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. jdpower

    jdpower Been here awhile

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    "I had to 'import' the new one though, also living in the USA"

    Dude, tell us more!! How'd you get it past customs and from which country did it come from? Dare I ask the cost of such a venture? How about warranty for a bike not covered in the USA? Questions upon questions. Enquiring minds want to know. :D

    JDP
  2. shikataganai

    shikataganai moof

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    I think he is implying that his S10--that is, that desktop picture--has no windnoise since it's a jpeg. Image files are usually silent by their very nature.
  3. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Here the missus sayd the same, better knee angle, and most pleasing, not as high up as on the GS or 660, and most pleasing of all, ample room to move back and front, whereas on GS and 660 i have to sit to the end of my positing forced by my overly long legs, whereas the S10 has its peg lower and so my kneeangle is much better, which gives here more room to move around so legs don't fall asleep.
  4. sinex

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    Found my self on an S10 as Ducati could not get me a 1200 Multistrada for early August, PX price was bad too, trip to Yamaha dealer saw both issues sorted-Blue/Silver S10 ordered

    Picked it up Thursday, spent Friday (today) doing 380 and need 600 on her for the 1st service next Tuesday, spent most of my biking life on Ducati's, and have always used my rear brake, question with the linked brake system would you recommend I forget the rear totally, except for very slow Maneuvers?

    Overall find the bike great, a bit bigger than last beasts, but in line with my Tiger 1050, I will play around with the seat height and screen height to get over the wind noise, engine was great smoother than a V twin fueling much better than a duke or KTM, quality of build spot on, panniers don't leak, heavy rain early this am, centre stand is easy to use and nice to have a big fuel tank with plenty of range.
  5. GB

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    Congrats!! Yes, forget the rear brake, and use the lever which will brake both wheels. Use the rear for trail braking and slow maneuvres..

    more info here:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13535890&postcount=3290
  6. dcstrom

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    voiceover is in japanese, but some nice visuals. Anyway, the guy does have a soothing, or dare I say it, sexy, voice. ;-)
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/PWB__Ma4OZY&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></object>
  7. GrahamD

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    Very Smooooooooooooooooooooooooooth.

    Nice pics in there.

    Cheers
    Graham
  8. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Motociclismo has a comparison test 1200GS/S10, says similar things to other tests (i.e. motor doesn't feel as powerful or rev as hard as the GS) but interesting comments about dirt performance , along with a cool pic. Translated by Babelfish - for some reason Google won't translate it.

    If you're Italian is good, get the original here.

    Trevor
  9. tremor38

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    What a relief! Hopefully Honda will also follow suit with the styling. I applaud Yamaha's departure from the 'queer eye for the straight guy' Euro styling of the 660 Tenere. :lol3 :lol3 :D
  10. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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  11. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Blah, blah, blah...Varadero PR machine blah, blah, blah...Honda loves my free advertizing, blah, blah.

    YOU have single-handedly done more to turn my OFF to the Varadero than any other source. I'm really suprised to see you finish a single post without opening your yap with more Honda garbage. We get it, you're a Varadero freak! Enough already...it's not Honda thread.

  12. Gravehunter

    Gravehunter Been here awhile

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  13. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    So the YAMAHA is better to ride in fluoridated surf? OR is it a better machine to get to the beach with the surfboard?
    :scratch I think I get it, YAMAHA must have had their marine division with them while testing in Africa. :lol3

    I love these translations. :lol3

    Trac control smoother on the YAMAHA. Doesn't "sob" when it gets a bit slippery?

    Well that tends to agree with a few real life user comments for a change.

    Cheers
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  14. BIKE-R

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    Yamaha XTZ1200 acceleration
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  15. AndreiZ

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    As promised I tested today the Windscreenzilla at speeds between 140 and 165 km/h. Everything Ok, it protected me from wind, only minor buffeting but I expect improvements once I will install the wind deflectors.
    Safe ride to everybody
    AndreiHappy
  16. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    I dont see your point seeing as how you are not really giving it too much stick, but, Try that again, next time with D-mode set on Sport.. You will be surprised how much quicker it accelerates...:evil

    Greg.
  17. sinex

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    Bike was delivered with bigger screen already fitted in pretty much the second highest position, moved it down after yesterday run, moved it down again to the lowest position after todays run, as the the windblast was hitting me right on my helmet, figure if it hits my shoulders fine, I am 5.10 seat in lowest position, any other found a better setting?
  18. sinex

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    Anyone used the S Mode before 1st service, dealer said to wait till after 1st service, is the map in s mode good?
  19. sinex

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    Age, 47 based in UK Northants

    Last few bikes, Multistrada, Tiger1050, Ducati 1098, Hypermotard

    Now XT1200Z Super Tènèrè

    Why, by accident, as Ducati could not get me a Multistrada 1200 for my trip to Italy at the end of the month,

    First impressions, felt like a more refined Tiger 1050, the size more than anything, after 500 miles, I am really getting into it, got my head around the linked brakes this am (thanks for advice from a previous post), yeah really getting to like it, getting looser, they feel really tight new, its a comfortable bike, fast enough, smooth enough, i,ve done 500 miles in two days and no pains from the seat, need to play with the screen height, bike sounds nice too, is it a keeper, probably not, the thought of leaking panniers, bad fuel maps and an uncomfortable seat will draw me to a Ducati, in my blood, this S10 will probably be up fro grabs in early September with about 3,500 miles, after my Italian trip, http://www.flickr.com/photos/52355787@N07/
  20. R3B

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    And TC=OFF, so there will be no interference of the electronics, that something they missed at the Motorrad test, because actually you have 6 mappings at your disposal...
    T+1, T+2, T+Off
    S+1, S+2, S+Off

    And for the punters, its Traction control, not Launch control :-)




    Well according to Das Motorrad, there is no bike better mapped, so straight and clean it actually feels much slower then it is. Okay that makes it feel less exciting than a bike with massve dips around 4500 and 6500 which give the illusion of punches in the back...