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View Poll Results: WHICH BIKE IS THE BEST SPORTTOURER
ST1100 34 14.98%
CONCOURSE 41 18.06%
K1200 16 7.05%
TROPHY1200 10 4.41%
VFR750/800 78 34.36%
BLACKBIRD 48 21.15%
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I lvoe my FZ1! Liquid Silver It's fast too. I mean insanely fast. Much faster than my R6 I think. And fun in the turns!!


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Any mods to the FZ1?

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Other than a Black Cargo net, nothing. I'm trying to get the Frame Sliders from the European Dealers. Plus the Dealer owes me the Silver lower Coiling once Yamaha makes it available.


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Nice bikes! I use the Lightning Products frame sliders on my R6.
No drilling through the plastics for installation. I bet they will work on the FZ1. FZ 1 for long trips and the R6 for buzin by the gixers. Nice set up.

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Nice bikes! I use the Lightning Products frame sliders on my R6.
No drilling through the plastics for installation. I bet they will work on the FZ1. FZ 1 for long trips and the R6 for buzin by the gixers. Nice set up.
Where can I get a look at the Lightning Products frame sliders?

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Looks like you're blurring lines a bit. I don't know if I'd toss the VFR in the same category with the Concours, ST1100, etc, since all things being equal, less weight is (usually) better. No doubt a VFR should handle better than a Concours, etc, but a lot of folks won't consider a sport-tourer if its got a chain (and doesn't come with its own luggage).
Poor old Concours still gets no respect. Been around since '86, and folks still can't spell it: don't even ask 'em to pronounce it!

All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
'Course, if there's a hot tub at the end of a long day in the saddle, who am I to complain?
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Where can I get a look at the Lightning Products frame sliders?

Thanks.
Just about every Motorcycle shop has them or can order them. I've got them on my bike, but by a different name.

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http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/a...n=368&fYear=23


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The only sports tourers on the list are the Blackbird and VFR. Unless things are different that side of the pond, of course.
So as I'm biased, the VFR is it. The rest are just trying to be as good.

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