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Brief Ride Thoughts From a Newb

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Guest montana07
So I'm a first time bike owner, and since I'm sure I'm not alone I thought I would share my thoughts.  My background is very minimal; rode some of my friends dirt bikes about 18 years ago, and then took the MSF course a few weeks ago.  Obviously I have nothing to compare to so this post will be brief.
 
Picked the bike up this evening and of course took it for ride.  Mostly around town and a few miles on a country highway(60mph speed limit).
 
First thought, Awesome.
Second thought, Awesome.
 
Seriously though, what jumped out to me the most is just how comfortable but fun the bike was.  At no point was the throttle too abrupt, or responsive, that I thought I would get in trouble, but at the same time it took off with ease when I wanted to get on it.  It's light and and quick to turn, and at no point felt unstable either low speed or high.
 
Shifts are easy and smooth, and seem very forgiving in the rev range.  I'm still learning when she likes to shift, but whether low or high she never missed a beat.  I took her to 60mph, and despite what I've read here, the bike felt surprisingly great, and very stable. 
 
Obligatory Pics: Excuse the shitty quality, the camera on the phone sucks, I'll break on the DSLR at some point for some bike porn.
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Guru
Nice bike ! Gotta love torque. It makes the engine smooth and forgiving.
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mjh937
Nice photos. And a red one! I am still waiting for my red one to show up.

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Guest ybcheese
Looks great Montana,glad to hear your having fun. I think the fz 07 sounds like a great first bike for you. :)

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Guest ybcheese
The red looks very sporty, great color choice.

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MeanMug
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This is the old bike
 
 
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may2nd
Montana, that red beast looks real nice.

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jrubicon
montana, i have the same experience as you (hardly).
 
this is my first bike, totally new to two wheel world. lots of racing in the 4 wheel world on and off road.
im  137lbs. the bike it too torquey for me. but im sure ill get used to it. feel like i have to hang on all the time or itl leave me behind. lol
 
Love the bike, light and nimble. im inlove with my bike to be honest. lol. got a white one. I bet u paid less for yours, i hate paying these bs fees in CA
 

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