GSX-S750 VS. XSR900

WARREN

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the bike bug is nibbling a little bit.
my buddy turned me onto the 900 and the incredible sounding triple.
as best as I can tell the 750 is a close comparison at a similar price point.

needs to be 2 up friendly.
any other contenders in the category?
SV650 comes to mind, but that's underpowered, and the MT10 is more bike than I desire for in the city.

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The Triple, just for the uniqueness of that alone.

You know how the inline four runs.
Partially true..

Those 3 cyl 900 yammies have so much mid range and grunt.. it wheelies like a mofo, that 750 4 cyl might scream more at high end,

But with that 900, get a tune and an exhaust and they really open up
 

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I've ridden the piss out of the first year FZ09. That bike ripped pretty well bone stock and that triple makes all the right noises, intake and exhaust.

More CC's, more torque, less weight and the passenger seat looks more usable.
 
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the passenger seat looks more usable.
If not , seat concepts makes something nice


 

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I have the Tracer GT and absolutely love the Yamaha triple. Plenty of torque so you don't have to keep your left foot busy shifting, but it revs and rips to the redline much like an inline four. Brilliant motor.

I would consider the MT-09 over the XSR900, but to each his own. For a few extra dollars the SP version of the MT-09 would be my first choice.
 

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I don't believe I've ever ridden a triple of any sort. A buddy had a Speed Triple a while ago, but I never got around to trying it. That Yamaha looks great.
 

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The forks on a 2014 FZ 09 are about 3 inches longer than most sport bikes.
The neck on the frame is higher.
The only Ohlins I could find at the time time were from an early Duc Multistrada .
BST wheels made to fit, full Akra and lithium battery got it down to 400 Lbs, full.
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I would look into an SP version if the neck was lower and the forks shorter.
 

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Is the engine in the new Yammie the same as the FZ? I see they have been cracking the ECU and getting a bunch more mid range that makes it more peppy.
 
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Is the engine in the new Yammie the same as the FZ? I see they have been cracking the ECU and getting a bunch more mid range that makes it more peppy.
I can't confirm or deny. Not sure, but don't believe so. Its the same powerplant as the mt09
 
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