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Old 10-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #16
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Tripples were popular back in 68-69 too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQkec7MYX00
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #17
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My first ride was a Yamaha XS750 triple, wasn't fast or particularly dependable for me, but riding it put a shit-eating grin on my face every time. Made a sound like a nice, hoarse, raspberry blat.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #18
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Anything less than a liter should be a triple or a v twin. Unless you want a race motor, the 4 cylinder is just to big. A nice 3 or 2 cylinder engine makes the bike so much more narrow. If the FZ8 was a triple or a V-twin I would have considered one, but another 4 cylinder, meh...

Hell, even small displacement cars run 3 cylinders instead of fours.



No parallel twins though
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #19
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http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...n-a-road-bike/

I'm too young to remember Yamaha's last generation of triples - but this interests me. Concept looks to be a TDM type bike. Kind of makes sense.
I had a '77 XS750, I sold with 86,000 mi. on the clock to buy a '79 XS750. I rode 53,000 mi. on them two bikes in two years. They wuz the shiznit!
These should be interesting.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #20
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I would guess that maybe they will build a smaller touring bike with something in the 700-900cc range, a more budget bike than the FJR with less options but making a good entry level lighter weight touring type bike.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:30 AM   #21
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I would guess that maybe they will build a smaller touring bike with something in the 700-900cc range, a more budget bike than the FJR with less options but making a good entry level lighter weight touring type bike.
I'd love that. I just don't see myself needing 1200+ cc (especially after riding the N1K) for sport touring. I'd rather have a bit less performance than the C14/FJR and get some extra fuel economy and range.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #22
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120 crank?

From what I've been reading, the exec. from Yamaha says that the new triple will be a "cross plane", ala the R1. My artery hardened brain is having trouble picturing a 120 crank that could be called a cross plane. Any explanations?
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #23
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I seen those motors on Intermot.
They are kinda one-off with sump et all CNC machined from solid block. You can see it clearly. They have no cast sump yet.
And they are huge. In my opinion way bigger than Triumph 800s (I have one). It is not cylinder and head, but rest is very big. Strange kinda...
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