Very good find! I've been wondering how the speed triple compares. It has a very significant power advantage . A friend of mine had a speed and i couldn't believe how insanely powerful that bike is and not to mention good looking. I like the twin google eyes of the older model better than the current infiniti eyes though. I hope they make a larger displacement version of the yamaha engine and put it in a new R1.The best comparison test I've seen. Very fair. Like how the 09 peak horsepower is made at lower RPMs than the MV and Speed Trip. The 09 has more torque than the 800 Brutale and Street Trip also at lower RPMs. And the 09 beats all of them by at least 4.2 MPG.
Good find Tog.
Look like you made your wish list for Christmas! LOLSo, lets see. Spend $925 for a Penske shock and $84 for fork springs to solve the suspension problems. Then spend, what, lets say $300 for the Flash Tune of the ECU. Now the FZ-09 will beat the Street Triple with ~$700 leftover to spend on other things. Put on a Marthy exhaust while skipping the Flash Tune and you will leave the Speed Triple in the dust. Lets call that bike the Yamaha FZ-09 Forum model.