Best bang for buck naked
This is the best bang for buck second hand 1000 naked available. Bulletproof motor with a mix of comfortable cruising attitude with the ability to smash the corners like a sports bike. Mine has a two brothers exhaust which sounds mean and gets looks. Detuned R1 motor with heaps of top end grunt, guaranteed to scare. Over 8000rpm lean forward or you wont keep the bike down. 0-100 in around 2.7 secs. If you want a standout weekend ride and don't want to break the bank this is the bike.
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Sold the XJR1300 after 93,000 bulletproof kilometers.
Bought a leftover 2014 FZ1n in 2016 with zero klm on the clock.
One year in with 10,000-ish klm on the clock it has been a great weekend toy, good for day runs up too 400km but gets pretty uncomfortable towards the end of the day.
Handles extremely well, you can push it through corners at stupid speeds.
Probably belongs on the track though as none of the power is really usable until you reach 6000 to 8000 rpm in 1st gear by which time you are already exceeding everything except highway speed limits.
The only let downs are the total lack of acceleration off the mark ( bogs down and goes nowhere till the aforementioned 6000rpm mark) and track style seat that offers no comfort.
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This is a top bike, Yamaha best kept secret.
I have owned my FZIN from new for a couple of years now. I love it. I don't tour with it just use it for Sunday blasts of around 150 - 200 miles. Beyond this range I am knackered and need a lie down. I guess you can tour with it, but not for me. Some reviews have reported vibrations through the handle bars but I can honestly say I have not experienced this. The bike has good build quality, is stable and behaves itself when fully committed into corners. I've seen off top sports bikes on the A and B roads. Its a perfect bike for me, but I guess its what you want from a bike. Tank range about 120 miles. Kept everything as standard. Happy days.
Great bike can sit on it all day if you get a gell seat
So easy to ride bought a r1-07 mate used it for a weekend didn't wont to give it back rode me mates aprillia it felt so much better up wright fell so I sold the r1 bought the fz1n a lot cheaper than a aprillia what a great bike it turns and feels so easy to ride hasn't got too much down low but when you hit 7-8 rpms hang on but I felt the r1 much the same but if you don't hang on too the bars you will slide off the back when you reach 130-140 the wind will try to chuck you off at 100-110 wind buffer seems to be fine but any faster it sucks will buy screen might help so great fun bike never going back to full on sports
Best Bike i have ever owned
The FZ1N i used to ride to work every day and on the weekend travel up the freeway in to melbourne along the hume which is about 70kms for me. After all that it still never misses a beat and is comfortable for the long distances but with some much power and fun along the windy roads if i take the back way. What a fun and powerful bike and great handling as well.
power, handling and reliability
it does vibrate a little
I do not profess to be an "expert" on motorbikes but this bike is definitely the best bike I have ever owned.
The performance and the quality are unquestionable. The price is also reasonable considering the refinement you get on the bike.
The only challenges I can see to owning this bike is holding on to it when it "launches" and holding on to your driver's licence, also when it launches :-)
Great performance, looks smart, comfortable to ride and well refined.
No room to carry anything
Awesome fun, but a little impractical.
Keep in mind I am a motorcycle commuter and ride almost daily, so my cons below will reflect issues a commuter might be faced with (rather than a weekend rider). In saying that, this bike is very fun! Very comfortable! Very fast! I'm glad I bought it, but for my purposes I might choose a more practical bike next time. More detail in my Pros and Cons below.
Very fast (0-100 in roughly 3 seconds). Very comfortable. Looks fantastic.
Very heavy, I have dropped it twice because of the weight, and if your bike is facing downhill but you want to roll
Best fun with clothes on!!
Without a doubt, this new FZ1N is the best bike I have ever owned. Tail tidy, bar end mirrors, PC5, Yoshi pipe etc makes this beast stand out from the rest. It lacks a little in the low end compared to a Ducati Monster 1100, but far exceeds in every other way. Once you are avove 5000rpm, you had better hold on because its a completely different machine once it opens up... Love it!!!
comfort, handling, ease of parts, servicing costs,
a little weak below 5000rpm, but this is good for my wife to ride it... so no real cons.
Bang for your Bucks
Excellent real world bike , super sport performance without the pain, of clip on handlebars at low speeds.
Good enough in std trim to satisfy anyone for road use. Comfortable , Good brakes and std suspension with plenty of adjustment .
A few simple mods, transforms it into a rocket , Power Commander , slip on , smaller front sprocket , and a dyno tune gets me over 140 hp at the rear wheel , yet still tractable enough to ride daily at legal speeds wet or dry.
Track days only place to really get it to stretch its legs.
Excellent Value for money .
I love this bike. It's my first naked bike after years of riding Suzuki GSX-R's.It's nimble in traffic and low speed situations and is great for hitting the twisties.
It's very comfortable and it goes like stink. It really is an upright R1.
The bike handles well, is excellent in manoeuvring through traffic, looks awesome and goes really well. These bikes are easily modified for more power very easily. There are also a ton of bling bits and accessories to personalise your bike
Lack of low down power and the gearing is bit too tall for a naked bike.
A 16 tooth front sprocket helps though.
You can use this bike at wide range of use. Touring, track, sneaking around the city, etc.
i think it is worthy of purchase, if you want to have many kind of experience of motorcycle at low cost, and also if you like this bike's design.
useful engine feeling(~4000rpm:gentle,5000rpm~:exciting),
parts quality(esp in suspention, cast flame/rear arm),
confortable riding position,
and looks overall.
unconfortable viblation on handlebar at 160kph(100mph).
and more vivid color will be appreciated.
I have owned over twenty sports bikes in my life so far,including a Kawasaki ZX12R 2007,a Yamaha R1 2007,I can only say this bike is a credit to Yamaha, its my best bike by far. Black with ABS etc.
Simply Awsome.Power,Sound,Looks,Handling,Brakes,its got the lot! But you must get it in black its stunning!
Feel sorry for yourself, that if you do not buy this superior piece of motorcycle artistry: As it is the most ambitious motorcycle that YAMAHA has ever built.. Once they are gone, they are gone: So comes your tears, for not having owned one...
Questions & Answers
Would this bike be too much of a jump up from my yamaha r6 2000? I love the r6 just looking for something less angry riding position but at the same time I don't want a tarmac eating monster. lol
Hi Lee my track bike is a r6 and there nice and easy to ride not to much different. My mates say it's one of the easiest bikes there rode I had a tl1000 that's a Tarmac eating monster (great fun). I would think you wouldn't have a problem from a r6 to a fz not to much different in horses. I sold the fz to a mate he loves it. Go to a bike shop and go for a test ride.
I'm a short rider (person) coming in a towering 163 cm (5 foot/4 old school) at 76-78kg. The weight of the bike is a concern along with the vibration through the bars. If the vibration can be addressed the weight can't. Any opinions & advice on if this is too heavy for my build?
From my perspective the weight can't change or the vibrations in the handle bars, as it's an 1000cc most of the bikes have this on the nakeds. But I have got used to it and it's not a problem for me. It does have a longer wheel base to which makes it more comfactable but test it to find out its comfactable for your height as I'm about 6 ft. You can adjust the handle bars slightly too
Hi Bondi Boatman I would go to a used bike shop and take one for a test ride I'm only about 170cm and my feet are flat on the ground weight I think isn't a problem it feels pretty light and very nibble if it feels to high they might sell lowering links for them.
Thanks Gents. I'll be hunting down some used bikes to test out. Respect & ride safe.
Any quick and not too radical ways of getting some of the horses at a lower rev range?Great bike but with no fairing its a hand full at full noise
Install a power commander to improve the lower rev and is a fantastic bike and will buy a new one again with all the improved throttle respons
Thanks.had thought of that but hear u lose all settings if u disconnect batt. Im about computer literate as a dead rat so was hoping for more of a mechanical fix of available.
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