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. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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    Well I've a couple more, the lock, unlocked itself(without key) and the spring mechanism popped open during a ride although the box stayed firmly on the rack.:eek1

    And I could use my oem side box key(a different key) to open the top box.:eek1

    Looks wise they're pretty. But I would not buy them again.
  2. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    I hope Yamaha will warranty these things? Or recall once they have a fix?
  3. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    I just love it when some people compare the new S10 to a 10 year old GS and say, the Yami is so much better. I would venture to say a new 2010 Standard GS 1200 would wup some serious ass here.
  4. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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    For the extra dosh you'd sure want it to.

    In NZ Pesos a GS is $33,065 and a Tenere is a rumoured $26K.
  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    :rofl
  6. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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    I haven't gone all the way through the thread - has anyone called to account the graphics/stickers on the bike?

    Everything else is well integrated. Small thing to gripe about but hey, it's the internet and it's pretty much all I've got.
  7. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    I just got rid of a 10 MONTH old one (09 GSA that is) amd IMHO the Yam is much better all round.

    Having had both, back to back, I am in a position to comment.

    I take it you have not ridden a Yam ?

    ....Sorry
  8. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    What do you mean ????
  9. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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  10. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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    Not being a die hard Yamaha fan, the stickers say to me 'oh look - stickers'.

    I'd like it more without them.
  11. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    If you had read somewhat more carefull, you would now several 1200GS owners have made the switch and are giving their account...

    The GS is a terrific machine for the long sweepers, but for the bumpy backroads here in the Ardennes the S10 will be verry hard to beat, verry hard !
  12. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Well nothing a heat gun and some patience wont cure, or do you mean the stickersets of the Tripy and IXS examples?
  13. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    You really got the best of both worlds in your garage :-)
    (would be nice to see a stripe with two pinstripes on the Duke)
  14. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    I know what you mean..
    I thought exactly the same thing when I first saw both the BMW and Yamaha.

    You would think that for the money they charge for these machines they would invest a little bit of it back into clear coating over the stickers.
    Love or hate the design or colour or look of the stickers they could have at least done it right...

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    Greg.
  15. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    YES !!!


    Das Motorrad just dropped in my Mailbox and even they gave the S10 Kudo's of course the GS Won, but with some "help" they tested the Tenere *with* traction control so it did not win the sprint, which it did win in other magazines... And they gave the way to soft duo saddle of the GS extra points, which in my opinion is only good for barhopping...

    GS 701 points, S10 695...

    And the of course the S10 won the bang for the buck category (Hands down)
    1. S10: _______ 2.2 (695)
    2. GS: ________ 2,4 (701)
    3. Tiger:_______ 2,4 (643)
    4. Varadero: ___ 2,5 (629)
    5. 990: _______ 2,8 (629)
    6. Multistrada: _ 3,3 (680)
    7. Stelvio:_____ 3,4 (627)
  16. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    I couldn't find after searching what the alternator output is on the Super Tenere. Does someone know? I usually run a voltmeter on all my bikes just due to heated gear, heated grips, extra driving lights etc. so just wondered how much Mama Yama has put on this bike.

    JDP
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    I havent seen a figure, but the first thing i noticed in Schiphol is the brilliant place for the rectifier, with its own air scoop inthe right side of the cowling, with a massive aluminium baseplate behind it, so they finally have taken the gauntlet of the historically overheating rectifiers ;-0
  18. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Naive question :
    Traction control is supposed to prevent wheel slippage. How should it make acceleration worse ? I understand that wheel slippage is lost acceleration.
  19. rocca

    rocca Been here awhile

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    Been a-lurking here for a while. Picked up my new blue S10 here in the UK yesterday, so thought it time to sign on and show my face.

    Have ordered most of the accessories, but some bits are back ordered 'til the end of August, or so I'm told.

    Regarding stickers, these are fixed to the bike's plastic cowls which are flexible. I guess a clear coat over the top might be susceptible to cracking, given the flexibility?

    Anyway, the bike's a peach both to look at and ride - and almost worth the ridiculous cost over here. Chopped in an XT660Z as part of the deal and I'm hopeful that the 1200 will do most of what the smaller bike could do, as well as improving on it in the areas of long-distance touring and fast road riding.
    :clap
  20. turnipbmw

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    I have had a good look sround this bike and I feel that it probably costs about 20% less than a GS to make.

    I can only assume the large UK cost is down to exchange rates and 'new bike' pricing.

    I would be worried about 2nd hand values, parts availability and mechanical knowledge.

    My local dealer has one and probably wont bother getting another so their mechanics are not going to know the bike as well as a BMW dealers guys know the GS.

    I also really dont like those rims !