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Old 06-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #421
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In his previous post he said 5'9" for reference.....
Doh, I missed that somehow. Sorry its 4am here.

I am 6ft, I am going to look huge on that bike haha.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #422
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Doh, I missed that somehow. Sorry its 4am here.

I am 6ft, I am going to look huge on that bike haha.
Yup, like most modern street-fighter bikes, it's 9/10th's scale. But it does have a fair bit of room.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:39 PM   #423
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Yup, like most modern street-fighter bikes, it's 9/10th's scale. But it does have a fair bit of room.
Any more piccies?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #424
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Nice follow-up there Bungie4 -- very descriptive and useful information.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:47 PM   #425
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Any more piccies?
Just this one. Basically the same as the other one. The photo's don't do the red justice, it really pops in person. Yamaha hit a home run with this one if it runs as good as it's specs suggest it will. But I still want to see an FJR based on this engine.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #426
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Just this one. Basically the same as the other one. The photo's don't do the red justice, it really pops in person. Yamaha hit a home run with this one if it runs as good as it's specs suggest it will. But I still want to see an FJR based on this engine.
Tar very muchly... pity there is no smartphone video of you giving it a rev

BTW what would make a FJR version in your opinion? I was looking at the TDM mock ups a couple of pages back, sort of ok but just too much fairing for me. I would love a replacement for my Yamaha TRX850 with that engine... that would be the ducks nuts
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:22 AM   #427
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BIKE magazine are saying to expect a half-faired version next.

It should tidy up the unfinished look of the cowl/instrument binnacle at the very least.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #428
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It's up on the Yamaha USA site...http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...85/0/home.aspx

Given the $7,990 price point, it's $1k cheaper than the FZ8. That seems they're building it to a fairly low price point and it may suffer in relation to the FZ8 - unless they plan to drop the FZ8. I'm sitting here about to pull the trigger on a Street Triple and now I don't know what to think.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #429
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I'm sitting here about to pull the trigger on a Street Triple and now I don't know what to think.
I just pulled the trigger on a Street Triple and I don't know what to think. I can't wait to test ride one. I have a feeling that Yamaha is going to punch the Euro manufacturers square in the mouth, with this bike. The low price but quality features(mappable fuel), led tail light, aluminum bars, etc... are gonna make this bike very attractive. It's as though a St. Triple, Monster or a F800R move back in to the niche corner and the FZ-09 takes over the top spot in the standard catagory, similar to how many view the SV650.

Any info on maintenance schedule, mpg, ABS option, heated grips, etc...? Commuting and touring niceties.

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:27 AM   #430
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I just pulled the trigger on a Street Triple and I don't know what to think. I can't wait to test ride one. I have a feeling that Yamaha is going to punch the Euro manufacturers square in the mouth, with this bike. The low price but quality features(mappable fuel), led tail light, aluminum bars, etc... are gonna make this bike very attractive. It's as though a St. Triple, Monster or a F800R move back in to the niche corner and the FZ-09 takes over
Actually, that "place" in the EU belongs to the Z750 currently and that's the
only bike they need to beat (in sales). They had it in the bag with FZ6, but
the FZ8 didn't sell squat.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #431
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Actually, that "place" in the EU belongs to the Z750 currently and that's the
only bike they need to beat (in sales). They had it in the bag with FZ6, but
the FZ8 didn't sell squat.
Everything that I read about the FZ8, indicated it was a gutless bike with a budget price. The niceties added to the FZ09 should be a difference maker. The Z750 isn't on my radar, primarily because it isn't available here in the states.

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #432
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #433
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I always thought the FZ8 was a dumb idea, because it's a sleeved FZ1.

So you get all the weight of a big bike but without the performance.

Does Kawi still sell the Ninja 400? That was the same idea. A sleeved down 650.

It would be like buying a 5 shot revolver which was really just a 6 shot but with one chamber filled in.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:15 PM   #434
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I always thought the FZ8 was a dumb idea, because it's a sleeved FZ1.

So you get all the weight of a big bike but without the performance.

Does Kawi still sell the Ninja 400? That was the same idea. A sleeved down 650.

It would be like buying a 5 shot revolver which was really just a 6 shot but with one chamber filled in.
The 400 was sold in Canada solely for graduated license/insurance purposes. But I agree with you about the sleeved down FZ1, no thanks.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #435
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Actually, that "place" in the EU belongs to the Z750 currently and that's the
only bike they need to beat (in sales). They had it in the bag with FZ6, but
the FZ8 didn't sell squat.
Z750 is gone and replaced with Z800 which is supposed to be much better, so the bar is raised again.
The FZ6 was a little behind the ER6 in sales, at least her in the nordic i think.

I have owned a Triumph triple engine before and i absolutely love those engine and hope that even more start with it.
But i am not sure that the MT-09 is gona try to be the same as the other SF. I think they are trying to be different, give an alternative for those who wants middle weight SF,urban crusers or what ever you call em.
Just that its called MT makes me think that they will try to be something different just like what they did with the MT-01 and MT-06.
Just my 2c
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