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Old 06-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #286
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Very cool.

Assuming I can get at least ~120 miles to a tank this will definitely make the comparison list when it is time to trade in the R12R.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:04 PM   #287
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While I dislike a few small things about this, I like the overall package; and it looks like a good platform to build off of. I just hope it gets a cult following behind it, like the SV and Hawk (and many others).
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:47 AM   #288
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I know that lots of Inmates prefer nakeds, but I'm not one of them. I want a very high spec, middle displacement, light, nimble SPORT tourer. I know that I am in a very small minority.
No, you're not. This forum is heavily about naked bikes, which is fine. The mid-displacement ST, however, is unquestionably the segment that would move the needle, since it's the perfect do-it-all bike for most riders. That said, it seems as if the manufacturers are afraid of pirating sales from their 1200+cc ST rigs. I'm all about the F800GT in concept, but the price and lack of adjustable windscreen keep me away (as does the somewhat antiquated fork). I'm still waiting for a quality 750-900cc ST - great mileage, plenty of power for me, fairly spacious luggage. That's my next bike. Let's see who builds it.

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If Triumph won't build a Sprint 675, all Yamaha has to do to get my money is put a Faser (Sport touring) fairing on the new FZ-09 and they have 90% of what I want in a very nice package.
A Sprint 675 would be killer. The engine has enough oomph to provide for a somewhat larger frame design with more open ergos, yet still keep the weight reasonable. It just has to be much less abrupt on/off throttle than the Sprint ST 1050 was.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #289
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I ride plenty of motorcycles without ABS, or at least I did when I worked in the biz. But if I were in the market for a new motorcycle I wouldn't buy this bike without ABS when there is a relative equivalent from Triumph that gives me the choice.
well you disagreed with the toads observation that people wouldn't even consider being in the same room with this bike since it didn't have abs. make up your mind.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #290
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Not a bad looking bike, but so far everyone has missed out the important question.

Does it sound as good as the old Yamaha triples?

Nope.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #291
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well you disagreed with the toads observation that people wouldn't even consider being in the same room with this bike since it didn't have abs. make up your mind.
This is what I was focused on:

As evidenced by some here refusing to even look at an other wise fine bike because it does not have the magic ABS to "protect" them this is not an isolated out break of being skeeered. But that does not mean I have to think it is not some what silly.

I would ride one if someone tossed me the keys, just to experience the platform. But I would not buy one, nor would I intentionally seek it out for a test ride. While Toad has at least somewhat exaggerated the truth to make his point and it does apply to a few, I was making the point that Yamaha will lose potential buyers since the direct competition for this bike offers ABS as an option. As more people learn about the virtues of a solid ABS equipped braking system (not the shitty BMW servo type), it is becoming more desirable.

I predict that while the ABS version isn't going to make it over here right now, it will make it over to the states eventually. Yamaha can't be blind to the success of other metric ABS equipped bikes such as the Wee Strom.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #292
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Another XS750 Special is what we need, not that thing.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #293
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Another XS750 Special is what we need, not that thing.
Why not the FZ-09 and a retro special like the CB1100? And a sport tourer? And an ADV bike? Then everyone's happy, even Jerry!
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #294
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I was making the point that Yamaha will lose potential buyers since the direct competition for this bike
direct competition? and what would that be? this bike looks to be fairly unique.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:05 PM   #295
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direct competition? and what would that be? this bike looks to be fairly unique.
It is, in the Asian world. But not in the European arena.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:39 PM   #296
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direct competition? and what would that be? this bike looks to be fairly unique.
That would be the Triumph triples; in particular the Street Triple. Comparisons have been made this entire thread.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #297
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Street Triple R on a wet weight basis;

Tiger 800 (street) on a displacement basis.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:12 PM   #298
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I'm waiting for the standard RD 400 tripple.
had a bunch of RD's.
it's time for it,kawaker has a 300,honda a 250 and 500.
It would fit right in there.

Am i the only one?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #299
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Another XS750 Special is what we need, not that thing.
Seriously, I'd love to know what your though process is to come up with stuff like that.

Bring back the UJM based wanabee cruisers of the 70s! They failed back then, but people will love them 30 years later!

The Japanese figured out, like 25 years ago, that cruiser buyers want to buy cruisers, they don't want to be convinced into buying UJMs that sorta kinda could look like a cruiser if you're legally blind and use your imagination. Yamaha has that more than covered with the Star lineup.

Then there is the whole bring brack a bike that was heavy, handled like crap and was outperformed by... Every other bike.


I'm pretty sure that in 20 years Jerry will be posting about wonderful bikes that the is convinced should be put back into production, like the Honda DN-01.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:05 AM   #300
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I'm waiting for the standard RD 400 tripple.
had a bunch of RD's.
it's time for it,kawaker has a 300,honda a 250 and 500.
It would fit right in there.

Am i the only one?
Heck, No!

This thread has been going since 12/31/2010, and there are others...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648218
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