PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION.... bring the XT660 Tenere to the USA!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Pcfly, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. cobrad

    cobrad n00b

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    230!
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  2. mr openroad

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  3. mr openroad

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    look another bump in the road! :D
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  4. Drtyfun

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    I come check this thread every other day or so hoping for some good news......... Will somebody hurry up and post it.......:lol3 Hello, Yamaha, anybody home........
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  5. mr openroad

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    me too but it seems that by the lack of signatures that people here in thumpers are just not interested in getting this bike here for some reason :dunno it baffles me.
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  6. AZ-Twin

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    Yes, it does seem like more folks would sing it.
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  7. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    I would like some responses as to why there is no interest in this bike coming here?
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  8. Drtyfun

    Drtyfun Here and There

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    Maybe someday, somebody at Yamaha will figure it out????? We can only hope.
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  9. WormShanks

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    Because it seems to be a bit of an underpowered pig. I already own an underpowered pig. It's a nice looking machine but doesn't appear to bring anything new to the table, hence my lack of interest.

    Hopefully Yamaha will make note of this and do something about it.
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  10. WRrioR

    WRrioR Been here awhile

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    238 and i've been pushing my regional Yammi rep to hammer it into his bosses head that we want this bike.
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  11. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    so if it had more power you would be clamoring for it?
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  12. WormShanks

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    It would certainly be more interesting if it had a higher power to weight ratio.
    I'm sure it's a fine machine and I would like to have it available here but, realistically, I don't think were missing out on something special. And I was one of those who was super excited when Yamaha initially announced the bike. It definitely looks sweet.
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  13. Krasniewski

    Krasniewski I don't ride much.

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    DRZ400 has a few variants, the K (kickstart only, not sure if it's still in production), the E (electric start, maybe a kickstart backup, not street legal), and the S (street legal, electric start only).

    The E and K have higher compression, different carb, and cam, so the numbers on an E are probably higher.

    That being said, an E has 48hp, according to:
    http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2003models/2003models-Suzuki-DR-Z400E.htm

    EDIT: On the original topic, not going to sign any petition b/c I won't buy a $9,000 thumper. Just got a used KLR, can't imagine trading it unless the the Tenere had huge power and good economy... and it doesn't sound like it does.
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  14. BigSingle

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    Noticed no pics of one yet. Her ya go, now you don't have to leave the thread to see it.
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  15. BigSingle

    BigSingle Been here awhile

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    I just wish all vehicles were available in all areas.
    Like why couldn't I buy an R34 Skyline? :huh
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  16. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Why the lack of interest? I've been a Yamaha fan since the DT-1 but in todays economy I am on a DR diet. It could be worse, I could still be riding a DT, or worse yet a KLR.:rofl
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  17. 690Emaf10

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    I was at my local dealer yesterday and they had a poster of one on the wall. I guess it doesn't mean it is coming to the states but it is a pretty good indication.
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  18. BigSingle

    BigSingle Been here awhile

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    I love my KLR it's way better than my old TS185..:lol3
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  19. Brummbär

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    He he Guys, only to the knowledge:

    -9000$ are 6238€ (at the moment!!)
    -Price for the Tenere last Year in Germany: 7500€ (mine!):eek1
    -Inspection 1000km - 120€, 10000 - 220€, 20000 - 320€ (Yamaha!)
    -gasoline consumption 3,8 to 5,5ltr (max Speed/Winter):D
    -consumption with Alucases/two bags (during two weeks in scotland) 4,5ltr
    -moves like a tank through the area at low speed:evil

    Ok, ok, 48hp and 160km max. Speed doesn´t sound much, but everyone has his own preferences and in the right hands even a piece of paper becomes a weapon...!!

    Give these guys a chance and sign it..:clap:clap
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  20. MotoBoss

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    signed..........................bring it on!
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