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Paulvt1 05-31-2013 06:08 AM

2014 Yamaha Triple: FZ-09 / MT-09
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HrzNVsFSbGE

Vid has an urban vibe - so i'm guessing a take on the Street Triple.

More info June 11th.

JakeS 05-31-2013 06:19 AM

That is one strange commercial. It sure doesn't give much info.

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Super Sneaky Steve 05-31-2013 06:29 AM

I got nothing outta that. Got any real news on this new bike?

Super Sneaky Steve 05-31-2013 06:35 AM

OK, from what I'm finding it's a new R1. They need to make it more narrow and are hoping to compete with more displacelment, maybe 1100cc's.

Doesn't interest me, but maybe 4-5 years from now they will make a nakie version.

LuciferMutt 05-31-2013 06:45 AM

This is not the first rumor I've heard that Yamaha is going to make all their sport bikes triples -- I remember reading something about it Sport Rider (I think) a while back. Apparently the triple engine configuration suits the goals they have for the brand much better -- narrower, lighter bikes with characteristic torquey motors that can also scream when desired.

Personally, I like the idea -- I have NEVER been a fan of I4s in motorcycles, with the exception of the old air-cooled Hondas from the 70s and 80s. The current crossplane crank in the R1 is pretty neat though, but it's not doing to well in competition (not that I care, but Yamaha does).

Paulvt1 05-31-2013 09:16 AM

Speaking to a Yamaha rep last week, he reckons it'll be a naked middleweight -somewhere between 650 and 800 cc. Huge market here in 'yerp.

That'll be the first in a range of bikes.

Wouldn't mind a 3 cylinder FJR..

20valves 05-31-2013 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuciferMutt (Post 21532736)
The current crossplane crank in the R1 is pretty neat though, but it's not doing to well in competition

Yeah, that WSBK championship in '09 and the 3 straight AMA superbike titles and the world endurance titles and MotoGP titles don't count I guess. :lol3

I think the new thing will be a crossplane IL3 with very spare, retro styling like the Bolt, be fast and affordable. All manufacturers need to get some new riders into the game. The higher end variants will drop later, R1, FZx, etc.

Navin 05-31-2013 09:50 AM

Looks like they are shooting for the "I wear my pads on the outside of my clothing" demographic? I though Suzuki had that locked up with the GSXRs? :lol3

Please be a at least semi serious 350cc triple!!! :evil

jmlmjmjm 05-31-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Super Sneaky Steve (Post 21532693)
OK, from what I'm finding it's a new R1.

You didn't click the link...the rider is sitting bolt upright wearing urban warfare gear.

LuciferMutt 05-31-2013 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 20valves (Post 21534084)
Yeah, that WSBK championship in '09 and the 3 straight AMA superbike titles and the world endurance titles and MotoGP titles don't count I guess. :lol3
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I'm probably thinking of something else. I don't follow motorcycle racing. My bad

eatpasta 05-31-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paulvt1 (Post 21532543)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HrzNVsFSbGE

Vid has an urban vibe - so i'm guessing a take on the Street Triple.

More info June 11th.

wow. I WORK in TV and I thought that was abstract and misleading....

:lol3

Oldbutslow 05-31-2013 11:28 AM

Reminds me of the Infiniti ads that were more about rocks than cars. ,BK

eatpasta 05-31-2013 11:35 AM

are there no photos of the bike at all?

eakins 05-31-2013 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paulvt1 (Post 21533932)
Speaking to a Yamaha rep last week, he reckons it'll be a naked middleweight -somewhere between 650 and 800 cc. Huge market here in 'yerp.

That'll be the first in a range of bikes.

Wouldn't mind a 3 cylinder FJR..

really hoping a 800cc triple adv bike to compete w/ the GS and XC will be in the mix at some point.

eakins 05-31-2013 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paulvt1 (Post 21532543)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HrzNVsFSbGE

Vid has an urban vibe - so i'm guessing a take on the Street Triple.

More info June 11th.

maybe it's just all blacked out models of existing bikes?


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