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Old 02-23-2014, 06:41 PM   #2251
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Westfield Powersports in Indiana was quoting an FZ-09 for $6800 plus delivery and setup for an out the door price for ~$7300 plus tax. The orange one is gorgeous!
Agreed. I live in Westfield (about 2 minutes from that location), and I hope they offer a similar pricing structure if Yamaha is smart enough to make a sport-tourer out of this platform.

Btw, the red one still looks best.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:23 PM   #2252
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Btw, the red one still looks best.
and it is the fast one too!!
Check out this video if you haven't seen it yet, very cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmcOKMX3UNw
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #2253
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Versysrider- Being a former V Pilot myself, I am wondering what your insights are as a comparison between the 2 bikes? This seems to be a Versys with power and little better fit and finish, would you agree? Have you tested the highway legs with it?


PS. Glad to see you picked your up from Adventure. Scott's a great guy.
Not too much similarity aside from the upright riding position with good legroom, and a propensity for wheelies. Although I love those little parallel twins, had a Versys, ER-6N, and still have a Ninja (turned ER-6N). Not really like I remember the Versys when riding, Versys had a pretty high C of G with a full tank. The FZ has a really low feeling C of G, feels very flickable, and super quick side to side transitions.

Most of my highway is to and from the twisties, feels great to me, fewer vibes than any bike I've ever owned, very smooth.

Scott and crew are good to work with, bought 2 new quads from him the year before, after moving to property, seems like it's getting to be a yearly thing. If Yamaha keeps building bikes this good at this kind of price point, it will be.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:42 PM   #2254
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Try Geico?
I think we should boycott Geico, they want to monitor your driving/riding. I'd give up motorcycling if I had my insurance company monitor my riding, wouldn't be any fun at all!
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #2255
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I think we should boycott Geico, they want to monitor your driving/riding. I'd give up motorcycling if I had my insurance company monitor my riding, wouldn't be any fun at all!
I thought that was Progressive with their little plug in doo dad, they advertise with Flo. Is Geico doing the same thing now? Had a Triumph Sprint 1050 that had a little known section of the computer that saved the highest speed recorded. It could be reset, but bet most owners didn't even know it was there.

Now that just ain't right.... tomp
BTW, the video that ADVwanaB posted is really funny. tp
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #2256
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That Progressive snooper can be looked at 2 ways. You use it for 30 days and then return it.

So they have a 30 day sample and willingly accept it as a proper profile of your vehicles exposure.



Behave for 30 days, then go back to your regular hooligan self. :)



A friend in the know says they look at things you might not be thinking about. For example, they consider it very negative for the vehicle to be in use outside "normal hours". You may be driving well behaved, but at 1AM or later. That will be points against! It's simply risk assessment. Period. Control that sample and you might very well get a sweet reduction. :)
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:29 PM   #2257
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Aaaaaaahh, I see. Had Progressive MC insurance for 10 years now and get great long term/multi bike discounts rates.

Funny, I drive kinda like an old man, as I'm in outside sales and need my license, but get on a bike and I'm in my 20's again. Good thing we don't have to put those moniters on our bikes. My rates would be through the roof... tp
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:34 AM   #2258
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I thought that was Progressive with their little plug in doo dad, they advertise with Flo. Is Geico doing the same thing now? Had a Triumph Sprint 1050 that had a little known section of the computer that saved the highest speed recorded. It could be reset, but bet most owners didn't even know it was there.

Now that just ain't right.... tomp
BTW, the video that ADVwanaB posted is really funny. tp
Your right Progressive.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:50 PM   #2259
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You guys need to get on that State Farm time.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:20 PM   #2260
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:31 AM   #2261
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I actually like FZ8 more.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:18 AM   #2262
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It looks more muscle bike, especially in that nice, matte black. I wouldn't make the trade, though.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:34 PM   #2263
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I have a tough decision to make because my 1150GS just took a dump and Im looking to replace it and all of the ones that Im finding cost more than one of these brand new...... and considering that im basically just going to be commuting on it for the foreseeable future, this might to tough to pass up especially for 7 and change.

hmmmm
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:52 PM   #2264
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The 8 and 09 aren't really much alike at all. The 8 is much more sportbike ergo'ed than the 09's upright, less cramped leg position. The 8 is a streetfighter to the 09's SM similarities. Personally, I couldn't ride the 8 for very long without cramping. It is beautiful, though.... tomp dd50
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:22 PM   #2265
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I actually like FZ8 more.
More weight, less power, less comfortable, why?
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