New XTZ 250 Ténéré

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by leandrorr, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. kj7687

    kj7687 KJ - just KJ - okay :)

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    I, for one, would rather die than give up my DR200 for that grossly overpriced motor home on two wheels. Ok, maybe it's not THAT bad lol but it definitely would be pretty close to the bottom of my 100+ motorcycle wish list...
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  2. rotten

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    Happy family? Not in the US! Only one is here the rest have not been allowed in.
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  3. Maxacceleration

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    Great for Brazil, but not on the Yamaha Euro site & it will never see the US.
    Some bikes, and some curiosity bikes see the latin world only.
    Lower tech but certainly good rideabilty.

    This is a curious one also. Based on the Tenere 250 or visa versa...
    XTZ 250.

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  4. rotten

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    Whatever small displacement bike is sold in the US can it be water cooled? All for simple technology but liquid cooling has been around for a while.
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  5. eakins

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    fast forward this thread and we see Yamaha added FI to it's XT250 as it's US
    air-cooled & FI 250cc offering. this of course becomes a harder argument to buy from Yamaha when for less $ Honda sells the CRF250L.
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  6. Jetstreamer

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    Are those black lines part of an oil cooler? Why does the XT250 not have them if it uses the same engine?
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  7. Rey & Vann

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    I looked at the CRF250L at the Seattle bike show, and I wasn't very impressed. Overall, the bike had a cheap feel. Of course, the price tag reflects that. It's another aggressively designed street legal dirt bike, with a high seat and a chintzy steel exhaust that'll rust out in a few years.

    On the other hand, it was a real disappointment that Yamaha chose to not bring an XT 250 to the show... They may not sell like the WR or the TTR, but there is a contingent of people out there like me, that want an XT 250 or a Super Sherpa type of ride. Not that us folks are pussies, afraid of riding aggressively (I own and ride a bevy of bikes from a '12 DL650ADV to a KLX250S to a KLR650 to an 03 and an 09 Super Sherpa, along with others), or even recklessly... These bikes cause a rider to look around. To slow down and absorb what's around. Smell the flowers, taste the coffee sort of thing...

    I took me a while to learn this, and I learned it by accident and frustration, that on a lot of the rides that I'm enjoying the most, I'm enjoying them on the Super Sherpa. And even though I can push that little bike pretty hard, and it takes the punishment well, I've found that the low seat, upright yet relaxed riding position, GREAT handling (it's more flick-able than the KLX), ease of maintenance and repair, and mostly very easy on the pocket book (less than $100 a year for full coverage insurance, up to 76 mpg, low maintenance costs, etc.) makes this type of bike more and more attractive to ride. Long trips or short trips, packing for a few days or picking up milk from the store because we ran out... This little bikes are the bee's knees!

    I like, no, LOVE the XTZ250 Tenere! I would buy that bike today for 7K! With a SOHC. With 2 valves. Especially air cooled! But mostly because that bike will do 300 miles + on that big ole gas tank (172 ~ 180 on the Sherpa, same with the XT250 prob). The one thing about the 250 Tenere I despise is that they're rolling on steel wheels... I could pass on the FI... Dead battery, NO START. Not good out in the boonies by yourself... But in the end, I'd buy it because none of the plastics manufacturers make larger tanks for this class of bike...

    BTW, I bought a map at Touratech after the bike show of Northern California. What a great map! Looking forward to rolling around that countryside on one of my little twofiddies! And yes, My Sherpa wears a bit of Touratech...

    Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year to All.
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  8. bikeneil

    bikeneil Been here awhile

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    I don't know if I would pay $7500 (I might if there was one here:D) but this is one SWEET looking bike. I have an 08 XT250 and really like it.



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  9. BAJAborn

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    Pretty soon it's going to be available in Mexico. Asked around and dealer estimate its price in the 5,500 6,000 USD range.

    Getting closer.
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  10. eakins

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    ah so it is:
    http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/dobleproposito.html

    when i lived in Mexico, i checked out the Lander and it was a solid 250 dual-sport compared to the other Mfg. offerings. i know the Tenere version will be a great bike for down there.
    i'm sure some of the tour operators will use them.

    funny how "backwards" Mexico now has all 3 Teneres for sale and "forwards" US has only the big pig. Yamaha NA is loco. like the 660, the 250 will never make it here.
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  12. BAJAborn

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    I guess 21 HP and 4.2 gallon gas tank ( 300 Mile range) will make it rock solid.

    I'll try to post any news or events regarding this bike as they unfold. Even the dealers haven't received word from Yamaha on the details. For some reason the Big Y Corporation is Hush Hush about it.
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  13. beerbuzz

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    If anything it could compete here with the 250 'sport bikes' and be sold as a truly useful bike next to a toy. With the ADV genre booming it would make perfect sense to market a cheap and reliable entry level bike. Not every new rider will want to fork out BMW money for an adv style bike and this could be a viable option for many. Maybe offer an upgraded model with yz forks and ALU wheels.. I'd buy one.
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  14. damasovi

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    hi,

    Does anybody here own one of this? I live in Mexico and they are for sale in the nation, I believe the dealer told me they ARE abailable, you just have to put a 100% deposit to see it. BAST*****

    I own a KLR 650 and I am looking for something to complement it. This looks to be very nice, the 2 section seat will even make it a much better 2 up bike than the banana seat on the KLR despite the lower power, anyway you wants to ride over 65 mph 2 up on the twistiess? Not me.

    If somebody has something nice/bad to say about it, please do so....

    Thank you Damasovi
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  15. Kiko

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    The Tenere 250s are on the showroom floor in Guadalajara, something like 70,000 MXN. I thought about buying one but then decided to import my Texas Versys. No replacement for displacement.

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  16. damasovi

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    that sounds very good $70 and i will consider it for my bday & xmas present.

    I hope to at least sit on one before the purchase.

    Damasovi
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  17. Pete-NZ

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    Why did they use the old XT250 motor & damping rod forks
    when they could have used the WR250R motor & USD forks..

    I think its prob a old XT250 turned into a Tenere look a like...
    Is a good way to get a few more production miles from what
    is now an ageing plateform...




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  18. BAJAborn

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    Well I got to tell you guys I just got a hold of a Tenere 250 (barely) since they have been flying from showroom floors. I had to bring from another state so had to fork out an aditional 200 on top of the 5500 dollars msrp. There seems to be a supply/logistical issue. talked to mutiple dealers, some say 3 months until things normalize, others say 6 months. Regarding the bike, I think its awesome, more than plenty of power to get out of trouble at stop lights. Lots of torque down low.can't say about top speed since it only has 200 kms (just got mine tuesday).But it does get to 65 easily despite its 320 lbs weight and 2 up riding. Plush suspension, maybe too soft for off road but not a problem. This leads me to think motor has been tweaked for more power than the xt250, but sure as I've never rode one.


    Let me tell you that no photo does this bike justice. It is absolutely gorgeous. Every thing is high quality. Finish and all. Came with Metzler tourance tires.

    Damasovi, if your in the market, don't even think of it twice or wait to sit on one. for sure it'll be gone. In fact odds are your going to order it and added to a wait list.

    I would like to post detailed pics but for some reason I don't have the option. Suggestions anybody? Maybe because noob. ???? Haven't done the photo bucket thing but read on another thread not necesary. Please advise, would love to share and answer questions.maybe start a ride group ( I am in MXLI).
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  19. BAJAborn

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    Here are some quick pics...[​IMG]
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  20. BAJAborn

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