Yamaha Sakura

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by markjenn, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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  2. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Pretty cool, but I would like it better if it were a single or parallel twin. Not too certain about the copper color either.
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    Perhaps we should start a letter writing campaign. It were very successful they could put 3 of these on a container along with 10 2008 Teneres. The 20 rabid fans of the Tenere are sure to convince Yamaha to bring it here.
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    Perhaps what we should do is contact Yamaha and have them build an AVDrider specific bike just for us. I know a dude at a dealership, I’ll call him today.
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    Just kidding, it looks pretty cool.
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  3. Sune

    Sune Been here awhile

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    This is definately a very nice looking bike.. I think I know what I'd like Santa to bring me this christmas :deal

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  4. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Bottom feeder

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    I like! :evil
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  5. buck12ga

    buck12ga Buck

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    Yamaha builds a Sportster! No, really, with the engine as a stressed member it looks to be very lightweight with excellent handling characteristics. Very attractive. Appears to be a SOHC, possibly with four valves. It might be close to square or even slightly undersquare by the length of the cylinders. I suppose it has a ballance shaft to eliminate most of the vibration. A guy could put knobbies and a skid plate on it! I want one! Course I want one of everything. :clap
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  6. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Bottom feeder

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    I'd like to see it in black. Needs tubeless tires too.
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  7. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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  8. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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  9. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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  10. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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    I remember that thread.
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  11. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    I had one of the six.:D

    Of all the bikes I've had, I miss it the most. It was a cool bike.

    The one on ebay is only 300 miles away from me...hmmm...
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  12. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna

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    I remember this one, too.

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  13. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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    I worked with a guy that had one. Hot tar roofing one summer. Talk about some nasty-ass work. One hundred degrees on the ground. About a million and two on the roof. Got a glove-full one time, and had to ride my CX500 home 25 miles with a blistered and bandaged right hand.

    I loved his Yammie, though.
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  14. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Post. of. the. day!
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  15. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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    Under rated, under sold.

    I also remember a French company that did a cafe racer with the VX powerplant.
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  16. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    It'd look much better without the Revlon body parts.
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  17. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    That Sakura looks sweet. Like a Bonnie that can actually get out of its own way.
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  18. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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    10-to-1, if they build it, they won't bring it into the states. The Retro-ish stuff stays in Japan, see the W650 experience: collectable now, gathered dust on the floor.
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  19. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna

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    speaking of French companies, I love what Wakan is doing.

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  20. duckboy

    duckboy Been here awhile

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    that Sakura sure is pretty. i'd buy one right now if it were on the market. right now i'm considering the Bonneville T100 but this may be an option to wait for...

    Yamaha, i hope you're listening... :)

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