Post by nightwind15 on Jul 14, 2019 4:36:38 GMT -7
Hi, I am a multiline dealer from Decatur Alabama. Yesterday I brought home a brand new 2017 FZ-10. It was on my showroom for two and a half years. We sold four of these back in 2017 and 2018 and then it seems the color caught up with this model (I ordered one too many of them). This thread may be a bit long but keep reading, it has a valid conclusion. I am 69 years old and still ride street and dirt, plan to continue until no longer possible. This past week a younger rider (50's) almost bought this bike for 9999.00 instead bought a new 2019 Kawasaki Z900 Cafe. I had paid this bike off my floor plan two years ago and was willing to take the 2500.00 loss just to move it from my inventory. After the new customer made his purchase and was gone I told my manager this is rediculous, he, the customer bought a vastly inferior bike and paid more for it. I walked over to the FZ-10 threw a leg over it and said "ok you are going home with me!" Over the years I have raced, toured and sport ridden many many miles mostly on Yamaha sport bikes. This bike is the culmination of all my years of sport bike adventures. The FZR100's and R-1's do not fit me any longer even though I have in the past done thousand mile days on them. This will be the bike that will see me out (hopefully safely) of my riding years. it will likely be a super collectable in twenty years but time will tell as the things in life that do not sell well are usually worth the most money down the road. Thank you for creating this forum and helping an old enthusiast/dealer join in riding and sharing a great and unique bike.
I'm 68 and am planning on the same exit strategy from riding. The -10 is a great all around bike for a day out, it can do everything. But is generally overlooked, partly because of the styling and maybe it is too expensive for the target audience. Welcome aboard.
Post by techsniffer on Jul 15, 2019 16:54:54 GMT -7
While I'm still in my early 40's I'm 99% sure this bike will be in my garage until it cant be fixed anymore or gets wrecked. I ride with a large group of sportbike riders and they all love to tell me I dont have a supersport because I sit upright... then I pass them sitting straight up while their bike struggles to keep up. The comfort, unique styling of the nakeds, and the raw power will have this bike in my stable for a long, long time to come.