2014 Yamaha FZ-09: MD Ride Review -…

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2014 Yamaha FZ-09: MD Review

The 2014 Yamaha promises a lot when you look at the sheet. 414 pounds wet, an triple displacing 847 cc, and crank and torque that easily Triumph’s universally praised Triple. At the press launch (look at our press launch report for all of the details of the machine), we were impressed with the FZ-09, the engine power, both power and the power spread.

Our real concerns were throttle response and the stock settings. After a fairly street test, these our two primary concerns with remarkably affordable new motorcycle Yamaha (U.S. MSRP

The FZ-09 is a small motorcycle. It is not light, it is narrow and with a low seat height by today’s The rider’s triangle is also tight, with the bars, and pegs adding to the sense of a machine.

Taller riders might the ergos too tight, but our test (5′ 11” being the tallest) found the FZ comfortable.

The instrumentation, although thorough (it even includes a position indicator), can be faulted it requires the rider to scroll options to get to an engine temperature We would prefer motorcycles to engine temperature at all times, for reasons. We found the built-in computer to be optimistic to the tune of 4 miles per gallon, but the speedometer is accurate.

The new triple created by makes great sounds even more important, power from idle to redline. It is hard to overstate how we are with the power Yamaha has out of this 847 cc motor. Coupled the light weight of the bike as a the FZ-09 is extremely quick, around town where its at first, can even be quite

This is why the FZ-09 can be such a to ride for a skilled pilot can use what it has to offer.

Living the fuel injection issues we out in our initial riding impression was to say the least. With three maps available, including A and B, we frequently chose the softer output of B, robbing the bike of of its grin inducing acceleration, because the Standard and A positions far too sensitive, and abrupt, in response to position changes. Indeed, Standard and A are so sensitive that transferred through the suspension to the can lead to very slight position changes (the throttle has a very light spring), and an unintended lurch or appearance of engine braking, on which direction your moved.

When you are in the mood to ride and you are “in the zone”, Map A is a blast, so long as you the throttle “sweetly” (to borrow a from Valentino). If you are just around, however, Map B might be best choice.

Running tanks of gasoline through the our mileage varied from 38 to 47 with an average in the low 40′s.

We ourselves essentially maxing out the settings, dialing in as much and rebound damping as the FZ-09 (rebound was not quite maxed on the just as Yamaha did with all of the bikes on Day 2 of the press introduction. was an effort to get the soft stock firm enough for fast, riding, and to work appropriately all that engine power and throttle response.

The stock suspension is simply too particularly the fork. The fork are much too light, and even spring preload cranked all the way aggressive riding could be too for the front end to handle. Rebound becomes an issue as the spring is maxed out, as well.

Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III

the spring squished by the preload the fork wanted to rebound too but we had run out of rebound damping adjustment to with it.

The shock is not so bad, but riding, once again, calls for max spring preload in the and close to the maximum rebound

A fast, experienced rider is going to want stiffer settings than are available on the FZ-09. The chassis balance like it is good, but the suspension limits how hard the bike can be

Yamaha got other details including a slick-shifting six-speed a positive, easily modulated and good brakes. Despite we think the front brake benefit greatly from a aggressive pad compound.

Weight appears about right, the relatively short wheelbase and engine will lift the wheel from time-to-time if the is accelerating aggressively. We would like to try the bike with suspension to fully assess the performance, however.

In the end, we the Yamaha FZ-09 a somewhat riding experience. The engine is except for the fueling issues, and the appears to have great but it couldn’t be pushed as hard as we like during our testing due to the soft suspension. A “Diamond in the perhaps, presenting a few issues to be with the money you saved as a of the low MSRP.

For additional details and specifications, Yamaha’s web site .

Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 III


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