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Old 12-07-2014, 06:01 AM   #1
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2013 Super Tenere with ECU flash over 2014?

I can get a new 2013 non ES Super Tenere for about $2,500 less than a 2014 model. If you add the ECU flash for about $500 are the other changes on the '14 model worth an extra $2k?

What exactly would be the other changes? Digital gauges, windscreen enhancements, what else?
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:15 AM   #2
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Cruise control is nice when the road straightens out but I'm rarely on the interstate so it's not a big deal in my book.

Can't speak to the reflash except that I do not feel a need for it on my 14, it's very manageable in T and yippee in S.

The price difference here was less than 1K so I bought the 14.
At 2.5K I would probably have picked up the 13. Are you certain you need the flash? Lots of people go without and love it...

Don't forget the pretty new turn signals, mirrors and sidestand.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:27 AM   #3
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I have a 2012 that I just installed a 2014 clutch basket—big improvement. That along with the “clutch switch jump mod” made it run way smoother than stock. It also has a Toura Tech adjustable windshield mount and V-Stream shield which greatly improved that area.

My point is: You’d have to install the 2014 clutch basket in the 2013 in order to make it as smooth as the 014 and that’s another $300.00 (parts only), and then there's the windshield thing.

You would be better off [financially] getting the 2014 or find a nicely farkled 012-013 and save a ton of money. That’s what I did.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:50 AM   #4
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If it were me, I would purchase the 2014 Super Tenere because there have been so many improvements to the bike that out weigh any cost savings of an older model.

You may like to look at this posting, which covers the 2014 improvements:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...6#post25611536
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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2014!

By all means. Had both. 2014 ROCKS.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #6
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I can get a new 2013 non ES Super Tenere for about $2,500 less than a 2014 model. If you add the ECU flash for about $500 are the other changes on the '14 model worth an extra $2k?

What exactly would be the other changes? Digital gauges, windscreen enhancements, what else?
I would pay a lot more than 2k for a 14, but that's just me.

Hardly any changes, but here are a few:

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable windscreen
New winglets under windscreen
Revised Instruments that are configurable
Revised handlebar controls
Revised handlebar position
Revised body panel
Revised throttle cable position
Revised sidestand with larger footprint
Revised mirrors
Better power
Improved fuel mileage
Much SMOOTHER engine with less vibration
Improved transmission shifting
Revised fueling
Revised touring and sport modes
LED lights
Revised Exhaust
Better Sound
Substantially improved speedometer accuracy (now reads 1mph high versus previous 10% high)
GPS mounting bar
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:14 AM   #7
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I would pay a lot more than 2k for a 14, but that's just me.

Hardly any changes, but here are a few:

Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Electronic Suspension
Larger windscreen
Adjustable windscreen
New winglets under windscreen
Revised Instruments that are configurable
Revised handlebar controls
Revised handlebar position
Revised body panel
Revised throttle cable position
Revised sidestand with larger footprint
Revised mirrors
Better power
Improved fuel mileage
Much SMOOTHER engine with less vibration
Improved transmission shifting
Revised fueling
Revised touring and sport modes
LED lights
Revised Exhaust
Better Sound
Substantially improved speedometer accuracy (now reads 1mph high versus previous 10% high)
GPS mounting bar
Are all these features of the standard 2014 model?
Is this all the new features of the standard Super Tenere standard or the Standard 2013 Super Tenere to the 2014 ES model?
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:31 PM   #8
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By all means. Had both. 2014 ROCKS.
Second that!
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #9
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Are all these features of the standard 2014 model?
Is this all the new features of the standard Super Tenere standard or the Standard 2013 Super Tenere to the 2014 ES model?
Everything but the heated grips and electronic suspension.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:44 PM   #10
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Second that!
Me too

Had a 2013 XT1200Z but changed to 2014 XT1200ZE. Worth every penny

Better and smother power, almost no vibrations and all the nice equipment like cruisecontrol (a really good cruisecontrol by the way). Also lower fuel-consumption.
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