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Old 05-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #2431
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Me on the beast:



It is realy cute.
Nice photoreport, did you find this bike at a Swiss dealership, looks like a small town?
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:09 PM   #2432
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which bike would you rather be on?

A big fat 1200GS, or a big fat 1200 Super Tenere, with traction control?

(for me, neither actually... but if I had to choose...)

From the Super Tenere Ride for Life site.

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Old 05-05-2010, 03:34 PM   #2433
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A big fat 1200GS, or a big fat 1200 Super Tenere, with traction control?
Doesn't the GS offer TC (I think they call it ASC) too? Not that it would do much good in these conditions - you're far more likely to dump the bike due to braking and turning errors than throttle errors.

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Old 05-05-2010, 03:49 PM   #2434
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Me on the beast:



It is realy cute.
So, is it yours or a dealers and have you ridden it yet ????

I just sold my new GSA and mime is due in on June 22. I just can't wait.
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #2435
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Doesn't the GS offer TC (I think they call it ASC) too? Not that it would do much good in these conditions - you're far more likely to dump the bike due to braking and turning errors than throttle errors.

- Mark
Yes, you're right, missed that one. Comes standard on the Super Ten, $1500 option on the 1200GS. Well, not exactly $1500, it's only $400, but you can't have it without the ABS which is an $1100 option.

Prices from a PDF HERE

A standard 1200GS up-specced to match (as close as possible) the S10 would cost $17850. Or you could take the base GS Adventure and start adding stuff, starting at $17,000. Gets up to $19k pretty quick, after that I'm not clear on what's standard and what are options - based on what I see HERE

Pity we can't compare directly against the S10, since THERE IS NO EFFEN US MODEL! Sorry, going to drink now...

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #2436
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Me on the beast:



It is realy cute.

for the 1st time....you post yourself in....

i thought i always see your TDM and nice places....

so,you switching dude?
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:10 AM   #2437
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for the 1st time....you post yourself in....

i thought i always see your TDM and nice places....

so,you switching dude?

You just discover new james bond 1200

I do not switch because firstly i do not buy any vehicle without test and secondly i do not have enough time to ride.
It would be foolish if so expensive thing only standing in the garage.
First impressions: beautiful, nice completion details, very managable because of low center of grawity, very comfy.

This is in Slovenia and Yamaha dealer has only 1 peace for whole country.
It is without switch keys also.....
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:37 AM   #2438
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Testing TC

Yesterday, they have been Traction control, and were very pleased to have it (and \ABS too i reacon...)

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Old 05-06-2010, 02:03 AM   #2439
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:03 AM   #2440
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OMG, you think they would pick some place warm and sunny.
Here is what it looked like over here in West Aus today
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:07 AM   #2441
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Nah that's more how other manufacturers do it, test it under ideal circumstances, and let the customer do the beta testing...

Yamaha shows its beast also functions under the most adverse circumstances.
And in two weeks it will have to prove it self near the real Tenere, at 50 degrees celcius... I was a bit dissapointed i was not chosen, but now siting in my nice warm kitchen...
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:28 PM   #2442
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Nah that's more how other manufacturers do it, test it under ideal circumstances, and let the customer do the beta testing...

Yamaha shows its beast also functions under the most adverse circumstances.
And in two weeks it will have to prove it self near the real Tenere, at 50 degrees celcius... I was a bit dissapointed i was not chosen, but now siting in my nice warm kitchen...
Was very dissapointed as wel, and there's probably lots more like us, excellent marketing tool from Yamaha, know they now their potential Supertenere buyer, only when i see the conditions these boys are riding i'm even getting even more jealous, when the elements come alive in its best shape and form, it makes riding a bike even better right? thats why we ride bikes to be out there in the elements, and we've done it for years without abs or traction control, thats why they are bikes and not cars on two wheels, ride my bike all year round loving every season, rainstorm and the first twinkle of the sunrays in spring, oh yes and drop it as well every now and then, it gives a bike that mature look..
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:37 AM   #2443
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....hope the weather gets better for the boys!!

http://rideforlife.super-tenere.com/...vid-to-franco/

-so its time for a italian legend!

-did you notice that fretigne smiled all time !?

-thats a good sign isnt it!?- means the bike makes fun even in that conditions!?

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:39 AM   #2444
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Was very dissapointed as wel, and there's probably lots more like us, ............, ride my bike all year round loving every season, rainstorm and the first twinkle of the sunrays in spring, oh yes and drop it as well every now and then, it gives a bike that mature look..
+1 on that.
Sold my New (!) GSA yesterday to free up some funds and that just leaves my 08 Ten to be part exchanged for the S10.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:19 AM   #2445
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only when i see the conditions these boys are riding i'm even getting even more jealous, when the elements come alive in its best shape and form, it makes riding a bike even better right? thats why we ride bikes to be out there in the elements, and we've done it for years without abs or traction control, thats why they are bikes and not cars on two wheels
Yes that's the point all about why i ride a bike, and not a car...

But...

I'm getting old, even cut my hear a few years ago :-)
I've been through the sierra's in the snow, even with a pillion, but now i wouldn't mind the elektronics in such awkward circumstances.



And hey, i'm typing this wireless in a rich text editor on a notebook instead of a tty terminal, so why not have some luxury on board of the bike (if it doesn't get in your way on a bad hair day !)

And since my last fall my thermostat is broken so i'm not as envious as in yesteryear seeing the pictures, and knowing it has snowed bigtime in the pyrenees...

And Spain is full of siera's they have to cross perhaps even the Puerto de Piqueras in teh snow, and i hope they'll get there personal snowplough too.
(our story in dutch)

So now i'm quite happy not freezing my ass off, i just hope they have gripheaters on them beast, they seem to not be standard...

Something i liked to see was the baby Tenere, that was our idea too, if one of us was invited i would ride our bay to portugal, so we could both get a good idea of the Beast :-)

lets cross our fingers the passes are still ridable though, would be a shame if they had to resort to tunnels or even going westward or via the Port Bou side, althouh Rick's Bar overthere is a big treat in cold adverse weather...
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