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Looks a lot like this one too.
"http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/09/01/2015-yamaha-mt-09x-adventure-touring-motorcycle-concept-illustration/"
They are looking get a lot of mileage out of the 847cc power plant. Its actually starting to look like the Honda line up....
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If I were on the market to replace my Versys, that would take my money!
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i will soon be in the market to replace my versys, but this won't be on the list. it's looks pretty sweet and the motor gets a lot of praise, but it's really is a bigger versys. i need something different. i do like it though.

still waiting to see what else they're gonna go with that parallel twin....

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Such a shame as it will probably have the typical crappy Yamaha throttle response. Amazing after all these years I still read about it. My 2006 FJR1300 was horrible. Even with a PowerCommander it wasn't great but better than stock. I've been reading about the FZ-09 and how crappy the throttle response is so I can't believe this bike would be any better.
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Just saw it on a local dealer website. $12,000 MSRP Canadian money.

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this is a Craigslist ad from a huge dealer here in BC
http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_c...X7_600x450.jpg

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I'm not planning anything soon, but I really like the Triumph Street Triple.
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The seat looks like torture.

I was disappointed with my FZ09 test ride. It didn't feel that much more powerful than my Versys and was pretty buzzy. Suspension was a downgrade compared to the Versys also.

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The seat looks like torture.

I was disappointed with my FZ09 test ride. It didn't feel that much more powerful than my Versys and was pretty buzzy. Suspension was a downgrade compared to the Versys also.


I'm waiting for a version of the 09 that has a fairing, and better suspension and throttle control.
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For me, a sport touring bike needs to have good weather protection, cruise control, a large enough fuel tank to go at least 200 miles between fuel stops, and of course it also needs to be comfortable to ride.

I guess I'll have to wait to see the full specs to see what features it has. From the looks of these pictures, I don't see this as being a viable sport touring machine for me. It's too bad because I really like the idea of a mid-sized sport touring bike.


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For me, a sport touring bike needs to have good weather protection, cruise control, a large enough fuel tank to go at least 200 miles between fuel stops, and of course it also needs to be comfortable to ride.

I guess I'll have to wait to see the full specs to see what features it has. From the looks of these pictures, I don't see this as being a viable sport touring machine for me. It's too bad because I really like the idea of a mid-sized sport touring bike.
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And for me, it would have to be a better looking machine than the FJ-09. Ick!
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The Concours is a true sport touring bike. The new FJR1300 even better because it added cruise.

If someone would make a mid sized sport touring bike with cruise and all the features of the Concours, but 200lbs less weight I'd be all over it. For me shaft drive is a must when on a tour.

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The Concours is a true sport touring bike. The new FJR1300 even better because it added cruise.

If someone would make a mid sized sport touring bike with cruise and all the features of the Concours, but 200lbs less weight I'd be all over it. For me shaft drive is a must when on a tour.
The BMW R800GT is the closest thing I've seen that meets these requirements. But it does not have the Japanese dependability.
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Judging from the FZ-09, they have some work to do on the suspension and fueling. I would have been more interested in the FJ-09 had Kawasaki not announced the Versys 1000 LT. That's the bike I'm really interested in.
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I just read in MCN (US) that Yamaha has issued a fix for the FZ 09 throttling issues, for new and past sales. No reviews yet on how well the "Yamaha fix" works.
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Interesting update. Thanks trialsguy.
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2015 FZ-07, $6990, 397lbs wet, 74hp = 5.3lbs/hp
2015 FZ-09, $8100, 414lbs wet, 115hp = 3.6lbs/hp
2015 Versys 650, $7900 (2014, 2015 TBA), 476lbs wet, 68hp = 7.0lbs/hp

I know what you mean though, I tested a 2014 VStrom 1000 a few months ago that kills the Versys in power to weight numbers, and the Versys feels quicker, but is not.
I wonder why the V feels quicker? The torque curve? Lighter flywheel?
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after all of the reviews of the FZ-09 that I have read..I would pass on this bike...considering that Yamaha is offering an online "fix" of the fueling for the FZ-09..one might consider that it's been fixed on the FJ-09..but what about the crummy front forks? a lot of money to spend on a bike that seems to be lacking in two important areas...in moving up I'd put a leg over the new 1000cc Versys first...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/629/19...irst-Look.aspx

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The BMW R800GT is the closest thing I've seen that meets these requirements. But it does not have the Japanese dependability.
I rode a BMW 800GT before buying my Street Triple. The riding position was good, the wind protection was good, weight was reasonable, and the power was pretty good. It was a bit buzzy at highway speeds and there is the cost, around 13K-14K once you add in the necessary options, tax, title.

The 800GT is what I would consider a good mid-weight sport tourer. It just seems too expensive for what it is.


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