Yamaha MT-09 Tenere Concept

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by aikidimi, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. aikidimi

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    Please, make either one! I would buy it.
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    Looks great. I wonder what it would cost? I wonder if it could achieve a similar on/off road balance to my old Transalp?
    Hmmm, that could be a great bike! I hope designers take note of how sensible looking this concept is.
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  5. Dust_

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    I'm more a road-oriented guy, but if this comes with the MT-09 price point and traction control I'll have my hands all over it. Right now my "perfect bike" is the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce, just because it's the smallest displacement bike to have ABS, TC, eletronic suspensions, cruise control and selectable riding modes...

    Guess I could live without some of that for half the price
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  6. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    If they building something around the 3 cylinder motor likely it will be a city/street bike in adventure styling.
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  7. Stephenmarklay

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    Man that is a damn good looking package.

    If Yamaha were smart they would build it and I would buy it :D
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    IF they would build it I think people would line up to buy it. Awesome concept! Are you listening Yamaha?? :deal The Super Tenere has been a success and has some ardent followers, but I cant help but believe that this smaller displacement, lighter bike isn't the one many of those Tenere owners really wanted.
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  9. snakebitten

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    Um, I'm one of those ardent followers. Actually, those that know me would more likely call it Tenere hypnotized. Never been so devoted to a single bike.



    But yes, this concept is mouth watering. Exceptional. My only request would for it to be even more off-road oriented. Exhaust routing and suspension length could be tweaked in dirt favor, if I could truly have my wish.
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  10. aikidimi

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    Something like this then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRboN8cDnRI
    or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1abnuD384M

    Aikidimi
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  12. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    Sign me up for 1, oh and my ninja 1000 will be traded it. Yes, yes, yes.

    It's a lighter, more powerful tiger 800 with Yamaha refinement? Are you kidding me? This bike would put the tiger 800 out of business!! Oh, bump hp to 125 and squeak out a few more ft/lbs please.

    I want a "adventure" bike that I can absolutely rip in the canyons but will survive offroad, with that awesome triple, right at 450lbs with 125hp. Oh, get it in under 11500 like normal motorcycles USED to be priced. I'll buy 2 (I'll finance the 2nd one)

    So excited... Come on Yamaha!!

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  13. RED CAT

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    TransAlp. That's a banana boat compared to this. Maybe 45hp. Apples to acorns.
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  14. Madscientist

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    I've always liked the looks of the SuperT (as well as its reliability). But it is just way too big and heavy for me to consider. A smaller version, with at most 450lb wet weight, would have me visiting the local dealership. I really like that concept picture.
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  15. eakins

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    I think the 700 parallel twin is a better motor for the job, while making it lighter & performance oriented. Why cross over into what the s10 is and can do. Go for gold with the 700 motor, 21" & 17/18" wheels and an awesome suspension package.

    THAT would smoke BMW & Triumph in the mid market and force KTM to give pause, plus make the KLR look downright poor.
    Make it the performance oriented 660 Tenere that never show up for the party.
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    If the picture above is the path they are indeed on, then expect a 500+ lbs bike. Sorry 125hp is NOT needed off road. KTM has 100hp off-road mode for their 1190 because they KNOW above that it's too much and counter-productive. 60-80 hp with alot of torque down low is needed. That's why thumpers work! That's why the 650 strom motor works in the dirt (even with a poor suspension package). Tune the 700 twin that way for the win.

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    Agree Eakins, but there is this thing called the consumer, that gets a pitter patter going about HP and Stuff. So YAMAHA should give them what they want, first. They could even try and force the engine to be good off road. (Of course a bunch of people will have whinge about that stupid map they put in)

    They should really make both. I'll take the 700 if they can commit to a short run well targeted Light DualSport Tourer with actual big range but there are a lot of people that want the comfort and all day-edness and practicality, will opt to go for the gnarly adventure lookalike and not get too gnarly, so for them a light weight, easily broken not great in the rough stuff is in the "real life" need envelope while still looking like they have some "cred".

    It's like a very small percentage of Harley riders are the 1%ers, but people like to imagine they are super bad-ass, rather than actually being super bad-ass, otherwise the whole lifestyle thing wouldn't work would it? And even the 1%ers are doing it to fit in these days because then they wouldn't conform to the group. No one remembers why the original 1%ers used to ride Harleys. Then there are other that really just don't know much where they just want a duck and they'll just buy something with webbed feet and feathers, cause there are a lot of people buying ducks so there must be something to it right, so they'll just have what he's having?

    I bet one target group outnumbers the others.

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    And now a bunch of insulted people will go all black and white thinking and assume I was taking about 100% of bike riders of one brand. :deal

    It's amazing that people used to ride around on 15HP 1/4 ton motorbikes everywhere, but these days you "need" an Adventurised GP bike.

    Marketing has never been about "sensible". Plenty of people ride/drive around in ridiculous machines. Sensible usually only works in hindsight and that's where sales are at Zero. But at least whatever it is (700 or 800) it may be a bit less ridiculous than going to 1300cc for the next "ADV" bike, and I think that consumers may just be sensing that, Step 1 on the road to sensible. Lets hope the ADV segment continues for long enough that the designs finish that journey.

    But in the other hand, the photo chop looks a bit "soft road". There is no reason that a lighter bike couldn't be a bit more gnarly, with a few maps etc thrown in for good measure and we are yet to see what really happens.
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  18. Madscientist

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    I certainly agree. A 70-80 hp bike is enough. I've got a 650 GS thumper that works well in gravel/dirt, and does well on the road, but a little more road worthiness is attractive, without adding weight.
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    how about the 700 in this design:
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    a XT660Z design from Nicolas Vontobel (could had been Jaumev's design as well)
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    Do you mean sticker kit?
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