In addition to the R6 front wheel and rotors, there’s a Brembo radial-pull master cylinder and braided-steel lines. Nothing ultra fancy, but way more than I needed to stop 350 pounds of racebike. Powering out of corners there’s a little extra spice in the 689cc twin—a race pipe, ECU flash, and the removal of the stock airbox, for a total of 79 horsepower and 51 lb.-ft. of torque. “We’ve made around 88 [horsepower],” Palmer says, “but we need more time to make sure they’re durable, so those parts aren’t for sale yet.” Still, 80 ponies by tinkering with software and adding a pipe isn’t bad. The throttle response is also excellent, and you can plug in a quickshifter if that tickles your fancy. But it’s in the turns that the FZ-07R can really steal your heart.