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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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yea that yamaha 850 sounds amazing. Im sure the fz9 will sound better without that huge can on it.
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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!