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Old 06-14-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Looking for a new bike with insurance money.

Well, I'm wanting to get another bike since I totaled mine a few weeks ago. I don't want to buy another used one because 90% of them are junk. I was looking at new bike and REALLY fell in love with this one

2011 Yamaha FZ8
MSRP*$8,490
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Type779cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke68.0 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio12.0:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel Injection
IgnitionDigital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU Transmission6-speed w/multiplate clutch
Final DriveO-ring chain

CHASSIS
Suspension / Front5.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear5.1-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual 310mm hydraulic discs
Brakes / Rear267mm disc
Tires / Front120/70-ZR17
Tires / Rear180/55-ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length84.3 in Width30.3 in Height41.9 in
Seat Height32.1 in
Wheelbase57.5 in
Ground Clearance5.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle)25.0°
Trail4.3 in
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal
Fuel Economy**39.8 mpg
Wet Weight***467 lb









I know it's new to the market, but anyone have experience with this bike?
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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I think its kinda ugly IMO. GoodLuck
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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that bike looks like fun...
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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Pretty sweet...love the naked look...only experience I have is with the R6, awesome bike!

Like the blue a lot!!

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:24 PM   #7
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Thats definitely a nice bike. What are you looking to use it for?

My next bike will be this http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%.../DRZ400SM.aspx . I had a Honda 600RR but I'd like to get something a little more practicle but still fun - and good on gas too.
Just a daily commuter / weekend rider. I sat on one at the dealer, and it's so comfortable. Seat's a little hard, but meh. I would like a Dual purpose bike, but I use the interstate going to and from school, so I don't think it would handle the hwy very well.



OMg that blue is SMEXY!
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:35 PM   #8
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The current issue of Cycle World magazine has a comparison test including that bike. Haven't read it yet but you may find it interesting.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:37 PM   #9
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The current issue of Cycle World magazine has a comparison test including that bike. Haven't read it yet but you may find it interesting.
Sweet thanks. i'll look for it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #10
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I have an FZ 1. If it's anything like the FZ1, it should be a really good bike.
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Looks like they're trying to compete with the KTM bike (Superduke I think it's called). Sharp looking bike and not a bad price!
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Sucks that you hit a deer man but I'm glad you weren't hurt bad. Maybe it was a sign. I thought you didn't want another bike though.

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So, I hit a deer last week while riding my Buell. Bike is most likely totaled, and I don't think I'm going to buy another bike. I had my permit less than 3 weeks, so I think god is giving me a sign lol. Back to giving my truck some TLC.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:50 PM   #15
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Well, I'm wanting to get another bike since I totaled mine a few weeks ago. I don't want to buy another used one because 90% of them are junk. I was looking at new bike and REALLY fell in love with this one

2011 Yamaha FZ8
MSRP*$8,490
ENGINE
Type779cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 16 valves
Bore x Stroke68.0 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio12.0:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel Injection
IgnitionDigital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU Transmission6-speed w/multiplate clutch
Final DriveO-ring chain

CHASSIS
Suspension / Front5.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear5.1-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual 310mm hydraulic discs
Brakes / Rear267mm disc
Tires / Front120/70-ZR17
Tires / Rear180/55-ZR17
DIMENSIONS
Length84.3 in Width30.3 in Height41.9 in
Seat Height32.1 in
Wheelbase57.5 in
Ground Clearance5.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle)25.0°
Trail4.3 in
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal
Fuel Economy**39.8 mpg
Wet Weight***467 lb









I know it's new to the market, but anyone have experience with this bike?
If you decide that's what you want I have one on the showroom floor. Great bike! FWIW I personally had an older FZ1 and i felt it was one of the most well rounded bikes out there. I could ride all day comfortably or spank some novice riders on 600's in the corners. The Fz8 is so much more nimble than the 1000, its a blast to ride. Fly in here and ride it back to GA!
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If you are all about naked bikes, go for the TRIUMPH Speed triple 1050. Better warranty, better bike overall.

A wee bit smaller, the TRIUMPH Street Triple 675

Both come with 2 years unlimited mileage warranty and are awesome machines!

I guess the real questions are these:
What type of riding do you do?
How long do you plan on owning the machine?
What is your budget?

Good luck with what ever you chose!
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KTM Duke 690 or Triumph Street Triple in my books

Cant beat the Dukes fuel economy and fun factor...plus the best in brakes and suspension right from the factory.
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The bike has been marketed in Europe before coming here.
It is to fill the niche left vacant by the FZ6 only with more powa plus!!
A con is there is not a lot of aftermarket parts yet here in the us.
There is an FZ8 forum that is pretty active as well as a FZ1, FZ6, & FZ6R, all under the same format. You'll get some good info there. I do for my bike.
Happy Shopping.
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I swear by my 3-cylinder Triumph, although I have the slightly larger version. I've put that bike through hell and it's been a consistently awesome ride.

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If you are all about naked bikes, go for the TRIUMPH Speed triple 1050. Better warranty, better bike overall.

A wee bit smaller, the TRIUMPH Street Triple 675

Both come with 2 years unlimited mileage warranty and are awesome machines!

I guess the real questions are these:
What type of riding do you do?
How long do you plan on owning the machine?
What is your budget?

Good luck with what ever you chose!
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