First, nice ride Brad!I think the Speed Triple R is a different class of bike. It's got trick Ohlins & Brembo components and a motor with 200cc more displacement; I think it actually makes almost 20% more power and torque than the FZ-09 but with only around 45 lbs more weight.
You gotta pay for all those trick parts but I'm sure it's a total gem.
I don't want to give up dirt and dual sport so the DRZ is not going anywhere. I just don't ride enough to justify keeping the Tiger. Although, I probably wont put it up for sale until I know I will be happy with the speed for a long time to come.You're kidding, right? With all of those sweet mods?
Are you keeping the Suzuki?
To be fair the STR is a $15,000 motorcycle brand new. Not sure if that covers the expense of brembo, lighter rims and premium Ohlins suspension.First, nice ride Brad!
Second, I agree with Dustin. While the FZ-09 (among other FZ#) is a great bike, Yamaha does not have a lot going for it in terms of high-end parts. Yamaha tends to put in "adequate" parts so lower the price point and sell more bikes. That leaves us to buy the tricks and install them. Now, the reason I would still buy a Yamaha today is maintenance (or the lack thereof...) because outside of the Japanese bikes, most have a more frequent maintenance schedule. Don't get me wrong, I'd still love to park a Triple next to the FZ1, or if I had a Triple, I'd trade the FZ1 for an FJR or Connie and do serious touring.
Can't wait to see it Brad!