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Old 11-05-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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Second scoot (FZ1, Concours etc) thoughts

My Harley is gonna be down for awhile after 86k miles of really hard beating from yours truly. Getting a new motor, tires and pretty much everything except a new speedo/tach. In the meantime, I started looking at newer sport/touring scoots and considering either the FZ1 or possibly the Kaw Concours as a second bike. Asking opinions here on scoots that are more along the lines of sport touring than full fledged SB's. I'm not gonna get another GSXR, although I miss it...

My back's not gonna do this for too much longer, so looking for at least a bike that I can go across TX on without feeling my age. My HD has been cross country twice and suits me fine while still being able to corner hard on RR to Fayetteville. Just looking for suggestions for another scoot a little more sport oriented.

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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The FZ1 is very comfy, the concourse I know it has the zx14 motor, unless you're thinking about the older model with the zx12 engine. They are great bikes, but it depends on what you're thinking on doing with them, if it's all touring, the kawa, if you do spirited rides but still want a comfy bike, the yammi.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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The FZ1 is very comfy, the concourse I know it has the zx14 motor, unless you're thinking about the older model with the zx12 engine. They are great bikes, but it depends on what you're thinking on doing with them, if it's all touring, the kawa, if you do spirited rides but still want a comfy bike, the yammi.
I've been leaning towards the FZ1, thanks for the input.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:45 PM   #4
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If you're leaning towards an FZ1 for touring get a 1st Gen.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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I got a Gen. II FZ1 (my current bike) after riding an '00 R1. It's an excellent all around streetbike. Check out yamahafz1oa.com. Great site for information on Gen. I and Gen. II FZ1. Good luck with your decision.

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Old 11-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #6
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If you're leaning towards an FZ1 for touring get a 1st Gen.
Not that familiar with them, any years to be looking for or other info you can offer would help ... thanks

I would rather buy used than new.

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Old 11-06-2010, 12:02 PM   #7
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Go with the Concours 14. I have been researching all of them for years and the best deal you can get with most options is the Concours. It has everything you want and more for about 3K less.
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Oh and lets not forget, Kawi supports its sport tours better than any other company and have a proven track record of that fact.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:20 PM   #9
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FZ1 FTW (1st gen)

ive ridden a couple of these bikes, and i know a few people that have them/ have owned them... they are great all-around bikes. fair amount of power, great ergonomics, good suspension, and good gas mileage, and you can find them on the cheap.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:52 PM   #10
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Google fz1 forum and you will find the community that can provid all the necessary info. The first gen is great for back roads and touring + as mentioned cheap (2500 will get you a nice one a bit more will get you one with all the goodies)
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:35 PM   #11
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:43 PM   #12
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I still have the first FZ1 sold in Houston.
I've ridden cross country, commuted and done trackdays on it. After riding since 1980 and having owned bikes from ex-race bikes to a Harley (including some dirtbikes). The FZ is hands down my favorite bike I have ever owned.
It's faster than you need it to be, all day comfortable and with fully adjustable suspension front AND rear combined with excellent brakes it handles almost as well as a supersport.
That's why I have owned it longer than any other bike I ever had. They have'nt made anything I would rather own (well, maybe the Ducati streetfighter but I don't have $14,000)
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:07 AM   #13
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Gen. II FZ1 in touring clothes. Givi makes a pretty big touring box for the rear also.
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Givi are good bags. I have a set for my FZ6. Got mine Twisted Throttle.

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Man I bet that thing is mad easy to wheelie
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