Fingers Crossed. Yamaha T7

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

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    For what you are saying you really need to look at a 701 with bigger tank etc, there is just no way the Yamaha is going to compete with it for how you describe your riding. Other possibility is the AJP P7.
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  2. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    AJP is looking good.
  3. Junglejeff1

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    No desert In upper michigan.I can see the AT would have a advantage in open terrain.Not so much over here.It's not a bad bike but I just purchased the wrong weapon.Also very expensive to repair. received_284988725241557.jpeg
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  4. Wallachian Spikes

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    I have a CB 500F & the first time I let out the clutch I wanted it's motor in a dual sport. I may end up with a CB/Rally-Raid some day but, I'd MUCH rather see Honda give us a factory version of the CB 500L Kozera build. That bike started out at 362lbs. wet & he later worked on it a bit & got it down in the 340's. Honda could probably build it somewhere between 375 & 400lbs. which I would consider a home run.

    I haven't been riding as much off road though & if "Someone" doesn't build the bike I want soon, I may not want it in another 10 years as I'm not getting any younger. I'll wait & see what the T-7 turns out to be before I put any serious thought in a CBX-RR.
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  5. windblown101

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    Jump on in. The waters warm! :)

    The T7 remains on my radar. The AT was on my radar until I test rode one and bought an 1190R instead after back to back test rides. 1190R which was a fantastic bike but it was still tall and heavy for technical terrain unless you have Chris Brich like skills. I owned a well sorted 800xc at the same time which while not as fun as the 1190 it was damn close to it off pavement.

    Sold the 1190R. Picked up a 690 enduro. Much easier to handle and pick up off pavement. Not nearly as nice on pavement though and still far from being a dirt bike. Great solo travel all arounder though.

    My plated 250 xcf makes the other bikes in the shed feel hopelessly out of place off road. It's like cheating. :)

    To get back on track - the T7 may be a replacement for my 800xc when the time comes. If it feels good enough on road and off...
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  6. JJMTCHNV

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  8. Iowa_ADV

    Iowa_ADV I like pie Supporter

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    As a long ago rider of light enduro bikes and a current owner of an AT, I will never be able to understand the yearning some have to thrash a 550lb beast off road. To me, it's like pounding nails with a Crescent wrench. If you can only own one bike, then you have to make compromises. But for guys like you (and me) I will have my AT for loaded ADV touring on terrain no more challenging than double track. For anything more technical than that, I would prefer to trailer a 250, 350 or 450 to the trails and have fun.....without the massive hernia from picking up my ADV bike over and over again.
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    That black and hi-viz looks sick.
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    Clem Kevin, I found it on google image search. I think it’s from a Facebook page but can’t find the original source. It’s definitely shopped. (There where several colors from the same source photo)
    I love the grey with high viz. MT-10 is awesome!
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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