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Looking for a new bike with insurance money.

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by MxRacer190, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Jun 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    MxRacer190

    MxRacer190 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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 :D

    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
    [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG]






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    I know it's new to the market, but anyone have experience with this bike?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    I think its kinda ugly IMO. GoodLuck
     
  3. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    hetkind

    hetkind Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    that bike looks like fun...
     
  4. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Kings all-around w/ 700lb coils, Dakar leaf pack, TC uca's, DO single hoop bumper, BAMF bolt-on sliders w/ kickouts, Rigid 20" e-series spot/flood, aFe pro-dry, BFG KM2 255/85/16, silver TRD FJ wheels, WARN M8000-s, Access LE, Grillcraft, BAMF lightbar, BAMF rear dif skid, BAMF LCA skids, window tint, Wet Okoles, WeatherTech floorliners, Silverstar lights, led dome lights, Redline Tuning hood struts, center console lock mod, mag-lite mod, extra d-rings, re-routed exhaust, ATO skids, ATO Hi-Lift mounts, pipe tailgate lock, seatbelt alarm delete, wheel/spare locks, Viper 5901, LoJack... WISHLIST: a golden canary that poops platinum
    I'm not a hooligan type, but she's beautiful! I loved my R6 years ago, so I don't doubt this would be just as fun. Get it!
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    especk

    especk Nothin' Special

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  6. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    RoyR

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  7. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    MxRacer190

    MxRacer190 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    korslite

    korslite Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    MxRacer190

    MxRacer190 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sweet thanks. i'll look for it.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    bicklebok

    bicklebok Well-Known Member

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    I have an FZ 1. If it's anything like the FZ1, it should be a really good bike.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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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!
     
  12. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Banks Monster Exhaust, Pop n Lock tailgate lock, Hook-Ups tie down brackets, USA Spec Ipod adaptor, WO seat covers, color matched grill with Grillcraft insert, Tuffy locking bed box
    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.:D

     
  13. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    OP, you hit a deer??? Firstly, happy to hear you're alright. Secondly... :rofl:

    The only sign God is giving you is to practice more. And to hit smaller animals.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    Ratfink

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    toytec 3 inch best seller lift, FRONT-OME N1402 struts, med 885 coils w/ top spacer. REAR- 5100 blistens and add-a-leaf in the back. Black weather tec mats all around. Tint 15% in front and 10% in back. 12 inch 900 wat pioneer sub. krunch amp 1500 wat. Black billt grill lower and uper. blacked out tail light and break light. plasti dipped middle of front bumper.
    looks good i just a r6 and love it.
     
  15. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    jjbeenken

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    Hertz-Arc Audio-PPI-Image Dynamics-Pioneer F90BT-Icon Coils-AP UCA's-Dakar Springs-300 shot NOS!
    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!
     
  16. Jun 15, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Racerboy221

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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!
     
  17. Jun 15, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    CdnSldr

    CdnSldr Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  18. Jun 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Stock for now
    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.
     
  19. Jun 15, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Ummm... A ducati monster 696 is the same moneys and much cooler. Might not be as big but no need to compensate for your penis anyway.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jun 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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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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