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Old 06-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #41
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Don't see why Yami couldn't price the MT-09 the same as the FZ8, or even less, say at $7999. One of the reasons Yamaha gave for developing the triples is lower production cost than the I4. Priced right, Yami will sell the dickens out of these, probably more than the FZ's currently combined.
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That will be the killer if it gets to US soil.

For $495 more, I'm going to go pick-up a brand new Monster 796. I can sacrifice a bit of HP on the street to be in the "elite" Italian manufacturer owners group.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #42
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #43
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I wonder if the new bike will sound anything like it...
I always liked the sound of the triples. Almost the torque of a twin with nearly the quick revs of an I4. The best of both and few trade offs in the compromises.


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Old 06-11-2013, 03:42 PM   #44
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Back in '08 when I bought my wr250x, I asked about a wr450x. Yamaha dealership told me they've been hearing rumors that one would come out in a year or two. But it never did.

That thing would have sold VERY well. Shame on Yamaha.
I would buy a WR450X in a heartbeat. I would have bought one in '08 instead of the DRZ.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #45
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #46
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That will be the killer if it gets to US soil.

For $495 more, I'm going to go pick-up a brand new Monster 796. I can sacrifice a bit of HP on the street to be in the "elite" Italian manufacturer owners group.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #49
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:47 PM   #50
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It looks like a 80s sport bike minus the fairing with that headlight. I like it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #51
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US$7990 in showrooms Sept '13.

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...5/0/specs.aspx
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #52
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:37 AM   #53
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That will be the killer if it gets to US soil.

For $495 more, I'm going to go pick-up a brand new Monster 796. I can sacrifice a bit of HP on the street to be in the "elite" Italian manufacturer owners group.
elite like HD, so much marketing so few riders, lol
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:49 AM   #54
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itll be here in the US this year, itll be called the FZ-09
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #55
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weighs less than an R6.... WOOT!
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I likes..... I'm sure it would be fun riding it, but probably wouldn't buy it.
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Going to the UK.

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #58
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So, this is the death of the FZ8?
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I can't imagine there's a big enough market for them to keep both...
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I agree this has the makings of the next SV650. Inexpensive, easy to work on, lightweight agile streetbike that, with a few mods can be a great track tool as well.

Both FZ8 and FZ6 are gone, I'm sure. I'm interested in what Yami will replace the FZ1 with. 1000cc triple is to close to FZ09, so maybe FZ11, FZ12?
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