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Yamaha Tenere 300 ADV ?

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by tragerbon, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. tragerbon

    tragerbon 2019 KLX 250

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  2. Little Bike

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    I can really see these bikes having international appeal, but I’m not sure about here. I’ve ridden the gs310 and it’s meh.
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  3. swimmer

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    It needs to keep 21/18 and retain similar suspension travel as the T7 rather than a GS310 setup.
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  5. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    And that's only because they already have the motor! Although I'd rather see a 400cc version. They'll probably come out with a Niken 300 before a Tenere version too!
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  6. kaertner

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    Launched already this year, Tricity 300:

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  7. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    Well, imagine that!? Another 2 years and we'll see a T3 in the US!
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    Well I've been looking hard at the KTM 390A and If Yamaha can follow the simple design of the T7 and keep the weight down. I'd jump for it.
    I love my Super T but the weight keeps adding up and I'll need something smaller soon.
    BUT not 4 years from now.
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  9. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    I already said if the 390 had an R I would've bought one. I hear they're working on a 490 but how long will that take? A mini T7 would be on my list although I rather prefer a 400 cc model I would settle for a 300 if it was a 18/21 spoked wheel set with decent suspension.
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  10. The_Precious_Juice

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    Keep in mind the GS is a 313cc single and the MT is a 321cc P Twin 180 degree crank. So, a much much better engine.
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  11. Motogasoline

    Motogasoline Been here awhile

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    Why not just ride a 250cc dual sport?
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  12. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    Having road the R3, the big issue with the Tenere 300 would be the weak torque in the lower rpms. So, 3,500-5,500rpm. I was really suprised how gutless she is down there. However, after 8,000rpm the bike wakes up a bunch and delivers the beans (for the average mass of a human male on the planet).

    They do not have the 270 crank like the 700 does, which is a perfect Dual Sport engine.
    They make a page out of the Ninja 300 and Versys X 300 play book and keep the engine the same and just play with the sprockets.
    14/42 for the Ninja. X 300 14/46
    I could see the top speed of the Tenere 300 being much lower than the R3.
    14/43 sproket package for the current R3

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    14/47 package, which is four up in the rear, just like the X300.
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    This might work cause the R3 engine has more mid range torque than the Ninja 300.

    Seeing how the Tenere would be more of a dual sport.
    if they got the top speed to 90mph, the bike would really have some get up and go.
    It would be sort of fun too if you like to rev an engine and all.

    Well, have a great weekend.

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  13. Little Bike

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    At least I know I can pick up the gs :lol3
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  14. breakm

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    If they make it the same like 700, just put modified (gonna be EU5 so need to modify anyway) 320cc, and EU version made in EU. That would be very popular here I suspect. Out of 310GS and 390ADV it would be a winner just by the fact where it's built, parts price and availability here etc.. without going into other details.
    I think CRF 250 Rally started something good.. I guess people might think you need to be crazy to pay that cash for a 250, but they still sell a bunch. Lots want a twin in that frame with better suspension, T3 should be just that.
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    To me, the appeal of using the R3 engine is triple digit speed capability and an engine that will easily cruise at 80mph. All this on a sub 400 lbs bike (sub 380 if we go by the weight of the full fairing R3) if they keep it simple. Thinking single disc and less robust subframe.
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  16. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    An MT-03/R3 engine in a WR250R frame, that's what Yamaha should have done years ago. Any twin, really.

    But pick one for a reality check: A) yes of course it'll take 4 years to show, especially with COVID every unicorn now has a cough - OR B) it'll show up with cast wheels, low ground clearance, and really crappy suspension in only 2 years!

    If KTM does the same treatment to their forthcoming 500 twin as they did with the 390, there'll still be a huge divide between single cylinder dual sports and twin-cylinder adventure machines. We need twin cylinder dual sports already to fill in that space! KTM's 390 doesn't even register to me in this space, it's like a Honda CB500X, pointless. So don't screw up a smaller Tenere, Yamaha!
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  17. minkyhead

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    already made a mini tenere low spec but its been done already ..south america .... one of these with 35ponys and some 45mm forks 70kgms lighter than a t7 ...and id chop my t7 in a heartbeat for one .. its on the right lines i think ...maby they will make one that goes in the off road direction like its bigger brother ...ace bike the t7 but its too bloody heavy
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  18. WalterMitty2

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    As a current CRF250L owner, I second your suggestion.

    But also as a current CRF250L owner, a CRF350L with a better seat would be very tempting.
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  19. Harvey Krumpet

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    That would be radical for a Japanese manufacturer but we can hope.
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