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Yamaha FZ-07
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PostPosted: 22:22 - 31 Oct 2017    Post subject: What bike should I consider as my first bike? Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm planning to buy a bike and have two bikes in consideration. One is Yamaha FZ-07 and the other is Ducati 797. I have driven 250cc bikes back at home, but, this is my first time driving in US. Any suggestions are appreciated but, it should be a naked bike.

Update:

A dealer is offering Ducati 797 for $7300 (MSRP $9250), is it worth the price?.

Thank you.


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PostPosted: 23:20 - 31 Oct 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

reply with some more information, to prove you are not a spam bot, and you might get some sensible advice Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 23:30 - 31 Oct 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 23:30 - 31 Oct 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
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My bad, I'm considering to get a 650-800cc naked bike but couldn't decide which one to buy. After doing some research I have landed on two options Yamaha Fz-07 and Ducati 797. But l'm looking for a experienced rider's advice before making the purchase. I'm more inclined towards Ducati as it looks way cool than the Yamaha. But anyway, if there are any other bikes that I should consider buying please let me know. And, I have 4 years of driving experience but most of it with a 250cc bike.
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PostPosted: 23:59 - 31 Oct 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem with Ducati's are you're paying for the badge. I think most FZ/MT-07 owners want an MT-09 after they've tried one.
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PostPosted: 11:07 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any particular part of the USA, I'd imagine downtown New York would favour a different bike to the back roads of Arkansas.
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PostPosted: 12:15 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

MT09 rather than an MT07
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PostPosted: 15:06 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_Pagin wrote:
Any particular part of the USA, I'd imagine downtown New York would favour a different bike to the back roads of Arkansas.


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PostPosted: 15:10 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRZ4Hunned wrote:
MT09 rather than an MT07


Thanks I'll consider test driving it Smile
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PostPosted: 15:12 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

M.C wrote:
Problem with Ducati's are you're paying for the badge. I think most FZ/MT-07 owners want an MT-09 after they've tried one.


Yeah, DRZ4Hunned was suggesting the same. I'll consider test driving it Smile
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PostPosted: 16:48 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

In america?

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PostPosted: 18:52 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 19:35 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 21:14 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like my MT-07.

Enough power for a noob, looks good, sounds pretty good ( I have the akrapovic system), finish seems fine after a few thousand miles of year round commuting duties. Wasn't mocked by the scary bikers at the BBQ.

Suspension is budget but not terrible. Small tank, no convenient lugguage options and seat is a bit hard, but I did a 400 mile run on mine in one go with no issues. No wind protection to speak of, but not an issue below 85mph (private road, officer) or so.

If you want a toy or a commuter, I'd recommend it basically. Buy second hand in case you fancy a change early on.
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PostPosted: 21:28 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

andyscooter wrote:
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You ride a bike but drive a car

Wouldn't drive a horse or a mountain bike would you


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PostPosted: 21:36 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meef wrote:
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Are you referring to Honda Fireblade?. If yes, I'm not into SuperSport bikes. I'm looking for a Naked bike. Thanks for the suggestion though Smile
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PostPosted: 21:43 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

manoj517 wrote:
Excuse me for bad grammar, English is not my native language Neutral


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PostPosted: 21:45 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

asta1 wrote:
I like my MT-07.

Enough power for a noob, looks good, sounds pretty good ( I have the akrapovic system), finish seems fine after a few thousand miles of year round commuting duties. Wasn't mocked by the scary bikers at the BBQ.

Suspension is budget but not terrible. Small tank, no convenient lugguage options and seat is a bit hard, but I did a 400 mile run on mine in one go with no issues. No wind protection to speak of, but not an issue below 85mph (private road, officer) or so.

If you want a toy or a commuter, I'd recommend it basically. Buy second hand in case you fancy a change early on.



Thanks for your opinion. I don't go for long rides on the bike, it's just for some fun on weekends. I really miss riding a bike, this bike is just to fill that space.

But wow, no one is recommending the Ducati, I thought everyone would recommend Ducati over Yamaha. Maybe, it's not worth the money.
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PostPosted: 22:01 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

manoj517 wrote:


But wow, no one is recommending the Ducati, I thought everyone would recommend Ducati over Yamaha. Maybe, it's not worth the money.


Similar spec, similar power, similar weight, similar styling, similar (?) finish and reliability, nearly 2000 more...

You'd have to really want the Ducati badge I reckon.
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PostPosted: 22:26 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, I'd choose a Yamaha also.
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PostPosted: 23:02 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

asta1 wrote:
manoj517 wrote:


But wow, no one is recommending the Ducati, I thought everyone would recommend Ducati over Yamaha. Maybe, it's not worth the money.


Similar spec, similar power, similar weight, similar styling, similar (?) finish and reliability, nearly 2000 more...

You'd have to really want the Ducati badge I reckon.


A dealer is offering the Ducati for $7300 is it worth the price?.
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PostPosted: 23:17 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

manoj517 wrote:


A dealer is offering the Ducati for $7300 is it worth the price?.


Dunno, I don't do silly 'murican money and I've no idea what an MT-07 costs in the US either. Seriously though, if that's the bike you want and can afford one, then $7300 is a bargain and you should buy one immediately.

All I'm just saying I personally wouldn't pay much of a premium at all for the Ducati over the MT-07.

Either way I'd buy one second hand.
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PostPosted: 23:28 - 01 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

asta1 wrote:


Either way I'd buy one second hand.


Yeah, I was considering to get second hand but, there are no pre-owned MT-07 or 797 within 200 miles radius.
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PostPosted: 10:34 - 13 Nov 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

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