Where are my manners?
I have not yet introduced you to my fine motorcycle. Blogosphere, meet my 2002 Yamaha FZ1.
It's pretty much stock. Yamaha did a lot right with this bike.
I call it an old guy's sportbike, because the handlebars are not clip-ons. They are regular handlebars, allowing the rider to sit more upright. It's got a slightly de-tuned version of the Yamaha R1 high-end sportbike engine, yet still manages 141 horsepower. With a 0-60 speed of <3 seconds, it is certainly a poor-man's Ferrari.
OK. That's what the bike can do, not what I can do.
I was about 8 years old when I started riding motorcycles. I've owned 7 bikes since then. I'm a good, safe, and competent rider. I ride for fun, not glory (or death).
Drop me a line if you're in the Bay Area and looking for a ride.
Tags: Motorcycles, Yamaha, Yamaha FZ1, 2002, brianberliner