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Old 09-03-2013, 05:23 AM   #916
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Another review..

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...-09/23372.html
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #917
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Fuuuu, just when the fire was cooling off I had to read those reviews.

I need to keep my ass out of this thread.
Being that i have the Griso I really have zero need for this bike but for some reason I want one BAD.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:51 AM   #918
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Yep, way more to good engine management the PC can bring to the table.
maybe but on my fazer and 690 having the ability to remap the throttle, and fueling for that matter, with a laptop and program or power commander made the difference between a kind of crap bike and an exceptional one. Fuel injection so much easier than jets
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #919
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"If you’ve ever been on a motorcycle internet forum, you might have noticed that the question ‘Do you nod to other bikers?’ is the most heavily debated topic but in a close second place is the impossible to answer question: ‘What’s the perfect motorcycle engine for road riders?’

"Look hard enough and you might find a few people reluctantly agreeing with each other and more often than not, they’ve decided that an 800cc triple is what the world needs.

"Now Yamaha have delivered."


Where do they get this stuff from? Or do I spend too little time in Jo mamma and Perfect line?

Does sound like a nice engine though. Good on Yamaha for doing it.

Does anybody remember the XS750 and 850 triples from the 70s-80s? We didn't say much then about character but, other issues aside, they weren't a bad engine to ride IIRC.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:36 AM   #920
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The Visor Down review doesn't make a whole lot of sense, includes multiple conflicting statements, but I'm still eager to hear more reviews come in.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:09 AM   #921
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Most reviews are crap these days. I do miss old Kevin Ash..
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #922
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A little more grounded than the previous review. And like was mentioned, some conflicting info as well.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:48 PM   #923
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looks mighty fun, kind of like that orange, but it's a Yamaha- purble is cool too.

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:59 PM   #924
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #925
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I think he said Croatia! You ride any of those place, Cortez, maybe you have been a bit quiet in here, this bike pull at your gut strings, what do you think about it?
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:32 PM   #926
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I think he said Croatia! You ride any of those place, Cortez, maybe you have been a bit quiet in here, this bike pull at your gut strings, what do you think about it?
That event was almost as far away from me as possible inside our borders,
I wanted to go but couldn't work it out. I've ridden on those roads though,
and I can tell you that most have 70-90km/h restriction and these guys are
flying at 120-160km/h (100mph).



I must say the MT09 (FZ09, fine) doesn't speak to me, while I do see all
the advantages a triple brings I just don't like the style, I'm more into the
MT01 and MT03, and given the choice would probably get the FZ8 (Fazer
800) instead of MT/FZ09.

Also, this thing is gonna cost a lot (still cheaper then FZ08) to buy, and
even more to own in Croatia (basically anything over 500cc and you're
screwed, but if you're over 750cc you're screwed twice). The ownership
tax on anything over 80kW (~107-108hp) is crazy high too.

I'm more into classic nakeds like the Bandit 1250, CB1300, GSX1400 etc,
this is too futuristic for me. I'd like to see the new TDM based on it though,
that's a bike that I'd like to own (so is the current TDM).
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:20 AM   #927
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"Compared to the Street Triple the Yamaha engine is slightly smoother, however it is considerably more powerful and is best thought of as a mix of the Street and Speed Triple - although with a far better gearbox."

The only triumph I've ridden is my tiger 800 and it has an incredibly smooth engine and a great gearbox. If the Street and Speedy are in the same class that is very high praise for the yamaha.
I test rode a Street Triple at Americade, and loved it. Then 2 years later, I was fortunate enough to get to a Triumph test day, on a week day, and was able to take a Speed Triple, Street Triple, and a Thruxton back to back. I was not impressed with the Speed, but it re-affirmed how much fun the Street was, and the FZ is only 10 lbs heavier. The Thruxton, not so much. I think my daughter's ER-6n has more balls, and it's way down on cc's than the Bonnie group. Anybody found out what insurance is going to be for this Yamaha? I sold an SV650, to get a C14, and the insurance was actually less, for some reason.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #928
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They sound good.
I know we buy too many black bikes here, but is only because they won't offer things like orange?
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:16 AM   #929
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They sound good.
I know we buy too many black bikes here, but is only because they won't offer things like orange?
I'm really digging the purple that Europe is getting.

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:48 AM   #930
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I'm really digging the purple that Europe is getting.

Me too! Reminds me of my TX500 from many moons ago.
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