Welcome to the Yamaha FZ-09! (Also known as the MT-09) The 2014 FZ-09/MT-09 is an all new motorcycle that features a 847cc 3 cylinder engine ride-by-wire throttle and 3 powers modes! It also features tech that the other manufacturers haven’t used yet including a ‘crossplane concept’ crankshaft for claimed even throttle and power output. Regardless of the tech it actually looks quite good too!
Initial colour schemes for the FZ-09/MT-09 will be Liquid Graphite and Rapid Red and the Recommended retail price in the US is $7,900 for sale some time in September 2013. Check out the US website for further details. As for the FZ-09 Australian release – I haven’t heard anything yet!
I do find it interesting that Yamaha have released a reasonably large capacity 3 cylinder engine when everyone seems to be focusing on 2 cylinders anything with a V configuration. The press release says that it will be the basis for new variations to motorcycle range which I find quite exciting.
Source: Press release.
Yamaha FZ-09 / MT-09 important specifications:
|Engine||3 Cylinder Petrol DOHC|
|Power||85kW @ 10,000 RPM|
|Torque||87.5 Nm @8500 RPM|
|Kerb Weight||188kg / 191kg ABS|
|Dimensions||L 2075 x W 815 H 1135mm|
|Fuel tank||14 litres|