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Old 02-13-2008, 09:15 PM   #46
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A 1200 parallel twin?
Does it come with a half-gallon of Locktite?

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Old 02-13-2008, 09:31 PM   #47
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Well hell. Looks the goods now eh?

If it comes with a 24-30L tank it's a contender for the next bike....right next to the 660.

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Old 02-14-2008, 03:18 AM   #48
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Lamest. photochop. ever.

And I don't see any reason for a 1200cc parallel twin, if it's modelled after the current Ténéré OR the old SuperTen.

With BMW bringing the 800GS, an updated TDM 900 twin would be perfect. I'm waiting for the italian paparazzi, but I'm sure not holding my breath.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:25 AM   #49
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In the US we only have one (V-Strom/Suzuki). I'm sure we'll get boned once again. We just have way to many poser's over here who buy 80 year old styled boulevard barges to justify importing an actualy useful motorcyle.
Finally, the real thing. You, Nortwoods will be the new leader of the Whiners.

The Whiners are a group of motorcyclists that blame the Posers for all their problems.

The Posers are a group of motorcyclists that are smart enough to know that the U.S Of America has the greatest road infrastructure in the world that connects every city, town & hamlet. These Posers buy confortable touring motorcycles to travel these roads but it annoys the Whiners who already enough choices in motorcycles that it would take a life time to test ride them all but its all about attention with Whiners. This is why now you see motorcycles splattered with stickers and carrying enough gear to make it look like it just went around the world in 80 days. But we know the truth, is out for a days ride like all the posers.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:33 AM   #50
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mmm this magazine is very rarly wrong i think it will arrive as stated and be a genuine contender to the ktm gs ect ,,,the big trailie market needs a shake up and looking at the write up this may be the one to do it
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:54 AM   #51
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1200 paralel twin?

I read an article not long ago in Cycleworld identifying the reasons that No one has built a 1000cc plus side by side twin. It has to do with balancing the internals, not saying it can't be done. It just doesnt seem logical, why not a vee or a side by side 900. I cant even imagine what it would be like to ride a bike with 2 YZF 450 singles side by side
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:58 AM   #52
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I read an article not long ago in Cycleworld identifying the reasons that No one has built a 1000cc plus side by side twin. It has to do with balancing the internals, not saying it can't be done. It just doesnt seem logical, why not a vee or a side by side 900. I cant even imagine what it would be like to ride a bike with 2 YZF 450 singles side by side
Here you are a 1000cc side by side twin ... not plus but close http://www.motorbikestoday.com/revie...s/mz_1000s.htm

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Old 02-14-2008, 03:26 PM   #53
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It's going to weigh less than 180 kg, have spoked and tubeless 21" front and 17" rear, carry it's weight so low that it'll be easier to handle than a 125, have a really low 1st gear for rock crawling and a very high 6th for autobahn cruising faster than sport bikes. oh yes, it'll cost less than a F650 and include luggage and free service for the life of the bike.

I read that on MCN.


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Old 02-14-2008, 04:14 PM   #54
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Here you are a 1000cc side by side twin ... not plus but close http://www.motorbikestoday.com/revie...s/mz_1000s.htm

WOrked well for them eh?
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:55 PM   #55
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Too late. Some sucker in Lake Havasu already bought it!

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Old 02-14-2008, 05:06 PM   #56
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I read an article not long ago in Cycleworld identifying the reasons that No one has built a 1000cc plus side by side twin. It has to do with balancing the internals, not saying it can't be done. It just doesnt seem logical, why not a vee or a side by side 900. I cant even imagine what it would be like to ride a bike with 2 YZF 450 singles side by side
You're describing the TDM900...


And some cargo ships have mount twin engines with thousands of cc's each cylinder.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:16 PM   #57
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It's going to weigh less than 180 kg, have spoked and tubeless 21" front and 17" rear, carry it's weight so low that it'll be easier to handle than a 125, have a really low 1st gear for rock crawling and a very high 6th for autobahn cruising faster than sport bikes. oh yes, it'll cost less than a F650 and include luggage and free service for the life of the bike.

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mmm well it may be the ri news some of the time ....but it has a spot on record for this type of prediction ,,,i yhink the bikes are selectivly leaked
for publication .... you cant get more deffinate than deffinate
...bet you a gallon of 10/40
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:41 AM   #58
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The only surprise for me is that Yamaha have left the market to BMW for so long given their past pedigree in adventure bikes.

A big plus for yamaha is their reliability & recognition that adventure tourers need adventure size fuel tanks. I'd prefer a smaller/lighter engine but the factors above will probably persuade me over the GS800. I can't wait to see some spy shots
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:52 AM   #59
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But we know the truth, is out for a days ride like all the posers.
Yeah, but it's where you ride for that day that makes the difference
You have a very valid point although it's really not just posers, as there are plenty of serious riders that never think about exploreing further than our great highway system.


If this rumour is remotely true I still wouldn't bet on it bieng anything more than competition for the Strom or Varedero. I hope I'm wrong. I always thought my ol TDM did pretty good on dirt roads, add some more suspension travel and ground clearence and you'd really have a good sport touring bike that would eat up fire roads pretty good. If they were to bring us a Strom with better exploring capabilities I'd have to consider trading, but I still wouldn't call it my "adventure" bike.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:30 AM   #60
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The largest on/ off road motorcycle Yamaha offers in the US of A is a 250.
Now , some rumor of a 1200. How about something in between,say like a 660. Come on Yamaha, YOU CAN DO IT !
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