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Old 09-22-2019, 06:16 AM   #1
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Love my fizzy

Ive been riding a 2009 Kawasaki Concours for the past 18 months.
Yesterday I put the charger on the FZ1 and last night I fired it up and took it out for a quick local ride (illegally).
It was like taking the donut off of a baseball bat that you've been swinging all day. OMG I forgt how much I love that bike.

Right after the fall Suchess trip the Kaw is going back on the market and the FZ1 will be my only ride!
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:23 AM   #2
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bumped -
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:58 AM   #3
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:25 AM   #4
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Man, I'm with you. I've been riding my R6 throughout all of summer. The bike just looks sexy, but I can only taking riding it for so long. I decided to dust off the FZ1 yesterday and took it on a 400+ mile ride. Man, it felt good. The FZ1 has a ton of power and its just comfortable.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:50 AM   #5
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For me, it was the responsiveness and lack of effort to make it take the line that I wanted to run that was so admirable.
I bought the Connie because I'm getting older (61) and needed a bike that could get me to the mountains comfortably enough that I still wanted to ride once I got there but Ive been using it for everything. Although there is a great deal comfort and of low end torque in the Connie it just doesn't compare to the throttle response of the FZ1.

The FZ1 obviously doesn't have the same comfort factor as the Connie but if I can only have one it is going to be the FZ1.

Could you imagine what it would be like to have a bike with the weight of your 600, comfort of the Connie and the power of the FZ1? (that is affordable) Now THAT would be the UJM!

Just sayin'
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:18 AM   #6
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Could you imagine what it would be like to have a bike with the weight of your 600, comfort of the Connie and the power of the FZ1? (that is affordable) Now THAT would be the UJM!

Just sayin'
There is, it just costs 180,000.

https://jalopnik.com/honda-rc213v-s-...1731451634/amp
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:24 PM   #7
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Nice but it doesn't look like that seat or handlebar position provides the ride comfort of a strato lounger touring machine.

Hence we need a stable of bikes and a large trailer to take them wherever we choose to go.......
If only I could convince my wife......
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:25 PM   #8
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So how long of a ride does getting to the mountains and back entail?
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:28 PM   #9
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Well....the trip this Oct to Suchess will be about 4:30 min.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:37 PM   #10
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Im sure there are other nice roads a bit closer in the foothills I just haven't had the time to try to locate them. Im in Concord NC. If anyone has a favorite loop in my vicinity please let me know. Thanks.
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