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Old 10-29-2005, 08:08 AM   #10
John E Davies
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Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Spokane, WA USA
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I would love a TDM 900 - I really didn't know much about the bike, so I did a search and found a very good review:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewBikeCata.../TDM/Page1.htm





It's a little heavy at 418 pounds dry, but I really like the design - it looks a lot like a big single and isn't much more massive. If they installed a high exhaust and bigger spoked wheels it could be an awesome Adventure bike. The dry sump engine would offer good clearance with the pipes out of the way. (Though there is always the problem of mounting a skidplate directly to the crankcases....)

Any word at all if it will ever be brought to the USA? What would the estimated price be?

Here are a couple of nice big wallpapers:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/Y...M900/Index.htm

And here is the European TDM site:

http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/tdm900/

I keep coming back to edit this post.... Here are some good reviews:

http://ymedc.introweb.nl/en/archive/.../touring.shtml

http://ymedc.introweb.nl/en/archive/magazine/tdm.shtml

http://www.motorbikestoday.com/revie...yam_tdm900.htm

And here is a TDM club with all sorts of great info like accessory and ride reports, and service manual downloads:

http://www.carpe-tdm.net/tdm/index.html

Now we just have to get Yamaha to bring the bike to the USA....

John Davies

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