ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-26-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
DLC OP
4ever n00b
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
Oddometer: 5
FZ-09 vs previous gen Z1000

Has anyone ridden both the FZ-09 and the previous generation (2012) Z1000? A local shop has a new 2012 Z1000 on sale for roughly the same price as a 2014 FZ-09 plus suspension upgrades (i.e. about $7,500 total). I'm on the heavy side (250), so reviews make me think I would need to upgrade the FZ's suspension sooner rather than later.

I'm wondering which would be the better bike. My uses will be short commutes and weekend daylong rides in the country. I've got about three seasons experience, first on a KZ750 and more recently a Sprint RS. I'll be getting back into riding after a couple seasons off.
DLC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 11:13 PM   #2
Rox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Rox's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Between LA and Palm Springs
Oddometer: 247
Z1000 would rip it apart... Hands down.
__________________
" A ride a day keeps the doctor away...Unless you crash."
Rox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 12:30 AM   #3
DudeClone
Beastly Adventurer
 
DudeClone's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: here, there, everywhere
Oddometer: 1,844
have no experience with either but am a big yamaha fan. that said the z1000 would seem an awesome bike, and the obvious (to me) choice at the same price. hell, i think i'd take a yammy FZ1 over the FZ09 at the same price

is the z1000 the "black edition?" what an awesome looking bike!

__________________
bikes
DudeClone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 11:31 AM   #4
roma258
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Oddometer: 209
A lightly used bike is always a better deal than new. That said, I'd rather have a sorted FZ-09.
roma258 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 03:37 PM   #5
alekkas
Studly Adventurer
 
alekkas's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Far West Chicago Burbs
Oddometer: 672
The leftover z1000 is a far better bike. To me, both new, same price, is a no brainier unless there is something about it that offends you.
__________________
Some ride reports:
http://leroylanes.blogspot.com/

Why do I keep thinking I'm gonna wind up in a love / hate relationship with a Guzzi?
alekkas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015