Join Date: May 2015
Location: South Florida, USA
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I wasn't going to touch on the FZ-07 but I can't help myself.. lol
The top speeds of the F, I've seen on youtube (86, 87, 88MPH), are about the same as I can get from my Honda Rebel.
I don't know if the riders where sitting upright, or slightly bent, or ducked forward, their camera's didn't show...
To go 87MPH, I do need to bend forward on my Rebel though...
The top speeds I've seen on youtube from the R (88, 90, 95MPH), are higher, and probably worth it, if they didn't cheat with a larger rear sprocket (wrong calibrated odo).
88MPH isn't going to cut it.
But the FZ-07's 55MPG and $7k price, isn't cutting it for me either.
Plus, I'm not for hooligan bikes. The CB300F has the acceleration I need and want, (but not the top speed).
The only reason I didn't want the CBR300R is because of the seating ergos...
Life's a bitch...
Kawasaki still hasn't come out with their Z300 yet, and Yamaha's naked R3 version isn't even on the horizon yet....
And I think I can forget about a Yamaha FZ-04; although I probably would buy it in an instance!
I'm not asking for a perfect bike, but I feel that the basics just aren't there in the low variety of the 284-450cc bikes.