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Old 03-01-2014, 05:52 PM   #2281
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Went to the local powersports megamart today. They had both the red and orange FZ's sitting beside each other. Not bashing anyone with red, but the metallic orange paint just pops, for me. It looked like a spotlight was shining on the orange one but it just seems to reflect light better.

Now I really do need to come up with the funds to put one in my garage, as that paint scheme is better than the orange XR1200 I had, and it was beautiful.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:22 AM   #2282
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i swung a leg over a fz-09 yesterday. i like it. i have a supermoto background, and it just seems to fit ergonomically.

i really want to ride one before i dump 9k (bike and stupid high tax/registration rate). i need to find a dealer that has a demo.
Its fits great for the mad city of NYC. I got mine 8500 otd, Prospect Powersports- the only dealers (esp the owner) who seemed like genuine folks not pushing anything on me.

I believe Motorcycle Mall in NJ has a demo bike-call them and check.
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:08 AM   #2283
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Went to the local powersports megamart today. They had both the red and orange FZ's sitting beside each other. Not bashing anyone with red, but the metallic orange paint just pops, for me. It looked like a spotlight was shining on the orange one but it just seems to reflect light better.

Now I really do need to come up with the funds to put one in my garage, as that paint scheme is better than the orange XR1200 I had, and it was beautiful.
If the front fender and rear side panels were orange . . . I would have grabbed it too. It is definitely an exciting bike to ride.

I am guessing they could not match the orange metallic gas tank paint with a plastic fender/fork guard hugger . . . Or, rear plastic side panels.



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Old 03-02-2014, 07:02 AM   #2284
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And that's why they offer variety: I liked the orange better than the red (but just barely.) because the front fender and side panels weren't orange. I like the matte look, w/just that nice, bright splash of orange in the middle. Almost went red...
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:08 AM   #2285
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And that's why they offer variety: I liked the orange better than the red (but just barely.) because the front fender and side panels weren't orange. I like the matte look, w/just that nice, bright splash of orange in the middle.
+1, bright yet stealthy...
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:52 AM   #2286
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Finally got to ride mine last weekend. Had to haul to Mississippi to do it, but I couldn't stand it any more!

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:20 AM   #2287
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It has been an unusual winter everywhere.

Rossi is dressing his Play Bike up:



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Old 03-03-2014, 12:23 PM   #2288
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Isn't that their spl production model? Added plastics and different flatter seat. Don't think it will be here for a while, if ever. Probably something on it somewhere in this thread. tp dd50
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #2289
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Commuter bike . . . W/OEM rear rack. It includes passenger grab rails:

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:18 AM   #2290
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:01 AM   #2291
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Commuter bike . . . W/OEM rear rack. It includes passenger grab rails:

Your bike is beautiful!!

What windshield is that. Looks nice. How do you like it on the highway?
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:12 AM   #2292
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Your bike is beautiful!!

What windshield is that. Looks nice. How do you like it on the highway?
It is the stock shield off my V-Strom (via a 2" S bracket and V "H" bracket):
It works very well reducing the wind off the upper body with no buffeting.



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Old 03-04-2014, 09:20 AM   #2293
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Yamaha trademarks "FJ-09" for US market.


http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...rk/#more-57881
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #2294
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As expected, the 09 will go into a tourer, and 07 will probably go into a
Versys/NC700X like bike.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:07 PM   #2295
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As expected, the 09 will go into a tourer, and 07 will probably go into a
Versys/NC700X like bike.
I think Yamaha will make an ADV bike based on the FZ-09 platform. The MT-07 would be a good one too.
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