Yamaha's new 850cc triple - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 779
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 05 SV
Years Riding: ...
How you found us: ...
  
Yamaha's new 850cc triple

I'm sure some of you have heard about this, they released the details just a few days ago:

850cc naked 3 cylinder for under $8k

2014 FZ-09
115hp
65 lb ft
415 pounds wet



http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201-...cycle-preview/
pothiawala786 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:19 AM
Bug
Ridiculously Good Looking
 
Bug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 32,750
Location: Gold Coast
Sportbike: Sportbike?
Years Riding: No F'in Idea
How you found us: 4 & 6
           
Tail Tidy and Rear Seat Cover and that would be a fun bike ti rip on with Jap Reliability at the core

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"
Bug is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Registered User
 
under200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: norridge, IL
Posts: 5,837
Location: norridge, IL
Sportbike: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R, 2011 Triumph Bonneville SE
Years Riding: 11
How you found us: web search
           
Wow !!! Impressive, must talk one of my friends into getting one so I can borrow it, LOL
Japanese Street Triple.

Under200
under200 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:23 AM
PIKUACH NEFESH
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: G-VIEW
Posts: 6,900
Location: G-VIEW
Sportbike: Italian,British,Japanese,Czech
Years Riding: LONG TIME
How you found us: CRR
           
I like.
STANIMAL is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:43 AM
Registered User
 
under200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: norridge, IL
Posts: 5,837
Location: norridge, IL
Sportbike: 2009 Triumph Street Triple R, 2011 Triumph Bonneville SE
Years Riding: 11
How you found us: web search
           
under200 is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:46 AM
Bug
Ridiculously Good Looking
 
Bug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 32,750
Location: Gold Coast
Sportbike: Sportbike?
Years Riding: No F'in Idea
How you found us: 4 & 6
           
Question is if the bike succeeds, will we see a 1000 version to compete with the Speed Trip?

I really like the looks of this bike - Very Vcook SF Gixer'ish

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"
Bug is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 10:58 AM
BH
Registered User
 
BH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CowTown, IN
Posts: 4,740
Location: CowTown, IN
Sportbike: KTM
Years Riding: Long enough to get arm pump
How you found us: find who?
           
Send a message via Yahoo to BH
fugly
BH is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 779
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 05 SV
Years Riding: ...
How you found us: ...
  
Not the greatest looking bike, but otherwise it looks like it fits the gap between the Street and Speed Triple by being an 850cc.

I would actually prefer something with like a half fairing (i.e. FZ1) but with this powerplant, not a big fan of the headlight on all the new naked bikes (including the new Street/Speed)

Looks like a damn fun bike to ride
pothiawala786 is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 03:25 PM
Peruvian Short Stroke
 
kaw636's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bartlett, IL.
Posts: 329
Location: Bartlett, IL.
Sportbike: 2012 yamaha FZ8
Years Riding: 20 yrs
How you found us: Google
           
I like my 2012 FZ8 more
ImageUploadedByMO Free1371065097.661106.jpg


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

~Eduardo
kaw636 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 05:28 PM
d0 work s0n!
 
paintedblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: West Chicago
Posts: 2,218
Location: West Chicago
Sportbike: '06 GSX-R
Years Riding: Moment I got off the street
How you found us: twinky in the donut?
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaw636 View Post
I like my 2012 FZ8 more
50 LB's lighter than the 8 and probably 60+ if you remove that giant cat from the exhaust.

More HP and torque than the speed triple. Not to mention $1500 less. Pretty tempting.

#910

"if i close my mind in fear, please pry it open. if my face becomes sincere beware.
when i start to come undone, stitch me together.
when you see me stretched remind me of what left this outlaw torn."
paintedblue is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 05:51 PM
Bug
Ridiculously Good Looking
 
Bug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 32,750
Location: Gold Coast
Sportbike: Sportbike?
Years Riding: No F'in Idea
How you found us: 4 & 6
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by paintedblue View Post
50 LB's lighter than the 8 and probably 60+ if you remove that giant cat from the exhaust.

More HP and torque than the speed triple. Not to mention $1500 less. Pretty tempting.
Indeed - I actually like the looks of the Rims, Swinger and Exhaust - Clean the rear end up, lose stock mirrors and add Bar End Mirrors and maybe some short stalk blinkers and she is clean looking
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Yamaha-FZ-09-770x433.jpg (90.0 KB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg WING8208-770x513.jpg (113.6 KB, 49 views)

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"
Bug is offline  
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 06:01 PM
PIKUACH NEFESH
 
STANIMAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: G-VIEW
Posts: 6,900
Location: G-VIEW
Sportbike: Italian,British,Japanese,Czech
Years Riding: LONG TIME
How you found us: CRR
           
This bike is five grand cheaper than a Speed Triple. Guessing it will have S3 like performance.
STANIMAL is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 08:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Weaton
Posts: 180
Location: Weaton
Sportbike: Buell firebolt
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: Chicagoriders.us
 
Instead of the Triump Daytona... Maybe I should get this
Trevdawg is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 779
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 05 SV
Years Riding: ...
How you found us: ...
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevdawg View Post
Instead of the Triump Daytona... Maybe I should get this
Different style bike than the Daytona. Rumor is Yamaha is working on making their R6 and R1 into triples the following year, that would be similar to the Daytona

This is the middle ground between teh Street and Speed triple
pothiawala786 is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 779
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 05 SV
Years Riding: ...
How you found us: ...
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by paintedblue View Post
50 LB's lighter than the 8 and probably 60+ if you remove that giant cat from the exhaust.

More HP and torque than the speed triple. Not to mention $1500 less. Pretty tempting.
Exactly, cheaper than FZ8, more torque/better powerband, and much lighter.

My guess is the prices of the FZ6/8/1 are going to be dropping once these things hit the market
pothiawala786 is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 11:35 PM
Registered User
 
MaximumJEFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Fenton, MO
Posts: 124
Location: Fenton, MO
Sportbike: Suzuki SV650
Years Riding: 3 years
How you found us: Crystal Ball
  
That looks pretty nice. The video is weird though

http://youtu.be/Lcj5b7pfdyc

www.MidwestTrackDay.com
www.facebook.com/midwesttrackday
www.speedmob.com

Please remember the Roadracing World Action Fund in the upcoming holiday season
https://secure.echoalley.com/actionfund/
MaximumJEFF is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 01:42 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5
Location: Chicago
Sportbike: 2014 Kawasaki Z1000
Years Riding: 14 years
How you found us: FZ8 forums
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaw636 View Post
I like my 2012 FZ8 more
Attachment 73690

Love my fz8 too. But this is very tempting.
dtbrown is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 11:18 PM
Registered User
 
MentalTwitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: DeKalb & Alsip
Posts: 42
Location: DeKalb & Alsip
Sportbike: 2008 650r
Years Riding: It rides me.
How you found us: App
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by paintedblue View Post
More HP and torque than the speed triple. Not to mention $1500 less. Pretty tempting.
HP close to same since the site lists bhp and the OP listed HP.
Torque is lower too than the triple.
Wet Speed Triple is about 466 based also on their site.
So they balance out. The major buying point is Japanese reliability and price.


http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/mo...-triple-r/7980

Also, part of the reason the weight is down is the tank size. It has a smaller tank so of course less wet weight.
I'm still REALLY interested though. I was never much a fan of Yamaha since they seem so track orientated, but this may make me make my second moto a new one.

2008 650r

Last edited by MentalTwitch; 06-21-2013 at 05:25 AM.
MentalTwitch is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 09:05 AM
Chief Apex Inspector
 
BLARNEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bartlett
Posts: 10,598
Location: Bartlett
Sportbike: The Bird is the *word* - XX
Years Riding: Lots
How you found us: Stuck on the bottom of my race boot.......
           
I love it ....

A balance of weight, power, style and Japanese reliability and dealer network.

My only gripe is the stupid LED tachometer...... they always seem hard to read.

Sign me up.



Lose the boat-anchor exhaust and put a nice 3-1 on there !

Tom

T2
It's ALL between the ears.....
NESBA Midwest CR #82 ( Hey - T2! ) Retired ?
FJR and a Big Red Wing-Thing
BLARNEY's GARAGE

Last edited by BLARNEY; 06-20-2013 at 09:10 AM.
BLARNEY is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome