Yamaha FZ-09 vs Triumph Street Triple Comparison
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Yamaha has a history of producing three-cylinder motorcycles dating back to the 1970’s. This heritage carries on with the newest three-cylinder machine, the FZ-09. This 847cc, 12 valve power plant, is proving to be very popular with riders across the country. With Triumph Motorcycles offering a three-cylinder engine in their Street Triple, the inevitable question is, how do these two machines compare? In addition to the above video, we have prepared a chart below to explain the differences between the Yamaha FZ-09 and the Triumph Street Triple.    


Feature
Yamaha FZ-09
Triumph Street Triple
Advantage
Engine
847cc liquid cooled, DOHC 4-stroke in-line three cylinder with 12 valves
675cc liquid cooled, DOHC 4-stroke in-line three cylinder with 12 valves
Featuring a larger, more powerful engine, the FZ-09 outperforms the Street Triple making for a much more thrilling ride
Torque Rating
65 lb-ft
50 lb-ft
The huge 30% torque advantage enjoyed by the FZ-09 adds to the excitement when riding the FZ-09
D-Mode Drive Mode
Allows rider to choose optimum engine character
Not Available
The FZ09 comes standard with features not available on the more expensive Triumph
YCC-T
Improves rider's feeling of torque and controllability
Not Available
Suspension - Front
41mm inverted fork adjustable preload and rebound 5.4 inches of travel
KYB 41mm inverted fork 4.3 inches of travel
The FZ-09 suspension, while offering adjustability, provides not only more suspension travel at the front fork, but also on the rear shock
Suspension - Rear
Single shock adj. preload and rebound 5.1 inches of travel
KYB monoshock 4.9 inches of travel
Brakes - Front
Twin 298mm floating discs 4 piston caliper
Twin 310mm floating discs 2 piston caliper
The four piston caliper brakes on the FZ-09 provide outstanding stopping power
Brakes - Rear
245mm disc
220mm disc
LCD Multi-Functional Meter Display w/Fuel Consumption Data
Yes
Not Available
The meter display on the FZ-09 is far superior to the meter offered on the more expensive Triumph
Price
$7,990
$9,399
FZ09 is $1,409 less expensive and the value of the FZ-09 cannot be matched by Triumph with their 2014 675 Street Triple


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