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Old 08-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #796
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As of a couple days ago they are already on dealership showroom floors in Canada, at least one is. And it has a flyscreen on it as well. Pic can be seen on this link.

http://www.yamahafz09.com/forum/6-fz...se-date-2.html
I'm wondering whether YAMAHA has woken up to the "advertise a low price and then option up" game.

Like in the BMW shop I wasted my time visiting.
Oh the $21K model?
No we don't have any of those.They are a special order here in OZ. The lowest optioned ones we get start at $23.5.
Would you like....

I'm wondering whether the flyscreen is an option or a final production piece that was left off or a Canada special. Time will tell I suppose.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #797
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Here's something else.

SR400. Kickstart only. EFI.



Yamaha has plans to introduce this to the US. I vote hell hes.

+1 on the Hell YES
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:46 AM   #798
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TDM or triple Tenere.

Not sure I could stretch to one, but I'd like to see them.
My local dealer has a TDM on the floor - reduced to £6500, and a XTZ660 - reduced to £7000, with £700 worth of extras.

I think a new range of bikes with an entertaining motor and a good entry price point is just what they need. It's been a tough old time for Yamaha UK dealers - not helped by Yamaha UK's pricing policy.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:31 AM   #799
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I'm wondering whether YAMAHA has woken up to the "advertise a low price and then option up" game.

Like in the BMW shop I wasted my time visiting.
Oh the $21K model?
No we don't have any of those.They are a special order here in OZ. The lowest optioned ones we get start at $23.5.
Would you like....

I'm wondering whether the flyscreen is an option or a final production piece that was left off or a Canada special. Time will tell I suppose.
Strange you should say that. I was looking at a GS and after the second test ride i was fairly interested. All i wanted was a basic bike with heated grips as the all singing all dancing version was a waste of riding cash.
The dealer automatically went into tooth sucking mode and started going on (and on) about potential resale value and desirability..yadda yadda..
I lost interest at that point.
Makes me wonder what the dealers end is in the deal..
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:46 AM   #800
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Sat on a red one yesterday at the Indy MotoGP. Light bike. Good ergos and I'm 6'5" and 39 inch inseam. Dash is really, really tiny.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #801
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Makes me wonder what the dealers end is in the deal..
Pretty Obvious really...



It's to help you, the customer, get great value in Neon signs and marble floors while you wait.

Maybe BMW owners get better value out of a nice showrooms but I'd prefer less showroom and more motorbike for my money, as I spend way more time on the bike.

I may be strange but that's the way I am.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #802
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Sat on a red one yesterday at the Indy MotoGP. Light bike. Good ergos and I'm 6'5" and 39 inch inseam. Dash is really, really tiny.
Cool. As long as there is a loud buzzer somewhere that tells you if something is wrong I donlt care about thje dash so much.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #803
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I sat on the same one. The red looks REALLY good. The black with blurple wheels, not so much. I spoke with one of the Yamaha guys, and asked him if they were going to do other things with the engine (as if I didn't know). He said yes, that Yamaha had committed to that, then uncharacteristically, he asked what I would like to see. I told him a lightweight sport tourer would be fantastic, and he found that to be "an excellent idea". We also talked about the FZ-09's colors, and he said there was one more coming out, but Yamaha hadn't disclosed it yet. Lastly, he said we should expect to see them in showrooms October/November. Obviously, warmer climes will get them first.

All in all, a good informative chat with a nice fellow.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:15 PM   #804
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As of a couple days ago they are already on dealership showroom floors in Canada, at least one is. And it has a flyscreen on it as well. Pic can be seen on this link.
That looks pretty good, but I don't understand the value of a flyscreen that doesn't even rise to the height of the gauges?
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #805
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the point of a flyscreen is to redirect air flow, which does NOT necessarily mean it has to be high. I learned this with my KLR, that little screen was just enough to mess up the airflow, whereas the same bike 97, without the air screen had clean airflow.


I'm not surprised these little fly screens are becoming popular, (look at the new goldwing) I'm just surprised it took engineers so long to start using them.


I like it. I like the tiny instrument cluster, (well, it's ugly, I like that it's tiny)

I want to see one in person!

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #806
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Here's something else.

SR400. Kickstart only. EFI.



Yamaha has plans to introduce this to the US. I vote hell hes.
Ok. THAT is cool. And I'm good with the sacrifices that come with most retro looks.
But that rear drum brake?

Hmmmm. That's a bit too retro. Lol

Love the kick start though. But see? Even though it's kick start, they don't give you points and condensers. Or even a carb.

Nope, no drum brake for me.




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Old 08-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #807
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Ok. THAT is cool. And I'm good with the sacrifices that come with most retro looks.
But that rear drum brake?

Hmmmm. That's a bit too retro. Lol

Love the kick start though. But see? Even though it's kick start, they don't give you points and condensers. Or even a carb.

Nope, no drum brake for me.




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#Hellno! Do you think the rear drum is just to enhance the retro look? Could it be cost? Nah... Stoopit!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #808
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I'm wondering whether YAMAHA has woken up to the "advertise a low price and then option up" game.

Like in the BMW shop I wasted my time visiting.
Oh the $21K model?
No we don't have any of those.They are a special order here in OZ. The lowest optioned ones we get start at $23.5.
Would you like....

I'm wondering whether the flyscreen is an option or a final production piece that was left off or a Canada special. Time will tell I suppose.
That's how BMW works in Mexico too, it's either the fully loaded model or wait 2 months for your "stripper" model.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #809
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Ok. THAT is cool. And I'm good with the sacrifices that come with most retro looks.
But that rear drum brake?

Hmmmm. That's a bit too retro. Lol

Love the kick start though. But see? Even though it's kick start, they don't give you points and condensers. Or even a carb.

Nope, no drum brake for me.




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Yeah, you need twin disks in the front with radial monoblock calipers and a twin piston disk in the rear, those 26hp are surely too much for that brake setup.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #810
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Didn't say a drum brake wouldn't stop the bike. I'm an old man. Grew up with drum brakes. So don't misunderstand.

But still would like the bike, retro and all, with the rear brake treated just like the front.
I would gladly pay the extra $50
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