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. dcstrom

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  3. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    I imagine earl grey would sell real well in the UK and the commonwealth
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    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    Sounds pretty cruel
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    Black bikes are soooo boring and a pita to keep clean. I'd rather ride then polish.
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    Polish? POLISH !?!

    An adventure bike should be *DIRTY*, telling tales of its adventures by showing its scars !!!

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    Eventually its basic color should be covered totally :jump
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    Best version up to now IMHO is this "black" one...
  8. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    I agree black is best, but IMHO an adventure bike is not supposed to be "shiny" like a hot rod. Yamaha should use a matte finish instead of glossy paint. Like Triumph has on some of the Street Triples, or Harley does with the "Black Denim" finish. That would look badass.
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    I did that once with a bike, but the trouble with eggshel is its verry wearprone, where a gloss paint kan be hard as rock.

    ALthough it gives beautifull wearspots, because in time you polish the kneecontactplaces to a high shin on a further matte tank...

    So totally agree with matte finish, but it will be problematic with the high-gloss clientele, who are the main target of this hyper-traveler :-)


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    (actually i would like a JPS also myself, but that's more something for on a R1)
  10. Royalwapiti

    Royalwapiti McGillicuddy's pal

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    Anybody know what procedures are to import one of these to the US.

    I mean, can I go to London, buy one and ship it home?

    I am more interested in the 660xtz.

    Thanks
  11. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    It's easy to get it here. Your local DMV might have a problem giving you a plate for a "dirty" European bike though :confused .

    You looking at about $1000 for shipping.
    London might be a tad expensive, try dealers in the country and even a used one with small miles, especially if your paying cash.
    I saw 2 for sale in Ireland but they were super motarded.

    http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/motorbikes/1243066
  12. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    Its possible,
    You have to go through the right channels, have the proper paperwork, and a bike that with the right serial #'s, there's always a few that are US admisable, there's only one shot, somebody that knows how it works..
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    It would be nice to see the 1200cc Super Tenere engine in other Yamaha bikes. Like maybe an up-dated TRX850.

    A TRX1200 would be nice.
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    Looks like the lawn could use some thatching? lol
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    More sound and music from the Sneak Preview.

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    Sounds good.
  17. dcstrom

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    It STILL sounds like it doesn't want to idle. I think we can probably, hopefully, assume that it's something to do with the rather skinny hose they have hooked up to the exhaust.

    Trevor
  18. moto_loco

    moto_loco poser extraordinaire

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    I have to agree. Now, matte-black looks the part.
    Or, matte grey, olive, etc.
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    matt will wear/scratch even worse than semi-glossy or glossy paint.
    Of course it does look cooler, I agree :)
  20. SBG

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    I agree. I like the more "dirt oriented" styling and it has side covers which helps the styling. I don't get the whole "no side covers naked thing. I think it makes the bike look cheap and half done, like they couldn't think of anything, and figured they would save a few bux, also, it's ripping off the ugly BMW styling on their big ugly adventure bikes.