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Discussion in 'Photos' started by kiwiDakar, Jun 29, 2002.
That there is a ripper!
@ 498 lb wet to boot with 145 lb pilot
Impressive for such a big bike! Does that weight take into account the switch to Muzzy silencers? My neighbor has a Busa - the OEM silencers look hefty. I'm guessing the 498 isn't taking the luggage into acct.
I have a 9 lb 14 oz Titanium Muzzy system . There is so much custom parts / titanium hardware / wheels . 498 is minus the bags but the racks are still on .
When its packed up all three cases its still sub 550 lb wet . Started life @ 586 wet . Not much left to trim off , and still be a true street going motorcycle . I can still ride my son or wife two up . Cruise control added 4 pounds , but electronic cruise makes knocking out Iron butt runs a breeze .
Took 55 lb off my old FJR1300 , but it never quiet filled the position needed .
Nothin but fun cruising backroads for a couple hours from Knoxville all the way down and around Lake Santeetlah in NC yesterday.. Dragon was not as packed as we were expecting
Had some fun in Big Sur a couple weekends back .
^ Ahh, one of those days .... socked-in and cold at sea level, hot and sweaty atop the hills. You lucky SOB.
I loved those bags when I had them on my FZ6. Cheers! Great touring ride.
My faithful K8 V-Strom in Austria a few years back whilst on tour from Scotland;
Austria by APM Photography, on Flickr
I am a big fan of the triple black, my 2011 AC on the right
That first gen FZ6 ... I often think of it as 'the next one.' The later gens don't do it - maybe it's just me, but I think Yamaha lost a good thing.
Nice setup! This profile angle and the black paint tricked me - for a moment I thought it was an R NineT, with luggage.
After 10 years and 72000 kms still love my "piano" with two wheels...
Brilliant pictures mate!
You're right. I should never have sold it. It was fast as shit and totally reliable. A true all around bike. That photo was ten minutes before I left my house to ride and camp to the right coast and back.
In 2010 or so, they made it into a beginner bike... detuned the engine and lowered the seat. The first gen ones were real world R6s.
Out for a ride today, headed to Stirling Castle for a wee photo shoot - (Central Scotland);
Stirling Castle by APM Photography, on Flickr
Cheers, much appreciated
Got a new ride...