Green light to buy a new bike

Which one should I get?

  • Kawasaki Z800

    Votes: 10 41.7%
  • Yamaha FZ8N

    Votes: 14 58.3%

  • Total voters
    24
  • Poll closed .

timdaugherty

New Member
I agree with all comments here. Given my lack of mechanical knowledge and the fact that the bikes look relatively (I use that loosely) similar, my conclusion would reside in the ride of each. If it were me, I would ride both of them in the same day and make the decision on which one "fits" me best.

Best of luck and, regardless of your decision, enjoy the new bike!

Tim
 

andrewlk

New Member
I want to not help...what about a nearly new ktm superduke 990?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ktm/ktm_990_super_duke_r%2007.htm
 

danejurrous

New Member
If it were me I would get the F800R like Tim suggested. Any of the other bikes are nice but I rode that 800 the other day and it was so smooth and consistent through the throttle/gears. Great fighter style bike.
 

andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Re: Green light to buy a new bike

Busted Knuckles said:
Tech can be good and bad. I personally like the FZ. It's got the heritage of the R1/R6 behind it. The Kawi just LOOKS so bulky to me. I have a really good friend that was a team mechanic for the Attack/Kawi team...and he rode an R1 as his personal bike, that has always been a resonating point in my memories.

Like one of our fellow forum brothers stated above, you gotta go with what "fits" you best...and for me, that's always been "blue" lol.
I'm always fascinated when a mechanic for 1 major motoring group has the competitors for the daily :eek: cheers ;D
 

andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
beachcomber said:
Both look the same - just different colours ........................

IF I were buying something like that I assume it's for regular long haul use not fun - so I'd buy a car and a Guzzi V7
Haha, definitely for fun with the occasional 8hr interstate :D and we have just bought a new car ;D hence why she gave me the green light 8)
 

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andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
VonYinzer said:


Vintage styling, modern Honda reliability, (reported) awesome performance, guranteed to be a standout in a sea of all plastic fantastics. All wins in my book. :)
Yes agreed, very nice bike ;) I just want something modern looking and have the 400F for my old school styling ;D
 

andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Maritime said:
So I am no help either, although if your heart is set on one of the two, I like the looks of the Yamamha better and Have read both bikes are very close performance numbers wise but the yammie is more refined, Kawi more raw.
I do like the refinement of the Yammie :D
 

andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Maritime said:
So I am no help either, although if your heart is set on one of the two, I like the looks of the Yamamha better and Have read both bikes are very close performance numbers wise but the yammie is more refined, Kawi more raw.
I do like the refinement of the Yammie :D
 

andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
timdaugherty said:
I agree with all comments here. Given my lack of mechanical knowledge and the fact that the bikes look relatively (I use that loosely) similar, my conclusion would reside in the ride of each. If it were me, I would ride both of them in the same day and make the decision on which one "fits" me best.

Best of luck and, regardless of your decision, enjoy the new bike!

Tim
Cheers mate ;)
 

andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
danejurrous said:
If it were me I would get the F800R like Tim suggested. Any of the other bikes are nice but I rode that 800 the other day and it was so smooth and consistent through the throttle/gears. Great fighter style bike.
And this from a Suzuki boy ;D
 

singkiwi

New Member
Green light to buy a new bike

Go to the dealer, get him to strip them down, grind all the tabs, polish and chrome. Hack the seat, get rid if everything unnecessary and then you'll know what it's going to be like after you've finished, then choose the coolest looking one....
 

andycafe

Northern Suburbs, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
Re: Green light to buy a new bike

singkiwi said:
Go to the dealer, get him to strip them down, grind all the tabs, polish and chrome. Hack the seat, get rid if everything unnecessary and then you'll know what it's going to be like after you've finished, then choose the coolest looking one....
haha lol nice ;D
 

SONICJK

Reminds me of...me No, I'm sure of it. I hate him
Green light to buy a new bike

+2
If I were going modern I'd be on a street triple
 

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