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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-14-2020, 09:43 AM
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MT09 and the FJR have almost identical specs. Both turn up high tens to low 11's in the quarter. The mt09 is also very prone to wheelies, so the average rider on the street better know his bike or he's gonna be fighting keeping it on the ground. I kid you not, I beat an mt09 in my CAR about 3 weeks ago from a dig. I have an IS350 which is a 13sec car....this dude couldn't keep the wheel on the ground...I was laughing....then I felt bad because he probably felt stupid. Those magazine numbers are often not reality when things happen on the street...just sayin....also keep in mind the late model FJR has the same torque as a Hayabusa. Thats no joke.

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Yeah, I have rolled with GXSrs, Aprillias, Ducatis, CBRs, and all are not happy that I can hang with them... WITH BAGS!!!! LOL

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I've come from bikes with much better HP/weight ratios. Don't get me wrong, the FJR is adequately quick but it's comparative to an older 600 cc sport bike in terms of straight line acceleration.

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They did not like seeing my "bagger" right with them in the twisties!

Before we left from the starting point, they all said, "We'll see you at the restaurant!" LOL

I said, "Yeah, I'll be there, right with you!"
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I've come from bikes with much better HP/weight ratios. Don't get me wrong, the FJR is adequately quick but it's comparative to an older 600 cc sport bike in terms of straight line acceleration.

Straight line speeds are for chumps and NHRA. The curve is everything.
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I've come from bikes with much better HP/weight ratios. Don't get me wrong, the FJR is adequately quick but it's comparative to an older 600 cc sport bike in terms of straight line acceleration.


Straight line speeds are for chumps and NHRA. The curve is everything.
Where it'll get spanked even more by a 600 that weighs 200 lbs less.
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Jesse, you do realize that 600's are designed to go fast always right? Faster than a 750, 800 or even 900's. In that realm of bikes its 600's then liter bikes. The FJR can **** near be flicked like a 600 if you have the skills and it will absolutely do more than hold its own coming out of a turn, maybe even dominate a 600. Again, it's on the riders skills of course.

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I’ve found that it comes down to the nut between the bars and the foot pegs. Stole that from someone on this forum.

I watched a video once of Ivan tedesco, former MX pro running circles around guys on mx bikes while riding a xr650. Honking the horn at them as he passed.

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Jesse, you do realize that 600's are designed to go fast always right? Faster than a 750, 800 or even 900's. In that realm of bikes its 600's then liter bikes. The FJR can **** near be flicked like a 600 if you have the skills and it will absolutely do more than hold its own coming out of a turn, maybe even dominate a 600. Again, it's on the riders skills of course.
There is this thing called physics that sort of gets in the way of your argument. There is no way an FJR “will absolutely hold its own coming out of a turn, maybe even dominate a 600” especially with riders of equal ability. The weight of the FJR makes it impossible for it to carry the same corner speed and at corner exit the 600 will accelerate quicker and be gone before the FJR can even get moving again. Spend some time at a racetrack and watch the bikes go through a corner. An FJR cannot be flicked like a 600 because there is so much more weight to transition from side to side. Sorry but it’s impossible. As I said before I like the FJR but let’s keep the facts straight about what it can and can’t do.
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Your right Donk, I think I am just in love with the linear power!!! Honestly, I feel more comfortable getting on the throttle coming out of a turn (on the street or highway, not track) on my FJR than a friends R6 (2008 I believe) that I have rode numerous times. I know a lot has to with my skill level but I swear as soon as I see the out my FJR screams "Give it!!" Lol, R6 or CBR's anything like that, I feel like I'm fighting to keep the front planted if I do the same.

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Your right Donk, I think I am just in love with the linear power!!! Honestly, I feel more comfortable getting on the throttle coming out of a turn (on the street or highway, not track) on my FJR than a friends R6 (2008 I believe) that I have rode numerous times. I know a lot has to with my skill level but I swear as soon as I see the out my FJR screams "Give it!!" Lol, R6 or CBR's anything like that, I feel like I'm fighting to keep the front planted if I do the same.
Nothing wrong with being in love with your bike, especially if it’s an FJR. The engine and power delivery are addictive. I think we all developed a certain comfort level on our bikes from the amount of time we spend on them so we trust them more. Over the years there have been a couple of bikes I really bonded with and a few I never did. The FJR was definitely one I got on well with as is the Super Adventure. As much as I loved my Multistrada(s) I don’t think I had the same level of trust in the bike.

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