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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by XtreemLEE, Mar 19, 2014.
Friggen Yamaha has done it. More power, electronic suspension and a real cruise control...
I am thinking of a Tenere also.
Can't decide how much in dollars the new improved version is worth over a new 13 that are available at many dealers at discount prices.
Round figure is about 2500 but would need to ride them back to back to determine the real value of the differences.
How much more power?
What is the major change that you like the most?
I like the adjustable suspension as the biggest change (my 2012 has plenty of power) and the cruise control a close second. I never did any power improvements and have no intention to do so.
So did you ride it or just leave some drool marks for them to clean up.?
Worse filled out a credit app...
Electronic Suspension is huge, CC should be standard on all these FBW bikes.
Good looking bike for sure.
Very cool bud!! I hope you hook up soon.
Do they have anymore? No one else seems to be reporting any in the USA.
I have been flip flopping about when to pull the trigger on this bike for months. This thread isn't helping. - FYI- all my bikes and guitars are now for sale.
It's definitely awesome and hope it works out for you!
I'm heading in the same direction but I just can't make up my mind whether to go ES or non ES, but the cruise control is a must for me either way. Though there are deals to be had on '13's, I'm definitely going to hold out for the '14.
Wow - I am really leaning on spending extra to get 14. For me it is Cruise, heated grips, better power delivery, electronic suspension, then better and more adjustable wind protection - plus it is a 2014
My dealer (Rapid City, SD) called this morning; my blue 2014 standard model arrived today. It kind of took me by surprise as the Yamaha website shows April availability. I still need to de-farkle my 2012 as I'm trading it in. They can wait a little while.
Congrats! I'm glad to see that '14's are finally starting to flow here in the U.S. That news is kind of taking me by surprise as well because I was going to sell a couple of my bikes to raise cash instead of trading and I thought that I had a month or so buffer.
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Right I cannot imagine how I ever turned that preload adjuster by hand? Plus I had to get down on the floor and squint to adjust damping on the forks, oh the horror.
Oh a "standard"model..., anyways I just finished stripping the extra's off my 2012 for trade in, I'm glad my Russell will still fit.
They have just one standard model in blue (no ES)
ES isn't all it's cracked up to be for a solo rider like me. My GSA ES came unplugged after some vigorous offroading and was locked in the super tall offroad height that I could barely get my toes on the ground on one leg:eek1 Not a show stopper, but my main reason for wanting the standard suspension model is the cheaper aftermarket replacement cost of the suspension. I do like being able to switch from comfort mode to sport mode when hitting twisty mountain roads without stopping the bike.