Yamaha T7 TENERE Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by VTbeemer, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    Ok, I have made a couple of jokes on this thread about "what a bike can do". I'm not sure if I was clear but I think this has to be said and understood.
    Bikes are only capable of what the rider can do. Nothing more.

    Fish swim, birds fly, and mammals run. There are fish who can walk, birds who can swim and mammals who can fly or swim.
    But, for fuck shake, no shark is going to outrun a cheetah.

    If I'm planning on doing some single track, I take my XR250 because it is easy to handle on that terrain.
    If it's a rectrack day, I'd choose a CBR600 and to climb some rocks, a trials bike.
    Because those bikes make their particular task better than the others.

    When I'm doing a big trip, I like twin adv bikes. Because I can carry luggage easily, do several thousand of kms/miles on the road and several thousands out of the roads (I'm not saying the infamous word).
    I couldn't do half of the trip on a CBR (or goldwing) or the other half on the XR250. Or, if I did, I wouldn't enjoy that much.
    AND, as the twin adv can do both, it's good at none.

    I know some people who are really good at riding (Like... really). But one day, I had the chance to go to the release of a new bike.
    When the time to ride it arrived, there was this guy called Marc Coma.....
    My expectations were high, but HOLY SHIT!!!

    Videos of extremely talented riders doing whatever on whatever the bike, mean absolutely nothing.
    I couldn't care less if the guy is a world class rider or a talented inmate.
    Don't fool yourself guys. The fact that David Frétigné rides a S10 on dunes, Sthephan Peterhansel jumps a R1 in the sand or the Ozzies ride big twins in that forest, only means THEY can do it.
    It has absolutely nothing to do with the bike they are riding.

    The T7 is 200kg, it's tall, the fuel is located as high as it could be and the rear tyre is wide and low profile. All that is ok when everything is ok. It will play against you when things are not that ok.
    Think about what YOU can do with it.

    Edit: Sorry for the offroad... sorry, offtopic and all the bla bla bla. Riding gods, please, don't roast me too much.
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  2. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Looks like a cool bike, I hope it does poppa wheelies.
  3. swimmer

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    Unless the cheetah isn't tubeless.
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  4. bobbed06

    bobbed06 Cavalera Conspirator

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    I like wheelies
  5. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Their are sneek pics from Japan of just such a bike. A possible 21st century Transalp.
    Wait and see I guess. More choice!
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  6. BaddAndy

    BaddAndy Been here awhile

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    To all of you people who can't ride a bike with a gastank on the backbone stay out of the line so I can get mine first.
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  7. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    I have been to places and in situations on my '89 Yamaha Super Tenere away from human society where all faith was gone, and i was about to give up hope, and things that cannot be explained occurred, and i am more than sure that god carried me, and the bike out.

    Have faith in your bike, only need one, and your bike will have faith in you.
    and the unthinkable will happen.
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  8. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    This would make a funny and long pub conversation....
    In my experience, you'd better not go beyond your skills because faith is a bit slippery.

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  9. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Haha, no time to waste my experience on pub conversation here hermano, better share with the inmates. translabrador2.JPG
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  10. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    :lol3

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  11. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Adventurer

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    Is that in Spain?

  12. readonly24

    readonly24 Been here awhile

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    Looks like Canada
  13. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Adventurer

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    Yes! This is why I ask. There're some places in Spain that looks like Canada, but I can't recognize that particular bridge.
  14. ozimick

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    Ha Ha ,That may be the case with the factory sponsored vids (I don't know) , I can assure you ballisticexchris, JD @ MVDBR makes sure all our crashes and damage make the cut and he don't miss many :) . Nothing fake and nothing heavily edited .... I am not far off 60 and well beyond the need to make myself look good , we are simply a few like minded weekend warriors out having a bit of fun and laughs , mostly at each others expense , that can't be a bad thing surely ?
    On the AT , it is a much underrated bike, given me zero issues , despite the knocks it has been subjected to . I suspect the T7 will be similar and more than capable cutting the single trail . I will more than likely pop one in my garage and put it to the test when they become available here in OZ .
    Cheers
  15. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    Madman! LOL. Lots of balls, talent, willingness to crash, as well as lots of friends to assist when things go south. It is huge fun to watch guys like this push big bikes to the limits.


    Then there is the other 99.5% of us who won't push nearly that hard. I have to say that being able to slam the bottom of that AT into logs and rocks makes my 790 ADVR blush in shame, just a little...
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  16. philratton

    philratton Been here awhile

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    Hey Ozimick, so you are madmicks from the videos?
    Gotta say, you are a fucking legend for doing that stuff. Hats off to you brother.
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  17. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    No, not Spain...
  18. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    You know your places:clap yes , Labrador Canada.
  19. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Yes, i think so, many places in Spain look similar to Canada, and to Utah.
  20. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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    Why Yamaha never brought out a production version of this 1990 YZE 750 Super Tenere, which was first entered in Dakar and won the rally 8 times.
    It was reliable, and with over 50 liters of fuel, and with more than 800km of range off road this would still make the worlds most ultimate Adventure bike.
    A term that was not invented yet, 29 years ago.
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