2014 Yamaha FZ-09 VideoYamaha’s exciting new FZ-09 triple is light, torquey, and easy to handle. Some say the suspension is too soft; we say that’s not true unless you’re on track. Judge for yourself!
Attached above is some on board footage from our test of Yamaha’s affordable FZ-09, which will surely put up a fight for some of the more expensive nakeds, such as the Triumph Street Triple, MV Agusta Brutale 675 and the Ducati 848 Streetfighter.Here’s a snippet from our review: “I had read the hype and I was greatly looking forward to experiencing this motorcycle. Happily, it didn’t disappoint in any way; the FZ-09 is simply, and utterly brilliant. After thrashing the bike mercilessly, I realized why the 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 had made such a positive impression on me and touched my hooligan soul. It brought back the essence of why I ride — laugh out loud fun.”To read our review, click the following – 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 Review
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!