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First Ride: Yamaha FZ-1

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Yaaah! The obligatory first post!
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I'll admit that this FZ-1 review left something to be desired, particularly when compared to MO's typical offerings and complete bike evaluations. Unlike the robust portion of whine-ology professors amongst the readership, however, I'm willing to cut MO some slack.

Frankly, I'm not sure how "Minime" could develop much in the way of a solid opinion about the bike after twenty hours of fatiguing travel to Europe, evaluating in a strange country, on unfamiliar roads, surrouded by international riders speaking in tongues, wondering if the next herd of sheep had his name on it. Professional motorcycle journalist or not, that's just a good deal to stack up against feeling comfortable putting a bike through its paces.

You've got to figure that MO was under pressure to attend this world press introduction and get something published about this much-anticipated bike; rather than favor a conspiracy theory I figure they did the best they could. I eagerly anticipate a real review including a comparo with the Bandit 1200s among others, performed by the home-town gang, on familiar ground. You know it's coming- quit 'yer whinin' and give 'em a chance!
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