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Old 02-24-2010, 07:46 PM   #1306
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looks like

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I keep seeing 2 layers on the windshield.

tear away windscreen ! tear away windscreen! Thats a first for the market

Smart decision on Yammys part - GS is top seller and they want in on the action. Gonna call Yammy if not for my benefit then everyone elses...persoanlly 900CC with less gadgets would be fine by me but this stuff makes it premium bike like BMW i guess.....
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:47 PM   #1307
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Do we know if it is comming to America yet????
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:48 PM   #1308
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Looks very Varadero ish. Hope its lighter. Maybe it will look better in the flesh. The big air scoop is unsightly. Lets see a serious test. Not ready to trade in the big GS yet!

I don't see how it can be lighter than Varadero:

Varadero (217 kg 478 lbs. 25 liter/6 gall fuel + 4 qts oil = 21 kgs or 46 lbs.)
So wet weight for Varadero is around 240 kgs or 529 lbs.
which is way less than the 575 lbs. of a wet ST 1200.

However there is for sure easily 50 kgs than can be shed (catalyser/muffler, diverse shrouds, rear mudguard/luggage rack holder, ...)

Very certainly accessory manufacturers will be hard at work very soon, but we need to wait and see how balanced and low-bearing the weight is on that freshly minted behemoth.

(By the way look like the son of a Guzzi Stelvio and of the BMW GS).
Stylish enough thouh.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:57 PM   #1309
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Hmmm, I was hoping for a much more adventurous bike from Yamaha, but the S.T. is not BOLD and NEW.
Honestly BMW still got game in the heavy weight category.
I'll keep riding my WR250r until a good affordable RTW bikes comes out.









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Old 02-24-2010, 08:01 PM   #1310
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would it be fair to assume that this bike might fall in between the price of a fjr and an r-1 or might the price be higher than the fjr? if it does make it here?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:26 PM   #1311
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I love Yamaha but if I was picking a bike to ride around the world it would probably be the 800GS and I hate BMW. Lucky for me I probably wont be riding around the world any time soon. Maybe Suzuki can figure out how to make a non hideous 650 Strom in the mean time.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:50 PM   #1312
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Would you pay $20,000CAD for it?

It seems the European price is 13,500 - 14,000 Euro.

GB, you know that everytime a new bike is Europe-released that doing a Euro conversion does not work out. We just went through that with the new VFR.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:56 PM   #1313
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Which of these four is different. Why?

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:57 PM   #1314
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I love Yamaha but if I was picking a bike to ride around the world it would probably be the 800GS and I hate BMW. Lucky for me I probably wont be riding around the world any time soon. Maybe Suzuki can figure out how to make a non hideous 650 Strom in the mean time.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:07 PM   #1315
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Which of these four is different. Why?
Strom has a chain and costs a shit-ton less than the other three.
That being said, I want the Yam.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #1316
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Strom has a chain, NON-SPOKED WHEELS, and costs a shit-ton less than the other three.
closer.

edit: Oops, the buttery soft part has been deleted.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #1317
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My "buttery soft" DL650 wheels have seen hundreds (perhaps thousands) of miles of rocky Pac NW trails and still run as true as the day I bought the bike.

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:31 PM   #1318
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Has the Yamaha got one or two exhausts? I can only make out one?
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #1319
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Has the Yamaha got one or two exhausts? I can only make out one?
Just one, and a humongus one.
Replace it with carbon or titanium one one and you might shave 50lbs. easy , counting the cat.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:36 PM   #1320
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My "buttery soft" DL650 wheels have seen hundreds (perhaps thousands) of miles of rocky Pac NW trails and still run as true as the day I bought the bike.

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Sorta the same here. I haven't seen dozens of posts where V-Strom owners have been sidelined because of buttery soft wheels that got bent or damaged. To tell the truth I haven't seen any. On the other hand I have seen post after post complaining about ----------- on BMWs. Get the picture.
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