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Yamaha fz-07 or Kawasaki z800

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I'm looking to buy either the Yamaha fz-07 or the Kawasaki z800. My local dealer has both of the 2016 models on sale for $5900 and I'm not sure which to get. I love the look of both of them and am just looking for some input to sway my decision? Thank you in advance for your help.

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Kinda two different classes of bikes. The Kawi will likely make a bit more power, but weighs 120lbs more than the FZ-07. The Kawi wheelbase is also a bit longer, so more stable, but far less snappy in the twisties (the extra 120lbs adds to this quotient). The Kawi does have a bit more refined suspension than the little FZ, which can offset the added weight somewhat. But the FZ-07 suspension can be brought up to spec with aftermarket bits (http://www.traxxion.com/Drop-In-Damper-Rod-and-Fork-Spring-Kit/, and https://store.schnitzracing.com/penske-sport-shock-yamaha-fz-07/), making it a twisties sleeper from hell.

It may come down to what you're looking for. Do you want to do more casual corners and straight line power riding? Maybe with a passenger? Or are you looking for more snappy back road twisties and quick handling possibility?

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Neither one. Find a nice used fz 09 and upgrade suspension. I love mine .I had a fz07 and it sucked. 

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