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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by VTbeemer, Apr 7, 2017.
Definitely. It will be issued with footpegs for a passenger just like the current XTZ660 Ténéré.
Two-piece seat too:
Looking at these pictures I'm pretty sure the tank is more than 14 liters. A big tank is a tenere tradition, even the single 660 had a 22 liter tank. I'm guessing around 20.
If it is around that size, it is dissapointing: all Tenere's have large tanks traditionally for long hauls(and if you do offroad riding, don't fill it all the way up); it should be at least 20lt or more! Imho.
I'm really looking forward to see Peter Hansel ride the bike.
Mr. Dakar himself.
I remember this race . . .
Yess like yesterday! Golden days of the Dakar!!
Hopefully the new tenere will be more fuel economical to balance it out. The aftermarket will always fill the gap. Most people don't need a tank that large, and Yamaha knows this.
An adventure bike should be capable of 400km between fill ups.
That should translate in a 20 liters tank .
My r1200gs has a 20 liters tank and if I keep it under 140km/h (88mph) it can do the 400km.
The Tenere 700 has a much smaller engine with 55 less HP and I hope 80 pounds less. It should be able to do more than 400km with a 20 liters tank and that would be awesome.
Based on the (claimed) manufacturer specs for the mt-07, the bike gets about 4.13 L/100km. A 16.5 litre tank achieves the 400 km goal if Yamaha's specs are correct.(probably not)
Keep in mind the different state of tune in the tenere 700 could lead to better fuel economy.
Yes, 20 liters should be a nice warranty.
If one can mimic the manufacturer fuel economy claims it could do 480km.
If not, 400km in a fast pace is a nice mileage.
For reference, I always hated the gear spacing and super tall first gear on my KLR 650. Even two teeth down on the front sprocket didn't help. My current dual sport is a XR400R that is geared lower than stock. I ride very slow, tight single track and like a deep first gear. When I got my FZ 07 I thought about how great it would be to have a KLR650 with a gearbox that matches the 07's. First and second gear feel very close together, which IMO, is perfect for an offroad bike. LOTS of FZ/MT 07 owners gear their bikes up to help first gear run out further. It's a nice, low 1st gear. I can't imagine the T7 gears will differ than the 07's.
How is the sixth on the CP2 engine? I am pretty sure that is a bit wider than a 690 engine, but not much.
The MT-07 is the same as the below Tracer 700 CP2 gear ratios
Cruising backroads I never use 6th. It does ok on faster roads like the Parkway, but anything below 50mph and 6th causes the bike to chug more than I like on inclines. It's a proper overdrive gear IMO. 0.964 on the pic above doesn't sound like much of an overdrive, but it feels good on the road. That spec actually surprised me. If I would've guessed, I would have thought 6th gear was more like .80 or so.
Only ridden a 690 Duke once, briefly in town, so can't really comment on that bike.
The 07 ratios may look quite "close" especially compared with a 690 but don't forget it's a twin. Should be much smoother and need less clutch at low rpm, less vibes at high rpm...
8000 pound thats, with all the taxes, about 12k Euro's here in Holland.
Maybe even more.
Cheers, mihai, I just went out and bought it. (I really shouldn't be using the Ducati for local shopping, that's what the scooter's for).
It says in the article "big fuel tanks", plural.
I am out. No new Tenere for me. What sounds sad in first place is very gratfying for me: need to buy a bigger car, 2nd baby on the way