So, which one is the perfect do-it-all bike? Since the $200 difference between the $10,499 Z1000 and the $10,299 FZ1 is negligible, it all comes down to how your riding style meshes with these bikes' characteristics. If short, fitful sprints are your forte, the decision is clear: The Z1000's responsiveness and instantaneous power delivery hit the spot around town and on tight back roads, but its more constrained seating position, high-rpm engine vibration and lack of wind protection limit its range. If you prefer longer stretches of undulating countryside, the FZ1 takes the lead. With better ergonomics, decent wind protection and excellent high-speed stability, the Yamaha becomes more appealing the farther and faster you ride. It's more accommodating and has the qualities to fit a longer list of uses, including sport-touring.