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Old 09-11-2013, 10:49 AM   #961
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I'm not worried about the tank. It has to get better mileage than my old Speed Triple 1050 and I got 45 mpg outta that pretty regularly. 45 x 3.7 is a 166.5 mile range. I can live with that in a sport-bike. If they do ever come out with a touring version then hopefully you can swap tanks if you really want to. Im drinking the big time on this bike. I envision it as the next sv650. Cheap, powerful, light, and naked.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #962
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Well yeah, that's a sport-tourer, the FZ09 has nothing to do with
touring. It's like the Aprilia Dorsoduro, and that has even smaller tank and
even worse fuel consumption, you can't get 100 miles out of the tank.
Except the "Dorkoduro" is a big pig, about 100lbs heavier than the FZ09 and only makes about 15HP more!?
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #963
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Except the "Dorkoduro" is a big pig, about 100lbs heavier than the FZ09 and only makes about 15HP more!?
I meant the 750cc version, not the 1200.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:17 PM   #964
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I'm not worried about the tank. It has to get better mileage than my old Speed Triple 1050 and I got 45 mpg outta that pretty regularly. 45 x 3.7 is a 166.5 mile range. I can live with that in a sport-bike. If they do ever come out with a touring version then hopefully you can swap tanks if you really want to. Im drinking the big time on this bike. I envision it as the next sv650. Cheap, powerful, light, and naked.
Once in a while I got 40 mpg on my SV, not sure why even with FI. Granted, I wasn't trying for high mpg. I average 40 on my C14, you would think lower on twice the displacement. I'll still have a look, try for a test ride on the FZ, the turn off for me was high octane required. Mostly on my CRF these days, 87 octane, and 75 mpg.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #965
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Early reports from Croatia say that it'll run for 140mls/tank with some leftover...

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Old 09-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #966
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I have the HOTS for this bike, since I first noticed it. That was about 2 weeks after Cycle World arrived at my door step and I actually looked inside. I went to the local dealer. towards the end of August, to get the scoop "We haven't even ordered them yet"! What?

I haven't read this thread. I can only imagine others have some of the same wants, for this ride that I do. Minimum 200 mile range, bags and some decent wind protection. I would like it if they put this motor in an Adventure, or Sport Touring trim. I want light weight the 65 ft lbs of torque is appealing.

I picked up a Honda NC700X in June. The NC is lovable. The trunk in the traditional fuel tank area genius! It's light decent seating. I get 60 MPG, flogging it. The major draw back is the lack of top gear roll on power. I crave that feeling of acceleration. After I ride my FJR 1300, the NC feels lacking in the motor department. In everyday use you don't really notice the lack of motor so much. Just don't ride the FJR back to back.

The FZ09 seems like the thrill of acceleration is included with the price of admission. If the FZ09 pans out, I would like to get rid of the NC, the FJR, and maybe the X-Challenge, The FZ appears to be light enough to put on a bumper rack. That's two less bikes to insure. More floor space in the garage. Seems like a good Idea to me.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #967
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Early reports from Croatia say that it'll run for 140mls/tank with some leftover...
That would work for me. I get about 40mpg from my SV1000 and it has a 4.5g (?) tank, but I rarely put much more than 3 gal in it after 130-140 miles.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:17 AM   #968
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looks like it weighs only 414 pounds "wet" and will also come in orange

undercuts the Triumph ST by $1400. i think Yamaha is gonna sell some of these
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:48 AM   #969
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looks like it weighs only 414 pounds "wet" and will also come in orange

undercuts the Triumph ST by $1400. i think Yamaha is gonna sell some of these
It'll be interesting to see the results of a comparison with the Triumph when the mags get around to it. Early review I read indicated handling is not on par with the Triumph. FYI, there's more to good handling then simply upgrading suspension components, frame flex, steering geometry, to mention a few.

Having said that, I agree they will sell a lot of these to folks who may not want to pay the cost of having the best.

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:38 AM   #970
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looks like it weighs only 414 pounds "wet" and will also come in orange

undercuts the Triumph ST by $1400. i think Yamaha is gonna sell some of these
This bike is growing on me... Luv this pic... It was taken at the abandone Salonit factory, where the presentation was held.

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:56 AM   #971
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Love the Orange and the Akro pipe with the 3 little outlets!

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Old 09-13-2013, 02:43 PM   #972
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I agree. Looks like the bike pictured has most of the accessories mounted. Looks good!
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #973
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Dig that exhaust. Any news on the pricing for the accessories?
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #974
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Dig that exhaust. Any news on the pricing for the accessories?

Akro pipes are $$$$$$ regardless of application.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #975
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That pipe is sweet, but it sure hangs low!
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