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I was lucky enough to buy the first FZ10 that Gilroy Motorcycle Center got in June 2016 and love it. I previously owned a 2005 FZ1 which I bought with 3,000 miles on it. I rode a lot of different bikes but the FZ10 was the first one I wanted to replace the FZ1 with. I bought the FZ10 on a Friday and brought it back on Monday for it's first oil change. LOL
 

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Congrats on the new FZ-10! The FZ1 is probably aorund 10 years old by now, how's the new ride compared to your old one?
 

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The ride is very different. First of all I removed the exhaust valve and added a slip on exhaust on my 2007 FZ1 so it had no back pressure. One of the first thing I noticed when riding the FZ10 is when I let of the gas it practically slows itself down without using the brakes. That took a little time to get used to on the twisty roads because I was use to using a lot more brake when cornering. I really like the power band on the FZ10 and it seems to pull the front tire off the ground even in standard mode. I really like the fact that the bike has traction control, ABS and of course cruise control! It does have a different stance, feels more like riding a dirt bike as I'm sitting a little higher and the front wheel feels a little closer. I tend to get a lot less leg burn than my FZ1 but my ass hurts sooner. I guess I'll look into a comfort seat but I really don't want to sit any higher.
 

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The ride is very different. First of all I removed the exhaust valve and added a slip on exhaust on my 2007 FZ1 so it had no back pressure. One of the first thing I noticed when riding the FZ10 is when I let of the gas it practically slows itself down without using the brakes. That took a little time to get used to on the twisty roads because I was use to using a lot more brake when cornering. I really like the power band on the FZ10 and it seems to pull the front tire off the ground even in standard mode. I really like the fact that the bike has traction control, ABS and of course cruise control! It does have a different stance, feels more like riding a dirt bike as I'm sitting a little higher and the front wheel feels a little closer. I tend to get a lot less leg burn than my FZ1 but my ass hurts sooner. I guess I'll look into a comfort seat but I really don't want to sit any higher.
Already heard from a number of riders that the FZ-10 does that sort of engine braking a lot and I like it. Being a bike that for me stays in the city 90% of the time, this will go a long way, coupled with actual braking it positions you well against the typical horrible cagers ;)
 

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There is a way to add a bit more comfort to a seat without adding height, but it involves cutting into the stock set; gel pad inserts.
 

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Just picked up my FZ-10 from PCP Motorsports in Sacramento. Only could ride it home about 35 miles since the weather was turning (currently raining hard now) but I was lucky and beat that. I was really surprised at a couple of things right off. Without the optional windshield the wind was not even close to being obnoxious at freeway speeds and windy conditions.

I was pleasantly surprised since I don't believe I'll be needing the taller windshield. Second I was surprised at how great both the stock seat and the suspension is. The ride compared to what I traded in was like the difference between a rigid frame and one with good suspension.

The motor can only be describe as sublime, it's smooth, powerful and electric in it's power. Night and day for me. I forgot how amazing a powerful four cylinder can be. I guess you can tell that I am incredibly impressed with this bike. I can only ask for no rain tomorrow so I can take it on a proper ride.
 
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