Saturday, 23 January 2010
Today I had the opportunity to road test a Yamaha Fazer 1000cc motorbike. Unlike my Yamaha FJR 1300cc motorbike, this one handles much better as It's quite a fair bit lighter, but the 1000cc engine can handle the tightest of corners with ease. The body length is a fraction shorter but in comparison to the big bike it felt much more compact. I fell in live with it the first time I saw it. So how did I go on? Well the roads have been very wet and icy of late but today fared well for my test ride. I was a bit apprehensive to begin with because having ridden the 1300 for nearly two years, I have of course got used to the way it handles the road. After some hick ups I adjusted to the handling very well. Cornering as well as on the straight I can honestly say I love it. When I open up te throttle she lets out an awesome growl. So.... I went to the bike shop and bartered for a good price. and I got a good price! Right money matters aside, I get the bike on March the 1st with a 2010 plate, twelve months road tax, heated grips,top box, fairings to cover the engine and make her appearance sexier. I did want a red one but they hadn't got one. The colour is Graphite which in English is a stunning dark 'graphite' colour. 'AND' with it's lighter body weight I can actually pull it on to it's centre stand with ease, which is more than I could ever do with the FJR.. having tried this once I almost gave my self a slipped disc!! She is an amazing bike... I will miss my 'Black Thunder' but I'm sure her next owner shall treat her with the respect I know she deserves. As for my new bike I have thought about a few names for her... I may just call her 'Indi' after "MWAOH".. unless I fall upon a name that fits her sexy sassy appearance. I don't have a photo of her yet, but be sure that as soon as I get one you will see it. So all in all I have had an excellent day. And to celebrate I had a Macdonalds for my lunch, well I can't afford steak now I have a new bike to pay for!