2014 Yamaha Triple: FZ-09 / MT-09

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

  1. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    croak, if you squint really good, the golds all look kinda alike. Don't care the color, that is a killer bike with great parts... Would you send it down to Texas a while so I can ride it for you? Keep the battery up and all throughout your winter time...tp
  2. SAPB

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  3. Solarbronco

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    I went and sat on one at the dealer yesterday. The dealer and I had an agreement that I would be the first one they called when it was ready to drop on the showroom floor. I went in fully expecting to buy it. Light weight, nice power, good looks in pics. But in person, those wheels are ucking fugly. Seriously, it was the wheels that turned me off, and also the fact that it is a new model and sure to be full of mistakes and future recalls. I could envision all my buddies asking if I went to Walmart and bought some redneck blue spray paint. It felt good sitting on it, light as a feather. It felt more expensive than $8,000. But something just stopped me from wanting to ride it home.

    So, I bought a 2007 Honda 919. I went for a ride on the 919 and was instantly smiling ear to ear. I even power wheelie'd it in front of the dealership. Fun bike, great power curve and in a weird way, similar to the FZ-09. Cept for the fact that I only paid $4800 for it. And, I like to be different. The 919 never really caught on here in the states, and after riding it, I don't understand why. Freaking awesome bike. Well, I will be ordering a new seat though.

    I still have an eye on the FZ-09, but I may wait a couple of years and see how the bike develops. I also want to see what Triumph's response will be. Hell, what everyones response will be. A 414 lb bike with that much power for $8,000 is gonna sell like crazy and cause everyone else to build a new bike to match or beat it. This FZ-09 may end up being the greatest thing to happen for us since the 80's Honda interceptor or the first Ninja. Who knows what great low priced bikes will be created as a result of the FZ-09?

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I really thought I was going to buy that FZ-09, but to me, those wheels are horrendous. And I wanna see what happens as a result of this bike before writing a check for $8,400.

    Yep, went to buy an FZ-09 that I had been dreaming about all summer and rode off on a 919. What a day.
  4. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Congrats on the purchase. If ya don't like the wheels, ya just don't like the wheels. Saving almost 50% helps, too. Some extra bucks to farkle the 919, too...

    I do understand. Got a '10 Tiger 1050 and it had the ugliest front plastics I had ever seen, and it caused the lights to shine out only about 50'. Expensive mistake, for me... Enjoy the 919... tomp dd50
  5. jazzmans

    jazzmans fickt euch

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    how'd you make such a score on the 919? that's amazing!:clap
  6. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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  7. swimmer

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    That's the most ridiculous statement I've read on here in a long time. Seriously, what was the last bike that Yamaha made that in it's first year was full of mistakes and recalls.
  8. MookieBlaylock

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    did they let you ride it? ? The Japanese dealers around here don't give test rides which makes buying a bike tough
  9. mattness

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    wiring and oil pump.
  10. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    I bet a combined million miles or more has been put on the FZ-09 before final production started. Sure, there'll be some gremlins...but that's expected.this is not Yamahas first time with a new bike, or even a first for a triple from Y...it'll be good!
  11. SAPB

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    Last two bikes I had (and still have) were both first production year, no problems. I agree, they can't afford not to get the bugs out before a production run.

    I hadn't noticed at first, but the orange bike has a sort of gray frame, as opposed to the black on the other two.
  12. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Buying a new-model Yamaha doesn't guarantee that there will be no problems. But it's pretty well understood in the industry that they are extremely thorough during testing and development. And its not unusual that by the time the public hears the first rumor of a new Yamaha, it has been tested\developed for 3 years.

    They don't rush to market.

    Odds are that the new owners of this fresh triple are getting a great bike for a killer price.

    Besides, 4 years of YES warranty is crazy affordable. :)
  13. chrisjohn

    chrisjohn Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to trade my 2007 FZ1 on the 9. Just saying. It will be nice not to wind it out to get a little torque.

    Wouldn't worry about recalls.Yamaha doesn't have that issue.
  14. chrisjohn

    chrisjohn Been here awhile

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    Oh did I mention its 73 pounds lighter. Was looking at a Triumph 800XC, no more.
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    Anyone that has bought or serious about getting a FZ09 care to comment on insurance cost for it?

    Seen on a FZ09-specific site that people are seeing a higher than anticipated insurance cost.
  16. OConnor

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    Just razzin ya man! :freaky I really like em. I've heard it's like Honda making a Ducati.

    That FZ-9 is what $8k? Isn't the bike formerly known as the Gladius $8k? is Suzuki on crack?!
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    Water pump too, also not just the first year.
  18. 20valves

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    stupid statement :asshat
  19. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Yamaha's own FZ6R is also 8k. The Kawasaki 650R is only a couple hundred behind that.

    Will be interesting to see where the follow-up triples come in, price-wise.
  20. PAULIBIKER

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    Yea, that's the one.......the blurple wheels bring it all together too. :katSorry, couldn't help myself. I do apologize though, I don't "sugar coat" anything and forget that offends people. You went easy on me, one time I mention that I thought the gear driven camshafts on the VFR made it sound like a sewing machine. Man, let me tell you, I'm glad those VFR guys didn't know where I lived.....:D
    Actually, the solid colored Tuono don't look as bad as this:

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    Aprilia added another shade of gold on the wheels, the front is black, the rear is white, and the seat is red.:fpalm
    If anything my comments were directed at Aprilia Corp. They engineer an AWESOME motorcycle then turn it over to the color blind, far sighted, styling department.:loco


    I'm on my 3rd 919. The bike just works. Light, torquey, comfortable, with a 200+ mile range. I don't even mind the seat.

    Sold my 1st two 919's because I thought there was a better bike for me out there, it went a little like this. Sell the 919, buy XYZ bike, sell XYZ bike, buy another 919.:baldy

    I still have a deposit down on the FZ09, it is lighter and probably will be more fun, but honestly I don't think that will be worth the extra $4K to me.