2014 Yamaha Triple: FZ-09 / MT-09

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

  1. Mikey Boy

    Mikey Boy Been here awhile

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    I am probably in the minority but I actually like the new tach/speedo setup. It's very minimalist and if this bike rides the way I think it will, you wont even be looking at it. Check your gas, maybe your speed in a slow zone and thats it. I love the look of all-digital gauges at night especially. Needle tachs don't look as good and are harder to read at night unless lit properly. It being to the side is also kind cool. I'm one of these guys who likes futuristic stuff though. :evil

    Also a GPS in the middle would be a perfect combo I think. A lot of people I ride with use their GPS for a speedo anyways and barely look at the stock setup.
  2. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    It looks easy enough to have any color of FZ-09 you can dream of.
    1 piece to paint! Couldn't be simpler.
  3. versysrider

    versysrider Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure when your test ride was, but if you rode a pre 2013 Street Trip. According to CycleWorld mag, May 2011 issue. The 2011 Street Triple R's weight, on their scale was 431lbs wet (402lbs dry). So the ST you tested might have been 17 pounds heavier than the FZ-09 if the tank was full. Put the Akrapovic exhaust that's available for the FZ on, and you'll be right about 400lbs wet, the 2011 ST's dry weight.

    Lighter, is righter!
  4. SAPB

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    That was a ST R, with full Arrow exhaust. Yes, a number of years ago, with round headlights. Not much of a weight difference compared to the SV650 I had, and the same "all over the place" power in the rpm range. Hoping to see an FZ up close soon. Dealer told me to call him week of Sept. 23rd.
  5. omeoxlv

    omeoxlv Been here awhile

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    I think that might be the deep purple used on the first couple of years of MT01,
    2005-6:clap
  6. versysrider

    versysrider Been here awhile

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    Well Pete, Blazing Orange has just been added to the list of colors available for the US market according to MC USA. I really like the orange too, but I love the Purple (Deep Armour).
  7. Motard_Menace

    Motard_Menace Been here awhile

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    Is it me or does this thing look a little like the old V-Max from certain angles when looking at it from the front, unlike the monstrous VMax they actually produced.

    I think it looks good and should be a great overall package. I know its been beat to death but sure wish they would have offered ABS as an option. They put all kids of other whizbang on it but leave off arguably the best safety feature we can get for the street. There really isn't an excuse for not offering ABS since the production cost for ABS has come down so far. For some this is not a reason to not buy I realize, but for me, if I am buying new it will have ABS. Oh and no my current bike doesn't have ABS and if I am buying used it is not as big of consideration. I personally just think that on new models it should be available at least. It can be a bacon savor in those oh crap moments that sneak up on motorcyclists at times. But just one time keeping you from washing out the front is worth the extra coin. Maybe next year.
  8. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    It reminds me a lot of the FZx 750

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  9. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Those were actually 700s in the US, remember poor Harley's 750cc tariff?

  10. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Long timer

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    Cool! Thanks! :D
  11. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Crikey, I owned one of those for a while.
  12. versysrider

    versysrider Been here awhile

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    No problem.
  13. versysrider

    versysrider Been here awhile

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    The Euro bikes with ABS will be on showrooms in December, so hopefully that will be the case for the US as well.
  14. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Same difference when it comes to styling.

    Aside from the gaudy 80's Yamaha gold package, it's reminiscent.
  15. Yamarocket630

    Yamarocket630 Honey Badger

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    I was all about this bike for about 10 minutes. Then I saw the tank size. 3.7g? Seriously? WTF was Yamaha thinking? I had I bike with a 100 mile range before (Superhawk)... never again. What a pita.
  16. Ott

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    Agreed 100%. I can't understand the marketing decision that would allow this to reach production. Unless this thing gets 50+ MPG (which I doubt), this is a deal breaker.
  17. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    It's about wet weight > marketing.
    And it'll probably do 50MPG.
  18. Yamarocket630

    Yamarocket630 Honey Badger

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    My VFR does (nearly) 50 mpg and it has a 5.5g tank. I'm spoiled.
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Well yeah, that's a sport-tourer, the FZ09 has nothing to do with
    touring. It's like the Aprilia Dorsoduro, and that has even smaller tank and
    even worse fuel consumption, you can't get 100 miles out of the tank.
  20. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Relax peeps, if yamaha ever has the intention to put the bike in touring clothes, it will address the obvious issues a touring bike has to have. Also, I'm sure that it has so far been thrashed by the journos, cause this is what journos do. Don't expect to see amazing fuel figures from a test ride of a bike made for fun.