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If this bike had be available last year I would now be in a different forum...

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...08/0/home.aspx

I've heard 75 crankshaft ponies and 50ft-lbs torque...a nice used one comes up in a few years and I might switch saddles...
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I test rode one. Nice power, but I wasn't particularly impressed by it. I started a thread about the experience.

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Naked bikes are nice at city speeds but have their limitations at highway speeds and in cold weather IMO.
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Naked bikes are nice at city speeds but have their limitations at highway speeds and in cold weather IMO.
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versys is my first non naked in the US and ya nakeds in the pacific north west at 80+mph in the rain SUCK
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If this bike had be available last year I would now be in a different forum...

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...08/0/home.aspx

I've heard 75 crankshaft ponies and 50ft-lbs torque...a nice used one comes up in a few years and I might switch saddles...
Interesting. I would have thought the ER6n (naked) would be the same sort of bike as the FZ-07.

... then again, your not comparing the two, your just saying you would have bought one.
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Interesting. I would have thought the ER6n (naked) would be the same sort of bike as the FZ-07.

... then again, your not comparing the two, your just saying you would have bought one.
I had my chances to jump on an ER6n..but like it's been said..naked bikes in the NW kind of suck...finding a aftermarket windscreen for a ER6n wasn't in the cards when I got my Versys...same goes for the fz-07 at this moment..another reason to wait a year or two...besides yammies have fueling issues with their fly by wire bikes..I'd like to wait and see what the reviews say on the fz-07 in that regard...who knows..maybe the front forks will stink like on the fz-09 too...
if I was looking for more HP..the new 1liter Versys would certainly tickle my fancy...

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Here are my impressions after a half-hour test ride on one.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=62162

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