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Old 08-04-2014, 05:14 AM   #1
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Is an FZ-07 based adv bike coming? Would you be interested?

Although I'm sure it's not a new idea, the Sept. 2014 issue of Cycle World (p. 55) suggests the possibility of a future FZ-07 based ADV bike, calling it the FZ-07 Tenere Edition. My opinion mirrors theirs: First I though the FZ-09 triple would be the way to go, but I'd much rather see an ADV bike based on the FZ-07 twin.

In my case, this bike would be a replacement for a KLR. The KLR would be better with more power, particularly to carry a passenger. Current alternatives either are too dirt-oriented for my taste, or are way too large, heavy and complicated. If Yamaha could make an FZ-07 based ADV that meets the KLR's day to day usefulness, I'd be pulling out my checkbook.

Is this a bike you think Yamaha should build and/or would you be interested? Or do you think the market is covered well with current offerings? Is there a current offering I'm missing that is both day to day practical and large enough to carry two, and comes in at about 400 pounds? The weight issue is a deal breaker for me. 400 pounds is lighter than a KLR, BTW.

What do you think?

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Old 08-04-2014, 05:16 AM   #2
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If it comes in around 400lbs, I am definitely interested.

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Old 08-04-2014, 05:59 AM   #3
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Quick Search

A search on "tenere" yields these threads on the subject:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=tenere
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=tenere
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=tenere
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=tenere

there are probably more. Search is your friend.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:08 AM   #4
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Only four!! I'll have to start another one then.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:28 AM   #5
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There will probably be 40 by the time it is all said and done. There will be pandemonium in the asylum whenever Yammie actually does release this thing.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for pointing me toward the existing threads. I searched... I really did! But, alas, searches don't always work well. I didn't search "tenere" because I'm not even a little bit interested in the current fat pig model.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:45 AM   #7
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Only four!! I'll have to start another one then.
Enough sarcasm, LOL. You're right... here's another.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #8
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Thanks for pointing me toward the existing threads. I searched... I really did! But, alas, searches don't always work well. I didn't search "tenere" because I'm not even a little bit interested in the current fat pig model.

Thanks again.
No problem Snowbird. I have been involved with some of the discussion regarding the concept / watching the threads lately, so I knew the "magic word"; ADV's search function is not subject to universal acclaim either.

And regarding the "fat pig", don't be too hard on Yamaha. After all, they were benchmarking the GS.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #9
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Thanks for pointing me toward the existing threads. I searched... I really did! But, alas, searches don't always work well. I didn't search "tenere" because I'm not even a little bit interested in the current fat pig model.

Thanks again.
Search? Really? Read the first two pages of Beast thread titles!!! It takes less time that composing a search. They are ALL right there!

That said, the site search sucks. Use Google and specify advrider.com/forums.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:04 PM   #10
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No problem Snowbird. I have been involved with some of the discussion regarding the concept / watching the threads lately, so I knew the "magic word"; ADV's search function is not subject to universal acclaim either.

And regarding the "fat pig", don't be too hard on Yamaha. After all, they were benchmarking the GS.
actually all the bikes in the multi-cylinder ADV class. They're all heavier than I want.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:16 PM   #11
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Search? Really? Read the first two pages of Beast thread titles!!! It takes less time that composing a search. They are ALL right there!

That said, the site search sucks. Use Google and specify advrider.com/forums.
"This just got real" isn't a topic title I'd look at unless it came up in a search.

"Tenere 800" isn't one I'd look at when the base bike is 689 cc, again unless a search brought it up.

That's all I have time to look at to attempt justifying my intrusion into your peaceful existence, LOL. Maybe you have time to read a lot of what's here, but, me... I depend on clear topic subjects.

Just saying.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:27 PM   #12
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This FZ-07 really is a nice little bike but to turn it into the "adventure bike" you desire might rely on someone taking the base model, adding the time/research/testing/money, to produce a bike that Yamaha may have little interest in ever developing. Short version; You might have to do it yourself....

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BTW: The motor is a real gem.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:47 PM   #13
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Thanks for pointing me toward the existing threads. I searched... I really did! But, alas, searches don't always work well. I didn't search "tenere" because I'm not even a little bit interested in the current fat pig model.

Thanks again.


At 240# dressed with a 34.5" inseam and wanting to tour ATV tracks at times with a pillion, the fat pig looks good to me.
Although I have never had an interest in hogs.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:48 PM   #14
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Fz 07

T. How do you like your wolfman bags. I was thinking about those or the kriega tail bags. Do you need side carriers with those?
Nice setup!
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:52 PM   #15
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Seems to me that the FZ09 would be a better base for an FJR900 or a road oriented ADV bike while the FZ07 would be a better base for a DP bike that could compete both with 650 thumpers and 800cc and under twins.
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