Ultimate MotorCycling Reader’s Rides Profile
Who: Michael Ferraiolo
Occupation: Air medical helicopter mechanic
What: 2003 Yamaha FZ1
Owned since: 2011
Where was this purchased: From the second owner via Craigslist in Reading, Pa.
Why this motorcycle: “I wanted similar power to the R1, but with a more comfortable riding position for long rides.”
Mods: “All DIY mods: Holeshot performance stage two jet kit, AIS block off, steering stabilizer, Pipe Werx exhaust, 2008 R6 rear shock, 2001 R1 USD fork conversion. As for cosmetics, I transformed the FZ1 from the faded Bee Yellow to Victory Red.”
Why I ride: “It is the ultimate stress reliever.”
Previous motorcycles: Harley-Davidson Sportster, Kawasaki ZX-6E
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