What was Yamaha thinking?!?
I've demo'ed the FZ-09 at Santa Rosa Powersports. Nice people there.
Okay, I got to say that the bike's great in some ways. The ergo, the engine, and the looks are all thumbs up.
What pissed me off big time are the suspension! What in the world was Yamaha thinking?? Good Lawd, it was 'ORRIBLE! This bike really needs a real proper suspension all the way. Rebound, Compression, and Preload 100% are necessary for potent bike of a FZ09. I wouldn't mind if they put up the price of $10k because, with proper legs, it's that worth it!
Another niggling things about this bike are the turn signals, they were wobbly all the way bugging my eyes. Bloody 'ell!
Anyway, great bike. The bike I've rode was Cadium Yellow. Eeer, not my cup of cake but I would go for all black. Or just remove paint off the tank and clear coat it.
Most important mods for this bike would be changing all brake lines to steel. Yamaha!! Follow up next time. Look at Ducati, they use steel lines!