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Old 02-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #1051
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He missed the Africa Twin!!!
He sure did, eh
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:40 AM   #1052
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He missed the Africa Twin!!!
The AT is not available in the US. I have one in my place in Ireland and have ridden it over most of Europe. Can't believe here rant and rave about them as if they were the answer to all their problems. It felt very lacking on the autobahn's in Germany and very heavy in the forests of Sweden.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #1053
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Completely true that it wasnt available in the US. But they manage to go around the world without big issues...Yea, they are heavy and not that fast, but a great bike for long adventure rides!!! Mine is a hybrid TA with Africa Twin tank and fairings, and ended up with a better bike for that purpose. Its not the ultimate answer, but will take you there!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #1054
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Time for cenar
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:47 AM   #1055
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Time for almorzar here (well, just did!) Buen provecho!



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Time for cenar
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:48 AM   #1056
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I do think it will veer a lot of folk away from the BMW 1200GS and Triumph Tiger. Hopefully, there will be enough interest in it to get it over here. More competion is always good.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:49 AM   #1057
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So, we already have the....So, who is going to buy these bikes when/if they get here...
My word, with this sort of analysis, you could convince someone that there is no way Honda is going to sell any Accords.

This isn't complicated. BMW sells a boatload of GSs and the margins are quite good. Yamaha wants a piece of that action by selling a very similar bike with Japanese pricing, reliability, and wider dealer network. For every BMW GS kool-aid drinker, there are ten others who would jump ship in an instant if there was something competitive from the Japanese. And there are a fair number of folks who are buying V-Stroms and KLRs, etc. who would consider the big Yamaha, not to mention those looking at the new Multistrada and Tiger.

Provided they got it right (particularly pricing and styling), the bike should do quite well.

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:51 AM   #1058
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Really, we need diversity here! Need to get off the computer now and continue with the crating for my bike...later guys!
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:50 PM   #1059
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I, for one, am really looking forward to the release of this new Yamaha. I'm about a year away from my next bike purchase, and have begun to do my homework. I really want an R12GSA, but jeez, $20k? If this Yam will do the same job at 2/3-3/4 the price, I'll take a hard look at it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:07 PM   #1060
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Up until recently I was sure this will be my next bike. I own the 08 Ten and has been a joy riding it! The slowest and least powerfull bike ive owned so far but the friendliest of em all! The Super Ten seems to be just another GSA, heavy beast that no one in the right mind will take it off road. :( Time will tell...
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:38 AM   #1061
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I, for one, am really looking forward to the release of this new Yamaha. I'm about a year away from my next bike purchase, and have begun to do my homework. I really want an R12GSA, but jeez, $20k? If this Yam will do the same job at 2/3-3/4 the price, I'll take a hard look at it.
It's not looking good, price-wise. Yamaha have always been slightly higher than Suzuki or Kawasaki, but their Euro prices are through the roof for 2010.

On the flipside, we are starting to see some 'sweeteners' like 0% finance, free servicing for 2/3 years, free road-side assist and subsidised insurance.

They seem to be going a 'high ticket but low cost of ownership' route.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:22 AM   #1062
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:54 AM   #1063
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Old 02-22-2010, 03:12 PM   #1064
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damn lawyers must be getting better n better at extortion for a pic to not have leaked yet.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:54 PM   #1065
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They're getting better at something. This release has been tight...tighter than any Ducati release in recent memory.


Also, the Tenere-Facebook rally looks like its going well.
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