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Hello All,

Just wanted to post up a quick intro. I'm not planning to purchase an R3 immediately but still interested as it looks like it will be a sweet bike.

I have been riding street 24 years and dirt 35 year, have had over 60 bikes and love all types and sizes. I'm currently riding a Ninja 300, FZ-09 and Victory Cross Country based on the type of ride, distance, etc. I love small bikes and cars and logged as many miles on my 300 last year as my other bikes. The smaller, lighter bikes are very fun for me to ride and I will always keep one in the garage.

I'm so glad this segment of the market is growing and providing additional alternatives to the consumer.

This new R3 looks to be a home run right off the bat and I look forward to the review from you early adopters.

Cheers!

Slolane
 

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Welcome. FZ-09's are great bikes. What mods have you done to yours ? The only one I rode was worked-over. Suspension, exhaust, air filter and ECU flash. Soo much fun.
 

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Hi R1-Dave!

I did a few performance and farkle mods to my FZ... full akrapovic titanium exhaust, filter, EJK, smog delete, mini windscreen, f/r signals, fek, heated gear lead, sae power run to bars for my phone/gps... I think that's it.

Suspension is squishy stock which is nice for commuting but when pushing it hard in corners the motor out drives the suspension quickly. My buddy has an FZ07 (and Ninja 250) and the FZ07 suspension prob isn't any better than the 09's but it seems it as with the smaller twin motor putting out a bit less power than my 09's triple it's slightly hidden.

It's a fun bike but I ride my Ninja 300 more and have done a good bit of mods to it too. As the saying goes, more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow. I used to have a ZX14 which was fun but only for specific riding and conditions, other than that it was big and heavy to scoot around on.
 

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Thank you for the welcomes, good to be here. :)
 

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Welcome Slolane to the forum!
 
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