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. rwamf

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    Just what the ADV crowd wants a off-road bike with lots of Chrome, well at least the Harley crowd will look at it.
    At least they are talking about making a big DS,, but as most of the Japanese bikes like this, will it be a NON US model???????
  2. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I agree Bill; I think the new S10 is (hopefully) a class-leading trailie with the same service intervals as BMW (6000m/10000km) but better reliability and cheaper running costs. But it's meant for the same kind of job, which for most buyers is a 90/10 on-road off-road split.

    You can't blame them, it's where the money is at.
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    Actually, I can see enough to believe the motor is based on the TDM engine.
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  5. configurationspace

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    Technically that's not a motorcycle. It's a sculpture. It doesn't have an engine. Or hand grips. Or, well, you name it.

    It sounds like the real thing will be a genuine enduro bike + ABS.
  6. markjenn

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    There are one or two 21" TL tires, but no mfg seems to want to try running them stock and there are of reports of debeading issues after deflation by those who have tried them with sealed rims - debeading of a TL tire is extremely dangerous. Whether that's a tire problem, rim problem, or something inherent in the larger tire that makes TL an issue, I don't know.

    The tube vs. TL debate is an old one. I'm in the TL camp, but for hard off-roading, there are some arguments to be made for tubes which provide for better repair-ability of unusual punctures. For an big adventure bike like this, I think 17"-19" and TL is the best compromise, but if Yamaha can sort a 21" TL, that would be a nice differentiator from the big GS.

    - Mark
  7. GB

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  8. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    I thought about calling Yahama but you know what? I'm not going to beg.

    I'll happily give my money to KTM or BMW if they don't give me the opportunity to buy this bike in the US. :deal
  9. sTE610vE

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    I agree, I was a faithful Yamaha rider back in my racing days but since they don't bring the bikes to the US that I want to ride screw em! I called several times about the 660 Tenere and the people answering the phone didn't even know what the hell I was talking about, and as far as I can tell Yamaha USA doesn't have a email address that is published.
    I now ride a Husky TE610E and a Cagiva Gran Canyon 900 (ducati) I have become an devoted Italian bike lover. If they brought it to the states I'd have a look but all they want to sell is cruisers and crotch rockets. You would think they would realize there is a huge market of the off road riders from the early '70s that would be interested in a bike like this....
  10. eakins

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  11. eakins

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    it comes down to the japanese had the right bikes before their time & then got screwed on poor sales.
    honda w/ the transalp, yami w/ the tdm.
    since then japanese companies have become much more conservative and have a group thinking mentality. i give yami credit for actually breaking out of that mold on many fronts, let's hope they give the us another shot!
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  13. Tigrou

    Tigrou Been here awhile

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    pffff the 1200 adventure will be available in end of 2010 or beginning of 2011; following words in a motorcycle magazine here in France.
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    These things should not be rushed.
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    as far as super10 goes, amin brother!
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    TWO WORDS FOR YAMAHA AND ANY OTHER JOHNNY COME LATELY. "TOO LATE". sorry yamaha ,honda ,kawasaki, and even suzuki. YOU ARE TOO LATE. BMW.KTM WON THIS BATTLE ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO. by the time you bring your new adventure bike out this segment will no longer be on the rise. i am new to this type of riding but we all know that we are a few and most of us already have an adventure bike and WILL NOT BE PLONKING DOWN 15K for a new bike. yes i know some of us will but not enough to make any offering from yamahs or any other manufacturer a sales success. YOU ALL KNOW I AM SPEAKING THE TRUTH

    NORTH RIDER
  18. Molgan

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    OK WE ALL KNOW THE JAPANESE MANUFACTURERS DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE MR MARKET ANALYZER

    :D
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  20. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    to MOLGAN , i should have clarified that i am talking about north america only. that's canada and the usa. look what happened with the HONDA VARADERO when it came to canada.

    north rider