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Old 03-31-2011, 07:01 AM   #7591
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Spent the morning on one.
Short text - i get mine in about a month. It's THAT good...
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:07 AM   #7592
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It's roomy for us large folks. The VFR 12 on the ride home felt like a skateboard. The Ten is light on it's feet and nimble despite it's size. The fuelling was a peach, letting me drop down to trickling pace in high gears and still pulling cleanly. Comfort. Yup. Shaft drive. It's shaft drive? The real time MPG readout was a hoot. Got as high as 98.4 MPG and as low as 19 MPG. Just one damn fine machine. Impressed me enough to do the deal on the spot.
Roll on end of April for my Competition White one.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:38 AM   #7593
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I get to ride mine everyday !!!!
Rode mine today...
Did about 200kms and topped up the tank on the way home. Took 18.3 litres at around 10km after the fuel bar started flashing. ODO for this tank was at 330kms.
This seems about average for me now which equates to around 410kms from chockablock tank to bone dry, and a flashing indicator means I have around 80kms max to find fuel... Gotta be happy with that

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:14 AM   #7594
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It's roomy for us large folks. The VFR 12 on the ride home felt like a skateboard. The Ten is light on it's feet and nimble despite it's size. The fuelling was a peach, letting me drop down to trickling pace in high gears and still pulling cleanly. Comfort. Yup. Shaft drive. It's shaft drive? The real time MPG readout was a hoot. Got as high as 98.4 MPG and as low as 19 MPG. Just one damn fine machine. Impressed me enough to do the deal on the spot.
Roll on end of April for my Competition White one.
Nice. The white one sure is much better looking than the ones they are offering to the US.

Do you plan on using it off pavement or is it going to be used as a tourer?
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:16 AM   #7595
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Spent the morning on one.
Short text - i get mine in about a month. It's THAT good...
Well done that man.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:25 AM   #7596
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Spent the morning on one.
Short text - i get mine in about a month. It's THAT good...
Congrats Paul.

Just wondering - does the fact that you have to wait a month mean they are not in stock? In which case, are they enroute from Japan?

Just hoping you don't get caught in the same bind as us in the US. At least your bike is probably built, you'd only have the shipping part to worry about.

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Old 03-31-2011, 09:08 AM   #7597
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Like most of you one this thread, I have been paying at lot of attention to everything that is put out there about this bike. The fastbike article... A Joke. Probably hosted by BMW UK.
I do have a couple of questions to the S10 owners.

1. Have you had any mechanical issues at all. If so what was it; did you fix it yourself of take it to a yamaha dealer. Also, how easy is it to work on the bike.

2. What is the S10 like in bad weather. How does the tracsion control work in dry to very wet conditions. I looked on the internet and only found 1 video of a S10 going around a race track.
Hello everyone. No mechanical issues at all. One fork seal was a tiny bit weepy and was immediately replaced (both sides) under warranty by the dealer with no delay at all and a "can do" attitude.

In bad weather? Just finished a 4,500 km ride. Had a full day of blinding horizontal rain, lashing winds, lightning (you get the picture). The road feel through the bars was superb (no vagueness or lack of feedback about the surface you are on). On TCS1 it was flawless. Even hitting deeper standing water on tarmac than I would like. Only took it out of Sport mode for a little bit for the worst of it. The TCS system is superb. It engages without drama and stops working without drama. Highly recommended.

In the dry? At Pemex gas stations the concrete beside the pumps becomes HIGHLY polished and super slippery. You basically idle away from the pump on this stuff. I forgot and gave it some excess throttle and.......no problem, no slipping and spinning and no immediate toss you on your butt with the bike on its side. Excellent TCS. Couldn't be more pleased.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:17 AM   #7598
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US Version Seat

I see even the new white one gets the two tone seat. Whats up with that? Why does the US version have solid color seat?

I had convinced myself the two tone seat was a First Edition only item.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:28 AM   #7599
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The TCS system is superb. It engages without drama and stops working without drama.
Yes, you can tell the man-hours have been sweated to refine the TCS, the brake setup and the fuel delivery on this bike.

It would be interesting to learn more about your travels, RogerJ. It sounds like you are putting the bike to proper use. I just wish I had the time (and circumstance) in which to do likewise...
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:19 AM   #7600
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Thanks for the comments guys. I did ask about the stock - and the knock on effect of the earthquake. The shop contacted Yamaha UK and they confirmed that the white ones are due to arrive at the end of April. They have stock of all the other colour schemes.
I intend to use the bike mainly on road - but by all accounts, as i have purchased one, i'll be eligible for a Yamaha off road course in south Wales.
I might get a taste for mud!
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:45 PM   #7601
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Congrats Paul.

Just wondering - does the fact that you have to wait a month mean they are not in stock? In which case, are they enroute from Japan?

Just hoping you don't get caught in the same bind as us in the US. At least your bike is probably built, you'd only have the shipping part to worry about.

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Yamaha is having a demo ride in Burleson Tx April 1 and 2.
I just got to see a black Tenere that was built for the USA.
It had all the EPA stickers and a sticker on the tank for 91 octane.
After talking with the guys on the truck, the bike is now in production. After seeing the USA model, I would have to agree. He also said the orders were at 770 the other day.
Take that for what it is worth..

Also, a person can still order the bike on Saturday as the demo truck will be there. Just bring money.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:53 PM   #7602
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I just got to see a black Tenere that was built for the USA.
It had all the EPA stickers and a sticker on the tank for 91 octane.
After talking with the guys on the truck, the bike is now in production. After seeing the USA model, I would have to agree. He also said the orders were at 770 the other day.
Take that for what it is worth..

Also, a person can still order the bike on Saturday as the demo truck will be there. Just bring money.
I'll take it ! Sounds promising ! Thanks Japako.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:58 PM   #7603
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I am now nursing wood.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:15 PM   #7604
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I see even the new white one gets the two tone seat. Whats up with that? Why does the US version have solid color seat?

I had convinced myself the two tone seat was a First Edition only item.
The bike pictured in post 7592 is not a white one, it's a silver one, and probably a first edition demo ride. ;)
My black one is not a first edition model and came with a solid black seat.

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Old 03-31-2011, 01:41 PM   #7605
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Yamaha is having a demo ride in Burleson Tx April 1 and 2.
I just got to see a black Tenere that was built for the USA.
It had all the EPA stickers and a sticker on the tank for 91 octane.
After talking with the guys on the truck, the bike is now in production. After seeing the USA model, I would have to agree. He also said the orders were at 770 the other day.
Take that for what it is worth..

Also, a person can still order the bike on Saturday as the demo truck will be there. Just bring money.
I agree! Does sound very promising. If they've built one US model, that probably means they've built a bunch. I wondered for a sec if it was just one brought in for EPA purposes, but I expect the EPA would want to see a sample from a production run - they wouldn't accept a one-off build right?

Which means that maybe the first batch (at least) are built, just awaiting shipment. Maybe they won't be so late after all? Woo Hoo
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