Mercedes Benz India continues to lead luxury car sales in 2013

1. Mercedes-Benz (Cars Sold – 3,506) {Price Range – $155,000-$1,000,000}

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Mercedes Benz C-Class

Unless BMW manages to sell 500 vehicles by the end of the month, the company with the inverted “peace symbol” as its logo will be the best selling car brand for 2013. The news is surprising, but expected considering that those who can afford high-end luxury cars will buy them regardless of MAS restrictions or high COE costs.

And with around 17% of households in Singapore being millionaire households, it’s not surprising that many high-income car buyers would opt for the popular E-Class instead of say… a Suzuki Swift. Hell, I would!

In 2013, Mercedes-Benz vehicles accounted for 17.2% of all cars sold in Singapore.

 

2. BMW (Cars Sold – 3,295) {Price Range – $165,000-$500,000+}

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BMW 3-Series

Last year’s winner, BMW, joins its German brother Mercedes-Benz on the list, missing first place by only a few hundred cars. While there aren’t any statistics showing which models sold the most in 2013, it’s a good bet that one of BMW’s most popular models worldwide, the 5-Series ($220,000K-$275,000K), was a trendy choice.

Unlike the luxury brand Mercedes-Benz, BMW’s appeals to upper middle-class individuals wanting the benefits of German-engineered vehicular perfection without having to paying more than $250,000 for it… only in Singapore. 

In 2013, BMW vehicles accounted for about 16.2% of all cars sold in Singapore.

3. Toyota (Includes Lexus) {Cars Sold – 3,037} {Price Range – $118,000-$650,000+}

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Toyota Fortuner

Finally, an ASIAN company on the list! The world’s top-selling car maker, Toyota, (along with its luxury division Lexus) made the top 3 for 2013. Unlike the German manufacturers above, Toyota offers many “economical” models for sale – if you call paying $120,000 for a car “economical”… only in Singapore.

But Toyota isn’t ALL about economy, as the heart attack inducing price tag of the Lexus LS 460 makes clear, at $500,000+.

But with German car makers dominating the luxury car market the same way SingTel dominates…well, pretty much our entire lives, it’s likely that much of Toyota’s sales were made from “economical” car models sold to middle-class buyers – at least those who managed to squeak by the latest MAS regulations anyway.

In 2013, Toyota vehicles accounted for about 14.9% of all cars sold in Singapore.

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Specification

Exterior

Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Side Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tires – Front Performance Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tires – Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Available Available Available Available Available
Traction Control System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger-Side Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Xenon HID Headlamps Not Available Not Available Available Available Standard
Rear Spoiler Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Thorax Front Side Impact Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Head Curtain Side Impact Air Bags Front Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Climate Control Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Single Zone Climate Control Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Available Available Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear Window Defogger Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Navigation System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Not Available Not Available Available Available Available
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seating Surfaces Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
XM Satellite Radio with 3 trial months Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic, Automatic-dimming Rearview Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Visor Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Assist Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Support Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Support Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Not Available Not Available Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Universal Home Remote Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Bluetooth® connectivity Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
OnStar® with One Year Safe & Sound Plan Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Not Available Not Available Available Available Available
Remote Vehicle Start Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary -Audio Input Jacks Not Available Not Available Available Available Standard

Safety

Driver Air bags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air bags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
OnStar Automatic Crash Response Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
OnStar Remote Door Unlock Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
OnStar Emergency Services Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
OnStar Roadside Assistance Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostic Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lamps Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Theft deterrent system Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
4- wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
4-wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking assist Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Rear Door child Security Lockout Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Remote Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Fuel Efficiency

EPA est. Fuel Economy City 18 MPG 18 MPG 18 MPG 18 MPG 18 MPG
EPA est. Fuel Economy Highway 27 MPG 27 MPG 27 MPG 27 MPG 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 gal 17 gal 17 gal 17 gal 17 gal

Features

Trim Specific Features
Please note features to the right may be in addition to, or in place of, features in other trims.
3.6L V6 (RWD) 3.6L V6 (AWD) 3.6L V6 Luxury (RWD) 3.6L V6 Luxury (AWD) 3.6L V6 Premium (RWD)
Audio System 8-speaker Bose® Sound System, AM/FM stereo with single-slot CD player and Radio Data System4 8-speaker Bose® Sound System, AM/FM stereo with single-slot CD player and Radio Data System4 Bose® 5.1 Studio Surround® Sound System Bose® 5.1 Studio Surround® Sound System Bose® 5.1 Studio Surround® Sound System
Memory Settings Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Wood Trim Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Navigation System5 Not Available Not Available Optional Optional Standard
Limited Slip Differential Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard
Magnetic Ride Control Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control6 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Side Blind Zone Alert7 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Optional
Lane Departure Warning Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Optional
Head-Up Display Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Optional
Vehicle Key Features 3.6L V6 (RWD) 3.6L V6 (AWD) 3.6L V6 Luxury (RWD) 3.6L V6 Luxury (AWD) 3.6L V6 Premium (RWD)
Horsepower & RPM 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering Type Speed-sensitive, variable-assist power rack-and-pinion Speed-sensitive, variable-assist power rack-and-pinion Speed-sensitive, variable-assist power rack-and-pinion Speed-sensitive, variable-assist power rack-and-pinion ZF Servotronic® 28 performance gearing and variable-ratio electronic control
OnStar9 Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
XM Satellite Radio with 3 trial months10 Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Platinum Edition Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Optional
Bluetooth® Connectivity11 Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Access/Remote Start Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Powertrain

Standard Engine Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Transmission 6 Automatic 6 Automatic 6 Automatic 6 Automatic 6 Automatic
Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300 302 @ 6300
Torque @ RPM 272 @ 5200 272 @ 5200 272 @ 5200 272 @ 5200 272 @ 5200
Front Suspension Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent
Rear Suspension Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
Axle Ratio 3.42 3.23 3.42 3.23 3.42
4- wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
4-wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control System Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Turning circle 36.9 ft 36.9 ft 36.9 ft 36.9 ft 38.8 ft
Displacement (liters/ cu in.) 3.6L/220 3.6L/220 3.6L/220 3.6L/220 3.6L/220
Locking Rear differential Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard

Dimensions

Overall Length 196.7 in 196.7 in 196.7 in 196.7 in 196.7 in
Overall Width 72.6 in 72.6 in 72.6 in 72.6 in 72.6 in
Overall Height 57.6 in 57.6 in 57.6 in 57.6 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 116.4 in 116.4 in 116.4 in 116.4 in 116.4 in
Front Head Room 38.7 in 38.7 in 38.7 in 38.7 in 38.7 in
Rear Head Room 37.9 in 37.9 in 37.9 in 37.9 in 37.9 in
Front Hip Room 54.6 in 54.6 in 54.6 in 54.6 in 54.6 in
Rear Hip Room 55.6 in 55.6 in 55.6 in 55.6 in 55.6 in
Front Leg Room 42.6 in 42.6 in 42.6 in 42.6 in 42.6 in
Rear Leg Room 38.3 in 38.3 in 38.3 in 38.3 in 38.3 in
Front Shoulder Room 58.6 in 58.6 in 58.6 in 58.6 in 58.6 in
Rear Shoulder Room 57.4 in 57.4 in 57.4 in 57.4 in 57.4 in
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5 5
Cargo Volume 13.8 ft³ 13.8 ft³ 13.8 ft³ 13.8 ft³ 13.8 ft³
Front Track Width 61.8 in 61.8 in 61.8 in 61.8 in 61.8 in
Rear Track Width 62.3 in 62.3 in 62.3 in 62.3 in 62.3 in
Curb Weight 3973 4125 3973 4125 3973

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Technical Specs

Dimensions & Weight
Length 4907 mm
Width 1953 mm
Height 1379 mm
Wheelbase 2990 mm
Kerb Weight 1880 kg
Capacity
Seating Capacity 5 Person
Doors 4 Doors
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 450 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 91 litres
Engine & Transmission
Engine Type F140EB
Displacement 6262 cc
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power 486 bhp @ 8000 RPM
Max Torque 683 Nm @ 6000 RPM
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Valve/Cylinder (Configuration) 4
Cylinders 12, In V Shape
Transmission Type Automatic
No of gears 7 Gears
Drivetrain AWD
Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres
Suspension Front Double wishbone front axle
Suspension Rear Four-wheel independent suspension with stabilizer bar
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Steering Type electric speed proportional power steering
Front Tyres 245 / 35 R20
Rear Tyres 295 / 35 R20

Standard Features

Safety
Airbags 4 (Driver, Co-Driver & Rear Passengers)
Braking & Traction
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution Yes
Electronic Stability Program Yes
Traction Control System Yes
Locks & Security
Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote
Child Safety Lock Yes
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioner Automatic Climate Control
Rear AC Vents Only
Power Steering Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
Keyless Start No
CD Changer No
Headlight off and lgnition Key Off Reminder Yes
Paddle Shift Yes
Rear Parking Sensors Yes
12V Power Outlets No
Seats & Upholstery
Seat Upholstery Leather
Driver Height Adjustable Seat Yes
Rear Armrest Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear
Adjustable Head-rests Front
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Front Seat Pockets Yes
Storage
Cup Holders Front & Rear
Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
Power Windows Front & Rear
Rear Defogger Yes
Boot-lid Opener Internal with Remote
Door Pockets No
Outside Rear View Mirrors Both Sides
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Body-Coloured ORVMs Yes
Rear Wiper No
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Headlight Washers No
Exterior
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Lighting
Headlamps Projector with Xenon
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Clear lens Head Lamp Yes
Daytime Running Lamps Yes
Clear lens Tail Lamp Yes
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Instrumentation
Distance to Empty Yes
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Clock Digital
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Entertainment, Information & Communication
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
CD Player Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone
iPod Compatibility Yes
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Speakers 6+
Wheels & Tyres
Alloy Wheels Yes
Tubeless Tyres Yes

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Technical Specs

Dimensions & Weight
Length 5246 mm
Width 1899 mm
Height 1494 mm
Wheelbase 3165 mm
Kerb Weight 2200 kg
Capacity
Seating Capacity 5 Person
Doors 4 Doors
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 530 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 litres
Engine & Transmission
Displacement 4663 cc
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power 453 bhp @ 5250 RPM
Max Torque 700 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Alternate Fuel Not Applicable
Valve/Cylinder (Configuration) SOHC
Cylinders 8, In V Shape
Transmission Type Automatic
No of gears 7 Gears
Dual Clutch 1
Sport Mode 0
Drivetrain RWD

Standard Features

Safety
Airbags 8 Airbags
Dual-Stage Airbags No
Middle rear three-point seatbelt No
Braking & Traction
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Brake Assist Yes
Electronic Stability Program Yes
Traction Control System Yes
Locks & Security
Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote with Boot Opener
Child Safety Lock Yes
Comfort & Convenience
Cruise Control Yes
Air Conditioner Automatic Climate Control
Rear AC Separate Zone
Heater Yes
Power Steering Yes
Steering Adjustment Electric Tilt & Telescopic
Ash Tray No
Keyless Start Yes
Headlight off and lgnition Key Off Reminder Yes
Paddle Shift No
Rear Parking Sensors With Camera
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Driver & Co-Driver
Cigarette Lighter No
12V Power Outlets 2
Seats & Upholstery
Seat Upholstery Leather
Active headrest Yes
Driver Height Adjustable Seat Yes
Lumbar Support Driver & Co-Driver
Folding Rear Seat No
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Armrest With Audio controls & Cup holder
Head-rests Front & Rear
Adjustable Head-rests Front & Rear
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Front Seat Pockets Yes
Audio Controls in Rear Armrest Yes
Storage
Cup Holders Front & Rear
Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
Power Windows Front & Rear
Rear Defogger Yes
Boot-lid Opener Internal with Remote
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Outside Rear View Mirrors Both Sides
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Body-Coloured ORVMs Yes
Rear Wiper No
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Headlight Washers Yes
Exterior
Sunroof / Moonroof Electrically Adjustable
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Lighting
Headlamps LED
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Fog Lamps Front & Rear
Clear lens Head Lamp Yes
Daytime Running Lamps Yes
LED tail lamps Yes
Clear lens Tail Lamp Yes
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Instrumentation
Distance to Empty Yes
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Clock Digital
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Entertainment, Information & Communication
Music Player Size 2 Din
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Touch-screen Display Yes
GPS Navigation System Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
CD Player Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
DVD Playback Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
iPod Compatibility Yes
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Speakers 6+
Wheels & Tyres
Alloy Wheels Yes
Tubeless Tyres Yes
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 YAMAHA FZ-09 2014 – First Ride

Most press launches are composed with the utmost care so that they suit the bike perfectly. You get nothing but the greatest roads, just right for the intent of the bike, and typically with very little city or freeway riding, mostly because grinding it out in traffic is not what we dream about when we dream of riding.

But life, sadly, is sometimes not a dream. How does this fit with the all-new 2014 Yamaha FZ-09? This Tuning Fork Triple is an all-around motorcycle designed to carry you to work during the week and allow you that precious escape to great roads and big adventure on weekends.

So, for the San Francisco-based U.S. press launch, we spent the first day bashing around the city, splitting lanes and seeing the sights. Then, on the second day, it was our “weekend,” with a shot north across theGolden Gate Bridge to the great winding roads in and around Mount Tamalpais State Park and Stinson Beach.

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Yep, a day ride in the city on a press launch can be filed under the heading of Almost Never Happens, but we rolled out after lunch and rode as a group on the streets of San Francisco for the rest of the day, dodging mirrors and threading our way through traffic.

Usually this is a nightmare on several fronts, not the least of which is trying to keep 8-10 bikes together in heavy traffic with hundreds of traffic lights and various other obstructions and hazards. But our day actually worked out very well.

We ripped our way into the shadow of the Golden Gate for a few pictures, then blasted up to the top of Twin Peaks for a panoramic view of the city and bay. After that, we found a huge empty parking lot for a few pictures after many bumps and jumps and potholes and slippery paint lines. I don’t think any mirrors were lost during all that lane-splitting, either.

The 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 makes for a great city bike. Bottom-end torque is excellent and the clutch is tough, consistent and easy to control, with only mild judder when used exceptionally hard. We essentially bashed around in the bottom three gears for most of the day with no missed shifts.

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2014-Yamaha-FZ-09

The Kayaba fork and shock offer spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustment, both set on the softer side for our city ride. The pavement is generally terrible in San Francisco, but the ride was decent. Steering is light and this claimed 414-pound-wet bike was easy to handle, whether pushing it around while parking or dodging trucks on Market Street.

Of the three D-Mode throttle-response settings, B (the least aggressive) worked best, offering the least “switchy” delivery as we were rolling on and off the gas so much. Both A (most aggressive) and Standard were too abrupt, although the midrange, mid-throttle-and-up aggression offered in A was fun once you let the revs rise. D-Mode reverts to Standard whenever the key is switch off. Engine braking is fairly aggressive in the lower gears, which makes the smooth response of B mode all the more attractive.

Overall, it was a decent day running around town, but I think Yamaha did this to make the second day out on the road all the more sweet.

We were up and out early and got a clean run across the Golden Gate Bridge to freedom. Mt. Tam has a great selection of roads and scenery and it only took a few corners to appreciate the agility and stability offered by the FZ-09. Steering is neutral and cornering clearance is ample. Chassis geometry features classic sporty numbers: 25 degrees of rake and 4.0 inches of trail.

Suspension was set at maximum preload and rebound damping front and rear. This was enough for fairly aggressive riding, but it is clear overall damping was set to be friendly for daily riders and commuters with a sporting bent.

You’ll recognize the Advics four-piston front brake calipers, which offer a lot of power with low effort but were slightly short on feel. That said, I can’t think of any bike in this price range ($7990) that has brakes this good.

The riding position is upright and in command, featuring higher bars and lower pegs than the FZ8 this bike replaces. The seat is touted as being long and flat, but I tended to slide a bit forward. Overall, though, the riding position felt comfortable all day for my 6-foot-2 frame.

What really shined was the 847cc inline-Triple. It sounded great from the saddle and runs awesome. If you leave the bike in sixth gear and drag revs down to 1000 rpm, the engine will pull cleanly right off the bottom and run strong all the way to the 11,250-rpm redline. There is no discernible jump in power anywhere—it’s just got tons of torque across the rev range with a killer midrange that makes lifting the front wheel easy. Claimed output is 115 horsepower and 65 foot-pounds of torque. This is a great engine with the kind of spiritually moving power and sound that you’ll look forward to every time you hit the starter button.

We didn’t get to measure fuel consumption, but the average mpg indicated by the trip computer on my second riding day was 33 mpg, which, given the 3.7-gallon fuel capacity, works out to a 120-mile range and the distinct possibility of the fuel light coming on before 100 miles. When we get an FZ-09 to test, we’ll find out for sure what the practical range is. Yamaha claims 44 mpg.

The FZ-09 is a seriously fun and soulful motorcycle. It’s got great all-around performance with a fantastic engine as its core. And the $7990 price is great. It’s significantly less than the Triumph Street Triple 675 and much, much cheaper than the MV Agusta Brutale 800. And its not much more expensive than the bargain-priced Honda NC700X, while being quite a bit more enthusiast-oriented.

If this is the future of the low-price utility bike, your commute just got a lot more fun.

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SPECIFICATIONS
  2014 Yamaha FZ-09
PRICE $7990
ENGINE Liquid-cooled, four-stroke inline-triple
BORE x STROKE 78.0 x 59.1mm
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT 847cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.5:1
VALVE TRAIN dohc, four valves per cyl., shim adj.
VALVE ADJUST INTERVAL 26,600 mi.
FUEL INJECTION Denso EFI with YCC-T, (3) 41mm throttle bodies
PEAK HORSEPOWER @ RPM 115 HP @ 10,000 rpm
PEAK TORQUE @ RPM 64.5 lbf @8,500 rpm
ENGINE REDLINE 11,250 rpm
EXHAUST SYSTEM TYPE 3-into-1 with 02 sensor and catalyst
IGNITION SYSTEM TCI/32bit ECU
LUBRICATION SYSTEM Wet Sump
FUEL CAPACITY (RESERVE) 3.7 gal. (0.74 gal.)
TRANSMISSION TYPE 6-speed constant mesh
CLUTCH TYPE Wet multiplate-disc
FRAME Twin-spar aluminum controlled-fill die-cast
RAKE/TRAIL 25°/4.0 in.
WHEELBASE 1440 mm
SEAT HEIGHT 32.1 in.
FRONT SUSPENSION 41mm KYB inverted, spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustment
REAR SUSPENSION KYB shock, spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustment
FRONT BRAKES Dual 4-piston calipers with 298 x 4.5mm discs
REAR BRAKE Single-piston caliper with 245 x 5.0mm disc
FRONT WHEEL 3.5 x 17/10-spoke cast aluminum
REAR WHEEL 5.5 X 17 / 10-spoke cast aluminum
FRONT TIRE 120/70 ZR17 (Bridgestone / Dunlop)
REAR TIRE 180/55 ZR17 (Bridgestone / Dunlop)
WET WEIGHT (FULL TANK) 414 lbs.
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION, PERCENT F/R 51.0/49.0
GVWR 805 lbs.
CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 14V, 29.6A, 415W @ 5000rpm
 
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Suzuki Hayabusa

The Suzuki Hayabusa (or GSX1300R) is a sport bike motorcycle made since 1999. It immediately won acclaim as the world’s fastest production motorcycle, with a top speed of 188 to 194 miles per hour (303 to 312 km/h).

Pricing: $13,999

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Nera Concept Bike

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MACCHIA NERA Concept UA bike built with a singular focus – power and light weight. Achieved with extensive use of Poggipolini’s titanium artistry and with his highest know-how from the F1, MotoGP and aerospace technology and experience (since 1950).

Pricing: $202,900

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Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson

The Harley-Davidson® CVO™ Softail® Convertible is a limited-production custom motorcycle that can be configured for all-day touring, two-up cruising or solo profiling by adding or detaching key components, which can be easily removed or installed without tools.

Pricing: $29,699

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000

From the earliest days of Japan Inc.’s legendary chokehold on the open-class streetbike category, Kawasaki has been right there, building motorcycles that have blown away the press, the public and nearly every performance record of note. From the original Z-1 to the ZZR®1200, these do-it-all motorcycles combined the power, handling.

 Pricing: $11,199

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Honda Gold Wing Airbag

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Honda Gold Wing Airbag

There’s big news when it comes to the new 2012 Honda Gold Wing. Because we’ve taken what is the world’s best touring motorcycle and made it even better. The new bodywork is the first thing you’ll notice, complementing what is the best engine and chassis package the touring world has ever seen.

Pricing: $23,890

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BMW K 1300 S

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BMW K 1300 S

The interceptor. The athlete. Aerodynamic, avant-garde.

Pricing: $15,555

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Ducati Superbike 1199

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In perfect keeping with tradition,the 1199 Panigale S is decked out in a Tricolour livery to celebrate “Made in Borgo Panigale” techological excellence and mark the start of a new Ducati Superbike era.

Pricing: $24,000

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MTT Turbine Superbike

Powered by a Rolls Royce-Allison gas turbine engine, the Turbine SUPERBIKE™ has demonstrated over 320-HP and 425-ft/lbs of torque on the Dyne Jet 200 and has been clocked at a record breaking 227-mph.

Pricing: $175,000

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MV Agusta F4CC

MV Agusta F4CC

MV Agusta F4CC

Improving upon excellence: The new MV Agusta F4 was designed and developed with a single goal in mind: to be the best. The new F4 meets this objective by mating high performance and class leading handling together with styling which sets the new standard in the world of supersport motorcycles.

Pricing: $120,000

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ECOSSE Titaniium Series RR

ECOSSE Titaniium Series RR

ECOSSE Titaniium Series RR

 

The RR’s appearance is simply stunning – as much a kinetic sculpture as a mode of transportation. The glorious all-titanium trellis-style chassis (a first of its kind) is devoid of color; brushed by hand to a subtle sheen to expose the beautiful, exotic material.

Pricing: $275,000

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