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'm not worried about the tank. It has to get better mileage than my old Speed Triple 1050 and I got 45 mpg outta that pretty regularly. 45 x 3.7 is a 166.5 mile range. I can live with that in a sport-bike. If they do ever come out with a touring version then hopefully you can swap tanks if you really want to. Im drinking the :bert big time on this bike. I envision it as the next sv650. Cheap, powerful, light, and naked. :evil
  2. PeteN95

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    Except the "Dorkoduro" is a big pig, about 100lbs heavier than the FZ09 and only makes about 15HP more!? :huh
  3. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I meant the 750cc version, not the 1200.
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    Once in a while I got 40 mpg on my SV, not sure why even with FI. Granted, I wasn't trying for high mpg. I average 40 on my C14, you would think lower on twice the displacement. I'll still have a look, try for a test ride on the FZ, the turn off for me was high octane required. Mostly on my CRF these days, 87 octane, and 75 mpg.
  5. T-cosmic

    T-cosmic Been here awhile

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    Early reports from Croatia say that it'll run for 140mls/tank with some leftover...

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  6. mikeysduck

    mikeysduck Slow Ride to Nowhere

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    I have the HOTS for this bike, since I first noticed it. That was about 2 weeks after Cycle World arrived at my door step and I actually looked inside. I went to the local dealer. towards the end of August, to get the scoop "We haven't even ordered them yet"! What?

    I haven't read this thread. I can only imagine others have some of the same wants, for this ride that I do. Minimum 200 mile range, bags and some decent wind protection. I would like it if they put this motor in an Adventure, or Sport Touring trim. I want light weight the 65 ft lbs of torque is appealing.

    I picked up a Honda NC700X in June. The NC is lovable. The trunk in the traditional fuel tank area genius! It's light decent seating. I get 60 MPG, flogging it. The major draw back is the lack of top gear roll on power. I crave that feeling of acceleration. After I ride my FJR 1300, the NC feels lacking in the motor department. In everyday use you don't really notice the lack of motor so much. Just don't ride the FJR back to back.

    The FZ09 seems like the thrill of acceleration is included with the price of admission. If the FZ09 pans out, I would like to get rid of the NC, the FJR, and maybe the X-Challenge, The FZ appears to be light enough to put on a bumper rack. That's two less bikes to insure. More floor space in the garage. Seems like a good Idea to me.
  7. PeteN95

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    That would work for me. I get about 40mpg from my SV1000 and it has a 4.5g (?) tank, but I rarely put much more than 3 gal in it after 130-140 miles.
  8. DudeClone

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    looks like it weighs only 414 pounds "wet" and will also come in orange

    undercuts the Triumph ST by $1400. i think Yamaha is gonna sell some of these :deal
  9. Roadscum

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    It'll be interesting to see the results of a comparison with the Triumph when the mags get around to it. Early review I read indicated handling is not on par with the Triumph. FYI, there's more to good handling then simply upgrading suspension components, frame flex, steering geometry, to mention a few.

    Having said that, I agree they will sell a lot of these to folks who may not want to pay the cost of having the best.

    Regards, Paul
  10. T-cosmic

    T-cosmic Been here awhile

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    This bike is growing on me... Luv this pic... It was taken at the abandone Salonit factory, where the presentation was held.

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  11. PeteN95

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    Love the Orange and the Akro pipe with the 3 little outlets! :evil

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  12. fishheadAZ

    fishheadAZ SV haver

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    I agree. Looks like the bike pictured has most of the accessories mounted. Looks good!
  13. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    Dig that exhaust. Any news on the pricing for the accessories?
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    Akro pipes are $$$$$$ regardless of application.
  15. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    That pipe is sweet, but it sure hangs low! :huh
  16. DudeClone

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    and that is the thing, too. how similar / dissimilar are the bikes? obviously this goes right at the ST. but does it do anything different or better then the ST? if not $1400 is not enough savings to keep anyone who wants a ST from getting one. even $2000 savings may not be enough. because as you said the ST is considered the best bike in its class by many and perhaps most. so this one will need to be sold to first time buyers, the curious, or those who don't want a ST for whatever reason? but to go head to head in the marketplace with the bike i would think this one would have to offer some things different or better then the ST for some riders?

    but what might those things be? according to almost everything i have heard about the ST....its a near perfect motorcycle in its segment
  17. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Some folks will buy it simply because it is a Yamaha.
    Lots of historical goodwill between motorcyclist who have had Yamaha's in their current or past.
    So no reason to believe only a newbie would consider it.

    Doesn't HAVE to be "better" than the Triumph. But admittedly, it can't be a dud or beat handily by it either. (Doesn't look like it is from early reports)
  18. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Ergos may also play a significant part in the decision making process. Checking with cycle-ergo.com, the ST bends my knees 8 degrees more and gives me a forward lean of 21 degrees over the more standard or dual sport style of ergos of the FZ. I know many like that sportier seating position, but at my age, the upright one is more for me.

    Looks like you have to ring the ST's neck to get to where the power is, being a 675cc. Not everyone likes to spin the engine up all the time. Like has been said, there are many factors in deciding which bike is right for you/me...tp
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  20. DudeClone

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    well, thanks for setting me straight on all that. and by the "curious" i did mean the Yamaha enthusiasts out there, too. who are curious about this bike. i am sure they will snatch them up

    otherwise i have no personal experience with it but was recommended to look into a Triumph ST for a first MC. so i have and everything i turn up makes it sound like no other bike will do for an "all around" motorcycle. everyone seems to love the bike and are willing to pay more for it then its lower cost competitors