My Next Triple

Dustin

Moderator
Wow! I want to ride it!

Awesome bike; please give us a ride report as soon as possible! Congrats
 

lytehouse

Moderator
WOW....that's really nice Brad!





lyrics from a song that made me think of something you said at dinner the week before:

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them





Enjoy!!
 
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Lonney

New Member
Nice bike !! GOOD LUCK !! Do you still have the other triple ?


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Dustin

Moderator
I think the Speed Triple R is a different class of bike. It's got trick Ohlins & Brembo components and a motor with 200cc more displacement; I think it actually makes almost 20% more power and torque than the FZ-09 but with only around 45 lbs more weight.

You gotta pay for all those trick parts but I'm sure it's a total gem.
 

FZ1inTX

Adminstrator
I think the Speed Triple R is a different class of bike. It's got trick Ohlins & Brembo components and a motor with 200cc more displacement; I think it actually makes almost 20% more power and torque than the FZ-09 but with only around 45 lbs more weight.

You gotta pay for all those trick parts but I'm sure it's a total gem.
First, nice ride Brad!

Second, I agree with Dustin. While the FZ-09 (among other FZ#) is a great bike, Yamaha does not have a lot going for it in terms of high-end parts. Yamaha tends to put in "adequate" parts so lower the price point and sell more bikes. That leaves us to buy the tricks and install them. Now, the reason I would still buy a Yamaha today is maintenance (or the lack thereof...) because outside of the Japanese bikes, most have a more frequent maintenance schedule. Don't get me wrong, I'd still love to park a Triple next to the FZ1, or if I had a Triple, I'd trade the FZ1 for an FJR or Connie and do serious touring.

Can't wait to see it Brad!

-Eric
 

Hail

Moderator
Speedy is home safe and sound from the dealer. What a great ride home.





You're kidding, right? With all of those sweet mods?

Are you keeping the Suzuki?
I don't want to give up dirt and dual sport so the DRZ is not going anywhere. I just don't ride enough to justify keeping the Tiger. Although, I probably wont put it up for sale until I know I will be happy with the speed for a long time to come.
 

Hail

Moderator
First, nice ride Brad!

Second, I agree with Dustin. While the FZ-09 (among other FZ#) is a great bike, Yamaha does not have a lot going for it in terms of high-end parts. Yamaha tends to put in "adequate" parts so lower the price point and sell more bikes. That leaves us to buy the tricks and install them. Now, the reason I would still buy a Yamaha today is maintenance (or the lack thereof...) because outside of the Japanese bikes, most have a more frequent maintenance schedule. Don't get me wrong, I'd still love to park a Triple next to the FZ1, or if I had a Triple, I'd trade the FZ1 for an FJR or Connie and do serious touring.

Can't wait to see it Brad!

-Eric
To be fair the STR is a $15,000 motorcycle brand new. Not sure if that covers the expense of brembo, lighter rims and premium Ohlins suspension.

My main issue with the FZ9 was the wooden suspension and that fact that the engine case cover on the right is right where my shin should be. I just couldn't sit on it and feel comfortable.

The main reason I did not get an FZ1 again is because that would be counter to my goal of owning one of every bike ever made. :)
 

ballmead

New Member
Congrats on your new ride. It looks like a hoot to ride and I suspect the Tiger will be a distant memory, very soon ;)

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