I had a 2009 Versys and enjoyed the bike. However, it was not as refined as I would have liked. It had a great engine and would handle the curves great. But I did not care for the clutch or the lack of basic instruments on the bike. The quality was not as refined as the Yamahas. I moved to the FJR (a 2007). I loved the power and smoothness of the ride. However, the bike was too heavy and too large for me. I recently sold the FJR and my 2015 FZ-07 (a great bike) and purchased the FJ-09 from Sublimity Power Sports on the 15th of this month. The FJ-09 fits the niche I was looking for. Large enough to tour on, fast, easy to maneuver, and light enough to handle. I am very pleased with the purchase. The FZ-07 is a fun bike to ride, but the FJ-09 provides more options for the motorcyclist. I am now down to two bikes - the FJ-09 and a 2008 Yamaha XT250. The XT is a great duel sport bike - perfect for exploring the many logging roads in Southern Oregon.
Hi Gang! I am a proud new owner of a 2015 red FJ 09! I purchased the bike yestersday at Sublimity Power Sports outside of Salem, Oregon. Long drive (4 hours one way), but worth the trip. I recently sold a 2007 FJR and had money burning my pocket. For a couple of thousand more, I upgraded to a very impressive bike. Much lighter, eaiser to handle, and plenty of power. I currently own the FZ-07 and must say the FJ-09 is a completely different bike. Much stiffer suspension, more power on the top end, and lot of extra features. The Fz-07 is a fun bike to ride, but the FJ-09 is much for versitle. The FZ-07 is now up for sale. I am looking forward to finishing the engine break-in so that I can really use the bike to its full potential. Thanks for a great forum, and I look forward to learning more about the group and your adventures.