High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
I will add that in my opinion the Nikken GT was a better ride than the Tracer GT, just “felt” better put together, so long as you didn’t look down to see the very wide front end and all the clap trap ($$$) underneath it.
To add to that, the cost of the Nikken GT that I rode with soft bags was just under 20k while the new fjr Es that I rode right after it was 17k with useable hard bags and electrically adjustable vs manual windshield and quite frankly felt like a fine wine compared to the Nikken or the Tracer.
A fz1 would be a real contender for a fjr replacement, very well done, and a really nice bike, only negatives are the chain drive (maybe) and no cruise or luggage but those bikes can be-had cheap. The fz1 replacement fz10 not so much, clown bike imho. A Kawi ninja 1000 is really the next gen fz1 or what it should have become had mother Yamaha continued production. My thoughts.
Quite frankly when/if the high Cg & weight of the fjr becomes too much i’ll Probably just sell it and just ride one of my antiques like my 76 gl1000 that was my touring mount up until about 5-6 years ago or my 81 cbx which holds my personal 1 day longest mileage record. It’s interesting that the cbx weighs the same 640lbs as the fjr but feels waaay lighter because the weight is carried much lower and centralized better, same with the 50lb lighter gl1000, both bikes feel tiny when getting off the fjr. But an interesting addition is that the cbx that i’ve spent lots of time tuning (super throttle response, very f1ish) used to feel like a rocket but not so much so now after a ride on the very fastest color red fjr.....
My 77 cb750 at 516lbs feels like a mini bike compared to the fjr. It’s just so interesting that bikes that. Used to feel terrifyingly fast like my 80cbx or my buddies 72 h2750 Kawi that just terrified me now just feel so slow and unrefined compared to the fjr,,,, even the much slower canadien root beer brown models will simply smoke those old hot rods...just some random & rambling thoughts on a very cold & snowy Thursday morning.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !
Last edited by passx; 11-14-2019 at 09:26 AM.