We better have a T700 thread, I 'spose

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Night Falcon, May 21, 2019.

  1. Night Falcon

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    Somebody has to get the ball rolling....

    KTM 790R $23,799
    Tiger 800xcx $25,290
    BMW F850GS $25,990
    Yamaha T700 $16,999
    enough said?

    and it does lifties....
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    EDIT: Are the above bikes the right comparables? Maybe the 690/701 is a better fit? the pricing is certainly closer?
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  2. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    and it is no light weight.

    Suppose we should compare the specs of these bikes to see what the similarities and differences are on paper.

    The T7 wins on price but what about other specs
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    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    It's a clear winner in the looks department. Gives the impression it would be pretty capable on tracks.
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  4. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    I'd have one.
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  5. Jeff Sichoe

    Jeff Sichoe ruddy bastard

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    The price alone makes it tempting.
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  6. Night Falcon

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    ....as it happens........
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    The XC is 2012 spec so the 2018/19 will be quite different. WP shocks, TFT screen, TC, CC etc.. Interesting though
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  7. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    In short, the T7 is cheaper, same weight, less power, higher seat, smaller tank, better looks.

    Most of this works for me other than 16L fuel which is a little too light for me.
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  8. Night Falcon

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    The spec sheet said it can get 350k's on that 16 liters.... :hmmmmm The Aussie Safari blokes will no-doubt build a bigger tank at some point....hopefully one that sits lower. Even so, more fuel more weight!
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    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    yes I know more fuel equals more weight, but an adventure touring bike for me needs to comfortably do 400km on a fill up, particularly if I'm doing a backroads traverse of some distance.

    I have an auxiliary tank on my AT which I don't always fill up. A similar arrangement for the T7 might be useful
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    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    And I should say that the T7 is my pick of the three compared above
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    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Imho, fuel capacity is only reqd when doing lots of road milage to reduce stops, and fuel weight becomes a big problem when tootling along tracks and trails.
    Yamaha appears to understand the compromises that ADV riders face and I reakon they've got a winner.... When is Honda going to make a proper ADV500? Meybe halfway between Crf450 and 1000?
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    yeah but I do a route from Martinborough via back roads to Castle Point then I'd have to head out to Masterton to fuel up whereas I want to continue to hit the back gravel roads north of Castle Point on the way out.

    16L won't work for the style of riding I do

    The KTM would though.
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  13. Night Falcon

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    there is a gas supply at Castle Point now....so can refuel MrK :D
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    Since when, people tell me this but I have not seen it. Mind you I might as blind as a bat! :lol3
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    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    If they really sell those here for $17K they should do bloody well. I can totally understand the appeal of the gas station dodging backroads loop, but in NZ I've never really needed more than the 350km range of my 640.

    Personally I'd be spending my cash on a 690/701 for the lighter weight, longer suspenders & about the same hp though.

    Cheers
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  16. Night Falcon

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    Its one of those prepay jobbies, only 91 from memory.....any port in a storm though :D
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  17. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    The last time I stopped there I had plenty left in my 30l Safari but another rider was running low and the damn thing had run out. Great if it is working but perhaps be prepared for an economy run back in to Masterton, just in case.
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    Apparently the T7 has a 10,000km service interval, take with a grain of salt but it's in the ballpark. And this CP2 engine is meant to be super, super reliable.
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    They are taking orders on TM right now for that price.

    I also would find it difficult to go past a 690 or 701 for that money. Although the T7 wouldn't need as much adventuring as those require. The 690 and the 701 really need a seat, screen, exhaust change, and at least a 5ltr rotopac off the bat....so $1,500 - 2K on the purchase price.
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  20. EVLED

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    I'd like more fuel too and always take manufacturers economy figures with a grain of salt. Love my current Yamahas' bulletproofedness...

    (Thinking of doubling my WR's fuel capacity but $$$)
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