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Old 06-15-2013, 01:55 AM   #271
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Nothing new here Yamaha....................................

I don't think Triumph will be worried.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:32 AM   #272
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And why the expense of developing a triple? Did I miss where that was spelled out?
One of Yamaha's bigwigs said they had a range of bikes that people admired but no-one bought.

So I think this is an attempt to actually sell some.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:32 AM   #273
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The current iteration is the BMW F800S/ST/GT, also chain driven..]
Actually the BMW's you have listed are belt driven....FYI


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Old 06-15-2013, 04:59 AM   #274
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Still don't know how they did that all and manage to keep the price at $7,990, but they did.
I have not read enough about the engines to see how much they share, Yamaha has a history with triples in their snow machines. Perhaps much of the engineering was already done. It certainly fits naturally with their cross plane market platform without any fancy new engineering. Just to be clarify sone confusion from earlier posts, this is a cross plane engine. So are the street triples from triumph, though they are obviously not marketed that way.

One of the things that interest me is the mention of variable ignition modes available with the push of a button. It was mentioned in the cycle world review. The potential is there for dialing in a rip roaring racer or a fuel sipping pavement pounder with the push of a button. Gotta love modern technology (if it works).
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:22 AM   #275
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Actually, the Tiger 800 (street version) is a much better basis for comparison with the new FZ-09 than is the Street Triple R, although the Tiger 800 weighs more due to its touring/ADV design objectives.
except that the ergos on the tiger are probably a little more spacious, one of the reasons i got rid of my fz1. This fz-09 is a small bike. I look forward to more apllications of that motor with a little longer legs etc
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:09 AM   #276
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One of the things that interest me is the mention of variable ignition modes available with the push of a button. It was mentioned in the cycle world review. The potential is there for dialing in a rip roaring racer or a fuel sipping pavement pounder with the push of a button. Gotta love modern technology (if it works).
Sport, Normal, and Rain, something like that.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:39 AM   #277
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I don't get it... The bike's name is MT-09, as in the MT series (with the MT-03 and the MT-01)...

why does everyone insist in calling it FZ-09? It makes no sense.... at least to the sober me
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:44 AM   #278
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I don't get it... The bike's name is MT-09, as in the MT series (with the MT-03 and the MT-01)...

why does everyone insist in calling it FZ-09? It makes no sense.... at least to the sober me

It's the FZ-09 in the states..........

I'm already trying to work a deal on one. The guy at the dealership didn't even know about them.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #279
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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?

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #280
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have you ever riden a triple? )
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #281
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I had a Yamaha triple back in the day. I really liked that bike..of course I always like my motorcycles. This bike looks like it will be a real hoot. I could be persuaded to pick one up.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:10 AM   #282
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I don't get it... The bike's name is MT-09, as in the MT series (with the MT-03 and the MT-01)...

why does everyone insist in calling it FZ-09? It makes no sense.... at least to the sober me
Sadly the other MT series bikes (MT-01 and 03) have never been sold in the US but we do get FZ's......

BTW, there are a couple of interesting pages on the MT/FZ-09 design and concept at the Yamaha EU site...

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designcaf...icle&id=538908

http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designcaf...icle&id=538943

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Old 06-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #283
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Nc16nULEE

Here is a link with the engine sound...not the best....

i am also looking at the bike ...here in germany there on the oficial yamaha website there is a ABS version of the bike...
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #284
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Nothing new here Yamaha....................................

I don't think Triumph will be worried.
I'm thinkin' maybe they should be. More cc, a claimed 48# less wet weight, more dealers, similar power I imagine and $7990 vs what, $9999 for the the nonABS roadie?. It's going to make it tough to justify buying the non XC Triumph.

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Old 06-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #285
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Nice find on the YT post!

I kinda like the sound -- quiet, which I'm appreciating more and more each day, but more complex than an I4, and without the whine of a Triumph triple.

No it's not a big Ducati twin (Monster Evo 1100 is almost perfect stock) , but very very good.
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