What Yamaha should do to the Super Tenere 1200

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Gryphongryph, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Gryphongryph

    Gryphongryph Adventurer

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    I am in for a bike next year and have been thinking about the 1200 GS and the Super Tenere, must say I was leaning more towards the GS, but after hearing about all the problems many forums members have had with those. I am rethinking my decision.
    I must say there are a few things I would like Yamaha to change for the new model, if it ever comes.
    1. unleash the power (always good)
    2. Move the cable from the throttle handle (obscures part of instrument)
    3. Change the computer settings from the handle bars (much easier to do on the fly)
    4. Cruise control and gear indicator (is just so convenient)
    5. A little less weight is always nice
    6. Be able to change screen height while driving
    7. The most important thing. Keep the same quality, and I can promise Yamaha that they would sell the 1200 in very high numbers indeed.
    The bike really just needs a few updates to make it be on par with the new bikes on the markets.
    Just a few thoughts, what do you guys think, can we expect a new Super Tenere any day soon, and what would you guys want to change, to make it a better bike.
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  2. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile

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    Buy the BMW and sit on the side of the road and adjust the screen,because the bike's quit running but the screen still works.....
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  3. pluric

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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    #5, but make it 100 pounds.
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  5. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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  6. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    Offer it as a 400-450lb 650cc twin, with adjustable suspension damping, 21" front wheel, ABS, and a low, wide seat that makes a passenger feel like they're on the back of a Suzuki GS850G. Put it up against the overweight DL650.
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  7. Thorgrim

    Thorgrim Used'ta could

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    Oh, yeah, that would make me a buyer.
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  8. Gryphongryph

    Gryphongryph Adventurer

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    Hahaha... Nice one
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  9. Roadscum

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    Weight around 525 lbs, perfect fuel/throttle management, cruise control, a seat that doesn't crush your balls into the tank, another gallon of fuel capacity. Current hp is fine for me, if I wanted fast I'd buy a R1, S1000' Panngale, ect..

    Regards, Paul
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  10. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    Yamaha should make the Super Canary look like this:
    [​IMG]

    I also don't understand why it does not come with a "Cup Holer"... can't "World-cross" without it.
    [​IMG]
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  11. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Isn't it the new owners job to give it the 'High Mileage" look?:scratch

    She looks like she's been around the block more than once.:deal
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  12. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Unless something has changed..you realize the Ten is to be discontinued, correct? At this point..buy what is on the floor and make it yours..
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  13. Roadscum

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    That is NOT a ride that interests me, no, no way.

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  14. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    New news Vegas! It is not discontinued. We just cant have any 2014's because we haven't used up all the 2012-2013's.
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  15. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    So you're saying the blond has a younger sister?
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  16. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Word is.
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  17. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    other than not having the abs, you are describing my 1991 Super Tenere
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  18. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    Don't forget to throw a shaft drive in there for good measure.
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  19. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    :clap:clap

    So maybe...maybe there WILL be a few updates?? Woot!!!
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  20. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Should know soon enough. Yamaha notified US dealers that they can order 2014 models come March 2014.
    But I suspect other countries will know what changes, if any, before that.

    Stay tuned. :)
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