2014 Yamaha Triple: FZ-09 / MT-09

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

  1. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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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.
  2. victor441

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    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/designcafe/en/index.aspx?view=article&id=538908

    http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designcafe/en/index.aspx?segment=Roadster&view=article&id=538943
  3. sasha18yug

    sasha18yug Been here awhile

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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...
  4. vicster

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    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.
  5. MCGMB

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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.
  6. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    Very cool.

    Assuming I can get at least ~120 miles to a tank this will definitely make the comparison list when it is time to trade in the R12R.
  7. NONo443

    NONo443 Been here awhile

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    While I dislike a few small things about this, I like the overall package; and it looks like a good platform to build off of. I just hope it gets a cult following behind it, like the SV and Hawk (and many others).
  8. Anteraan

    Anteraan Been here awhile

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    No, you're not. This forum is heavily about naked bikes, which is fine. The mid-displacement ST, however, is unquestionably the segment that would move the needle, since it's the perfect do-it-all bike for most riders. That said, it seems as if the manufacturers are afraid of pirating sales from their 1200+cc ST rigs. I'm all about the F800GT in concept, but the price and lack of adjustable windscreen keep me away (as does the somewhat antiquated fork). I'm still waiting for a quality 750-900cc ST - great mileage, plenty of power for me, fairly spacious luggage. That's my next bike. Let's see who builds it.

    A Sprint 675 would be killer. The engine has enough oomph to provide for a somewhat larger frame design with more open ergos, yet still keep the weight reasonable. It just has to be much less abrupt on/off throttle than the Sprint ST 1050 was.
  9. nachtflug

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    well you disagreed with the toads observation that people wouldn't even consider being in the same room with this bike since it didn't have abs. make up your mind. :wink:
  10. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Nope.
  11. Bueller

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    This is what I was focused on:

    As evidenced by some here refusing to even look at an other wise fine bike because it does not have the magic ABS to "protect" them this is not an isolated out break of being skeeered. But that does not mean I have to think it is not some what silly.

    I would ride one if someone tossed me the keys, just to experience the platform. But I would not buy one, nor would I intentionally seek it out for a test ride. While Toad has at least somewhat exaggerated the truth to make his point and it does apply to a few, I was making the point that Yamaha will lose potential buyers since the direct competition for this bike offers ABS as an option. As more people learn about the virtues of a solid ABS equipped braking system (not the shitty BMW servo type), it is becoming more desirable.

    I predict that while the ABS version isn't going to make it over here right now, it will make it over to the states eventually. Yamaha can't be blind to the success of other metric ABS equipped bikes such as the Wee Strom.
  12. JerryH

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    Another XS750 Special is what we need, not that thing.
  13. Scoobynut

    Scoobynut Been here awhile

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    Why not the FZ-09 and a retro special like the CB1100? And a sport tourer? And an ADV bike? Then everyone's happy, even Jerry!
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    direct competition? and what would that be? this bike looks to be fairly unique.
  15. Bueller

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    It is, in the Asian world. But not in the European arena.
  16. Antiquar

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    That would be the Triumph triples; in particular the Street Triple. Comparisons have been made this entire thread.
  17. Gryphon12

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    Street Triple R on a wet weight basis;

    Tiger 800 (street) on a displacement basis.
  18. doxiedog

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    I'm waiting for the standard RD 400 tripple.
    had a bunch of RD's.
    it's time for it,kawaker has a 300,honda a 250 and 500.
    It would fit right in there.

    Am i the only one?
  19. Süsser Tod

    Süsser Tod Long timer

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    Seriously, I'd love to know what your though process is to come up with stuff like that.

    Bring back the UJM based wanabee cruisers of the 70s! They failed back then, but people will love them 30 years later!

    The Japanese figured out, like 25 years ago, that cruiser buyers want to buy cruisers, they don't want to be convinced into buying UJMs that sorta kinda could look like a cruiser if you're legally blind and use your imagination. Yamaha has that more than covered with the Star lineup.

    Then there is the whole bring brack a bike that was heavy, handled like crap and was outperformed by... Every other bike.


    I'm pretty sure that in 20 years Jerry will be posting about wonderful bikes that the is convinced should be put back into production, like the Honda DN-01.
  20. Gryphon12

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    Heck, No!

    This thread has been going since 12/31/2010, and there are others...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648218