Check out the 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 and see how it stacks up to other Triple-Cylinders in the 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 photo gallery. Read the full report in the 2014 Triple-Cylinder Street Bike Shootout.
- Our testers rated the FZ-09 as the most comfortable bike due in part to its supple suspension, thick seat and relaxed riding position.
- Although not as light handling as the MV Agusta or Triumph the FZ-09 is a surprisingly nimble bike for its size.
- The biggest complaint on the FZ-09 is its limited range of suspension damping which will hamper its handling performance in a fast rider’s hands.
- For its $7990 price, the FZ-09 is an impressive mount. We’re still scratching our heads at how Yamaha was able to accomplish this feat.
- 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 $7990.
- Despite not employing the higher spec braking componentry as the MV Agusta or Triumph the FZ-09’s brakes achieved the second-best stopping distance. Though they did overheat after a couple hard stops.
- The FZ-09 is powered by an all-new water-cooled 847cc Inline Three with Yamaha’s signature crossplane firing order similar to its YZR-M1 MotoGP prototype and YZF-R1 superbike.
- The FZ-09’s dash display is simple but effective. We do wish it was larger so it could be more easily seen when riding.
- The Yamaha is more utilitarian looking as compared to the elegant Brutale or curious appearance of the Street Triple.
- 2014 Triple-Cylinder Shootout Torque.
- 2014 Triple-Cylinder Shootout Horsepower Graph.
- 2014 Triple-Cylinder Shootout Torque Graph.