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post #1 of 22 Old 04-22-2017, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Though she was little more than 10 years old I traded in my '06. If you look at the classifieds section of the forum you may have seen that. I needed something newer. I don't believe I mentioned what I got in that thread but I ended up with a new '17 Yamaha FZ-09 (bone stock so far). I'm getting along in age so a crotch rocket is not the best choice for me at this stage. Anyhow, wow! This thing is a torque monster, and loving it so far...
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I have a coworker that has a GSXR600, he's looking to keep it (zero cost of ownership, essentially) but he wants to add a bike to the stable. He's looking FZ-09, Street Triple, or Ducati Hyperstrada/Hypermotard.

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All good bikes I'm sure. But given that the current FZ-09 comes with TC, anti-lock brakes, and now fully adjustable suspension may give it an edge, price-wise.

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Yamaha are the price leader for sure, but there's just way too much plastic on show for my liking. I was tempted by the MT-10 but I couldn't get past the looks and the finish, you can tell they've had to cut costs but it's still a serious bike for the money. I'm sticking with the new Street Triple (RS) which should only be a few weeks away for me.
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I enjoyed my 05 FZ 6 for the ergos, and the range from the 5 gallon tank.... grew to hate the fairing, and the cheap suspension. Had more than enough zip and it was good looking. Reliable as any bike out there.

Looks like your 9 addresses each of my complaints. What are the numbers? Weight, HP, price? How many years has Yamaha been selling that motor and transmission?

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It's a little heavy at 425 lbs but it carries it so low I don't even notice it. It feels light. Can't find the HP claim (Yamaha doesn't publish it) but I saw somewhere 105 I think. Being a 3-cylinder, though, its torque is 64.5 lb.ft. @ 8500 RPM. It power wheelies when I hit the gas. MSRP is 8999. They knocked a couple hundred off the price because they couldn't get me as much on the trade-in as I hoped. I think this model came out in 2014 (in the U.S. anyhow).

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I saw a HP chart. It's 110 HP.

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Yamaha are the price leader for sure, but there's just way too much plastic on show for my liking. I was tempted by the MT-10 but I couldn't get past the looks and the finish, you can tell they've had to cut costs but it's still a serious bike for the money. I'm sticking with the new Street Triple (RS) which should only be a few weeks away for me.
I think I'd go with the Street Triple too. They have high-quality components and the handling is superb.

In a way, I think it's primarily a difference between taking something with lower-end components (suspension, etc) to make something unique and to your desires, or having it roll straight from the showroom as you want it.

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I think I'd go with the Street Triple too. They have high-quality components and the handling is superb.

In a way, I think it's primarily a difference between taking something with lower-end components (suspension, etc) to make something unique and to your desires, or having it roll straight from the showroom as you want it.

I'm so jealous of your impending delivery, I'm greener than my ZX.
I'll still be tweaking it mate. I've got the Arrow pipe on order too and will probably add the billet brake reservoirs and heated grips but they aren't necessities. I'm a little worried though, based on the reports back from the track day at Catalunya, it might make me think about selling the ZX...we shall see.
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Glad you got something more comfortable. Downside to the FZ-09 is the suspension really sucks. If you drop few grand into it, great bike.

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I hear the '17 model is much improved.
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Possible, I am thinking of the slightly older model

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Some. Not much. See here: FS: 05-06 parts

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