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    The Superbike Dream .its just the beginning!

    After looking around for many pre owned sbks one day I finally landed up at Yamaha Riders showroom where the Fz1 was on display. The overall look and stance of the bike was good and felt good to ride. The price also seemed right for a 150bhp machine. Finally I decided to book it. It was March the 10th.

    The bike landed up at the showroom on 29th. I was impatiently waiting for the Thursday to come when I will have time to go and pick up the bike. The morning started with completion of formalities and documentation. The PDI was set for the evening at 8 pm. We reached the showroom at 7ish , only to see that the bike is ready and final checks are being done on it. The Chief Engineer Nitin briefed me with the basic procedures. After this I was asked to take a brief ride to see if all things were right.

    I got on to the main road , ready to launch the bike . Slotted it into first gear , slowly and steadily rolled the throttle and zip. Before I know ,I was already doing 50-60 kmph , I put it in the 2nd gear and now I was touching 80s . I decided to slow down and put the bike in 4/5th gear. I was cruising easily and throwing the bike around in traffic. It is a very street friendly bike. The effort required to counter steer is way less than the super sports category bikes. The bike felt a little heavy yet nimble. The power is usable and is complemented by the immense stability. After a 3 km ride came back to do the remaining formalities at the Factory Shop.

    Now it was time to gear up , fill fuel and head to the open roads. It had been quite some time since we went to Sunny da Dhaba. So me , Vipin , Satyajit and Alok started from YFS for Sunny da Dhaba.

    I started riding the bike through city traffic. Riding the FZ1 was a breeze. With the wide and high handle bars its easy to zip through traffic. The only problem so far was the raising temp. The bike was running at around 90 degrees and I cud feel sitting on a hot pan. But unlike the super sports , my legs were not frying with engine heat. We slowly started moving towards the outskirts . I started hitting 80s and 90s. The temperature started coming down to mid 80s and then to 82 degrees at 90kmph in 6th gear. The bike was doing 90kmph at around 3500 rpm. At 82 , the heat through the seat was not bothering me anymore. The moment we got onto the 4 lane highways , I started giving bursts to the bike. Reaching 120 kmph at times and riding at 80 most of the times.

    After crossing Kamshet , there are a couple of corners. I took it easy and felt the bike was really really stable. Near the Dhaba , where the road was completely empty , I halted. I wanted to test the acceleration in the first gear. Revved the bike to around 7-8k rpm and then launched it, slipping the clutch. I hit around 130 at 10k rpm in no time. This was intoxicating. Now I realized why people keep on saying that you gotta respect the immense power these bikes have. I took it easy on the way back. Riding mostly at 80 and short bursts to 100-110. The bike started heating as I started slowing down. By the time I reached home , it was already at 92 degrees. After parking , I had to wait for another hour to put the covers on it. The beast was ridden , its power felt and understood the respect it deserves.
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    What a shame that I didn't even have a look at the bike
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    Congrats on the new acquisition Niks. Awesome! Now I see why your FB had posts on the FZ1 snaps and the FZ1 itself! Ride safe...
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    Hearty Congratulations bro!

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    congrats bro.....that is one hot-looking beast..... I have seen one in person and boy the bassy note that exhaust emits is louder than most of the other sbk's, even the busa.

    Its good to see that many people are achieving their superbike dreams..... enjoy your time with her and ride safe bro...

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    with you being superbusy in the coming days I didn't think you will get time to start a thread

    congratulations once again
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    wow...Congrats....
    another superbike....Yo Yamaha
    awsome choice...
    does a superbike also have run in period/speed?

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    Thank you all
    @DK : It took me almost a week to write this small note for the thread
    Quote Originally Posted by khush View Post
    does a superbike also have run in period/speed?
    yes there is . an excerpt from the manual -

    01000 km (0600 mi)
    Avoid prolonged operation above 6000
    r/min. NOTICE: After 1000 km (600
    mi) of operation, the engine oil must
    be changed and the oil filter cartridge
    or element replaced. [ECA10302]
    10001600 km (6001000 mi)
    Avoid prolonged operation above 7200
    r/min.
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    Congratulations Nikhil, finally you took the plunge eh! Good going.

    Shall soon follow (Hopefully)
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    Hearty Congratulations for owning this beast!
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