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MT-07 is what I am waiting for. Might even be a parallel twin (Yamaha has such a new engine), but a smaller triple would be good. Might be a bit less 'animal' than the 09 for those of us with less experience.
 

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Yamaha already builds a 660 single in Europe called MT-03. Go to yamaha uk and check it out.
O and while you are there check out the killer accessories over there hopefully coming to America.
 

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Yamaha already builds a 660 single in Europe called MT-03. Go to yamaha uk and check it out.
O and while you are there check out the killer accessories over there hopefully coming to America.
They also made a MT-01. Both the -03 and -01 were flops and are no longer in production.
 

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If the FZ-09 retails for $7,990 then should we expect the MT/FZ-07 to be around a MSRP of $6,990 - $7,190 ?
They couldn't expect someone to purchase the -07 if it was just $500-$600 less than an -09; for that little difference everyone would choose the larger CC model.
 

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Yamaha doesn't need to build a MT-11Adv. If they just put this 847 triple in the super tenere they would have a better bike.
Light is right...
 

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Considering the FZ09's wet weight is equal to 414 pounds could it be possible that a FZ07 (MT-07) could get close to 300 pounds wet?

WOW!
 

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What is odd is that the MT-09 is lighter than the MT03 by 4Kg (9 lbs)
Are Yamaha chasing triumph here? They have 675, 800, 1050 and 2300 sized triples
 

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Are Yamaha chasing triumph here? They have 675, 800, 1050 and 2300 sized triples
Possibly so. Why not get a piece of the pie. The Street Triple has been a big hit, why wouldn't Yamaha jump in on that market. And the triple engine makes very good usable power on the street. Plus a Yamaha would cost considerably less.

Now why did Yamaha come out with the -09 before an -07 if they wanna compete with Triumph's Street Triple? Possibly because they know Triumph is working on a 800cc Street/Speed Triple and they wanted to beat them to the punch. Triumph already makes a 800cc triple motor for the Tiger and with many calling for a 800cc Street it would only make sense. Yamaha can now come out with the -07 to compete with the 675cc Street Trip but with a much lower MSRP. And Yamaha has already announced that there will be a bigger and smaller versions of the MT/FZ-09. So it is expected that there will be, lets guess, maybe a FZ-11 (MT-11) in the near future as well. Hell Yamaha already makes a 1049cc triple for their snowmobiles - not saying they will use the same motor for a street bike but they have a large 3 cylinder.
 
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