Back to back V1k and FJ09
Had the opportunity to try those 2 bike today
Dealer promo ride
2015 V and 2015 FJ09 VS MY glorious 2009 V (650, of course)
What a difference from my 2009 V
Light, felt lighter than my V, nible, very !
Throttle, that gave me a hand full, twitchie like hell
Seat, even tough it look like a wood board, for the 45+ minutes of the ride, it felt "almost" better than my 2009, actually, for that period of time, it was better !!!
I'm on the tall side of height, and was worry about being cramped on the Yam, but it didn't bother me at all (have the speedy lowering block on mine)
Engine, whoa sh*t this thing kicks you in the butt, and unanounce, throttle again, hard to modulate !!! VERY HARD !
Wind, much better than my bike, even if I had not ajusted the windsheild (does it ?)
Noise, much less than on 650, either wind or engine or road ...
Heavier of the 3 (V 650, FJ-09, V1k), but not that bad at all, whit a bit of practice, it would not show at all
Throttle smooth and endless (what a smooth and linear engine)
Seat, a lazyboy ... That's what I would get if I knew I had milage to do on a strait highway, but still didn't cut in the fun of tossing the bike right and left
No problem with the ergo and the relation handle bar / hand / seat / peg / foot
Engine, again, smooth but hold on still to the handle bar, it doesn't stop pulling, and quickly !* (Bare in mind that my only experience on bike are a klr and the V)
Wind, again no fidling with the sheild height, but was much better than mine, much more !
Easily the quietess of the bunch, wind engine road, almost silence !
If possible, you should try to demo ride day
* At one point, on the V1k, I was merging on an highway, in front of me, maybe a 1000 feet, another entrance for same road, I saw a car in that entrance (basically 1000 feet in front of me), so I asked myselft if I was able to overtake him before he merge on. First answer was, on my 650, no way, than I open the throttle and beat him by a very safe marging ... V1k can fly !