We better have a T700 thread, I 'spose

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

  1. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Rally Raid are now selling upgraded suspension for the T7 - cost will set you back about $4,000 NZ landed at your doorstep ready for you to install. That puts the price of the unicorn up to around $21,000 NZ. Then you might like to add a bigger fuel tank (assuming Safari make one)...lets face it, as an adventure bike the T7 needs a tad more fuel...especially in AUS and the States.

    Those extras will put the T7 right smack in 790S land and not far off 790R ville.

    Then of course you get a few other extras with the 790....traction control, rider modes, cornering ABS, and a quick shifter if ya so inclined.

    I imagine most T7 owners will tell you the stock set up of their T7 is fine for what they want and that's ...fine. I for one don't care much for computer assisted riding'.

    The reliability chestnut keeps being roasted but apart from KTM first production bike flaws, I haven't seen or heard of many/any instances where modern tech has let riders down....it's not as if old tech was 100% reliable any way. It seems manufactures have gotten FI, ABS and TC performing pretty good.

    Correspondence from Dave Darcy (MAD TV) says T7 suspension is ok for a 75kg rider who only uses the bike for coffee runs....he is a Rally Raid product tester but I've never found his reviews to 'gild the lily'...if he thinks something isn't up to it he'll say it.

    My point here isn't to 'dis' a very good bike, simply to squash early reports that KTM Triumph BMW must be ripping off customers because 'look what Yamaha can produce so cheaply'.

    Time always seems to level the field........

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    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    If the T7 was he same price as the 790 to start with it would still be a better buy

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  5. Night Falcon

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    Bahaaaahaaaaa :imaposer
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    First bit of gravel 2 up today. Great day for a ride around the mountain.
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    Interesting bit of gravel there phreaky, south side of the mountain somewhere?
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    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    West side. Upper Parihaka road. Not a very long bit of gravel, only about 3km. Not to many gravel roads around the mountain. A nice ride all the same.
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    Good stuff, I will bank that one for the next time I’m in the neck of the woods.
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    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    The T7 is now run in. A 440km ride around the block has taken it past the 1000km mark. This thing is fun to ride
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    Lucky to have the orange shadow with you just in case!
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Oscar Acerbic Prick Supporter

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    Only one Honda (and at #10). How times have changed.....
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    they might need a shiny new toy to reinvigorate enthusiasm
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    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Not going by #2 on the list. Not even state of the art at the latest revision in 1997 & still near the top of the charts. Honda could probably do quite well in NZ just bringing in the similarly ancient XR650L that they still make.

    Cheers
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  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    The problem is that both of those bikes are illegal to sell new here shortly.
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    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Indeed.

    Top two are mid-capacity adventure bikes, not the big monsters, followed by 6 (8?) small bikes likely mostly new rider purchases.
  19. Night Falcon

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    The bionic T7 ....better stronger faster :gdog

    Love a good build and this one has not spared the Paso's. Doesn't mention why he's selling it after all that work....will someone pay the asking price is the question. Sure is a looker :sweeti

    If I was buying a T7 it would be top of my list but for that money a 701 LR with a few goodies added would likely get the nod. As I'm not able to ride either of them to anywhere near their potential the o'll Tiger will be around for a while yet...besides it's still a spring chicken @51K klm :rayof.
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    I did have a look at bionics T7 on trademe and was surprised to read that they are only 50 rear wheel horsepower. Is that correct? Doesn’t seem like a lot for a modern twin.