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I just got the new print rags in the mail today, and just like you said, not a word was said. That's the beauty of the internet. scoops em every time.
 

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Glenn and Motorcycle Online are getting everything worked out. Despite large errors on both of our parts, we're coming to terms and getting things squared away. He's been a valuable resource here at MO and is an integral part of it. The way I see it, everybody makes mistakes, no matter how large, and we need to forgive, forget and move on. It's in everybody's best interest, really.
 

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I had a go on one a while back when on a visit home (I live in LA these days but hail fom the UK). I'm nearly 6'5" with a 36" inseam and 270lbs. The seating position was almost as good as my 1150gs. Maybe a tad more cramped, with the footpegs set back a bit. Having said that, I often end up riding the GS with the balls of my feet on the pegs to get my legs back a bit, so you might prefer it.



Now I come to think about it, after the Concours you'll find it a touch more sporty in ergos. As for a comparison between that and the BMW.. I'd like to see that MO..



My guess is the result would be close, with the soft fork of the FJR losing out to the RS, but then winning it back on power and price.
 

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Finally! Tomorrow I put down my deposit. I've lobbied hard for this bike. Talked to Yamaha reps, wrote letters,

and chanted the mantra "bring us the FJR1300, bring us the FJR1300." At the recent Chicago Motorcyle Show, I damn near got in a shouting match with a Yamaha Factory Rep who denounced the marketability of this bike. Said it wasn't comming here, and that it would never come here. He told me Yamaha had done the research and determimed they would sell 3000 bikes the first year and less than 200/year thereafter. I replied nobody had asked me and that those numbers were junk. After all, BMW has created a whole franchise out these kinds of bikes. He was either shockingly misinformed, or was putting me on. Either way, I get my FJR! ABS? Don't need it.
 

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More seriously, though, the Brit mags seem to LOVE the Fazer 600. It's more expensive than the SV, but it's the only midsized sport-standard that doesn't get romped by that little twin. I think Yamaha should see if an FZ6 does well here--the FZ1 sure got a following.
 

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Let's hope that Yamaha get the sales they deserve for this kind of effort. I was going to move up to a used V-Max (from my XZ550), but now may be going a bit further. I could see this bike doing 600 miles a day on the highway. One would hardly need the gear shift but once or twice a day....



Let's see if they can get the "Bulldog" out of Europe as well.
 

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The Bulldog is, by broad consensus, an overstyled underpowered lump for poseurs who are afraid of Ducati Monsters. I (and possibly a lot of the rest of the market) would much rather have a Fazer/FZ-6, even if it means dealing with that beaky fairing I don't particularly like.
 

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and to add to that, no expensive ass plastic to replace. Well, maybe just a little. I have seen an anything goes race as long as it's a stock engine and the sv650 that won the race had a GSXR front end. It was nice. Helped that the guy racing it was only 125lbs.
 

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One more thing...

Sorry to barrage you with 10,000 posts...

Maybe Yamaha is ignoring the middleweight sport-standard market because of the YZF600R, probably the best real-world 600cc supersport out there. Not really the same category as the SV, but certainly with the SVS.
 

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If Yamaha sells the FJR to every person that has posted a positive message saying they will buy one, it's a safe guess that it would barely make a dent in the number of sold FJR's that Yamaha would consider a success in terms of sale numbers. In a year of the new ST1300 and various other extremly refined bikes (2003) I would hope they do sell a ton and have no regrets.
 
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