Sold my FZ6 last week. Hurrah!
Just before I did I took her out for a final ride. Jumping off the Versys (a la Mark Marquez 😄
on to the FZ6 was night and day. OMG!
Iíd always though I ďsat inĒ rather than on the FZ6 but boy was I wrong. I felt perched on top of her, on a brick of a seat, with legs all crunched up, and handle bars that seemed really really narrow. The first 30 seconds was like a newbie riding, wobbling down the street with bugger all clutch and throttle control!
After a minute all was normal again. I still prefer how smooth she is compared to the Versys, but, oh so glad Iíve sold her. I admit I was having 2nd thoughts about the Versys, but that short final ride on the FZ6 really confirmed I did the right thing, as the Versys is so much roomier and comfortable.
Of course, it also helps that Iím now using 87 octane gas, instead of the 85 Iíd used the first 2 tanks. I was just so used to filing up the FZ6 with 85, i was on auto pilot at the gas station. Duh! It makes a huuuuge difference in how she rides with the right gas 😄.
I never thought 2 bikes could be so different. Iím almost having to relearn how to ride, I think for the most part because of the difference in the engines and gearing. Anyway, Iím getting to love my 2015 Versys with every ride, and am happy that I made the decision to buy her.
All the best,