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Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« on: 03/15/19 08:44AM »
So, thinking of possibly adding one to the stable to have a bike available in SD county where both my mom and my in-laws live, and who all are needing increasing care. Which means we're spending more time down there. Mom has a golf cart garage next to the regular one, and it's too small for a car, but perfect for a bike.

When thinking about it, and the budget I have available, I keep coming back to a Gen 2 FZ1. Basically I want a comfortable, reliable inline 4. Anyone here have one, and have any advice (stay away, avoid this one, etc).

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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #1 on: 03/15/19 09:34AM »
pretender had one.

Not bad bikes. If you're an I4 guy wanting a more standard riding position, they seem pretty awesome.

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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #2 on: 03/15/19 10:53AM »
I loved my gen 2 FZ1 and took it on many multi-day trips and used it for courier work with 400 mile days so I can attest that is very comfortable with loads of power great handling all around bike. My S1000R is very much the same only dose every thing 15% better the FZ1 is a bit more comfortable though. If I hadn't got my S1000R I would still be singing the praises of the FZ1 as the best bike in the world and for the price of one that argument could still be made. My VFR is different enough that I can make the case to keep it and the S1000R. The VFR though 75lbs heavier and less power is also on the list of for the price the best bike in the world. I can think of no reason not to get a FZ1 mine was very reliable and did everything I asked of it without complaint and was a blast to ride.
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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #3 on: 03/15/19 12:53PM »
Thanks, guys. I've read a lot about the FZ1, I'm looking more for comfort than off-the-line grunt. I don't need a race bike tooling around my mom's "over 55 community", but it needs long legs for trips to San Diego and LA. If I get one, and like the ergos, I can see myself relegating the BMW to mom's place and using the FZ1 for the daily grind.
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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #4 on: 03/16/19 09:26AM »
I really enjoyed the time I spent on one.  The ergos were very good, but 40-mpg was the best I was able to get.  It was nice to wheelie up the on ramps, but that isn't a requirement for me.  I'd test ride an FZ-09 and see if it sings to you.

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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #5 on: 03/18/19 09:36AM »
Yeah, sort of torn between the FZ1 and FZ09, but I should really ride both before I do anything serious. Just spoke with a guy yesterday who rides an FJ09, and says if I don't at least ride an FZ/MT/FJ09, I'm really missing the boat.
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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #6 on: 03/19/19 12:01PM »
I have an 09 FZ1 and it is a terrific bike just like my 99 VFR in many respects but much more power and sportier feel. Saw one in Malibu with full knobbies last Friday. It can do it all. Had mine on the track twice now and it was quite at home. Did a touring ride past BigSur up into NorCal past SF and it did great.
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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #7 on: 04/12/19 02:57PM »
FZ1? FZ09? Nah, how about something completely different.

I remember being in love with the CB1100 when it came out. Now, I can afford one. It reminds me of my old Nighthawk 750 but with more power and it doesn't look like the 1992 Honda Civic of motorcycles.
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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #8 on: 04/13/19 05:30PM »
Nice!

Congratulations.

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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #9 on: 04/18/19 02:11PM »
That just looks like good times. Reminds me of my old CBX.
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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #10 on: 04/18/19 04:33PM »
I thought it sort of had that look. In fact, I just heard a rumor that Honda might be bringing it back. They apparently recently filed a patent for an inline 6, showing it in pictures of a cafe looking bike...
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Re: Gen 2 FZ1, anybody?
« Reply #11 on: 04/18/19 06:20PM »
UJM for the win. :7:
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