrong. I think this bike would be a better re-entry platform me, allowing me to step up to the -09 in a couple years if I choose.

I'm not too proud to admit I've been out of the game for a while and have some catching up to do. This bike is much closer in performance to my old CB750 than the FZ-09.

View attachment 738 I say boy, when are you going to release that bike to the Yanks?
Pride ain't got sht to do with it - smart move and this 07 would be a killer choice. Hope it does make it the the states.
 

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I hope it makes it over. Considering how successful and popular the FZ-09 has been here so far, I think they'd be crazy not to.
 

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I agree. The 09 is a very tempting platform, but I honestly don't need that kind of power for the kind of riding I do. But I would like more power for two up riding. I look kinda funny riding my cbr250 by myself let alone with my wife on the back.
 

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Yamaha needs to bring it over, it'll be more popular than the sv650 if it proves to be reliable over the next couple of years.
 

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I highly doubt the 07 will make it over here. Although our naked standard market is growing, it's not big enough yet for Yamaha to produce two, especially when the 09 is already so moderately priced.
 

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I agree. The 09 is a very tempting platform, but I honestly don't need that kind of power for the kind of riding I do. But I would like more power for two up riding. I look kinda funny riding my cbr250 by myself let alone with my wife on the back.
After having my 09 for 700 miles, I think it's safe to say that it's a very easy bike to ride. Particularly in B mode, it's very progressive and easy to control. If you want to be super cautious, you could always impose an artificial redline of about 7000 rpm on yourself until you feel more comfortable. Particularly on the highway, the great torque of the 09 makes it feel very secure, with immediate top-gear roll-on power that can get you away from clueless cars without so much as a downshift.

If a 700 is all you are really ever going to want or need, that's great. But if you are thinking of a 700 as a short-term stepping stone to an 09, I'd say just skip the 700 and go straight to the 09. That would save you the cost, trouble and depreciation of two separate purchases.
 

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If they put an 07 (or even an 09) out as a faired sport bike in the US, I don't think you could keep them on the showroom floor.

I like the naked 09 just fine ;my knees will only last about 45 minutes on a sportbike these days.
 

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After having my 09 for 700 miles, I think it's safe to say that it's a very easy bike to ride. Particularly in B mode, it's very progressive and easy to control. If you want to be super cautious, you could always impose an artificial redline of about 7000 rpm on yourself until you feel more comfortable. Particularly on the highway, the great torque of the 09 makes it feel very secure, with immediate top-gear roll-on power that can get you away from clueless cars without so much as a downshift.

If a 700 is all you are really ever going to want or need, that's great. But if you are thinking of a 700 as a short-term stepping stone to an 09, I'd say just skip the 700 and go straight to the 09. That would save you the cost, trouble and depreciation of two separate purchases.
I am not concerned about the power. My cbr250 is not my first bike. I have had bigger bikes and have excellent self control. A 600-750 won't be just a stepping stone, I have the 250 so my wife could ride but now that desire has passed so I want something with a little more go for everyday commuting and two up riding and I just don't think a cb500 is going to give me enough of what I want. I want decent power with good gas mileage and reasonable insurance. If I didn't care about mpg I would get the 09 or a z1000. I know the 09 isn't bad but I tend to be heavy handed at times.
 

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If yamaha brings the 07 or if honda brings the cb650's over I am sold. They seem to be right in the sweet spot for what I am looking for in a bike specs wise as well as looks. Here's hoping!
 

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I was surprised today by an email from Yamaha. I had sent an inquiry about the FZ-07, and encouraged them to bring it to the United States.

Their email said, "Thank you for your input."

Shit.
 
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