Peppy and Comfortable
The Yamaha FZ-X’s stint in our garage may have been short as compared to the rest but it was certainly a busy one. The FZ-X’s styling does not appeal to everyone, which is evident from the mixed reactions it received on Instagram and that was the first thing that was touched upon whenever anyone spoke to me about the motorcycle.
Truth be told, it appeals to very few but all those who rode it unanimously agreed that it was an extremely comfortable motorcycle for rider and pillion alike. A wide, well-cushioned seat and compliant suspension worked together to ensure an impressive ride over the bad sections of road I encounter every day on the way to and from office.
City riding apart, the FZ-X was also quite eager to be taken out on to the open road and its easy handling prompted me to oblige on more than one occasion. Having used it mostly during the rainy season, I was particularly thankful for the ABS and grippy tyres. They saved me whenever I had to grab a handful of brake to avoid careless motorists and pedestrians.
When making the switch to the FZ-X from a commuter motorcycle, it seemed obvious that some comfort would have to be sacrificed in favour of performance, but having lived with it for over a month, it must be said that nothing was sacrificed. The FZ-X was comfortable, peppy, and easy to live with. Pity it did not stick around with us for long.