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. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    Getting the impression from the journalists comments, the new bike's a lot like the old 750, just a little more weight and a little more power and a bit more gadgets, and a little less adventure oriented
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    Ah the bardenas desert through and through, now i'm really dissapointed not being chosen :-)
  3. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    Me too!

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    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Oh well, just wait tille we have our own S10/12 and GOOOOO!
    (when will it be available at the dealers ?)
  5. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    Termaat, wil have two,
    i'm just about to finish my own S10, i reckon the one Yamaha should have but didn't built, the result is a very lightweight 750, i'll stick to that
  6. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Same here...

    Have been reading the first test report on Motorcycle News. I haven't been reading an positive test ratting for a long, long while...

    There are several Yamaha agents who are not waiting for the 'public' version, but they bought this first edition.
    It seems that in Belgium you already can book a test ride, starting last month (April).

    I just happen to live on the wrong side of the Netherlands... The Far North...

    R3B, perhaps interesting for you?
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    It would be, but then again i'm customer of Termaat for about 30 years now (XT500's) and they've been always verry trusted partners in my motorcycle abstinantia (only bought 1 new motorcycle in my life...) so i would not abandon them for a quicky with a belga...

    Jeroen said it will be there at the shop end of May, i'll wait and make the drery way to Nimwegen again (and again and again) it sounds stupid, but i really am in love with that shop, which has only be susepable to evolution, but never lost it's spirit and went into Glasshysteria.

    It's like a working museum, a look back into time when motorcycleshops still worked for their customers and not to please an investment banker...

    It's like a grandmothers candystore but then with Yammie bikes instead of Yammie apples...


    But what a coincidense is their route, all those places i fell in love with in Spain, bacause now after the Bardenas (great tip from Herrie) they did the Puerto de Honduras one of those mysterious places in Spain were their is a border to another world, north of Cabazuela it's hustle and bustle of human interaction with the landscape, all kinds of agricultural bussiness, and then you take the beautifull meandering Puerto.

    End at first you view wanders to and away of the verry busy valley, and then Waaaa it's like you step in another world were humans have no place, but on the wierdly waving and corscrewing road. And al the birds of prey in that "another Wolrld" just beyond the peak

    okay it's a heck of a ride to it, but ah Spain can really flip your mind bigtime.
  8. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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  10. azytres79

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    yamaha will launch the supertenere here in colombia in june !! and the first edition is going to be about 5 k cheaper than a gs

    supertenere 22 718
    gs 1200 27 780
    gs 1200adv 30 864

    those are the prices of the bikes in Us dolars here in colombia
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    Write-up on an Italian site, translated to english HERE

    Overall good review, but as the Greek review a few days ago said, the engine feels very docile. BUT as this reviewer points out, it's hard to tell for sure until you get the S10 head-to-head with the competition... I'm sure most of us have ridden bikes that are faster than they feel, and others that feel faster than they are!

    Trevor
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    A new large dual purpose bike will be introduced in Canada at a dealers meeting on June 10th.
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    So far, has anyone said something to the effect "This is a big bike that rides small" or anything?

    Don't know why I care, it isn't as if Yamaha is going to be bringing it to the States anyway.
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    Yup, i really was convinced my old and light R3B had way more Grunt than my girls 1200 down from 3000 rpm, but in a real life rol on in 5th, 50 km/h upwards the 1200 pulled away, straight away...

    Was quite humiliating, but it *feels* more real on an 1100, the 1200 is de-coupled in a lot of ways, you really don't sense a lot of what happens, your like captain kirk giving orders to scotty.

    Happily the frontwheel on the tenere is again directly coupled to the helm :-)
    (according to MCN)
  17. dcstrom

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    I've seen "agile" mentioned several times, and one guy said it feels lighter than his Tenere 750.
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    I only ask 'cause I am looking at a new(er) bike. IF this thing came to the states, it would be cool...

    IF I get the KTM 950, I'd get rid of the KLR, if the BMW 1150 GS, I'd keep the KLR. Only for those solo trips and such.

    If the Tenere came here, would it feel the same as an 1150, or more like the KTM???? I don't mean off road prowess, or actual weight, but "felt" weight.

    Does that make sense???

    I'd probably keep the KLR even with the Yamaha....
  19. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    The old supertenere 750 feels or can feel heavy at some time, 30 litres of fuel, soft suspension, and getting softer as they age, (which can be up to 21 years), brakecalipers that tend to stick if not properly maintained, rearbrake pedal thats depressed unnoticed because of its high akward position, owners (and dealers) that have so much faith in their loyal horse, they think the bike doesn't need maintenance.
    In most cases a combination of all of the above.
  20. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Been here awhile

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    It will feel like a Supertenere, does that make sense?