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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Pcfly, Dec 1, 2010.
Just incase you need any more motivation...
Sign, and this could be you!
Ooooooooooh, another Tenere thread full of "oh - it's too heavy" "oh - it hasn't got enough power" "oh - it's too expensive" blah blah blah...
Numbers are shit.
In stock form it pisses all over the current KLR, which is it's only direct rival in the US...
And here's a photo just for Speed Daddy x
#244 bring another thumper over.
Nothing more to say...
I don't think anyone here is saying that a KLR is a better bike, but come on, to say things like power, weight, and price don't matter is a bit of a stretch.
At double the price of a KLR, the Tenere isn't exactly competing. The price and performance is closer to a KTM 690 in some form, no?
Not trying to be johnny raincloud here - it IS a sweet looking bike, I'm just saying I'm not going to sign a petition since I'm not in the market.
I wonder how many of you who signed would ACTUALLY put pen to paper and take the bike home in 2011 if she came stateside, or are just signing b/c it's a sweet bike.
The way I see it.
Yamahaha already makes it.
Yamahaha already ships several bikes here.
Why not give us the option to have this one?
Even if they only shipped them as sold units.
I have friends that have gone to Canada and Mexico to buy vehicles that aren't available here. Wouldn't it be more profitable for them to just give us the option?
This is supposed to be the land of the free and yet we are the most limited when it comes to imports.
If I can have a 200hp 200mph crotch cricket why not this?
Ever Hayabusa comes with a spatula to scape your ass off the highway and yet they will sell them to guys that are buying their first bike. :eek1
If you don't want one that's fine but don't bring down the guys that do. Help them get one.
just my $0.02
I think your right, how many would actually buy in 2011? The truth is, it's not about 2011.....it's about 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and so on. The truth is, it's about choice and not necessarily the choice now but whats to come. If Yamaha doesn't want to be left behind the times, they should......and I truly believe they WILL.......bring the Tenere to the USA. They not only increase market share but name recognition.......and that's half the battle!! Yes this bike is something new.....it's a niche bike, in a niche market with a lot to offer that isn't niche. Those whom don't see it, it's because your not looking hard enough at the problem. The Tenere brings to the market, and especially the US market, a thumper with quality built, reliability, simplicity, range, fuel economy, comfort and Enduro ergo's thats well ahead of whats available here! The KLR (great bike).....isn't fuel injected. The G650GS.....4 gallon fuel range. VStrom......not built with off-road in mind. The Tenere looks the bit (which is half what sells bikes), has utility, commutability and easy of use to a new rider or a seasoned vet!
SO, it would be interesting to know how many on the list would ACTUALLY buy?!! HOWEVER, how many more, not even on this list, whom don't know about the list, whom are not even on ADVrider.com or whom may not even have straightened the handlebars and uprighted a bike in their entire life would ACTUALLY buy?!
It's not just about this list.....I think I've said this before.
If you need more credibility about the Tenere......listen to these guys.--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5d-nX4Q66A They take a couple of quality bikes off-road and do a simple review.
I'd buy it and dump my KLR in a heart beat
Look super f'ing cool and futuristic, but I wouldn't buy it. Its too heavy, and my god...what's up with the traditional forks... I'm sure its a nice bike but I don't perceive it to be much of a performer.
Well yet another case of "wish I knew then what I knew now!!!" I bought my Uly through AAFES in Germany and somehow managed to not get the shipping documents signed by Transportation Dept in Heidelberg. So when got back to the states was told that I would have to have my bike certified for US registration at customs at DFW airport, ie emissions, sound the whole nine yards. Well I get to the customs office and tell them I need to register my bike I brought back from Europe. He asks for my USAREUR registration, matches VIN on paper to VIN on bike and hands me the paperwork. Yeah very easily brought anything back like an XT660.
OHHHHH, so thats the key.....know someone in the military?!
There is no way a DRZ has 48 hp - Suzi rates it a 30 something - and that is at the crank.
You're data is suspect - TE610 rated at 52 hp by Huqavarna
A pair of Yamaha's would replace a few bikes.
Yamaha XT660 Tenere, and a little Yamaha 250 Twister.
One for the exploring and the other for everything else.
OK, well I provided a source - that's as good as I can do. Where does Suzuki say a DRZ (you didn't specify which model) rates "30 something" hp at the crank???
This is the only official Suzi stuff I found online, HP not mentioned. It does, however, show the higher compression of the E model that I was talking about.
Not a bad video... I do think it's funny that the 660 Tenere is the cheapest and lightest bike there, and the only single. Definitely seems cool, but didn't hear anything to convince me that it's worth 10 stacks. I would sure like to see it compared to other singles like the KLR650, KTM 690, BMW 650 single.
And as BigSingle said, not sure why they can't just bring over sold units... I'm guessing it's a lot of work to get a bike ready for import. That and we're probably the only assholes not on metric guages.
you think it would sell for 10 stacks here?
baaaaahaaaahawwww haaaaaheeeeehawhaaa..... are those hahahahaha heeee haw .....ktm .....haw har hehhe front forks .....orhahaorhehe haaw haww
Well, when is the last time you heard of someone swapping in a set of KLR forks.
It makes sense, because KTM is the only bike that comes with good forks, I mean think about it.
KLR 650, crap forks,
DR-650, crap forks, I had one, I know.
XR-650L, mediocre forks (probably really crap though and I am giving too much credit)
Xchallenge, mediocre forks until compred to good forks, then they too are crap too.
F650GS, crap forks
What bikes did I miss, DRZ-400, are those forks any good, I know they are better than the ones on the DR-650, cartridge type I think, but can you adjust rebound or compression?
Basically if you want good forks, you got to swap them out with forks off an MX bike.
Perhaps a suspension guru can answer this. What is so difficult at the factory about putting good suspension on a bike. Wait, don't answer that, money. At least you should be able to order some "works package" that comes with good components instead of piecing together stuff off ebay and having the local machinist make stuff.
No, WP forks... KTM buy them in too, as do plenty of other manufacturers...
It's funny how every thread on ADV rider concerning this bike soon turns into a load of slagging off by people who have never ridden one (or even seen one) and just looked at a bunch of numbers and think they're a f*ckin expert...
As PCfly says, this thread is for people who would like to see the bike brought into the USA - to give you more choice - there are plenty of other slag-fests if you want to put your 2 cents in... yawn.