2014 Yamaha Triple: FZ-09 / MT-09

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Paulvt1, May 31, 2013.

  1. GS Weaver

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    They had $1000 in dealer fees on the bike. :rolleyes
    Which still put me out the door, sales tax and everything for around $7K, which is $1k under MSRP alone on a new one.

    Another dealer has a new 2013 for sale for $5997. Waiting on an out the door quote from them, if they can come close to $7k i'll go with that one. Can't wait!
  2. GS Weaver

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  3. gbtw

    gbtw Been here awhile

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    <iframe src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/WOwjOQHtt8s" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>

    :) i might need to ask my friend to ride his now :D
  4. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    Yep . . . It has the low end power of a twin!
  5. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    :clap

    That vid is bad ass!
  6. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    I want that guy's skilz!
  7. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Wonder how long the suspension would last treated to off roading like that? Does look like with some modding, it would make a good supermoto styled street bike, though. Doubt that the version with the hand guards and flat seat will be coming to the USA...
  8. PeteN95

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    I'd like to try and find out!?! :lol3
  9. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    I agree, as long as I didn't have to pay for the repairs. Bet the FZ could be set up to be a killer flat tracker. Look what's been done with modern Kawi and Triumph twins.
  10. PishPosh

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    Damn, I've been eyeing the new VFR until this thing caught my eye. Just spent the day watching youtube videos on it, and I think I'm obsessed now.
  11. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    It sits very well . . . Eats up the bumps . . . Very light and flickable. Can be a Hooligan or a commuter bike!
  12. PishPosh

    PishPosh n000000b

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    What would you say about touring on this bike? Aside from the obvious wind challenges, could you ride this all day with relative comfort? And 2 up?

    :ear
  13. Gryphon12

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    FJ-09 already trade marked by Yamaha. I'm waiting until fall.
  14. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Here is a concept design from an Italian design company. Pretty sharp, if Yamaha builds something like this, there will be many happy owners...
    [​IMG]

    Waiting for something like this, too.

    Will a current owner post the RPM of their FZ at 60 and 70 MPH, please? Just wondering...tp dd50
  15. PishPosh

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    Ahhh so that's what an FJ90 is expected to be..

    I gotta say though, one of the biggest things going for the FZ is the appealing price tag. I guess we'll have to wait and see what all of the added parts on the FJ would result in terms of it's cost. I'm not a heavy tourer, but would like to have something that could work for distances if/when I wanted it to.

    I think one of the videos I saw mentioned around 5k rpm at 70? I've watched so many videos I could be way off with those numbers though.
  16. gumpdaddy

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    Will definitely need suspension work front and rear for two up riding and a seat upgrade. Fuel range tops out in the neighborhood of 120-140 miles as well.
  17. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Yamaha has lots of play room when it comes to the "FJ-09". The closest competitive model is the BMW F800GT. 800cc twin with 90HP, 4 US Gal tank, and a wet weight of 470lbs, without side hard bags. The asking price for the 800 is $11,800, plus around a grand for the side bags. It is a sport touring model, like what Yamaha will create, yet BMW promotes it as a two up touring model.

    Stiffen the suspension and make it look like the Bar Designs pic I posted, and the FJ-09 will be a nice two up sport touring machine too, without the high speed engine vibration about which many of the GT owners complain. Guess we will have to wait and see... tp
  18. motorock

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    Umm..how about this:
    Had top case and saddlebags- all filled to capacity.
    Two-up on stock seat and Airhawk for pillion. Together we are about 265 lbs- thin/average build. NYC to DC to Lancaster to Philly and back to NYC- in one week.

    Started out on the windiest (heavy gusts of 36-40mph) day I have ever seen but bike was planted- I was the one getting blown from all sides! Wife was fine on the Airhawk- just not used to riding too long. Went through mostly highways and some nice Amish country backroads (without saddlebags one day). The bike did not complain and I wasn't either. Wind was fine- I have ridden nakeds all my life so I didn't care much about wind on my chest on quiet/breezy days. After three days of all-day riding, I can tell you it's pretty good. Just make sure your passenger is comfy- it was the backrest on the top case that bothered the wife the most! (its out now and I am customizing a softer option). I just had to stretch my legs every now and then- a problem long legged people will have.

    Overall, the FZ was perfect in every situation. Like a UJM would be.
  19. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Nice review, motorock.. Sounds like a great time. Read a similar RR from a guy who rode a classic 70's BMW R50/5 (500cc) across Canada. Euro standards and UJM's were all we used to have decades ago, and rode them everywhere.
  20. ECN-ROL

    ECN-ROL Been here awhile

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    A lot of people have made ride reports about the FZ9, so I will keep mine very short. I demo rode one today. I personally wouldn't buy one after riding it. The suspension is way too soft. The seating position is not good for a rider of 6'3", made worse by the fact the seat slopes forward, pushing you into the tank.

    The engine has good power, but whatever mode you put it in, the engine feel is that it is overly lean. I'm sure with suspension mods and a good aftermarket seat the bike would be much nicer.

    I rode the FZ7 and enjoyed it much more than the FZ9.