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Old 07-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Any else interested with this bike? I like the whole concept of making it as light as possible and the linear torque curve. This could be a 1 bike replacement for my FZ6R and KLZ250sf...
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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For me the deal breaker would be 3.7 gallon gas tank. Some times I feel like the 5 gallon tank on my fz6 could be bigger.
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For me the deal breaker would be 3.7 gallon gas tank. Some times I feel like the 5 gallon tank on my fz6 could be bigger.
Judging by your sig pic it appears you like to ride long distances. That's not really the market for a naked bike.
It should get near 40mpg which would give it a range (including reserve) of around 150 miles. Not too bad considering there's no fairing.

I'm curious what the engine characteristics will be, it's pretty oversquare. If I remember right that doesn't lend itself well to making torque.

I do like a triple, I had an 850 triple many hundreds of years ago and I like the sound.
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The spec sheet looks good. Hopefully that will translate into a good bike, it doesn't always.
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The suspension will need to be adjusted to each rider's needs and preferences... unfortunately, the suspension is not adjustable.

Seems pretty antiquated, if you ask me. I get that it was made to a price point, but still!
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I like it.... it'll definitely be on my watch list.

I'd like longer tank mileage, but honestly, we end up stopping that often anyways for a stretch/drink/BS. I'm just spoiled by 200mile tanks on the 650r.
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The suspension will need to be adjusted to each rider's needs and preferences... unfortunately, the suspension is not adjustable.

Seems pretty antiquated, if you ask me. I get that it was made to a price point, but still!
Would it be cost effective to upgrade the suspension? I like it. I had an old 850 special back in the late 80's. I would rock it.
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That bike looks amazing man would love to get one
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Range isn't a big concern for me, even on my sport tourers. I rarely go more than 150 miles before stopping. 100-120 is more typical.

Specs looks good on paper, but then so did the FZ8, which got mostly good reviews from the moto press. I found FZ8's power characteristics and handling underwhelming in my test ride of it.

I like where Yamaha is going with this. Not looking for a budget naked middleweight at this point, but I'm sure a lot of riders are. Triple is one of my favorite engine configs. A more up-spec'ed FZ-11 or FZ-12 would catch my attention.
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Saw one in person, they look nice. Wish they started it up though.
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The pricing is the real news on this. I'd bet that this is the nail in the budget middleweight class' coffin, at least as it stands now. It will be very hard to sell a ninja 650 or any of its direct competitors with the FZ-09 only a few hundred dollars more.

With starter bikes now sporting 300 and 500 cc engines, I'd bet the next crop of middleweight bikes competes directly with the FZ.
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Going to 850cc was a stroke of genius. It splits Triumph's 675 and 1050 almost right down the middle so as not to appear "copycat" and, at the same time, pays homage to Yamaha's last triple - '81 XS850.

I agree. 850 is now the new 650.
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holly cow...you glimpsed at the possibilities for this on the R1 ?
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I love the look of these, what concerns me is it seems to be about the same length/height of a Blast...too short of a wheelbase.

Grsa, can you confirm?
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My new Buell is crazy short... and lots of fun. Though, not ideal for triple digit corner carving. However... the FZ-09 isn't really short at all (at least compared to the other bikes in my spreadsheet of stats... not many supersports in there as they never really appealed to me).

Buell xb - 51.8
Street Triple - 54.7
Ninja 650r - 55.4
FZ09 - 56.7
Duc Monster s2r/s4r - 56.7
Ducati Monster 796/1100 - 57.1
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Seat height is 32.1... so middle-groundish
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Hopefully they do test rides when it comes out... If i like it, i will get it
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