Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
The suspension on the 07 is actually less sophisticated than the 09 in terms of adjustability. The problem with the fz-09 is that the suspension is not appropriate for its power to weight. The bike has the same power to weight as a supersport 600, but also makes about 20 more tq. For 2015 yamaha made new fuel maps for the fz-09's and did a recall on the 2014's to re flash the bike to smooth out the fuing issues. While it is true the fz-07 is not criticized as much as the 09 for its suspension, is has more to do with it having less power, and being a more well balanced bike, and less about yamaha fixing the suspension. Although I would agree the fz-07 is more of a competitor to the Versys than the fz-09. That 850 triple is a work of art, I'd love to have it in a supersport package. Btw I had a 2014 fz-09.
2013 Kawasaki Versys- Blue/Black
2014 Honda Grom- Red/Black
2014 Yamaha Grizzly 350 Blue/Black
2012 Kawasaki KLX250s Red/Black