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Old 11-10-2012, 04:49 AM   #14236
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But I thought you couldn't do that sort of thing with a road bike.









I'm sure WFO Pete will chime in here to debunk this vid.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:12 AM   #14237
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Probably the best assesment I've heard. I really liked it at 1:39 in the sand. Looks like they
edited out the crash.

The really good part about it it was done by someone who really had a chance to ride the thing
in different terrain and was honest about the strengths and weaknesses.

Broken record time, it's what we owners keep telling everyone..."You have to ride it, before you judge it"
and not just around the block.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #14238
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Broken record time, it's what we owners keep telling everyone..."You have to ride it, before you judge it"
and not just around the block.
That could be written about every bike!

Know a few ex owners who were happy to move them on and say why they didn't like them.

Doesn't mean they aren't a good bike though.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #14239
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That could be written about every bike!

Know a few ex owners who were happy to move them on and say why they didn't like them.

Doesn't mean they aren't a good bike though.
True, it's just the Tenere sems to have more than it's fair share of judging the book by
the cover comments. Even the guy in the video seemed to have an idea how he thought the
bike would be by the stats. After spending some quality time on the bike he seemed
pleasantly surprised. Not overwhelmed with it, but impressed with the overall bike.

Same old thing. One bike may have more horsepower but delivery it at odd RPMs.
Another could have more suspension travel yet be poorly dampend. ABS seems to
be another area people assume they must have more control of based on
another brands system. A lighter bike may give the sensation of more weight by
frame geometry or engine placement. Just saying stats are helpful but your
ass in the saddle means the most.

The video pretty much sums up what I think most people would agree with if they could
spend that much time on the bike. It also could help some avoid the dissapointment
of the bike not meeting their expectations.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #14240
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I reckon your last paragraph is spot on.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #14241
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Boy, they didn't even talk about it's real forte': What a great commuter bike it is.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #14242
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did they use Pluric as a stand in on the sand section
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:26 AM   #14243
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did they use Pluric as a stand in on the sand section
How else would I have known about the crash edit?

Watching that section of the video is exactly how I feel in sand. All over the place
and then it's rest time.

You can't see it in the photo, but there is a grown man crying in his helmet here.



And time out.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #14244
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How else would I have known about the crash edit?

Watching that section of the video is exactly how I feel in sand. All over the place
and then it's rest time.

You can't see it in the photo, but there is a grown man crying in his helmet here.



And time out.

where are those photos taken?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #14245
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where are those photos taken?
Eagle Canyon, Southern Utah.



Pretty area.



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Old 11-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #14246
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Eagle canyon is nice. Rode all the way to Richfield on the TAT a few years back.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:29 AM   #14247
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Next march I'm going to have a 10 days trip in Morocco. I would like if the ST is better than the GSA in sand.
In my last trip with the BMW I suffered a lot, it’s horrible in sand… but what an incredible experience!!!







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Old 11-12-2012, 02:51 AM   #14248
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Next march I'm going to have a 10 days trip in Morocco. I would like if the ST is better than the GSA in sand.
I'm trying to decide between the two, which do you consider a better road bike in terms of handling, power and brakes?
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #14249
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I'm trying to decide between the two, which do you consider a better road bike in terms of handling, power and brakes?
with the clutch mod or ECU map, power is about the same - brakes and handling on the S10 is better in my opinion
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:06 AM   #14250
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I'm trying to decide between the two, which do you consider a better road bike in terms of handling, power and brakes?
Handling: I’m an awful road rider so the GS with the paralever suspension was easier handling to me, but probably road experience people could be more confident with the ST conventional forks. Both are good. Riding the ST in town is much easier than the GS.
Power: I had the 98HP GSA but I think the latest versions where more powerful. Compared with mine I prefer the ST in Sport mode.
Brakes: both are good but the ST ABS is better

You don’t ask me about riding them off road. The ST is MUCH better than the GS/GSA
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