Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Frederick, MD
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Unless Yamaha vastly upgrades some of the componentry on the FZ-09, Triumph will never be able to compete with the Yammie's low price tag. In the USA the dollar is king, most folks will go with the cheaper option, especially after you factor in how prevalent Yamaha dealerships are compared to Triumph dealerships.
I'm a huge proponent of throwing daytona cams on a street triple. Completely transformed my 12 STR. On the dyno it made 115HP and it was almost 95 degrees with 98% humidity. It will eat 600's and Fz09's for lunch @ the track.
13 D675R Track Bike
12 Street Triple R
13+ Rad shrouds, blades, and sliders,Woodcraft engine covers, Quick shifter,Competition Werkes Fender Eliminator w/ ebay integrated tail light,BMC filter, Ohlins TTX from 675R, TRMN8TR modded header, Custom Competition Werkes can, Daytona Cams, Tuned with Tune ECU, 1050 throttle tube
11 Husaberg FS570