I had a new 2014 FZ09. Put 24k miles on it before it was sold. The FZ07 is very similar in many ways.
Both have great engines. In fact this is the best thing about each bike. The down side however is both suck in the suspension department. This is the area where they skimped to keep the price point down. I spent 2K on suspension upgrades which was a big improvement but still fell a bit short in my opinion.
Then I started riding KTM bikes and was not only blown away by their great engines but also their fabulous WP suspension. Finest suspension I have ever experienced and this is stock right out of the box.
Japanese bikes are great and I have owned many over the years. They work good and last a long time but lack that custom built Ferrari quality that KTM has captured with their amazing machines.
KTM is kinda like the premium spread if you can afford it. If not there is always margarine. :wink2: