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. eakins

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    so what do you love on the strom over this bike???
    -non-offroad friendly cast wheels
    -weak brakes and abs scarcity
    -old school suspension
    -shitty non-adjustable seat
    -buffetting windshield
    -lack of factory options


    for me the strom is staying only as long as i can reasonably get into one of these.
  2. eakins

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    no worries. :D
    you were just too slow with the pics, that's all.
  3. Paulvt1

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    You can bet. The TDM 900 i had was frugal and bulletproof. Good to own and run.
  4. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Just had a look at the spec sheet. Steel tube frame, 23 lt tank and that superb shaft drive. I'm amazed it only weighs 260 wet.
  5. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    My local Yamaha dealer is also the BMW dealer.

    The big GS and this beast sit'n a few feet apart, I can't wait. :freaky
  6. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    I like the looks of it for what it is. It would never replace my 950S but it could be an excellent alternative to a GSADV.

    At least no ugly jugs hanging off both sides. Very cool.

    BMW take note, make next big GS/GSADV parallel twin.:lol3
  7. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    that's what I was thinking..
  8. dcstrom

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    Someone mentioned that they saw a price? Where? And how much? (in euros, I guess).

    $14000 was mentioned - if that's a conversion from Euro to $US, then that's about 10,300 euro. GS1200 Adv is 14,350 euro.

    IF those figures are correct that's a very competitive price, and BMW should be sweating a bit...

    Too early to speculate about US prices, if we get the effen thing at all, but usually we're a bit cheaper than a direct Euro conversion - so price should be good?

    Trevor
  9. 514Advrider

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    Great bike for what it is, i.e a direct shot at the GS1200. Drive shaft is nice, otherwise nothing else that would make me abandon my Tiger 955i. With a suspension update (shock and fork springs), I still prefer the Triumph over the over-sophisticated Ténéré.

    Still wondering why no one has yet released a bike that would compete against the 800GS... Something fairly light, but that is still enjoyable on the freeway... The recipy seems simple.
  10. dsm_rally

    dsm_rally The Lorax

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    For the type of riding I do the most....price is the big factor. If I did longer distance ADV touring, the Super Ten might be an option. But for the price, I can't beat my V-Strom.
  11. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    I liked everything about the 800GS, other than ride'n on the freeway.
  12. BMR

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  13. Flameout

    Flameout Been here awhile

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    I'm right where I'm suppose to be all the time!
    I'd like to ride one! :clap
  14. scooter_scum

    scooter_scum Been here awhile

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    New from Europe. Of course we many not get it in the states

    http://motorcycledaily.com/24february10_stannounced.htm

    Quick stats
    Dry weight 575 Lbs
    Ground clear 8.1 Inches
    Fuel 6.1 Gallons
    Oil 4.4 Quarts
    Front travel 7.5 Inches
    Rear Travel 7.5 Inches
    Seat height 34.3 Inches


    Like the 270 degree crank, dual spark, shaft drive, and reasonable tank size.

    Attached Files:

  15. aikidimi

    aikidimi Adventurer

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    Looks like basically a FJR assy. which is basically an older V Max assy. which is basically an old Venture assy. which is cool buy me considering they are reliable and stone simple.

    My FJR has vover 70K miles and I'm not easy on it in the least.:1drink
  17. Paulvt1

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    I just love that shaft drive. Sweet as.:D
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    Moved to Beasts..
  19. eakins

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    wr250r owners talk about that.
    that bike is heavy for a 250 on paper,
    yet people say it rides/feels like a much lighter bike.

    erik buell had it right all those years ago.

  20. sushi7474

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    Even though I wanted to replace my F 650GS with something more powerful, I am slightly scared of the weight...
    I might stay with the 990 Adventure choice...