Hello out there to all the FZ8 owners. I've waited a long time to see this forum up and going again. A couple of months back I bought a 2013 Yamaha FZ8. I've been riding a 1984 Honda Nighthawk here in Utah for the last couple of years. It's quite an upgrade from a cruiser to the FZ8, but it's been great. The Nighthawk is a good bike, but the FZ8 has been an amazing bike. I wanted a bike with an upright riding style to the Nighthawk with more sportiness and that's what the FZ8 has given me. I'm even getting better gas mileage than the Nighthawk with more horsepower. That's cool. It's great to come into a community of fellow FZ8 enthusiasts.