Fingers Crossed. Yamaha T7

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Gorp, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    Especially when anything else offered or developing in the class seems to to be damn near identical.

    "Whatever the weight, Its too damn heavy, thankfully I've got an AT/GS/SuperT/1190 I love" :rofl
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  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Is it any different to the ones who are saying how good it is going to be?
  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    aaaaaaaaaaaand

    That is why we call it a unicorn,

    Multicylinder, sub-400 pounds, with reasonable luggage capability, and wind protection, that is BOTH trail friendly and interstate capable.

    That is an insane amount of contradictory goals to engineer, and the first two (and easiest) alone price them out of the markets for mid-range machines. Because yeah, everyone wants the unicorn, but no one is interested in paying $25,000 for a 80-100hp machine that is under this arbitrary limit.

    Look how few bikes live in that space, one is the MT-07, that it shares a power plant with, that is before you add heavier spoked wheels, more suspension, minimal hardening, larger capacity tank and a beefier subframe. The Triumph 675 Street Triples could get under 400 pounds fueled, but not in a legal capacity (the muffler had to go) and we they stoked THAT motor and made the 800 Tiger it picked up nearly a hundred pounds between the 675 twins (my Daytona track bitch was 405 with a full tank) once hardened and with luggage.

    Rally raid 690s are over 400 fueled,
    CB500Xs are well over 400 to start with.
    765 Street Triples are a claimed 366 Dry, so maybe 420 with batteries and all of the fluids on board stock.....buy the way it starts at $12,500.
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  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    Dude!

    I came back at a good time!

    Looks like the world tour has started!
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  5. GonFern

    GonFern Adventurer

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    I dont need it to be 380lbs. But shooting for 400lbs and getting closer to 500, but ending up with something that is well balanced is fine. at 5'9 and 155lbs, I'm perfectly OK with the Africa Twin. My only gripe is that even the AT is compromised on the road. I think the unicorn is something that handles like an AT in the dirt and a V-strom1000 on the road.
  6. EzzySurf

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    What is this thread about - me don’t understand now T7 no exist and will not exist
  7. Alacrity

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    Sok, half the folks in the Tenere 700 thread stay with the T7 moniker. A few think that bikes still coming....:twitch
  8. Nerb

    Nerb Been here awhile

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    Only just now have I realised what several posts in this thread have been talking about. Its the most stupid argument ive ever seen. Everyone (except a few) does not consider the name important... its the same bike. Its like whining that a gixxer600 does not exist. Or the Tedium. Or the Cross Dresser. I keep saying T7 because its easier to say and type. I dont think its a different bike.
    You should ask the mods to close this thread if it is so offensive to call the teneery 700 a T7.
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  9. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    Doubt anyones offended. :bluduh Ok Im not, :nod but you seem animated about the comments, so we'll slow our roll.

    BTW the Mods have been summoned frequently to do just that - they seem to believe the separation is warranted or we hafta throw a virgin in a volcano... or something. :amazon Portents are always hard to discern with Mods.

    Given how this threads gone there's a whole lot of angst over the weight the "Tenere 700" gained, and pleasure in the height its lost, as opposed to the 'same' bike named the "T7". But we're all here for the cake, so lets enjoy it.
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  10. ZIEN BARON VON SUPERDUKEN

    ZIEN BARON VON SUPERDUKEN Been here awhile

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    If that bike comes in at 450 then thats all anyone can realistically ask for.
  11. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    Agreed.

    53lbs of lean body mass should do the trick.

    She could be just 440lbs. Anything under 440lbs would be grand.

    The BMW Sertao was like 423lbs or something.
    3.7 gallons of fuel, and 41mm forks.
    Granted the COG would be lower.

    With the way the F850GS has changed, the 700 will be all alone in the 21" category.
    Until the KTM arrives.
  12. ZIEN BARON VON SUPERDUKEN

    ZIEN BARON VON SUPERDUKEN Been here awhile

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    No...the 700 needs a 5 gallon tank
  13. chrispan

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    You are all going crazy with excitement and anticipation over this mystical motorcycle. Please yamaha, put these ppl out of their misery.
    By the way , I’m one of those folk.
  14. Vertical C

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    T7 has got to be lighter than the Tenere 700, smaller sticker for one.

    :hide
  15. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm Supporter

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    It will not exist, ever.
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    Chirosyd Never get off my bike without a smile

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    I am not a die hard off roader, but that T7 is sexy! Looks like Yamaha is doing their due diligence to get it right from day 1.
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  19. Alacrity

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    6’ from the other thread - there’s a graphic comparing he on the 700 and Adrien on the T7.
  20. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Cheers. Seems I'm as off the pace as ever.

    Looks slim and a good fit for a stretch like me.