The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. mr moto

    mr moto Been here awhile

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    Now this could be interesting , according to motorcyclenews , yamaha are working on a 1200cc adventure/sports bike for 2009 ! could this be a realistic attempt at last from one of the major japanese manufacturer,s to take on BMW,s 1200 gs ? . i wonder what the engine layout will be ? could it come from one of their existing bikes, or will it be something entirely new . the plan,s are due to be shown in next week,s motorcyclenews , which is out next wednesday . if they show any pic,s i will post them here right away . i got this info from motorcyclenews , who send out an email trailing what will appear in next week,s edition .
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  2. Pulasky

    Pulasky Been here awhile

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    I hope that new Yamaha enduro tourer will keep charakter of old Super Tenere or new Tenere... No need another Varadero or VStrom which are good bikes but totaly pavement oriented... Hopefully Yamaha will make step towards more dirt and off road oriented bikes .. like KTM Adventure or GS ... In the past they prooved that can make good off road tourers... XTZ 750 Super Tenere a few times Dakar winner.
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  3. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    Always been partial to those Yamahammers.
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  4. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    But, will it ever make it to the US? :baldy
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  5. fatalerror

    fatalerror skrik vir niks

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  6. Paulvt1

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    Oh yes. Lets hope there is some truth to this rumour.
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  7. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Don't count on it......
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  8. CapoGreg

    CapoGreg Felonious Helmet Cam

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    I can't believe you wasted your time typing this question. We don't get cool stuff like that. We get metallic purple Hummer H3's with gold spinner rims and 5 million watt sound systems. But that's what the marketing experts in America want us to want.

    That would be nice though.
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  9. 88NX250

    88NX250 Team USA

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    1200cc...it's going to be a tank and we all know it.
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  10. DavidFarrellGarcia

    DavidFarrellGarcia Been here awhile

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    hmmm. can you post the email from MCN. I no longer subscribe to MCN but my buddy, who does said that all he read was that there was going to be posting a review of the Yamaha XT250 but nothing about a Yam 1200 ADV bike.. but maybe he missed it since it is not his area of interest. In any case, I would be interested in seeing the email if ya still got it.
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  11. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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    I was in this post!!

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    (will see if this beates the record of the F800/650GS "merged threadfest")
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  12. Don't shoot me!!!

    Don't shoot me!!! Snowflakes are cold...

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  13. olie

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    TDM?? MT-03 modified??
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  14. mr moto

    mr moto Been here awhile

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    sorry i deleted it , you will just have to hold out until this coming wednesday when the paper comes out , i will scan the article and any pic,s then .
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  15. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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    In the US we only have one (V-Strom/Suzuki). I'm sure we'll get boned once again. We just have way to many poser's over here who buy 80 year old styled boulevard barges to justify importing an actualy useful motorcyle. :baldy
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  16. Tim

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    I got the MCN 'mail too, this is what it said;


    "Editor says...


    Next week we will bring you the world launch of the 2008 Triumph Speed Triple. We'll also reveal Yamaha’s 2009 plans for a 1200cc adventure sportsbike. Plus biking adventurer Nick Sanders tells us of his final around the world tour before he quits his global travels. Click Here"


    If Yamaha do go for a 1200 it's gonna be too big and heavy. Better to go for something along the lines of the new Tenere with a 750 or 800 engine.
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  17. kevrider

    kevrider Been here awhile

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    well, let's not declare it a failure before we get any information. but i think the current TDM900 motor would be just right as-is.

    funny how people are mad at Yamaha USA for not importing it already. am i the only optimist here??? :rofl:rofl

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  18. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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    ....am i the only optimist here??? :rofl :rofl

    Yes you are.
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  19. Papa Pete

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    Seeing how I live in the ass backwards retro US, where every thing old is new again. WE WILL ONLY SEE PICTURES AND NOTHING ELSE.:huh
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  20. intheways

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    Yeah, what is it with this. I was just reading a thread on another site about a diesel Subaru in Europe. We get to wait two additional years.:puke1
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