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FZ-07 compared to my old bike

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rexfire
Hello, I am new here and will put an intro in the new member section as well.  I used to have a 2003 R6 which i sold awhile ago and have gotten the bike bug once again.  Should have never sold my bike.  Anyways now that I am looking at a new bike I dont know if I necesarilly need a sport bike.  I would use the bike for a 70mile round trip commute when I am able to and just some cruisng around fun when I can also.  I am not going to a track or anything, but I like semi-agressive riding at times.  My question is how does the FZ-07 compare in performance to the R6?  I will try to go test ride one.  I dont want a dog. 

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gcsrt
I suggest looking at a FZ09 as the FZ07 might not wet your whistle coming from an R6.

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snowdriftless
FZ-07 is a good bike. Depending on your experience the FZ-09 would be good too. As long as you don't mind 35 miles of no windscreen (Or you can always get one added). The FZs are more street and city friendly than your r6. It makes about the same torque but much lower in the rev range.

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rexfire
The commute isnt all highway it is country roads/county highway mix 60mph and under for the commute.

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vertigo
The fact that there is torque everywhere, at any speed and in any gear will blow your mind coming from an old R6.
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tvp
I also came from an R6 street bike. The FZ-07 is not aggressive like the R6 in any way. I sometimes miss the acceleration, sharp handling, focused body position and shear badassery of the R6. It was exciting and challenging to ride well. I chose the FZ-07 because I wanted to slow down and sight see. It is perfect for that, not much else. I would not be happy with this bike if I didn't have my dedicated track R6 to rip around on. Don't get me wrong, the FZ-07 is a fun bike to ride and has it's own endearing qualities. You might like it if you can step away from riding an angry machine.

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I am by no means a track rider.  Have you been on the FZ-09?  Would that fit the bill better.  I will only have one bike.  The handling is what I really liked about the R6.  Does the FZ-09 handle well or should I look at just dealing with commuting on an R6.

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tvp
"I am by no means a track rider. Have you been on the FZ-09? Would that fit the bill better. I will only have one bike. The handling is what I really liked about the R6. Does the FZ-09 handle well or should I look at just dealing with commuting on an R6"
 
I have not ridden an FZ-09. I only got opinions from people who have ridden the FZ-09 on the track. It has more horsepower, but out of the box the suspension is really bad, much worse than the FZ-07.
Some Traxxion cartridges, or emulators and a 8983 Penske or a re-valve of the stock shock, depending on your budget would transform either bike.

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YZEtc
All I know is that these days, you couldn't give me an R6 (or R1) in exchange for my FZ-07.
The FZ-07 is smaller-feeling and lighter than a YZF-R6, and the powerband and power delivery are excellent for street riding, be it commuting or sport riding.

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norcal616
I'm happy I sold my ninja 600 years ago...the fz-07 is like riding a dirt bike to me... I'm glad I dont ride rocket anymore for many reasons... Next bike will be the fz-09 and that will fit the bill for everything I need...if you like riding 450f dirt bikes the fz will suit you well...

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kakusaizou
The FZ-07 is what you want. I have a GSXR600 and as much as I like the performance and styling, the seat position just kills your lower back. Half the time I'm bitching and moving around on the bike to relieve the ache.
 
Although the FZ07 lacks top end power, ripping the bike around with its torquiness is just as fun...and doesn't kill your back.

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gcsrt
I have ridden an FZ09 and it was quite a bit more jam although the suspension does need some work. I think it would be better choice although you would need to do the front and rear suspension to make yourself happy.

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cavedog
Here is a good video review for you to watch. This guy is coming from his main bike which is an R6:
 

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magsz18
I dont have 15 minutes to spare to watch that again but did C2W hit the freeway on his 07?
 
Id suggest something else if you're going to be taking the bike on the freeway more often than not. The 07 is probably THE best around town bike currently offered. The price, features and styling set it above all the rest but its...not really very fun on the freeway for extended trips. The bike sits at about 6500 rpm in sixth gear at 75 and while its not exactly a vibratory mess, it isnt a super pleasurable ride especially down here in Florida where EVERYONE does 85 and you have to start pushing the bike.

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thomascrown
6000rpm is north of 80mph. 5000 is right around 65mph.

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