Not since Yamaha built the XS750/XS850 models from 1976 through 1981 has the Japanese motorcycle marquee wandered down the road of building triple engines in its motorcycles.
But this has changed for the 2014 model year. Unveiled Tuesday at Yamaha’s National Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas, the FZ-09 features an 847cc inline triple that produces 65 ft. lbs. of torque.
Yamaha went through great efforts to compare and contrast the FZ-09 with its other leading naked sportbike, the inline-four FZ8. The FZ-09 is lighter by 53 lbs., has more power, better ergonomics, and, what was vastly emphasized, an MSRP of $7,990, which is almost $1,000 cheaper than the 2013 FZ8.
Attached above is a photo gallery of Yamaha’s FZ-09; for a preview of the motorcycle, click here.
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