Yamaha T7 TENERE Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by VTbeemer, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. scridercoach

    scridercoach Old crusty bast**d

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    The MSRP is $9,999. Any dealer who tells you otherwise is full of... As for the Admin fee, that too is complete B.S., that's a dealer fee. The doc fee is also a dealer markup, based on the simple process of submitting paperwork to the DMV. Yet, it is a supply and demand issue, so it just depends on if you want to give in to tactics or not.

    I was very lucky in that I got mine for a total cost of $9,758.20, including taxes OTD. No destination fee, no markups, one "doc" fee that was technically just slashing the destination fee in half.
    My dealer had no dog in the fight, no interest in carrying the T7, wasn't even going to order them for the floor. His dealership is mostly dirt bikes, ATVs, and some sportbikes. His primary customer base is not interested in ADV or Dual-Sport at all.

    So for what it's worth, shop around, be patient and maybe find a dealership that doesn't sell a lot of ATV style bikes. However, most dealers now know that the bike is a hot ticket and it's going to be harder as time goes by. At least until the supply catches up.
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  2. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' in the garage Supporter

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    The problem for @SlowerThanYou is that he's in California. The rest of us can shop across state lines and broaden our searches. He's gotta have a CA market bike, so that limits the dealers and probably the number of available bikes significantly.
  3. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Every dealer from LA to San Diego was adding ADM which was bringing the bike up to 13k plus and all said the same thing when I said that’s ridiculous, they said don’t buy it but it will be gone because somebody else will pay it. I drove from south Orange County to Chico to get mine made a fun trip with my daughter for a couple days out of it paid msrp, freight, Tax, license and doc fees, and no bullshit they pulled it out of the crate when I got there like I asked over the phone when I put down my deposit to hold it. Gave me 3 quarts of oil and a filter for the first service.
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  4. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Plus we have to pay extra for California emissions sometimes but usually 100-200 more but still a rip-off
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  5. scridercoach

    scridercoach Old crusty bast**d

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    You may be quite right, however, they're still jacking up the price.
  6. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Long timer

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    Im pretty sure that most fuel injected bikes are 50 state bikes these days.
    This was a problem when they were carburated, that is why some bikes weren't offered in California in the past. Most manufacturers aren't going to make a separate model for California.....
  7. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' in the garage Supporter

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    OEM Parts lists on Rocky Mtn ATV and Revzilla list separate CA and 49 state models.
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  8. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    I am pretty sure the C in the model name - XTZ7MB vs. XTZ7MCB - is the designation for the Canadian Matt Black model, not California.


    Gustavo
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  9. rideforzen

    rideforzen Long timer

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    My manual lists the T700 as XTZ7M OR XTZ7MC. No contact information for Canada just USA. They both have the evap canister though and can't find any difference.
  10. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    There's a sticker on the right side of the frame above the foot pegs. I'm pretty sure my Oregon purchased bike said that it met California emissions. Other non CA owners should check out the sticker.
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  11. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Even though there don't seem to be any material differences between the models, the M vs. MC designation is US and California. The parts fiche do not show a difference by state (M vs MC), only color, which is weird if there is a California specific model. And, as @krussell pointed out, it seems all bikes meet CA requirements. :dunno

    As if it wasn't weird enough, I found this table that shows the different model codes, names and markets. Translated this from a Japanese website:

    CODE - NAME - YEAR - COUNTRY - REMARKS
    BW31 - XTZ690 - 2020 - Europe
    BW32 - XTZ690-U - 2020 - Europe - For A2 licenses
    BW33 - XTZ690P-B - 2020 - Europe - For Police?
    BW34 - XTZ690 - 2020 - Australia, New Zealand
    BW35 - XTZ690D-B - 2020 - Europe - Rally Edition
    BAU1 - XTZ7M - 2020 - USA
    BAU2 - XTZ7MC - 2020 - California
    BAU3 - XTZ07AM - 2020 - Canada
    BAU4 - XTZ690 - 2020 - Japan
    BFF1 - XTZ690 - 2020 - Thailand


    BW, BAU and BFF denote the factory they are made at. But why aren't the North American models XTZ690, especially since the Japanese market bike, also made in Japan, is called an XTZ690? Yamaha works in mysterious ways... :lol3


    Gustavo

    Edit - I tried to format that table to be more legible, but when I post it, the spaces I put disappear...
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  12. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Interesting as there weren’t any USA models in 2020. ‘21 was the first year of the T7 in the US
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  13. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Scrider planted an FZ/MT-07 seed awhile back.

    He mentioned how awesome the T7 was on the road and in the curves. Just imagine 50 lbs lighter with super-moto type tires:-)
    I have been thinking the same thing.

    I read where they updated the suspension when changing from FZ to MT in the states.

    I bit the bullet on a low mile (like new) ‘19 MT-07 to go with my T7.

    Yahtzee

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    I added my fly screen to the Yamaha mini screen, added 5/8” pad under a sheepskin to give me more leg room.
    It had the Yamaha rear rack and expandable soft bags (w/aluminum side support stays).

    The suspension is fine for me . . . Plenty stiff for my 194 Lbs.
    It pulls harder and stops better than the T7 (50 lbs lighter). Plus, 2nd gear power wheelies.

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  14. gone2seed

    gone2seed Been here awhile

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    You might need to stock up on these
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  15. scridercoach

    scridercoach Old crusty bast**d

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    Nice!! Just don't send me the bill for your expediture!
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  16. Benduro

    Benduro Motorodeo Supporter

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    It's my understanding that the T700 is a 50 state bike.

    Members here can confirm by looking at the sticker on their bike in a different state showing CA emissions compliance.

    BTW, the "ca" in the model designations is for the Canadian model. Not california.
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  17. Benduro

    Benduro Motorodeo Supporter

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    Canadian.
  18. scridercoach

    scridercoach Old crusty bast**d

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    I originally didn't chime in with this, because I figured I might be wrong, but I too am pretty sure the bike is 50 state compliant. it's very, very rare to find bikes that aren't unless they're strictly off-road bikes.
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  19. Benduro

    Benduro Motorodeo Supporter

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    These guys all remember the 90s, it seems.
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  20. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I can remember a bit of the 90's but the 80's are a complete blank...