I find the comments above telling. Granted, I too find that article short of data, but then it wasn't a prime opportunity. That's not the point.
The reaction seems to suggest there's lots of folks thinking real hard about owning one of these. Or wanting to own the promise of the bike, and hoping its real.
I think the reactions show real hard legs behind the naked bike movement, and the hard responses are because we want - need, to know more. Riding time, she is a comin.
So, see, don't take it to hard, it just we want it so bad. And so, that shoot-out I mentioned a few times, and that we all seem to want so bad, seems to be in order.
My guess? We all want a bike that can blow the adrenals out when we want to, manuever around the parking lot with ease and ride, without sore ( 40 year old) wrists or back, for a couple of 2 hour legs. And oh, yeah, can it have some sense of style?
In fact, as I think about it, I NEED TO KNOW whhich nakes is sporties, and then I need to know about it vs the VFR. Then I can spenda da money.
So now I'm done preaching. To any and all give me your thoughts:
Assume the FZ-1 ends up with the "sportiest" title 'tween the ZRX, 1200s & FZ-1,
Now what fits the bill better, The FZ-1, the '97 ZX-9r or the VFR? (If you wonder why the '97, it was the last of the more upright do it all 9's. Kind of a sporty 900cc VFR). I worry about not enough motor in the VFR, and I hate the instrument cluster/inner fairing view of the 9r. but in a life of compromises...
Oh Honda... Can I have a VFR-1000 for $8,500 please?