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ok, yamaha T7 is capable real off-road.

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by BronNowo, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    but how many parts have to be changed after? :)

    Fantastic riding anyway.
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  2. Barry

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    This is an excellent video. I’m buying a T7. I’m NOT doing so because of this video. The guy is extremely talented, and he’d probably do most of the same stuff on a different bike. I see guys tossing big KTMs around pretty much the same way. My guess is this T7 is nowhere near stock.

    But, every single video review I’ve watched has nothing but good to say about the T7 on/off road.

    Barry
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  3. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Allegedly the bike had spring preload tweaking and a fork oil level increase. Like you said, Pol can probably do this on a Harley...well...OK...maybe not a Harley...LOL! I take more from Jimmy Lewis' lengthy ride report. Lewis is a pretty straight out guy when it comes to his motorcycle tests, and he practically gushed over the T7. He is not easily impressed. I don't have one and don't intend to get one, but apparently this is a darned good bike.
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  4. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    I watched the Jimmy Lewis video after I had decided to get one. His glowing review further solidified my choice.
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  5. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    yeah, but on adv bikes capability is a bit less important then durability though.
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    husky123 Long timer

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    ‘Is Jimmy’s longer review on his DBT YouTube page?
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  7. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Yes.
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  8. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    Best review of new T7 is on fort9 IMO, Jimmy Lewis channel is weak...
    Brian is the only reviewer who noted unique frame/swing arm design on T7.

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  9. rideforzen

    rideforzen Long timer

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    Dont forget reliability.

    From the web. Yamaha claims the CP2 engine to be the most reliable motorcycle engine on the market. These are big words, and Yamaha doesn't just point to its own statistics. Instead, Yamaha claims third-party published data in Germany puts the CP2 powerplant of the Yamaha MT-07 at the top of the reliability list.

    I liked watching Chris Birch on the KTM videos. But Pol is next level stuff. A great showcase for what the bike can do in the right hands.
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  10. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Brian spoke to chassis and engineering that makes the bike as good as everyone else says it is.
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  11. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    reliability is a second name for durability, how can you have one without the other? :)

    also engine alone is not the only factor for possible failures, e.g. R1200GS engines by itself were very reliable but whole package was not.
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  12. rideforzen

    rideforzen Long timer

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    Hard to believe but it is a stock bike. Just added extra fork oil and proper suspension settings. With some added protection and knobbies.

    https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/t...-defies-gravity-riding-the-yamaha-tenere-700/
    Javi Echevarría, co-producer of the film, told us that the only thing they did was change the stock tires to Mitas knobbies, while the Tenere’s suspension was prepared by Erik Augé, with more oil in the fork for a stiffer, more stunt-proof ride. During some of the harshest landings you still hear both the front and especially the rear suspension clunk hard on the stops, yet Javi told us that after their week-long shoot the Yamaha “was totally in perfect condition after seven days of crazy riding to the limit.”
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  13. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    personally I wouldn't believe in that, as this was sponsored probably by yamaha in some sense.
    Some adv rider on tube reported damages after 10k km and there were broken plastics, rusty spokes, dent pipe which dent swing arm,
    broken headlight...etc
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  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    * Ryan
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  15. Bike Guy

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    The “some Adv” rider should probably get riding lessons by Pol Tarres
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    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Couldn't we all...

    The biggest difference is that guys of Pol's skill level also know how to crash, usually resulting in a lot less damage to the bike and rider when a maneuver doesn't go quite as we planned. :p3rry

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    I appreciate the heads up on this junky, new motorcycle. I'm glad the word got out before the pain, suffering and inevitable death followed.:D
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    dzrtracin возьми

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    Guess the bike sucks now since maybe .000001 of the guys here can ride with those skills, stock or modified! If I myself had .000001 of his talents I'd be a good rider
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    BLZ2DWL Roustabout Supporter

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    Man, based on this video I might buy 205 of them.
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    Jeez. Way to ride a 450# T7 like a 200# trials bike.

    Crossing that dam was pretty ballsy.


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