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Wheelies and Gorgeous Motorcycles!



I filmed this at the International Motorcycle Show in Minneapolis MN a couple of weekends ago. It was a great time!
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Nice bikes! Sweet vid.
I had a cbr600, and hoping to get an r1 soon and to be in the show! (after a few goodies of course)
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I had a cbr600, and hoping to get an r1 soon and to be in the show! (after a few goodies of course)
I owned an R1 for a while (2005) and while it was a FUN bike, I probably would never buy one again. I'd got for an FZ1 or an FZ8 instead. There's nothing fun about numb wrists while riding it at slow speeds! The R1 needed to be doing about 100 km/h (60 MPH) before the wind would push enough on my chest to allow my weight to sit neutral.

I started on an FZ6 and while it's a more clunky beginners bike, the overall feel was more enjoyable than the R1. I could ride the FZ6 all day and want to jump on it again the next day...

edit: Just looked at Yamaha's site and I see they released an FZ9, it's an I3 instead of an I4, a little more displacement and a lot more oversquare than the FZ8/Fazer 8 powerplant. Better mileage, lighter, cheaper, only drawback I see is a much smaller fuel tank. My FZ6 had an 19L (5 Gal) tank, ran on regular, and got good mileage... It was cheap and fun to run!

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I owned an R1 for a while (2005) and while it was a FUN bike, I probably would never buy one again. I'd got for an FZ1 or an FZ8 instead. There's nothing fun about numb wrists while riding it at slow speeds! The R1 needed to be doing about 100 km/h (60 MPH) before the wind would push enough on my chest to allow my weight to sit neutral.

I started on an FZ6 and while it's a more clunky beginners bike, the overall feel was more enjoyable than the R1. I could ride the FZ6 all day and want to jump on it again the next day...

edit: Just looked at Yamaha's site and I see they released an FZ9, it's an I3 instead of an I4, a little more displacement and a lot more oversquare than the FZ8/Fazer 8 powerplant. Better mileage, lighter, cheaper, only drawback I see is a much smaller fuel tank. My FZ6 had an 19L (5 Gal) tank, ran on regular, and got good mileage... It was cheap and fun to run!
Yeah those do look sick, they look comfortable too..
I could go for a FZ9

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I owned an R1 for a while (2005) and while it was a FUN bike, I probably would never buy one again. I'd got for an FZ1 or an FZ8 instead. There's nothing fun about numb wrists while riding it at slow speeds! The R1 needed to be doing about 100 km/h (60 MPH) before the wind would push enough on my chest to allow my weight to sit neutral.

I started on an FZ6 and while it's a more clunky beginners bike, the overall feel was more enjoyable than the R1. I could ride the FZ6 all day and want to jump on it again the next day...

edit: Just looked at Yamaha's site and I see they released an FZ9, it's an I3 instead of an I4, a little more displacement and a lot more oversquare than the FZ8/Fazer 8 powerplant. Better mileage, lighter, cheaper, only drawback I see is a much smaller fuel tank. My FZ6 had an 19L (5 Gal) tank, ran on regular, and got good mileage... It was cheap and fun to run!
I had an older Fazer, a '95 FZR600, and that thing was a blast! Ended up selling it to my buddy so that he could ride with me (I have other bikes still).
Cheap and fun pretty much summed it up imo


wileskwsduke, the filming and editing were top notch, do you do this professionally?

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Yeah those do look sick, they look comfortable too..
I could go for a FZ9
Yup!!! Shit now I want to try one out. Good thing our season is so short here, I'll likely never buy a bike again. May to early Oct is it... And even then it's chilly most of the time, and chilly at night even in mid summer.
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All about supermoto urban assault!

Poutanen: You can almost get a ride in once a month when a Chinook rolls in! The chill is just so you can wear your gear comfortably.
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Poutanen: You can almost get a ride in once a month when a Chinook rolls in! The chill is just so you can wear your gear comfortably.
Yeah I'd just need some studded tires to deal with the hardpack, and balls of steel to handle the sand/gravel all over the place!

I do miss riding, but for the amount that I'd get to use it, I'm better off renting a bike for a weekend every summer.
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those ktms were sexy. im more of a dirt bike fan myself and less of a sports bike person. i'd rather go fast off road on a dirt bike doing jumps and shit than drive the speed limit on a sports bike obeying traffic rules.
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those ktms were sexy.
Yes. I (still) want one! But hey, at this point, I'll settle for being able to ride anything and not die. It has to wait until the move to Europe...
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