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My Yamaha FZ1

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.

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  1. [...] The Porsche Boxster next to the 2007 Toyota Prius next to the Yamaha FZ1 motorcycle (upper left, behind the fridge). That’s two convertible speedsters and one emission-friendly car. I will let you know how it goes with the white whale. Call me Ishmael. [...]


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