If you like the looks of the FZ-10 but prefer a Triple instead of an inline-Four, you are in luck! This morning at the AIMExpo, Yamaha took the wraps off of the 2017 FZ-09. The styling influences of its larger sibling are immediately apparent. Four aggressive, “floating style” headlights give the FZ–09 an pugnacious, insect-like visage that hints at impending trouble. The swoopy radiator shrouds and the updated air scoops add to the visible tension.

2017 Yamaha MT-09 Preview

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However, the changes aren’t all from the styling department. The FZ-09’s 847cc, crossplane-concept, liquid-cooled, inline, three-cylinder engine now offers adjustable Traction Control to the FZ’s list of sporting qualifications, which include: YCC-T, Yamaha D- Mode (user-selectable, electronically controlled drive modes), ride-by-wire, and a Assist & Slipper (A&S) Clutch. An optional Genuine Yamaha Quick Shift System will make running through the gears a full-throttle, clutchless experience that is sure to put smiles of the faces of riders.

2017 Yamaha FZ-09

For 2017, the FZ-09 receives adjustable Traction Control and ABS.

ABS brakes land on the FZ-09 for 2017, feeding the radial mounted, four-piston calipers. This functional addition to the dual 298mm discs should benefit all riders, regardless of skill level, when braking traction is limited.

2017 Yamaha FZ-09

The FZ-09 shares the in-your-face styling of the FZ-10.

Arriving in February, the 2017 Yamaha FZ-09 will feature a $8,999 MSRP and will come in three colors: Candy Red, Matte Silver and Intensity White.

2017 Yamaha FZ-09

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  • John B.

    This is exciting. I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced “around town” bike with ABS. The 2017 FZ-09 provides great bang for the buck. I can’t wait for the First Ride review.

    • Matt Forero

      The 2017 FZ-07 also joins the ABS party.

      • John B.

        Fantastic! It’s a great time to be a motorcyclist!

  • Kenneth

    I have a new-found appreciation for the faux “air scoops” of the FZ after seeing the exposed black boxes underneath on the XSR900.

    • Evans Brasfield

      We have a winnnaahhh!

  • Josh

    Time to figure out how to retrofit the slipper clutch and ABS to my 2015 FZ!

    • SteveSweetz

      Ditto for my FJ-09.

      I’ve seen a lot of people talk about doing this on FZ/FJs since the XSR900 came out, but so far I haven’t found a confirmed report of anyone doing it successfully. I think getting all the parts has been difficult.

      Don’t care about the slipper, but easier clutch pull would be welcome – especially in cold weather. If it can be done for less than $300, I could manage to convince myself it’s worth it.

  • Born to Ride

    They made it….. uglier. I didn’t think it was possible…

  • Phillip Pugh

    I’m going with the fzo7 which in my opinion the best bang for the buck

  • Ingolf Stern

    aggressive new styling! still with dangerously inadequate suspension. massive, YUGE fail. pass. seriously. this thing is dangerous.

    • SerSamsquamsh

      Yeah but it’s a Great Deal!

    • Dootin

      If you are riding this bike at a pace that it’s “dangerous” you need a R6. The FZ9 was never meant to be a race bike.

    • Kevin Duke

      Strange how its suspension could be considered dangerously inadequate before the new bike and its new front suspension has been ridden by anyone outside Yamaha…

  • Jon Jones

    Superlative bikes.

  • Lee Taplinger

    To those who think form follows function this bike is beautiful. The seat is probably as hard as an oak plank and would need something softer for touring, but does anyone know if it’s possible to actually put luggage on a bike like this for overnights? Like something bigger than what would hold a toothbrush, a pair of underwear, and a half pint of Jack Daniels?