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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by BDG, Jul 17, 2019.
that‘s what is hidden under the cover:
(pic taken from german tenere forum)
You've got to wonder why Yamaha decided to put that plastic cover over the tank. If it was all Steel like the super tenere it could have a little more space for gas and keep the same profile.
I still hope, that Yamaha or someone else will offer a prototype like tank
Seems to be the way with modern bikes for some reason. One plus is that if you have a crash and dent the tank a new cover will fix it, aesthetically.
Does anyone here have experience comparing the Honda CB500X with Rally Raid level 2, to the Tenere 700? Within 10 pounds of weight, seat height and ground clearance nearly the same. Obviously, the T700 gets a much needed power boost and a 21” front wheel, but what else? Is it worth the upgrade?
A CB500X rider (Rocketman) posted reviews of several bikes asking the same question. Here is his T7 review where he says it was a “revelation”!:
The suspension is longer on the T7 as well as the ground clearance and the spoked wheels 18/21 you mentioned, the rest as well. If buying new the 500 with an RR2 will cost as much as the T7. I would say the T7 is worth the difference especially if you go off road. I have a 2019 CB500X and instead of spending money on an RR2 kit I am upgrading to a T7. I will miss the short wheelbase and lower seat height at times but I believe it will be worth it in the end. The CB500X is a great bike for the price and if you're on a budget it is an excellent choice.
Thanks, I have seen his review. Unfortunately, he doesn’t really ride in the dirt and he doesn’t have the Rally Raid kit, as far as I know.
apart from covering a dented tank after a minor crash as flinders already said the (cheap) cover fits all colour schemes and thus is a spare part that is easier to produce than one in different colours.
I think that on a cost basis, the RR2 CB500x is still less money than the T7. The T7 requires suspension upgrades to equal the RR2 suspension and the seat looks to need an upgrade on the T7 as well. That said, once sorted out, the T7 looks to be a very compelling bike.
Here is mine with Decalmoto.com kit.
I think it runs faster with these.
Only 300km Odo and still running in.
Very nice. Are those the oem tires?
Hi Guys, I’ve just registered. Been reading a while here. Gonna pick up my T7 friday. It’s been waiting for me a while at the dealer now cause it’s shite weather here in Amsterdam. When I get it I’ll post a review about it. I’m coming from a DRZ400 so I’m very curious about the ride. I changed the order from red/white to black when I saw the red white in person. Reason was because on pictures the white and red looked warm white/deep red but in person the colours are quite hard.
I had only seen blue or white. Ordered white.
Weeks after saw a black one...
Sooo happy to change to black, even if it took +1 month of waiting.
It's not really cheaper, a new 2019 CB500X ABS with RR2 suspension, spoked wheels, RR skidplate and shipping RR parts to the US will add up to what I am paying for a T7 and doesn't include installation of the RR kit. That is one of the reasons I am doing it, the other reason I am doing it is even with the RR kit the 2019 CB500X doesn't gain any travel or ground clearance as a matter of fact the 2019 has a touch less ground clearance than older models due to a larger convertor. I'm not bashing the CB500X I've had 2 of them, I just prefer something more dirt worthy.
Sorry for the edit I forgot to include the wheels first time around.
Yes, those are the OEM tyres. Pirelli Scorpion
I want a rear rack, but don't want to put an ugly topcase, so a shorter one would fit.
I found this brand I had never heard about does one that is interesting and well priced.
I suspect Aqualine Safari in OZ might look at it.
They've had the bike for a little while now and need huge range for Outback rides.
They have a history of building up big tanks based on OEM lines
I find 1" in yellow-green to be amazingly effective. I've actually had people pull over letting me pass. I'm sure it can be sourced world wide.
I once had a oncoming driver lose control on ice. She fixated on my Hi-Viz Roadcrafter and ended up plowing into me.
Now I favor black...