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Old 06-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #61
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Does this have ABS? I may have missed it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:05 AM   #62
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Maybe they'll use the engine in a new FZ9?
That'll make 3 virtually same bikes from the same manufacturer.
IMHO, that won't happen.

They're more likely to drop the whole FZ line or not drop anything then
make an FZ9 in my opinion.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #63
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Does this have ABS? I may have missed it.
Yes, you've missed it.
It's in the specs on the last page.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:14 AM   #64
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Linear development of torque thanks to cross plane philosophy

The brand new three-cylinder engine of the MT-09 embodies the quintessence of the cross plane philosophy by Yamaha. The concept promotes a direct throttle response and high torque values in lower to medium speeds. A linear torque curve is a natural property of three-cylinder engines. Especially the powerful, direct power delivery is the special character of the new MT-09.
The brand new engine has a hub pin offset of 120 degrees and works with a regular firing order (0 , 240 and 480). Therefore the linear release of enormous torque, which creates an exciting, satisfying feeling of performance according to Yamaha even at high speeds. Compared to a DOHC with 180-degree hub pin offset, the three-cylinder unit of the MT-09 delivers a noticeably higher driver combustion torque because nearly identical curves of combustion and mass torque.

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:16 AM   #65
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That thing will sound sick.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:26 AM   #66
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Do y'all think it'll be competitive with the Street Triple?
I am picking up my Street Triple tomorrow. The Yamaha announcement earlier regarding a 3 cyl bike being revealed today made me pause before pulling the trigger. While the Yamaha looks like a great addition, I am glad I pulled the trigger on the STR. Overall, I like the look of the Triumph better. Note: This is my first Triumph, so I'm not a Fanboy yet.

One of the main reasons I did go with he STR is that it already has rave reviews from users and media. They have had a few years to work out the kinks and perfect the bike. I was thinking back to when Kawasaki came out with the Ninja 650r to compete with the SV650. It came close, but was never quite as good as the SV. Suzuki had already been in the middleweight V-twin market for a few years and was on a second generation with a few refinements and proven gem of a motor already.

From a purely spec sheet comparison, here are my likes about the MT09.
  • Engine displacement is just right for street and solo touring. Even more torque than the Street.
    Weight is near the Street, which is great considering the extra power.
    Probably will have Yamaha's famous long service intervals 26K miles.
    Possibly cheaper than the street triple?

Things I'm not liking about the MT09
  • Small gas tank. This thing better get 60 MPG

    Not digging the overall look as much as the Street.

    No adjustable suspension (I'm getting the Street R). I realize this isn't fair, and maybe there will be an R version of the MT in the future.

Regardless, at this displacement, I see lots of potential for sport-touring applications and maybe a baby Tenere!

eh...stupid list format. not sur e why the bullet points aren't showing up.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #67
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:14 AM   #68
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No US product I assume.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #69
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No US product I assume.
Nothing yet on the US site. The teaser wasn't there either. Seems like this would be a decent bike for the US market though.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #70
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Do y'all think it'll be competitive with the Street Triple?
This was my first thought and I've seen similar comments, this morning. I hope they bring it to the states and I can get a test ride. The StRiple will be very hard to dethrone although some of the reviews I've read in the Euro rags about 2013 StRiple indicates there's blood in the water. I also wonder how this bike will compare to the new Hyper. I haven't read the specs on the MT-09, yet but so far I like what I see.

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #71
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It's going to be personal priority and preference, per usual. I'd go Yamaha for the almost certainly lower purchase price; more readily available dealerships, parts, service, etc.; the increase in displacement and torque; and the likelihood of it being easier to own. I'd love to see a true street sportbike version of it. That would be sweet.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #72
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And I liked the Kawi Ninja and Versys well better than the SV. Different strokes...Keeps it fun.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:04 AM   #73
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Even if it is, I'm sure NONE of the Triumph fan boys will ever admit it,
and they'll use words like "soul", "character" and similar bs to make
their argument.

Hell, I bet MCN will be the first to do it!

More like non-adjustable and horizontal damper.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #74
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I would definitely buy this bike. The purple and red colors suck though. I would want either white or black. I think the suspension is a moot point. Tuners now are so good that you can just rip it off, send it in and it will come back perfect. No need to mess with it yourself anymore.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #75
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As expected, a Z800/Street Trip segment competitor. You can't blame them, as mid-size nakeds sell by the boat-load in Europe.

But I'd hope for more adventurous versions of the engine, rather than 'my washing machine is slightly better than your washing machine' marketing.

Also, at 6800, where does this put the single-cylinder MT-03, which retails for about 7300??

You can't sell an 47-bhp compliant bike for 500 more than your new 106bhp roadster.

Can you??
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