Oz Yamaha Tenere 700 Owners Association

Discussion in 'Australia' started by BygDaddee, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Who buys a bike just because it won a motorcycle magazine comparo/shootout?
    I'll tell you who.
    The bloke at the back of the pack following all the blokes who bought the bike they wanted and have more skill.
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  2. Johns-Bikes

    Johns-Bikes Farkling the T7

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    Hi, which front guard did you get please?

    cheers John
  3. AusTMan

    AusTMan apprentice old fart

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    2015 WR450.
    I had it before I even got the 700. IMG_20201029_163102_1.jpg
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    imagine how much trouble they must have had deciding what they liked when monthly magazines were about the only thing out

    but the thing that gives me the shits the most is FLOGS, oh I mean VLOGS,
    everyone wants you to subscribe to their channels, 5 minute experts especially give me the shits

    I don’t mind a good youtube story about trips and travel, but FLOGS that just flood with shit thats a diff story :-)
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  5. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    And then there's the Tragics....
  6. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    how do you think I feel.
    I click on YouTube stuff in this thread, then the YouTube algorithm keeps flooding my YouTube feed with T7 stuff.. :lol3
    I don’t even own one and now I think, hmmm.. there not a bad thing.. I wonder..
    That story luckily finishes quickly when I sit on one at the dealers..:D

    Yep. Another motorcycle built for the 30” plus inseam crowd.. :D
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  7. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    What i would like to see is the two bikes brought to the same price point and then compared.

    Spend an extra 5g on the t700 and then compare to the 790

    Would be an interesting apples for apples comparison then.
  8. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Only problem with that is a lot of the added value on the 790 is in the electronics.
    So unless you can add lean sensitive multiple mode traction control to the T7 it will always be comparing apples and oranges.
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  9. RAR

    RAR bRARp.....

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    More like - apples and lemons
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  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    And perceived added value :hmmmmm
  11. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Where's all the T7's with the 48mm SSS fork? I thought there would be a few getting done. Zeta does a 30mm lowering kit. I believe the rear can be raised 30mm fairly easily.
    Is fitment an issue? Not enough space? A YZ/WR front end with a 320mm disc sounds good to me.
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  12. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Which one is the lemon?:hmmmmm
  13. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    If you
    If you want a bike built for midgets, look no further than the 790. I haven't felt that cramped on a bike since the mid 90's superbike days!
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  14. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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  15. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    can’t touch the ground on that either..
    The lower 790 adventure one.. just..
    on a lowered DR I can just tippy toe.. just.. :fpalm
  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  17. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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    Thought he had already thrown his YSS fork mod in the front when he typed this...guess got my timeframe incorrect
  18. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  19. Timemachine

    Timemachine Been here awhile Supporter

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    Here are some adv numbers I can scour from the data.

    BMW GS 1200/1250 variants - 68
    Ducati Scrambler Desert - 3
    Honda AT 1000/110 variants - 35
    Husqvarna 701 enduro/LR - 18
    KTM 790/890 Adv variants - 75
    Moto Guzzi 85TT variants - 31
    RE Himalayan variants - 95
    Suzuki VStrom 650 variants - 68
    Suzuki VStrom 1000/1050 variants - 62
    Triumph Tiger 800XC/900Rally variants - 20
    Yamaha T7 - 203

    https://www.mia.org.nz/Sales-Data/Motorcycle-Sales
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  20. Timemachine

    Timemachine Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sorry I rushed the first list. Adding some missing larger adv bikes and reordered.

    Yamaha T7 - 203
    RE Himalayan variants - 95
    KTM 790/890 Adv variants - 75
    BMW GS 1200/1250 variants - 68
    Suzuki VStrom 650 variants - 68
    Suzuki VStrom 1000/1050 variants - 62
    Honda AT 1000/1100 variants - 35
    KTM 690 Enduro R - 35
    Moto Guzzi 85TT variants - 31
    Triumph Scrambler 1200 variants - 24
    Triumph Tiger 800XC/900Rally variants - 20
    Husqvarna 701 enduro/LR - 18
    Yamaha Tenere 1200 - 4
    Ducati Scrambler Desert - 3
    Ducati Multistrada Enduro - 1

    I am surprised by the low number of Africa Twins sold, almost outsold by the Guzzi 85TT. Also the low number of large bikes in general. This might reflect the size of NZ not requiring large mile munchers, or is it the landscape being more polarised between bitumine road and serious dirt trails, with little in between?

    In Australia the T7 is near perfect because we have so many outback dirt roads and fast flowing tracks with lots of distance to cover.

    Australian Roads.jpg

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3771948/The-incredible-images-map-roads-Australia.html
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