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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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FJR Triple?

Sounds like an interesting bike in the making.

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Yes, it does. Wonder if they'd keep the same HP and torque...or there abouts.

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That is interesting. We'll see where it comes in and the cost but I'd assume price should be sweet since they can share many parts across multiple lines reducing the cost of all bikes using the engine.
Yamaha is playing hardball IMO, taking it to the competition.

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I will buy one if they make it. perfect 2nd bike and nice for the wife.

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The only problem would be that I get raked over the coals at the dealership because I'd be one of the first in line to buy one.

I like my FJR AE and I got the Givi Rack and lowered my seat so it is all set but a 500lb ST with a 30" seat and about 100HP sounds VERY much like the perfect bike FOR ME.
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I think that it they did make it, it would basically be a bike to fit in the same niche', and possibly go head to head, with the Ninja 1000; which already has a manually adjustable shield and integrated saddlebags.

As the so called sport touring bikes have gotten bigger, heavier and more integrated with electronic gizmos, there is now probably be a market for a significantly lighter, lower frills, less expensive, more nimble, offering.
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With a shaft, 250+ mile range, 50 mpg, and 550 lb curb weight it would be a stand alone ST from Japan!

With chain drive it will be another capable mid-sized bike in a crowd of many capable mid-sized bikes (Vstroms, Ninjas, VFRs, Bandits, FZs, etc)

Whew! There, I said it. Just my $.02.

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Yeah! Put a turbo on it, add an electically-adjustable shield, a GPS, a tail pack, ABS, sat phone, intercom, and tunes.

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The return of the Diversion 900?

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When I was shopping for a new bike, the only 2 on my list were the FJR and the BMW F800GT. Perhaps if I'd gotten the opportunity to test ride the BMW I may have chosen that instead. Ultimately I chose the FJR mainly due to a lower purchase price and general lower cost of ownership. And don't get me wrong. I am absolutely thrilled with my FJR and don't regret buying for one second. I've been a Yamaha guy from day one and the BMW would have had to be pretty impressive to turn my head. I gave Honda's NT700 a look but there were too many things about it that went against it, it wasn't really a serious contender for my affections.

My previous machine was an FZ6 outfitted for sport-touring (full set of Givi luggage, tall screen, bar risers, etc.) and did (and still do) virtually all my riding solo so a middleweight bike met my needs. The FZ6 was a great bike but lacked a few things that would have made it a true long-distance mount... a little more "leg room", a little more power, and a few other things. But if Yamaha had been producing something akin to an FJR900 there's a strong chance that I'd have jumped on that and never looked back.

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