2013 Yamaha MT-09

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  1. Tommo

    Tommo New Member

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    The new Yamaha that will "change the sports motorcycle world forever" has broken cover...
    [video=youtube;Lcj5b7pfdyc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcj5b7pfdyc&feature=player_embedded[/video]
    850cc triple in a sporting naked/motard styled frame. Could be a handy thing, I hear that triples are all the rage these days :)

    85kW at 10krpm and 88Nm at 8.5krpm in a 188kg (wet, fueled) bike sounds like plenty of fun to me
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    I wonder how the Jappa fanboys will keep from choking on their rice pops this morning, you know the ones who call everything from Triumph a copy of the big four.... :)
     
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    Well Yammie did make the XS750 back in the mid-70s and the XS850 after that. A little bit before the modern Triumph triples I think. No I haven't forgotten the BSA Rocket 3 et al.
     
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  5. anttisexual

    anttisexual Pastafarian biker :)

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    wow, could yamaha finally be following up the trx850 with a 2nd road bike I may actually enjoy riding. unlikely, but I live in hope:)
     
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    Jappa fanboys are pretty rare actually, people tend to buy whatever Jap bike is the magazines' flavour of the month, or go buy a BMW when they are told that is faster.
    You need something slightly sub-standard to arouse that sort of obsessive irrational devotion, like a Harley or a Triumph... although Triumph have been building dangerously competent bikes lately, they'll lose their fans if they keep at it.

    Oh yeah, the new bike. An FJR600 with one less cylinder, sure, why not.
     
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    :reel:

    *nibble*

    What they said in the sales brochure:
    What was meant:
     
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    anttisexual Pastafarian biker :)

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    Yeah, well the TRX does it for me. In concept you take a 80s FZR 1000, remove 2 cyclinders and make it run extra lumpy, remove about 25 kg, and that's it. 1980s suspenders, wheels and brakes - 80 hp. Just about perfect :up:

    To be honest, it is not so much sub-standard that attracts. A trumpy 800 doesn't seem sub-standard, but boy does it fire me up on the inside. Any 4 cylinder 1000 does barely anything for me, excpet above 10000rpm with the throttle open... where you can see through time itself. But that's not really motorcycling. A MT-01 - rarely have a ridden a more dissapointing, slow, vibey, heavy, peice of crap. Made a GSX1400 feel like and inspired rip-snorter. My mate's 1000 guzzi daytona - slow, vibey, heavy, super uncomfy, yet glorious to ride. So you never can tell :shrug:
     
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    Fenris Orangutanasaurus

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    That's a pretty light bike. Could be interesting, depends where they stick it price point wise I guess.

    Not sure about the headlight myself, looks like they're definitely trying to get into the home-made streetfighter look with that.
     
  11. Tommo

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    they are saying US$7,990 in the states, which is $1,400 less than the street triple. You can never tell what that will equate to out here, but it will be interesting to see if they do undercut Triumph with it.

    The 14L fuel capacity might be a PITA.
     
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