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Old 02-11-2008, 06:56 AM   #16
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I got the MCN 'mail too, this is what it said;


"Editor says...


Next week we will bring you the world launch of the 2008 Triumph Speed Triple. We'll also reveal Yamaha’s 2009 plans for a 1200cc adventure sportsbike. Plus biking adventurer Nick Sanders tells us of his final around the world tour before he quits his global travels. Click Here"


If Yamaha do go for a 1200 it's gonna be too big and heavy. Better to go for something along the lines of the new Tenere with a 750 or 800 engine.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:53 PM   #17
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If Yamaha do go for a 1200 it's gonna be too big and heavy. Better to go for something along the lines of the new Tenere with a 750 or 800 engine.
well, let's not declare it a failure before we get any information. but i think the current TDM900 motor would be just right as-is.

funny how people are mad at Yamaha USA for not importing it already. am i the only optimist here???

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Old 02-11-2008, 02:54 PM   #18
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....am i the only optimist here???

Yes you are.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:26 PM   #19
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Seeing how I live in the ass backwards retro US, where every thing old is new again. WE WILL ONLY SEE PICTURES AND NOTHING ELSE.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:41 AM   #20
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Seeing how I live in the ass backwards retro US, where every thing old is new again. WE WILL ONLY SEE PICTURES AND NOTHING ELSE.
Yeah, what is it with this. I was just reading a thread on another site about a diesel Subaru in Europe. We get to wait two additional years.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:47 AM   #21
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Next week we will bring you the world launch of the 2008 Triumph Speed Triple. We'll also reveal Yamaha’s 2009 plans for a 1200cc adventure sportsbike. Plus biking adventurer Nick Sanders tells us of his final around the world tour before he quits his global travels. Click Here"
Sounds like a Ulysses... Wasn't Buell the first to use that term?
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:08 PM   #22
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Sounds like a Ulysses... Wasn't Buell the first to use that term?
No you have wrong the adventure sport term was coined by Honda for the Africa Twin.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:38 PM   #23
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I'm a total pavement guy with no offroad experience, so my question may be naive, but why would anyone need a 1200 cc engine in an offroad machine?
Just to get you quickly and comfortably over the slab to your trail of choice?
But then you're saddled with an unwieldy hunk of metal, right?
What am I missing?
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:02 PM   #24
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No you have wrong the adventure sport term was coined by Honda for the Africa Twin.
In any case Buells been tagging their Uly with the moniker and with Triumph moving more street than dirt with the Tiger, I'm thinking the Yamaha might be along these lines. Looking at some of the MCNs that I have they used "Adventure Tourer" as their chosen term for the V-Strom, Transalp, Africa Twin and the GS.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:28 AM   #25
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Funny thing is with all the suggestions about what it could be the point is it's already done.

They started designing and approving build stages back in 2005.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:49 AM   #26
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MCN reports that pre-production models are undergoing final testing prior to a 2009 release. The photoshop picture with the article shows a 2008 Tenere with another cylinder i.e. a parallel twin.
They also state that the Super Tenere moniker will be used and that the bike will be more Adventure than tour.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:53 AM   #27
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Just to add from todays MCN "the bike is likely to be unveiled at the Cologne Bike show this October and go on sale in early 2009"
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:08 AM   #28
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they are going to make it killer with the 18 21 setup and adjustable suspension all around and then not sell it in the US where there are millions of miles of dirt roads
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:20 AM   #29
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I hope you all right. MCN is known BS spreader about "secret information on new bikes". Usually if they attach photoshop mock-up to it nothing ever come out of it.

Now, let's see...where is this VTR1200 and VFR1200 V-5....hmmmm
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:25 AM   #30
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here is the spread
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