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XT1200Z: The new WaspWorks Super Tenere, in detail and the evolution

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Wasp, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. WOLVERINE

    WOLVERINE Keep her pinned!

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    Thanks Greg!

    With my GSA loaded up with all the options, Package #2, with Panniers, Top Case and backrest it priced at $28500 OTD to give a better perspective...
    What kind of mileage have you found to date with the 23 litre tank. Any chance it will yeild a 500km range and does it require supreme?

    P.S. That price would put it closer to the F8 then the GSA for price! I paid $16K for the F8 OTD without any racks, panniers or anything other then package #2 so with them added on it would be closer to your $23k price...
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  2. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    It's too early for me to comment about mileage yet as I have only done around 480kms now.

    Others have reported 5 to 5.5lts/100kms so if you say 5.5lts/100kms and used 21lts (dont want to push it) you would end up with around 380kms and a couple of litres spare...
    Therefore, if you rode conservatively and run it dry you could possibly get 23L / 5L per 100kms = 460kms

    From the owner's manual:
    Recommended Fuel - PREMIUM UNLEADED GASOLINE ONLY. (with a research octane number of 95 or higher)
    Fuel tank capacity - 23.0L
    Fuel reserve amount - 3.9L

    Greg.
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  3. dcstrom

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    Hmm the premium unleaded thing is a bit of a bummer - I'm used to both my V-Stroms taking the cheap stuff just fine. How does that work if you want to go places with crap gas? Would be interested to hear what that's like, if some Tenere owner wants to try it on 87 octane...

    Anybody know what the 1200GS takes? I'd guess premium as well (the '10 model has a 12:1 compression ratio).

    Trevor
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  4. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Craig, If you are 50% as impressed as I was last week you will now be on level pegging in impressdness because, after today's ride, I am twice as impressed with the bike now as I was yesterday.
    That takes me to 200% therefore you move up the ranks to 100%:huh

    I seriously dig this machine.....

    I found an excuse for another ride today.
    I had a phone call from a potential new client (I am a mechanical design consultant) who's farm equipment manufacturing business is centered in the Western Australian middle wheat-belt area around 200kms from Perth.
    He wants assistance with design of a new product and I wanted to go for a ride in the country...
    Well, the meeting went well and it looks like I will be forced to endure more rides out there in the future:evil

    Although the weather was fine and sunny in Perth for the most part it was actually very moist and damp with heavy fog for about 100kms of the ride out Perth this morning.

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    I had to show pics from a couple of perspectives of this.:D
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    The Perth to Kalgoorlie (Golden) fresh water pipeline.
    http://www.goldenpipeline.com.au/00/index.shtml
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    Hope you enjoyed..

    Greg.

    Edit:
    Sorry - I had to do it:D:evil

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  5. slurpee

    slurpee Adventurer

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    I'm a sports bike rider looked to do a few big trips. I have test ridden the KTM 990 Adventure, KTM SMT, gs Adventure and i'm looking forward to the team moto test ride on the 24th. I've really enjoyed this thread and i'll post my thoughts when I have a run. I hope i'm as impressed as the rest of you guys.
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  6. Old Git Ray

    Old Git Ray Now retired...YeeHaa

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    You could try downloading this:

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/bdsizer.html

    It allows you to size (pixels and mb) in one hit. It also allows you to do multiple pics but inserts a logo in the bottom corner when it does (on multiples not individuals that is), like this:[​IMG]

    S10 with the tank up....

    Ray
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  7. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    I have been busy testing the off road capability of the SuperTenere.
    And I must say I am impressed.

    I was out on the "Power-line trail" today in the hills of Perth.
    We did about 45kms of this really cool track with some incredibly gnarly sections.
    This is the place were all the hardcore 4wd'ers come to test there metal.

    I had a great day with my brother on his KTM 450 and Mike from www.motorradgarage.com.au on his trusty WR250.
    Both Mike and the bro were a little bit gobsmacked by the capability and agility of the S10.

    I am uploading some video footage from todays events to youtube at the moment and will share the link when it is complete.
    It is with the camera mounted at the R/H engine crash bar and shows some pretty impressive footage of ALL of the S10 front fork travel in use.
    You get a good indication of the technical aspect of the ride as well.

    The first pics are from the top of a valley and, as is typical with photos, does not show the gradient or the shear size of the downhill and uphills.

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    This is a zoomed in shot from the centre (bottom of the valley) of the previous pic.

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    Definitely "popped it's cherry" today.
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    I will stick the youtube link up here tomorrow if that is allowed.

    Greg.
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  8. Wasp

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    Well guys, please find below (hopefully) the video clip that I promised from yesterday's ride.
    The GoPro was mounted on the R/H side engine protection bar and did a very good job of staying stable and relatively jello free.
    This was actually a slightly less rough section than the average of the ride yesterday but I thought it was a great camera perspective as it shows ALL of the front suspension travel being used.

    On the yesterdays ride was my brother on his KTM 450 and Mike from www.motorradgarage.com.au on board his trusty WR 250.
    The pace was brisk but safe in the face of potentially meeting oncoming 4WD traffic.

    The area where we pull up at the end of this clip is actually the top of the valley in the photo's on my previous post.
    Through the course of the day we recorded 11 or so similar length clips from different camera mount perspectives so I will work out how to edit them into one action packed 4 or 5 min video with a bit of music and commentry.

    Day to day riding the front suspenders are set really well, but, if I was to do this track again I would crank up the pre-load just slightly.

    I apologize again for the lack of video editing but I have not had time to learn how to do it.

    Enjoy.
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    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/snjLb4il5eQ&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="385" width="640"></object>

    Greg.
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  9. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    That is a good point and one that has been raised before, but.
    I was seconds away from purchase of a GSA before I bought the S10 so the GSA was my guage (in my mind at least) as competitor for this bike.
    Apart from the fact that I dont like the idea of the cast wheels in the dirt, I have not really liked the look of the std GS.

    Greg.
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  10. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Thanks for the video Greg,

    That's plenty good enough for me :D

    Hoots along nicely.

    Cheers
    Graham
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  11. GrahamD

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    I don't think people read very well, You have, and I know I have stated on your behalf, why you were comparing against the GSA but all to no end.

    As far a I see it, and definitely correct me if I am wrong cause I don't want to upset anyone, but the S10 should be compared, in Australia in case anyone missed where this thread came from, to an optioned up GS.

    And that would be fair enough, but it is not directly comparable to a BOG STANDARD GS regards specs etc.

    As far as I understand it, at the risk of repeating myself again, you were looking at a GSA and decided to save yourself a pile of cash and miss out on a 30L tank, ESA, and ?? Can you fill in the missing parts.

    The other way of looking at it would have been take a standard GS and add from the option list..

    Now when I finally give in and decide to go for a look see, I will definitely be repeating the KTM, BMW comparo from a few years back and adding Ducati and this YAMAHA to the list. I already have a Strom so there are the contenders. The only thing I can't do on a test ride (going from experience) is bash anything through the mud and dirt, throw it down the track, and ride it for 50,000km to see if the back end falls off (or breaks in half or catches fire or leaks).

    This is why I read stuff like this and appreciate every thing Greg and others have done.

    So thank you Greg and everyone else who have contributed to Greg's thread and back to the scheduled program ....

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    Cheers
    Graham
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  12. cul8rr

    cul8rr busa no more

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    By the way, I have dropped the S10:eek1 and in a downhill laying position that saw the handlebars at a lower level than the wheels.

    Damn.....
    Did a similar thing today.. Dropping it that is.....
    about walking pace, soft corrugations about a foot high going through some bush. Had a dumb arse moment, pulled the clutch in to stop, placed the left foot down to thin air and over we go.....
    With the current condition of my back I wasn't prepared to cop the shock of even trying to catch it so eased it down as good as I could.
    Fearing the worse after reading about all the possible damage to the radiator..
    There was some large rocks around that only made contact with the crankcase and the plastic guard at the lower edge of the painted panel and the handlebar.
    Total damage is 3 (minor) scratches ot the crankcase, A couple of marks on the plastic guard and I had to re adjust the mirror (unbroken)
    Down time was about 10 minutes debating whether to risk popping a disc back out or not. In the end being 50k's from home and the nearest town 25k's away I took the option to get it up myself.
    Grabbed the bar and took a few attempts at first (worrying about my back) Once I thought there was no worries it came up rather easily(thankfully)
    Fired it up and off I went with eyes like dinner plates hoping I don't go through that again haha....

    Just watched the movie clip.... excellent, a bit out of my league at the moment though haha. Good to see a taste of the potential of it
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  13. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Well, having watched it a few times, I think if I tried that on the Strom, at that speed, there would have been much banging and clunking from the front, although I managed a similar roads, but a fair bit slower, owing to lack of both talent and suspension travel.
    It was a good camera position though for checking the bikes behavior.:thumb

    Cheers
    Graham
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  14. JJMTCHNV

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    Thanx Wasp, All the info on the s-10 is much appreciated. Great pic's. & props to you for tearen it open so quickly. Cant get enough info/pics of this bike. If it where available here I would have traded the FZ in by now.
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  15. AllOrds

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    Hey MR WASP,

    Great ride yesterday, and I'm suitably impressed with what the S10 can manage.As i said before I thought you were punting it along a little too quick given the size of the bike, but it took it all and went everywhere.

    That video doesn't seem to reflect the conditions of the terrain, but you do get an idea from the travel of the front forks. I know i was watching the top box go from above the horizon to below it on a number of occasions.
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  16. Wasp

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    Hey old man.. Good to see you make an appearance.
    Yes twas indeed a great ride. I had'nt thrown a leg over a bike in the dirt for mannnnny years and surprisingly, did not get up too sore this morning:clap.

    I may just go without any boxes next ride as I am sure it will be considerably less pendulum effect with nothing sticking two foot in the air and hanging backwards.

    I am just about to post up one of the forward facing video's from your bike in the next hour or so.

    Greg.
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  17. AllOrds

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    Cool, i think it shows the little lay down when you ran outta legs?
    And that's what we all wanna see CARNAGE !!:lol3

    You can get your own back if you show the wheelies:D
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  18. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    This thread was supposed to be about Wasp showing us what's he's doing with his XT12Z, and field some questions, but it's been slowly turning into another cluttered SuperTenere thread... maybe it's time to prune and punt to the big S10 thread.

    Let's try to keep this thread about Wasp's bike, his impressions, his modifications and related questions. :thumb
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  19. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    Thanks G.B

    Update... 30mins (I think) until I can post up the next "boring" video clip...
    And yes AllOrds, it does show the spill...

    Greg.
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  20. Wasp

    Wasp Supa10 pilot

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    PHUKKK!!!!
    Minutes from the end of the upload I get the message "Unable to complete upload due to a technical problem".. It would be nice if they told you what the problem is???
    The file was 1001mb... Maybe it was too big.
    I will try and shorten it down and upload again..
    What a waist of 9hrs.. Phukk!!

    Greg.