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Bigturbomax

Ive had my fingers crossed for a while now. I sure hope we do get one soon.

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Beemer

All I got out of that was Cycle World hoping to see the U.S. get it. Not even a fart in our direction from Yamaha. 

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Cruizin

I think we will get it eventually. 

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Beemer
15 hours ago, Cruizin said:

I think we will get it eventually. 

Agreed, eventually. Maybe ours should be named the Procrastinator 700. Kinda has a ring to it like the "Terminator", only it's a little slower. 😉

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shinyribs

I didn't even know the Tracer existed when I bought my FZ. I want one really bad now, but to be honest I'd like to have a naked tracer. Give me the big tank and seat/tail, but keep the fairing and all the extra weight up top that comes with it. 

 

 

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sorkyah
59 minutes ago, shinyribs said:

I didn't even know the Tracer existed when I bought my FZ. I want one really bad now, but to be honest I'd like to have a naked tracer. Give me the big tank and seat/tail, but keep the fairing and all the extra weight up top that comes with it. 

 

 

i'd be down for this version.
it's not a bad idea to say the least

 

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shinyribs
3 hours ago, sorkyah said:

i'd be down for this version.
it's not a bad idea to say the least

 

Kawasaki has a Versys set up like this. But the overweight and underpowered compared to the 07. Otherwise I would jump ship and rock a Versys. 

 

I've been doing some googling and I can buy all the Tracer seat/tail/tank stuff from salvage joints on eBay uk for not a whole lot more than the price of a Corbin Gunfighter. I'd have to do some fab work though, and that'd wreck the trade in/ resell value of my FZ if the Tracer does show up, which would royally suck!

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sorkyah

Just wish our tank was larger, or had an option to be larger

There's certainly room... Just make the body panels a bit bigger

 

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Beemer
15 hours ago, shinyribs said:

Kawasaki has a Versys set up like this. But the overweight and underpowered compared to the 07. Otherwise I would jump ship and rock a Versys. 

 

I've been doing some googling and I can buy all the Tracer seat/tail/tank stuff from salvage joints on eBay uk for not a whole lot more than the price of a Corbin Gunfighter. I'd have to do some fab work though, and that'd wreck the trade in/ resell value of my FZ if the Tracer does show up, which would royally suck!

Before I bought my bike I'd had the Versys in mind, too but it didn't thrill me. I actually might've bought the R3 but my dealership said it was still a few months out from them getting it. I couldn't wait that long with cash in hand and a bad case of bike fever so FZ-07 it was. No regrets.

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shinyribs
1 hour ago, Beemer said:

Before I bought my bike I'd had the Versys in mind, too but it didn't thrill me. I actually might've bought the R3 but my dealership said it was still a few months out from them getting it. I couldn't wait that long with cash in hand and a bad case of bike fever so FZ-07 it was. No regrets.

No real regrets here either. This is my favorite bike ever ridden or owned. The fact that I'm 6'2", 220lbs , 32" inseam and can ride it from VA to AL and back non-stop definitely tells me the bike is capable. Pretty much nothing but a bar change and I'm comfy. Also, on that trip I was riding with a guy on a BMW S1000XR. He complained of helmet buffeting and I could visibly watch his head bobble behind his factory windshield. No dirty air on my clean naked bike at all. He was stretching his legs more than me, too. I got better fuel mileage, too. Never thought a lil 07 could out travel a BMW on the open road, and we were cruising at a steady 85mph.

 

The longer wheel travel ( possible plusher ride) and higher ground clearance of the Versys suggests a bigger bike, but they've actually got identical seat heights. That makes me wonder if the Versys would actually feel more cramped since the seat to peg distance is possibly closer on the Kawasaki. The FZ also has a longer wheelbase. Looks can be so deceptive. So the allure of the Versys being a bigger, more comfy FZ may not be the case at all. Did you ride the Versys? If so, what were your thoughts? 

 

The factory hard cases for the Versys are also tempting, except they're not top loaders, so that cancels that out. 

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shinyribs
16 hours ago, sorkyah said:

Just wish our tank was larger, or had an option to be larger

There's certainly room... Just make the body panels a bit bigger

 

If the tank was actually the size of what the body panels are then our fuel capacity would probably massive. I'd guess around 6 gallons total. I don't think I could sit on any bike for that long at a time, but the peace of mind would be great. 

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robbo10

Seems to me that Yamaha wanted to lighten the bike's quoted wet weight. So, we got a small tank. I have fallen out of love with wet weights because it seems to be affecting bike design detrimentally. 

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shinyribs

Went to the dealership and sat on a Versys 650. Mmm...comfy. 

 

C'mon Yamaha, give us the Tracer. Don't make me buy a Kwak. 

 

Gonna line up a test ride on the Versys , but I'm pretty sure the engine will pale in comparisons to the mighty CP2. 

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