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Post  BlueZed on Thu Oct 31 2013, 11:25

... by a Yamaha! Cool 

I've had my Z750 from new since 2004 and it has never let me down. I really enjoyed every ride on it and always thought I'd keep it forever.

But now Mr Yamaha thought he'd make this new MT-09 and I just had to try it out.
Just came back from a cold but dry test-ride and I'm still grinning!

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It's great fun and the sound of the 3-cylinder is amazing, even with the standard can. And it's got a "Mode" button! "A", "Standard" and "B"... On "A" it basically wheelies by itself affraid and to be honest I found "B" most comfortable... Very Happy 

I'd want to get it in "Race Blu" with ABS... like this:
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Delivery would probably be in February or March.

Now the trade-in offered for mine isn't as much as I was hoping but he did drop the MT's price a bit so I've still not quite decided...

What do you guys think? Should I change bikes?
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Oct 31 2013, 12:35

 Now I know why I don't ride other bikes Wink

If you like it, why not.
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Post  terry lees on Thu Oct 31 2013, 15:53

Needs a fairing if you don't mind me saying.
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Post  BlueZed on Thu Oct 31 2013, 15:58

Fairings are for "Fairies" rofl 

It's actually more comfortable than the Z... wouldn't have thought by looking at it.

Oh... just ordered it great 
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Post  mrfrance on Thu Oct 31 2013, 16:04

I quite like it! As Steve said, if you like it then why not. What have you got to lose?
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Post  Rosco on Thu Oct 31 2013, 17:01

Happy new bike Wink
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Post  0ldcat on Thu Oct 31 2013, 18:46

Hope you went for the "race blu" and not that 'orrible orange one mate . . . . or are you making a bid for the return of "Orange-Storm" ?
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Post  BlueZed on Thu Oct 31 2013, 18:48

Nah... I'm too old for orange bikes now. And I don't have the matching helmet any more either...

Race Blu it is left thumb up 
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Post  MrNutt on Fri Nov 01 2013, 00:08

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nah... I'm too old for orange bikes now. And I don't have the matching helmet any more either...

Race Blu it is left thumb up 
well you could also treat yourself to a new lid as well green smile


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Post  SteveCat on Fri Nov 01 2013, 09:06

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: Ive had a few jars and forgot to add in lid
Jars, lids, sounds like a pickling process Laughing 


Race Blu sounds very nice great
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Post  ellie on Fri Nov 01 2013, 18:59

Have you tried the new Z800? Just been stood next to one on the kawasaki dealer and it's lush in Kwak green.

Looks really mean!


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Post  Wooster on Fri Nov 01 2013, 20:24

Maybe it's just me, but a lot of bikes look like that these days.
It might be a symptom of austerity, but they look like engines and afterthoughts.

As in, "We have the engine, now how do we save money on the rest of it?" Neutral 
(The high shaved tail doesn't really do anything for me tbh.)
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Post  BlueZed on Sat Nov 02 2013, 07:50

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Have you tried the new Z800? Just been stood next to one on the kawasaki dealer and it's lush in Kwak green.

Looks really mean!
It does look mean though I'm not sure about the hump-back tank... Also the price for those is about €1000 more than the MT-09!

Anyway, I just wanted something different after over 9 years of Z750 so it had to be the triple seeing as I started on a single, then Boxer, then V-twin and then the in-line four Very Happy 


On a side-note... was just digging through the paperwork I still have for the Z and found the original invoice from when I bought it from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] near Aylesbury. I only paid £4799 for it, what a bargain! Amazed that it only lost about half its value in all those years (or the Pound de-valued a lot since) left thumb up
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Post  Wooster on Sat Nov 02 2013, 11:12

Probably the latter. Smile
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Post  BlueZed on Sat Nov 02 2013, 12:40

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Probably the latter. Smile
Think you're right... just had a look at historic conversion rates because I wanted to know exactly Very Happy 

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in August 2004 £1 was around €1.48
today £1 is about €1.18

So at the time the bike was about €7100 and now that's only about €5650.
That's a drop of €1450 or around 20% just because of the £ dropping! Shocked 
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Post  Wooster on Sat Nov 02 2013, 13:30

At least it isn't as messed up as Venzuela: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]




....yet. Very Happy
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Post  BlueZed on Sat Mar 01 2014, 06:36

Finally got the long awaited call from the Yamaha dealer last night! My new bike has arrived and just in time for the start of the season here as my license plate is 03-10 (March to October)  great 

However, they still need to put it together and there's already a recall due to an ABS issue so that needs doing still too. Should be another week or two until I can actually pick it up. But so glad it actually arrived after reading so much scaremongering on the net about supply issues and dealers having to cancel already signed contracts...

Can't wait to get on it and out there now  Bike3-5 
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Post  SteveCat on Sat Mar 01 2014, 07:19

That's a relief, not so good there is already a recall, lets hope that the only problem. Enjoy.
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Post  Rosco on Sat Mar 01 2014, 10:28

Woo hoo Smile

Can't wait to see the pics.
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Post  BlueZed on Fri Mar 07 2014, 19:26

Finally can pick it up on Monday.

Will go to the "Landratsamt" first thing to get it registered. Already reserved the license plate "PAF TG 1" (PAF is the code for our "Landkreis"  and TG are my initials  wink thumb up ).
Then straight to the dealer to finally get on it...

Can't wait now! Never thought I'd want a weekend to be over already  Shocked 
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Post  yamahamad on Fri Mar 07 2014, 19:40

Enjoy it mate. Brilliant feeling picking up a new bike

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Post  0ldcat on Fri Mar 07 2014, 20:54

ditto what he said 

No Phaffing around on PAF TG 1 now though  wink thumb up
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Post  BlueZed on Mon Mar 10 2014, 16:48

Finally got it!
Picked it up this morning and been riding around 250km already. That's a quarter run in... at this rate I'll need to take it for the first 1000km service by the end of the week  ponder   

Been home an hour now and still haven't stopped grinning  Very Happy  It just pulls like a train in any gear... Awesome  great 

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Post  SteveCat on Mon Mar 10 2014, 17:07

Verry, very nice indeed Thomas  great 
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Post  robertcains on Mon Mar 10 2014, 19:44

I likes that, I run my Z in all in one day & returned it the following day for its first service.... One of my best biking days for sure ;-)
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