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No More FZ's?

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r1limited

I think the article was confusing

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AlbatrossCafe

I prefer the "FZ" letters but I like the "MT" logo.

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gregjet

When you think about it the Fz model has refered to a different type of bike for quite a while. The MT logo fits the bike better. I was quite surprised when they used the FZ title in the USA. I think it is the only place it is used ( correct me, if necessary)

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faffi

MT is the only logical designation for this line of Yamahas. Don't know where the FZ came in as it was an old race rep name.

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robbo10

As I understood it, 'MT' meant nothing in USA whereas 'FZ' did. MT outside US was already established in some countries for torquey bikes. Wouldn't a change now just confuse?

I am looking forward to the revised 07; we should see it around 5 November (EICMA opens in Milan)

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digitalsteve

I wish the naming conventions were the same worldwide.

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Cruizin

I just went out and bought mt07forum.net (mt07.org already bought) and mt10.org, just in case due to this article. 

 

 

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gregjet

Didn't the US get the MT01 at all?

 

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robbo10

I believe it never went to US. The MT owners club was/is mainly for MT-01 and that's the source.

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rider

"What’s in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Romeo and Juliet - Act II Scene II

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Beemer

If they changed the model to MT over here I wouldn't care, at least the MT means something ("Master of Torque") , although I like to say "monster torque" instead. I have no clue what FZ stood for. 

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gregjet

"I have no clue what FZ stood for. "

 

Fuzzy suspension I think...

 

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skyway6

Then there is the confusion between the USA and Canada. In Canada they are the "F-zed" and USA is "F-zee"

 

But i agree it should be under one name. Why have two different names when they are the same bike. Maybe because

"MT" could mean nothing (MT = empty) in North America?

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shinyribs

I wonder if the FZ name doesn't also contribute to the crazy insurance premiums the give these bikes. 

 

Boggles my mind they didn't just call the bike MT worldwide...

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norcal616

I like the MT name...

"Master of Torque" or "Mistress of Torque"... 

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gregjet

Mistress of Torque...hmmmm...conjures some unusual images...or is that just me...

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DewMan
5 hours ago, gregjet said:

Mistress of Torque...hmmmm...conjures some unusual images...or is that just me...

Umm err it's just you.... really... :D

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phyciocc

Or, in the  Homer Simpson's way:  mmmmmmmm.....torque

Homer.jpg

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sen07

From a noob perspective. Its better under one name as it would be easier for us to google it around 😉. But i have to thank fellow Fzs In the states, they make most of the how-to with the 07 and makes my life easier. So, thanks FZs 👏

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robbo10

The update reveal could be 2 days away on the opening of EICMA in Milan

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r1limited

I hurd from a guy that knows a guy whos has a uncle that lives with a gal, whose aunts mom, said she was talking to her BFFFFF over hurd a client saying that his brothers, moms, uncle, aunt who was a hooker too that works these shows, say that she hurd from this client too that Yamaha will be showing a electical three winged turbo thinga-ma-bob do hicky

Man I cant wait

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bornagainbiker

Mt could also stand for Mega Torque. ;D   And, in keeping with the Simpsons theme: 

 

Mega Torque............Excellent.

 

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