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Finally Upgraded! FZ07

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So most of you know my 14' drz got stolen. Luckily insurance covered everything. About a month ago picked up a Honda Grom just to fart around on and Saturday picked up a 15' FZ07 :-) I wanted a FZ09 but insurance was going to be $1900 a year! No thanks.. 07 is only $700 a year. And bike was $8026 OTD. Really liking it so far! Much more power than I thought it would have. 3rd gear clutch up wheelies no problem.ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1408551649.042260.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1408551666.681430.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1408551685.263717.jpg

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What a beauty,  glad it all worked out for you,  must be nice having a 6th gear,  fuel injection and double the HP of the SM . 

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What a beauty, glad it all worked out for you, must be nice having a 6th gear, fuel injection and double the HP of the SM .

ya it's so nice, 70 mph at 5000 rpm :-)

great looking bike, lots of MV Augusta kind of shaping

thank you. Ya it does. I like it
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I haven't ridden an FZ-07 yet.

The FZ-09 is only 17 lbs heavier and has 41 HP MORE!!

That would be an arm stretching ride.

Obviously the FZ-07 is designed for intermediate riders.

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Stu...what do you mean by "intermediate riders"? Are you talking about a persons size or skill level? I am going to have to look up these bike and learn a bit more about them...

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Nice score!  I sat on an FZ07 at the dealer yesterday and it was very comfortable and neutral feeling.  He didn't have any 09's, said they sold out almost immediately.  He rode one though and confirmed the massive torque spread, said it was hard to keep the front wheel on the ground.  He said the 07 is great too, awesome torque and great real world useable power, not to mention the comfort.

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Stu...what do you mean by "intermediate riders"? Are you talking about a persons size or skill level? I am going to have to look up these bike and learn a bit more about them...

 

Intermediate skill level.

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It's got way more power than the drz that's for sure lol I can't even imagine what the 09 is like. Doesn't even seem like it would be enjoyable with that much power. I can come around a corner in 2nd and hit and the front wheel comes off the ground. Not to mention 50-60mpg is nice

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The tests I read said the 07 actually worked betterthan the 09 in real world riding scenarios. The power is great and suspension is actually better. They complained alot about the 09's suspension.

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Gotcha. You can dial down the power with the different power settings on the 09, not sure about the 07.

Yeah, extra power, fuel injection, 6th gear, and probably an oil sight glass. It ticks all the boxes on the DRZ dream list.

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. Really liking it so far! Much more power than I thought it would have. 3rd gear clutch up wheelies no problem.attachicon.gif

 

Good move...  The FZ07 looks like fun.  Is it as much fun to ride as the DRZ SM?  With only about 80 more lbs (or so) over the SM but over twice the power, it should be fun...  We are going to need some follow up reports from you as you get a few miles on it...

 

So what mods do you have planned for this thing already?

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Forget the FZ07! Tell me about the Grom. I have all the power I can handle from my 07 Gixxer 750 and get my hooliganism out on my 06 SM but am seriously looking at a Grom to goof off with. Any good for that?

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Congrats, but I thought DRZ guys were "Blood in-Blood out".  :rolleyes:  Totally playin man, enjoy the new ride & new smell :smirk:

Hopefully there's still a DRZ on the menu.....Ride On !  

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Im waiting to see if u find urself missing the drz. Cool bike though if I were to get another bike it be the fz07 but I think I would find myself getting too many tickets lol or pushing it too hard. My skill level isnt quite there yet

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Good move... The FZ07 looks like fun. Is it as much fun to ride as the DRZ SM? With only about 80 more lbs (or so) over the SM but over twice the power, it should be fun... We are going to need some follow up reports from you as you get a few miles on it...

So what mods do you have planned for this thing already?

I haven't done much twisties on it yet but so far it's much more fun than the SM.. Having that power coming out of the corners is so fun!

So far I made my own rear fender delete. Gotta finish it when the plate gets here. And put a USB charge port on it. Want to re-flash the ECU when they come out with something and put a 2 bros pipe on it when they make one. Yamaha makes some really nice accessories for the bike that I want. Including saddlebags.

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