Yamaha is taking the wraps off their three-cylinder FZ-09 today (MT-09 in Europe).
They’ve been teasing this motorcycle for a while now; they showed off the motor on last fall’s show circuit, then a few days ago, they released a teaser video for the bike. Now they’re releasing details, and here’s what we know so far, thanks to the European press, particularly Motoblog, who got a jump on the news.
The 847 cc four-valve triple will supposedly put out 115 hp and 85 Nm of torque. It has throttle-by-wire, and three engine power delivery modes. It’s a crossplane motor, like in the R1, with 31 mm intake valves and 25 mm exhaust valves.
The fuel injectors are attached directly to the head, supposedly allowing for more precise fueling and shorter throttle bodies.
The machine has a six-speed transmission. The three-into-one exhaust has a nanofilm coating to deter rust and staining.
The frame’s swingarm pivot is placed outside the frame, similar to the MT-01, to keep the chassis narrow.
The frame is made of aluminum, and supposedly weighs about 20 kg less than a comparable frame on similar motorcycles. The bike weighs 188 kg wet, 171 kg dry.
We have no information on Canadian pricing or availability yet.
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