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    Thumbs up 700 class

    Glad to see jap. manufacturers are bringing back the 700~800 class again.
    Commuter bike....possibly......track bike...not likely...has to be easier than my ST though.
    http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1345/M...ook-Video.aspx
    along with the new FZ8, it is good to see some new options again.
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    Complete rip off of the Kawi.
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    Yeah, the 650r are doing so well
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    Looks great for a commuter for sure. Even more storage space that the ZRX has under the seat. The semi-auto trans should appeal to newer riders. Kinda smart if you think about it.
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    I picked up the 2012 FZ8 a couple of weeks ago and so far I really like it.
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    Nice!
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    I'll give it an A for features and practicality. Not so sure on the semi-auto/push button trans thing, though. I'd have to ride one to see if that's a plus or a minus to the rest of the bike.
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    I wouldn't compare it to a sport bike though, as far as comfort. All the sport bike body styles are a copy of someone else. Was surprised with the V Twin though.
    With a ruptured disc, my sport bike days are long past. I need to sit upright. I need a bike I can ride all day, every day, plus a possible track day thrown in when possible.
    I believe it is also avaliable in a manual 6 speed.
    Just glad to see a different option on the market besides stupid cruisers.

    Me buy one ???? too small, even though the 65 mpg sounds good, my ST is getting 55 mpg daily.
    my eyes are still set on the VFR1200F

    ST= 115 HP/ 700 lbs.
    VFR=146 HP/ 600 lbs
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    VFR time!
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    Mark, you may want to wait for reviews of the new Triumph Trophy. Good looking BMW RT knockoff. Might be a sweet machine.
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