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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by mr moto, Feb 9, 2008.
Sounds like a Ulysses... Wasn't Buell the first to use that term?
No you have wrong the adventure sport term was coined by Honda for the Africa Twin.
I'm a total pavement guy with no offroad experience, so my question may be naive, but why would anyone need a 1200 cc engine in an offroad machine?
Just to get you quickly and comfortably over the slab to your trail of choice?
But then you're saddled with an unwieldy hunk of metal, right?
What am I missing?
In any case Buells been tagging their Uly with the moniker and with Triumph moving more street than dirt with the Tiger, I'm thinking the Yamaha might be along these lines. Looking at some of the MCNs that I have they used "Adventure Tourer" as their chosen term for the V-Strom, Transalp, Africa Twin and the GS.
Funny thing is with all the suggestions about what it could be the point is it's already done.
They started designing and approving build stages back in 2005.
MCN reports that pre-production models are undergoing final testing prior to a 2009 release. The photoshop picture with the article shows a 2008 Tenere with another cylinder i.e. a parallel twin.
They also state that the Super Tenere moniker will be used and that the bike will be more Adventure than tour.
Just to add from todays MCN "the bike is likely to be unveiled at the Cologne Bike show this October and go on sale in early 2009"
they are going to make it killer with the 18 21 setup and adjustable suspension all around and then not sell it in the US where there are millions of miles of dirt roads
I hope you all right. MCN is known BS spreader about "secret information on new bikes". Usually if they attach photoshop mock-up to it nothing ever come out of it.
Now, let's see...where is this VTR1200 and VFR1200 V-5....hmmmm
here is the spread
Hmm...looks like Tenere 2008 chassis with minor alterations in picture...apologies for asking, but would it be possible to tell what is written in little letters in right upper corner from big picture, kinda little paragraph...can't make it out? I know there copyrights and stuff - just sum it up? I am not being sarcastic, genuine interest.
"our computer-generated image shows how the new Super Tenere 1200 could look when it hits dealers in 2009"
Damn. I hope it is not as they usually do..MCN I mean....just the image....please....God, make it real....
Lets hope so, my '95 XTZ 750 Super T will have to last another year.
according to the article in MCN the prototype is already undergoing testing in italy . 1200cc parallel twin engine , 120/110 horsepower, due to be shown at the intermot show in cologne germany this october , and on sale in 2009 .
If it came out, looking like that, in the US, I'd buy it... something tells me though that if its 1200cc it'll be closer to a GS and not really in the spirit of the old Super Ten.
Think we can whip this up into such a frenzy that we can get more posts than the F800GS thread? At the rate BMWs going this Yamaha may beat them to market.
First, the "picture" that MCN published is a photoshop'd pic of the XT660Z with a line of text added to say "1200". Second, the 2008 Tenere hasn't even been released anywhere in the world, and MCN is touting release "later this year.", Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. As much as I would like to see the XT660Z come here (US), it won't happen for at least 18 months (if ever). There will be NO 1200 Super Tenere - if anything, they would take the TDM 900/950 twin & make it look like a Supere Tenere. I hate to burst anyone's bubble(s), but vaporware this definitely is.
The article also states that Triumph are working on an off-road Tiger, and that KTM will have the RC8 engine in a 'touring' and 'dakar' bike. Also Aprilia are replacing the Capo.
You pretty much echo my thoughts dude. The only thing I will add is that it will probably come with 17" wheels front and rear like the Uly, Tiger and Multistrada.
Wish in one hand and shit in the other.Then tell me what one fills up first!
Well I'm a wisher that dosn't have a hand full of dodo yet,so I guess I'll keep on wishing.