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Old 01-31-2012, 12:55 PM   #676
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I think the 'slipping the clutch' comment on the FZ6 is greatly exaggerated. While I might choose something else if I lived in NYC, but it is completely manageable in all types of traffic. I've never had a compliant about mine. As long as you get use to working the motor, it's fine. I've never looked 'asinine' riding mine in traffic.... might be better options for a in-city only bike, but the FZ6 is hardly a poor choice.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:11 PM   #677
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I think the 'slipping the clutch' comment on the FZ6 is greatly exaggerated.
18,000 miles into owning mine, I guess we'll agree to disagree. I do live in the heart of a city, with 30mph limits and rush hour clusterfucks. In suburban use it would be much less of an issue. There are simply much better options - such as the NC700. Singles and twins are great city bikes.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:15 PM   #678
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I had 26k on mine, but do not live in the city, maybe the day in-day out of it wears on you a lot more that the once in a while riding in city/traffic
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:52 PM   #679
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Isn't it 19" in front, the same size as in Varadero?
I think it is, It's the NC that has the 17 Inch.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #680
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. . . All I am saying is my 690 is horrible on gas when driven from south Africa to Norway.
Yeah, well duh! That's like uphill the whole way.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:01 PM   #681
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Yeah, well duh! That's like uphill the whole way.


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Old 01-31-2012, 05:06 PM   #682
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18,000 miles into owning mine, I guess we'll agree to disagree. I do live in the heart of a city, with 30mph limits and rush hour clusterfucks. In suburban use it would be much less of an issue. There are simply much better options - such as the NC700. Singles and twins are great city bikes.
Yep. Midrange RULES in the citaaay...

Canyons too.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:27 PM   #683
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Yep. Midrange RULES in the citaaay...

Canyons too.
Mountains too. Nothing like taking a literbike through the mountains and letting the torque lug you along.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:32 PM   #684
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Mountains too. Nothing like taking a literbike through the mountains and letting the torque lug you along.
Devils advocate: There's something magical about spending half an hour in the powerband of a 600, winding it out and feeling that rush of power as the tach sweeps past vertical.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:53 PM   #685
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Devils advocate: There's something magical about spending half an hour in the powerband of a 600, winding it out and feeling that rush of power as the tach sweeps past vertical.
Sure, that's pretty awesome.

One of my favorite things to do was taking my CB900 after work and the gym, getting a protein shake in my belly, and then just kind of mellowing out on the Blue Ridge Parkway as the sun went down. Lugging along through the curves at 45-55 mph and just taking it easy while listening to the big four growl along and smelling the aluminum of the engine is a nice way to wind down. Great way to take the long way home and enjoy the road, the bike, and the now.

That's why they make Fords and Chevies.

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Old 01-31-2012, 05:54 PM   #686
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:54 PM   #687
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We're really not having a proper slap fight over a new Honda here, people.
This is the internets. We're supposed to be up to racial epithets and personal attacks by now.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #688
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Devils advocate: There's something magical about spending half an hour in the powerband of a 600, winding it out and feeling that rush of power as the tach sweeps past vertical.
too much thought devoted to keeping it in the powerband, where I ride it's better to concentrate on either not riding off the side of a mountain or slamming into it.

At least that's how I'd rather spend my mental $10, to paraphrase Keith Code...
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #689
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We're really not having a proper slap fight over a new Honda here, people.
This is the internets. We're supposed to be up to racial epithets and personal attacks by now.
STFU!



























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Old 01-31-2012, 06:16 PM   #690
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I don't think noobs are the only people that would buy it.
Youre right. Im taking a serious look at this bike because Im looking for something a bit more refined then my DR 650. A bike with a bit less vibration, a bit more protection from the elements and at the same time not being over burdened with excess plastic and electronics. Speaking of electronics, please put me in the group that thinks the ABS is a win but if it is bundled with the auto clutch Id skip it.


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