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I am back into biking after a 20 year hiatus. Previous machines were all Hondas (CB750;CD175:FT500) plus all the British stuff. I did all free Europe by the time I was 25.
Just picked up the 07 on Saturday and it was NOT a happy experience. The torque developed by the motor makes gentle roll on/off progress very jerky. I rode home for an hour. The seat is dreadful. I am 6ft (150lbs) and it tilts me forward and I can't access the gear change properly. The gear shift is very notchy, putting the thing in first results in an almighty bang. I suspect there is no cushion in the clutch.
Maybe my relative inexperience and the fact that it's a brand new machine will improve as we get used to one another. This bike does NOT make for a relaxing ride.
 

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That is very interesting. I too have had about a 20 year hiatus, last new bike purchase being a FZ750 and looking at getting the FZ-07. Hope your experience gets better.
 

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Go for a test ride and then compare it to Versys or NX 750. They are more $, but..........................
 

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Have you looked at the optional seat from Yamaha to cushion the ride. Thanks for the tips, I'm looking for more a naked bike and I couldn't really see myself riding anything other than Yamaha.
 

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Yes, a new seat is #1 priority, I think. There is no way Her Ladyship will live with hers, let alone my slab. I get differing reports on the Yam upgrade (why not just include the thing from the off?). Most are not good. Corbin look nice, if pricey. I am getting nostalgic for my 71 CB750
 

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Yeah I just bought mine on Saturday with the optional seat and took advantage of the slashed prices on YPP, pick it up Saturday.
 

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I have almost decided to make my own seat. I read up on the net and will likely have a go. The emphasis is to allow me to sit upright with a comfortably reach to the gearshift.
 

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I'm in Milton, picked up the bike last week...took one out for a test ride and found it quite easy to shift, do slow roll ons and off and the seat wasn't the worst...maybe it will get better...
 
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