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. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Yup, every 1,000 miles. Automatic.
  2. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    WOW, this bike has it all. I'll bet the clock resets automatically for daylight savings time as well, once a year. :rofl
  3. GrahamD

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  4. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Yea, these new high tech bikes are just so boring compared to the old banana boats we used to ride. Hate the fact that they are faster, more reliable, get better gas milage and handle better too. Give me the old shit any day!:D
  5. gmsnowball

    gmsnowball Black Bear Pass

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  6. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Great. Now we can't buy anything else until the "New Model" may possibly some time
    in the future not yet to be announced suffer endless speculation and many threads of what
    it could, should of been and how Yamaha missed the target. Was Triumph in it's sights?
    A resurection of the old XS 750 triple? (I owned one).
  7. Paulvt1

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    A new TDM with a Yamaha Triple motor? Oh yes...:D
  8. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    I think there needs to be some definition of the above, because you and others may have different thoughts. To somebody experienced on dirt on this bike, especially standing on the pegs as is normal for off road, this phrase means the rear wheel is trying to pass the front and keeping the bike vertical is a challenge. It's bucking like a wild-ass bronco, going up a rutted loose gravel or loose dirt section.

    For somebody used to the street, especially if their butt is on the seat, the above could mean the tire broke traction and stepped out left a few inches, reconnected, then broke loose to the right for a few inches. It'd be scary as heck the first times, but the traction control would allow it.
  9. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Cool way to show off a new motor and triples are great! This really could be the basis for a mid-size, too.

    It sure oughta get Triumph's attention.
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  10. GrahamD

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    MCN UK won't think its any good or am I just being cynical :lol3
  11. olie

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    here it goes the trade in value of the SuperT through the ...floor!!!
  12. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Am I the only who noticed that forks and brake calipers look like Super Ténéré items? This is more apparent in the higher resolution pics over on the "Hell For Leather" web site.

    Needless to say, the wheels are not S-10 parts, but the forks sure look like it to me, and are awfully long to be on any sort of sport bike.

    Dallara



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  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I'm surprised, You of all people should have caught the close resemblance to the Ducati
    frame as well.:wink:
  14. bloodline

    bloodline Been here awhile

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    As well as the average fuel consumption.
  15. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Gotta' say I have a few doubts about the rigidity, but you gotta' admit it looks like it's lightweight... :muutt

    Dallara




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  16. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    That's because the bike is gonna' have a 32-degree rake, and will be the latest model in their "Star" line. :lol3

    They're just dickin' with us.... :deal


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  17. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    I have had my XTZ for well over a year now and frankly I am a critic of the power modes and defaulting to TC1. Riding around town it isn't the sportiest feeling bike around although I find myself going much faster than I expect. That said I just got back from a 2000 mile ride to Glacier NP. Highest mileage day was 506 miles. Did about 100 miles of rough river rock 2 track. Many miles of twisty MT backroads. Too much superslab trying to get home for my anniversary. In the end the XTZ was an awesome tourer. I had ZERO issues. My ass was not perfect but fairly comfortable. The handlebars are a bad bend but didn't suffer much although my back was the first to fatigue from the bend. I found myself riding fairly spirited running into the low 100mphs (GPS). Speedometer is 8% optimistic. On rough dirt 2 track the suspension and handling was superb. Before the XTZ I had an extremely well modified DR650 with Cogent Dynamic Suspension, Gold Valves... The XTZ will eat any DR up on rough 2-Track (not rock crawling but fast and rough). The bike is extremely well planted and even with Tourance EXPs rarely slipped traveling well over the speed limits. I never felt any desire to turn off the ABS it worked great in all conditions I encountered. My SW Motech skid plate is likely the best insurance I bought for the bike and definitely took some hits by some big river rock. For whipping through city traffic I like my Multistrada 1100 best, for on road touring it is a tough call but the Tenere is more roomy and comfortable and handles nearly as well. Off-paved surfaces I am truly impressed with the Yamaha. As for me 30+ years off road vet B enduro rider. 15 years on road. Sorry about the randomness of this but it is late.
  18. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Thats good to hear. My previous bike was a KLR (also with redone suspension) and I too feel the Tenere is better in the dirt. I did about 1,500 miles of dirt road mixed with double track and ATV trails this summer in Idaho, and I agree that the bike is very planted and suprisingly good in the dirt. The suspension is awesome in my opinion.

    I put on the Altrider plate and bars, and I would have a dead Tenere if i hadn't. The bash plate has taken some good hits and scrapes on rocks.

  19. Mikef5000

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    Just a quick blip...

    I added the brightest headlight bulbs you can get a couple days ago: 4500k 55w HID's. Super pleased with the output. The projector housings work great with them, and the low beam cutoff is still as sharp as ever (so no offending oncoming traffic). Clicking into high beam is just awesome. They (shining on the back wall) light up my entire garage more than my florescent light fixtures.

    For $60 for the pair, with lifetime warranties, I'd highly recommend the setup to anyone, especially if you're considering auxiliary lighting... try these first.

    Most brands will be comparable, but I went with DDM Tuning. No affiliation, but that's what I have on my WRR, and had in the fog lights of my last bike. My only complaint is they ship direct from China and it took a good 2 weeks.
  20. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Clueless here. Do you remember the part number. Was it just bulbs or did you have to
    add the ballasts too?