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. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    I don't know about you, but I have owned more than 20 bikes and have never felt like I got so much for my money. My Y2K Blackbird comes very close, but bang for the buck on the S10 for 12K is off the charts.
  2. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    Don't ride it if you aren't able to switch. Not kidding. There is no reason to resent a bike as good as the Uly...
  3. Mudcat

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    Thanks GB.
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    You finally found a bike you like, that is great. The Tenere sounds good, now I need to get rid of my GS. Maybe the Yamaha dealer will take it in on consignment or perhaps as a trade in.
  4. GB

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    Lots of Kool Aid wannabe drinkers out there, you might try selling it privately in your area first, why give the dealer any money without trying to sell it first. The funny thing for me is the S10 was on my radar screen as soon as it came out, but Yamaha Canada priced it at about $4500 more than I could buy it in the US. And I waited for a test ride, and waited and waited, almost 2 years later, I ended up buying one in the US without test riding it. Had I known I'd like it this much, I would have bought it sooner. I find the engine has a lot of "character", it's like a hybrid between a parallel twin and a V-twin, and gobs of torque. Long long long valve train inspection interval (42,000 km / 26,000 miles), double sided swingarm and proven final drive design, very similar to the one used on the FJR for years), and no montly software updates, so I'm not married to the dealer for service, plus comfortable ergos, I find the suspension to be excellent, but I'm pretty light... I like the styling, and best of all NO me too BEAK!!! :lol3
  5. Mudcat

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    That is crazy, why would Yamaha do that?
    Well, I am glade you got your bike at a decent price.
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    I think the S-10 is going to be my next bike but I need to wait until March.
    I keep trying to forget this. There is a possibility I could lose my license because of medical issues. Hope not but it’s possible. <o:p></o:p>
  6. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    :roflask them:deal
  7. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    GB, I think Yamaha should have given you this bike just for being an ambassador for the Super Tenere. Hay everyone, The GB of ADV rides a Super Tenere! Not a BMW, not a Explorer, Not a Crosstour, Not a KTM, Come on Yamaha you missed a great opportunity here.
  8. GrahamD

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    Does anyone know if pluric is OK?

    I haven't seen a post from him in more than 10 hours :huh
  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    My new, local Yam dealer has a white one just in. His 1st Super 10.
    He called me "gotta get $13,900 + $100 doc fee + tax.
    He did not motivate me :lol3
  10. Superstar

    Superstar Been here awhile

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    No kidding.


    Cant blame him for trying to make a big profit, but he would have to do so with someone else. I like the white, possibly even better than my blue, but not for $1000 more.
  11. PHOTON PHIL

    PHOTON PHIL THe REAL poser

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    Thats good to know Frank. I'm looking at that bike as a replacement for the Beemer. Jonas and I will have to go take a look.
  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Hi Phill,
    Yea he is 1k over Sussex. And Sussex also included heated grips in the deal. No setup fees.
    It will most likely sit. Ill ping him in Jan or Feb when he is softened up a bit. :lol3
  13. PHOTON PHIL

    PHOTON PHIL THe REAL poser

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    Frank,
    Good to know. Although I'm not a fan of that dealer.
  14. GB

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    Nah, I'm just a Starbucks riding poser seeking a low maintenance, well designed, fun and reliable bike.

    The one mod I would recommend is lifting the power restriction in the first 3 gears: Shorting the clutch switch with a mini fuse; a 50 cent and 30 second mod. (as posted here previously)

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  15. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    You are preaching to the choir, eemsreno started that mod if I am not mistaken (well at least on the yamahasupertenere.com forum). :rofl
  16. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    The price will have to be much lower than that to sell a S10. He will learn that after talking to the people who are interested in that bike.
  17. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Aw come on, admit it. You'd pay it if it was orange.:wink::D

    Oh and I'm fine GrahamD. Thanks for your concern. At my age getting laid takes a lot longer
    than it used to and I thought it tacky to go on line during the pee break.:lol3
  18. Dallara

    Dallara Creaks When Walks...

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    Aw, c'mon, Rick... You know you want one to replace your Dreamsicle. Otherwise why would you keep hanging around here? :poser

    No doubt you would only get yours in the special "Brokeback Mountain Edition" black, though! :ymca

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  19. fredz43

    fredz43 Been here awhile

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    Just a bit of info that the 2013 models have a MSRP of $14,790. Dealer invoice also went up, so it will porbably be difficult getting as good a price as many of us got on 2012 models.
  20. ironslede68

    ironslede68 Been here awhile

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    that's better than the price that was on the 12 model blue one at the local dealer. 14,900 was bottom dollar. i guess i need to look around more.