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Old 08-29-2008, 03:12 AM   #151
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I don't honestly think MCN has any new information. I reckon this article, plus the repeat of the data on all the competitor bikes adds nothing to the adventure bike spread of a few months back.

MCN is canny enough to know that adventure bike news & articles boost sales.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:23 AM   #152
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a modern twin don't need that much. Hope they keep it under a litre. I hope they aim for the 990 Adventure that is a much more likely competitor, and if they keep the dry weight close to 200kg, use a parallell twin with good rpm range, put together a good chassi that can compete with the 990 and also manage to keep it moderately priced it's a deal.

Plz plz Yamaha do it right!
I agree a 1000cc parrallell twin would be a better choice also they could use the engine to update the TDM whilst they are at it.
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:26 AM   #153
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MCN is canny enough to know that adventure bike news & articles boost sales.
Now if they could just translate those magazine sales to bike sales, maybe we'd get more of these cool bikes to choose from. (here in the US)

Sign me up if this thing ever comes stateside.
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:33 AM   #154
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I agree a 1000cc parrallell twin would be a better choice also they could use the engine to update the TDM whilst they are at it.
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BMW bikes with 1200cc motors seem to be selling well and personally I'd rather ride a 1200cc TDM
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:02 AM   #155
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BMW bikes with 1200cc motors seem to be selling well and personally I'd rather ride a 1200cc TDM
same same....
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:06 AM   #156
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Nothing odd there, look at how close the TDM900's exhaust pipes are.
But the TDM900 isn't 1200cc.

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:06 AM   #157
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But the TDM900 isn't 1200cc.

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #158
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More power/torque = stronger drivetrain/frame/brakes etc = more weight.

Personally I'd go with the 1000cc or even the present 900cc motor if it means a lighter bike
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #159
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Hopefully Yamaha will add some R1 tech to the bike. Lightweight, strong castings and good power combined with reliability.
..and make it reasonably priced.
I know, i don't want much..
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:22 PM   #160
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Hopefully Yamaha will add some R1 tech to the bike. Lightweight, strong castings and good power combined with reliability.
..and make it reasonably priced.
I know, i don't want much..
I think if there is a new motor ,1000cc or 1200cc twin, I think it will have the 4 valve heads rather than the old 5 valve. I wonder how this will effect the low down grunt of the engine.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #161
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I think if there is a new motor ,1000cc or 1200cc twin, I think it will have the 4 valve heads rather than the old 5 valve. I wonder how this will effect the low down grunt of the engine.
Probably very little. Most now think that this tangent that Audi and Yamaha went with 5-valvers was basically an answer to a question nobody asked.

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #162
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I'm just happy with the 900 motor...

i just need the engine to be fitted on the XT660Z...then sell it to me...please...
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:30 AM   #163
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I'm just happy with the 900 motor...

i just need the engine to be fitted on the XT660Z...then sell it to me...please...
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:31 AM   #164
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I'm just happy with the 900 motor...

i just need the engine to be fitted on the XT660Z...then sell it to me...please...
Yep, throw in a WR450 fork and a 18" rear rim and we have it nailed. =)
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:09 PM   #165
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Just got back from my friends house, who is a Yamaha dealer. He is going to the bike show in Vegas next weekend. He said Yamaha will announce their new models Sunday night or Monday. I hope they have a proper adventure bike.
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