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Old 06-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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FZ09 3 cylinders crossplane?

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The crossplane sounds just like traditional inline 3 on speed triple?
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #3
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Reminds me of that commercial where guy got his bike fixed and sounds like a weed whacker.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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Im still on the fence about this...
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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Its not going to have the traditional crossplane sound. With three cylinders, it will have an even firing pattern (every 120 degrees of crank rotation). If a flat plane three cylinder existed (does it), it would actually sound weird like the i4 Crossplane motor.

On paper this seems like a great move, but I cringed when I saw the HP numbers for the FZ9...
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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Our guys prefer the sound of this Yamaha 850 ...


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Old 06-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #7
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yea that yamaha 850 sounds amazing. Im sure the fz9 will sound better without that huge can on it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:07 AM   #8
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yeah if the new fz9 with a slip on sounds anything like that 850, I'm buying it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:31 AM   #9
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIDz8Y-Blc0

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That one sounds so much better than the FZ9!
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #10
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Wow, that tuned Yamaha XS850 Triple sounds awesome. My '00 Triumph Legend 900TT triple with bored out stock dual exhausts, modified primary airbox, removed emissions / secondary airbox, fully tuned Factory Ti Jet kit on carbs sounds similar (like a triple should) but more toned down. The FZ09 sounds like a tinny 4 cylinder in comparison, but I'm sure with a nice full exhaust and proper tuning it should sound like a triple!
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