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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by VTbeemer, Apr 7, 2017.
You need to remove the lump under the engine, thats where the weight is!!!!
And i would say that customers who will not get their bike on time, it would be not more than fair tradesmanship that these people would be supplied with a rental bike, free of charge until they have their bikes delivered.
Been there, new truck didn't come , and got a lease truck to use.
The squeaky hinge gets the oil.
Co worker thought about getting a fat boy, tells me she wants a toy with some power between her legs, eh
Has anyone actually been given a firm delivery date from Yamaha for their particular bike?
As far as I can make out, all they have said so far is: "We'll take your reservation, and the dealer [you paid your deposit to] will be in touch directly when your [allocated] bike is due for delivery."
Some new Tenere 700 videos:
Test ride on street and dirt roads. Third person view from GoPro with two riders in front (can see how others handle the bike):
Solo test ride off road. Test bike has mileage of 2600+ km. Lots of comments and narration (but not in English). Gets rear wheel buried in water and mud (4:50):
The second one is in Polish. Guy riding it really likes it, and will most likely buy one himself. Main thing that got my attention, he said that the motor pulls really strong all the way to 180kmh (111mph) and that will easily cruise between 140-150kmh (93mph). Cruising speed was the only thing I was worrying about. I bough a KTM 1090 ADVR to hold me over while I wait for the T7, but the 1090 is growing more and more on me every time I ride it, which is every day :)
Dirt-Ready Braking With Switchable ABS
The Ténéré 700 features a pair of wave-style 282mm front discs, with rear braking handled by a 245mm wave-style rotor, for powerful deceleration that isn’t afraid of dirt and dust. ABS comes standard to boost rider confidence and prevent wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions, but the Ténéré 700 gives riders the option of temporarily disabling the system for full manual control—ideal for the unique demands of challenging off-road conditions.
I got this from the USA website.
Yet in one YouTube review, the guy did not say anything about turning off ABS.
Please go to 13:55
Don't worry, you can turn it off.
There is even a dedicated button for it.
But the bike has to stop.
The guy is just saying it's a bit crude.
After contacting my dealer, he said he is scheduled to get a bike for testrides in late july. If i like it during the testride i most likely will order one over the dull german winter so it will arrive in march for the next season.
It is too late anyway for this season and the japanese qc specialists might sort out some problems in the production behaviours of our french friends meanwhile
I have the feeling that the start of production is going to be stressful due to the huge interest on the bike and that might not be the best combination.
I am really excited for the aftermarket solutions for the pannier carriers. Want to keep the asymetric 31/38 ltr touratech ones from my f800gs. Switching sides due to the opposite exhaust position side should be no proplem.
But due to the relative low exhaust position some aftermarket companies might aim for a symetric solution??
He was likely testing with ABS on and with it off so he could offer an opinion on its abilities offroad.
Yep, thought so too.
From the same brake magazine video,
He said at the very beginning and end that price was the big selling point of the 700.
It makes since. The pipes were never redirected, so R and D is really low.
He also said that the mass really helps the bike. Granted he said she does not have the low COG as a RGS, the lighter weight saves the bike.
So, Yahmaha is going with their strengths.
Their 689cc MT-07 is a natural athelete. 398lbs with non ABS.
And they have the ability to mass produce and ship RTW at a scale that gives them solid returns, with out relying on riders spending money at the dealership.
So, judging from what he said, expect the 700 to be very competitive on pricing. Easily sub $9,000.
This could be one of many reasons Kawi pulled the KLR. $6,699 for 2018.
Granted Yamaha USA got the pricing wrong on the SCR950 something powerful. She is done in the USA.
But them again they are very competitive with the XSR900.
The guards are added, right, not as delivered, tho?
MT-07 starts at just $7,599. ABS is standard.
$1,400 more ($8,999)
$2,400 more ($9,999)
R/D to get that right
R/D to get 21" set up
43mm forks and spring set up
R/D to get handling right
New light set up
Peg set up.
Torque curve moved slightly.
Pound to dollar conversion is 1.26
So, that comes to $10,900.
Pretty good, seeing how the KTM 790 is the direct competition.
If the 700 is $10,500 that is $3,000.
$9,999 is $3,500.
$8,999 is $4,500.
$4,500 price difference will do the trick, no worries.
$3,500 is still competitive
$3,000 and below more riders start to go towards the KTM. Not a big deal if Yamaha only made so many 700s.
Thankfully for Yamaha , riders will get tired of the 790 not being stocked in the dealership.
Now that bike has some R/D in her.
No firm delivery date here, I checked yesterday. When the bikes do finally arrive it's on a first come first served basis subject to when you paid the deposit, which is fair. I think the July delivery date that was previously mentioned is now rather optimistic.
Maybe in the high profit truck market and having extra off lease trucks to let you use.
In the bike market you wait for your toy and that's it ...
You really expect anything different?
Was posted on FB as a bike heading toward customer delivery...no idea if that is legit?
Not sure where you get the idea it comes out of the box that way as it obviously has Givi bits all over it?