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Old 10-07-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Intermot 2012: Yamaha Unveils Crossplane Triple Concept

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Yamaha announced it is developing a new three-cylinder engine using a crossplane crankshaft inherited from the company’s YZR-M1 MotoGP bike and its YZF-R1 sportbike. Yamaha says the new Triple will play an important role in the company’s future.

The Japanese manufacturer unveiled a concept sculpture with the new three-cylinder engine at the 2012 Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. The sculpture is abstract, showing little beyond the engine, wheels and front fork, but the tires and wheels would suggest the first model to use the new engine will be a streetbike.

Yamaha trumpets the benefits of its crossplane crankshaft which has been used in bikes that have won championships in MotoGP, World Superbike and AMA Superbike. Yamaha claims the engine offers linear driving power and more efficient torque output. Yamaha hopes the crossplane crankshaft can work additional wonders as a platform for a new generation of models.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting. I think this is really an exciting development. Yamaha will sell tons of them. I don't think the other Japanese manufacturers will follow based on the lack of response to the the R1.

Now I just wish they'd give the R1 a huge makeover. That's what I've been waiting for.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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Nice.
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Can't wait to hear it.
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Good to see Yamaha going back its triple roots. They were big on 3-cyl when Honda and Kawasaki started with inline4 back in the '70s. Yamaha eventually capitulated and joined the I-4 parade.

Nice to have another non-inline4 choice.
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Even in it's mildest form this should be an interesting sounding engine, no doubt!

Japenese triples aren't new, Kawasaki and Suzuki had two stroke triples before their inline four stroke fours and it was Yamaha's XS 750/800 four stroke triple that made me interested in triples when I was running around on my Z1, which I chose over a BSA/Triumph triple.

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I love the power curve, torque, and growl of a nice big triple!
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hmmm. never ridden a cross plane bike... nor a triple... , never ever rode a twin. so i don't know how i feel about this yet.


am i to understand that's supposed to build more torque sooner like a twin... but still retain some of the oomph up top like in inline 4??
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hmmm. never ridden a cross plane bike... nor a triple... , never ever rode a twin. so i don't know how i feel about this yet.


am i to understand that's supposed to build more torque sooner like a twin... but still retain some of the oomph up top like in inline 4??
It has larger power pulses than a 4 but more rev happy than a 2. If done right and matched up to good gearing, there's power in any gear at any RPM. At least that's how my Speed Triple was. It reminds me of an SV650 with a healthy dose of power.

Most importantly, they sound awesome.
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hmmm. never ridden a cross plane bike... nor a triple... , never ever rode a twin. so i don't know how i feel about this yet.


am i to understand that's supposed to build more torque sooner like a twin... but still retain some of the oomph up top like in inline 4??
linear power curve suggests something different, a more linear curve. i wouldnt compare it to "best of both worlds" as in what you have suggested with the v-twin and the i-4, but more along the lines of "a beast of its own" with a unique power band that defines it as its own curve.

maybe some triumph owners can chime in.

and whats the deal with the crossplane crank, can anyone describe what is and how many pins the rods connect to (3,2,1?)
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In the mid '80's, I looked at Yamaha's XS "Special" when I started looking for an upgrade from my first bike - a Yamaha 250 single. There really wasn;t anything "Special" with the Yamaha triples back then. They were underpowered compared to the inline-4s and didn't weigh a whole lot less. Exhaust sound wasn't anything like the Triumph triples. So I ended up getting a Maxim XJ650, and later an XJ700. Both were fantastic UJM's. Gobs of smooth power and those air-cooled I4's were darn near bullet-proof.

Cross-plane crank and MotoGP tech should make these new Yam triples something really "special" this time around.
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Combustion of a cross plane allows the tire to "reset" grip between bangs giving drive out at a theoretical advantage. Love my R1...a triple would be interesting and I'm curious about displacement...could be the next big thing...could be a flop.
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I do like triumphs and one of the things holding me back is the aftermarket. Whether they are robust machines or not, undoubtedly there is considerably less aftermarket for triumphs than the big four.

That being said, I'm a mostly stock kinda guy and if a steal of a deal came around on one i'd surely bite, but if i was looking for a machine that i could race, wreck, and purchase alot of used parts (or just non-oem) for a triumph would not be the choice. I dont see their bikes having as much flexibility in that department as say, a gsxr, where if i went out and bought a 1999 roller finding parts for it would be a non-issue without even thinking about it.
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