I just started riding this year. i learned on dirt bikes and atvs when i was younger, and i have to say that i fell in love. I now commute about 40min to 1.5hrs to work during the week and i cant tell you how much better the commute is now. i have done the general mods (i.e. brake/clutch levers, engine guards, windscreen) but its time to get that sweet yoshimura alpha exhaust full system. Every time i think about getting a different bike (because as we all know the z650 isn't exactly a rocket) i look back at the z a realize it has so much to give. MPG (50+possible/45-50 actual), enough torque to do wheelies, comfortable ergonomics, and isn't horrible with a passenger. i am not the most experienced rider and i am learning more everyday--but if you have a question you should definitely ask. I'm about to get to 10000 miles in the saddle. Also, if you are in the DMV area we should meet up for a ride. will post pictures after the exhaust comes in.
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