Something interesting from Yamaha T7

Discussion in 'Australia' started by richo360, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    Oh. You should have used whisper font.
    But, in all fairness, I hear that the much anticipated new T7 will come in a fetching metallic, "testicle blue".
  2. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    The ( really fucking) frustrating thing here is that Yamaha have started this project with an existing , proven, acclaimed power train ,,, the orange mop have started with a clean sheet AND their roady had just been released, adv bike next year:beer,, ffs just proves how bloody insignificant the adv market must be for the Japs :dunnoThank god for all the small euro manufacturers,, geez if this keeps up may have to buy a Kato yet :muutt( but at this stage it’s probably going to be Spanish :pimp)
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  4. lurkin

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    Faaaaaark , the mistakes you make after a bottle of red ,,,, would like a squirt on an AJP PR7 , Portuguese I think ( hay , I was close the first time :(:) ,,, may just be the thing for an old bloke :gerg
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  7. Harvey Krumpet

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    I've just watched the latest Chris Birch KTM 790 vid, PoV from Sardinia. This caused me to look at the relevant thread on ADV, the shame, I know. That KTM prototype is seriously fugly, it looks like a Yamaha GTS 1000 with forks.

    Looks very capable in the vid but Birchy would make a Goldwing look capable off road.

    Come on Yamaha, a little boy waits..
  8. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    I feel the same , but i am going to by the most performancd based and try get past the looks if i have to
  9. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    I agree, function over form every time but I can barely function so the bike does not have to be hard core.
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  10. bigborett

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    You know you are going to end up with the Kato then don't you.
    It is unfortunate but out of the box, I have no doubt. Yes, I do see a little orange, but it is pretty much fact and a foregone conclusion.
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    When down to the local [ wait for it ] Yamaha and KTM dealer, chasing an O-ring for the Tenere.

    Asked about the release dates of both bikes, the poor sales guy looked more than a bit defeated , said he didn't have a clue as to a solid date for either bike. I'm guessing he's real sick and tired of it all......
  12. LivingdeadCamo

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    Having had both manufacturer's bikes more than a few times each, I'm not overly keen to own another ktm.
    Simplicity and ease of servicing go to Yammy. Yammy provide a solid base for me to build something that works for me and I do agree out of the box KTM win everytime but,
    I don't want ready to race.
    I want ready ride and the yammy usually run a far less stressed motor.

    I'll put it like this, I used to ride sports bike on and off track and blokes with more money than sense used to crap on about getting a Ducatti Panigale while I did similar times on my Honda Fireblade.
    The Ducatti was a race machine with blinkers, much the same as the current KTM offroad rigs while my Honda was a street bike with upgraded suspension.
    Cost of ownership was lets say, substantially less having the Honda and both bikes did the same thing.
    My bike apparently "had no soul" but would domthe same job and leave me with smiles for miles the actual comparable difference really was sound and cosmetic.

    And much like the KTM, I do lust for that sound but happy enough to listen as the wealthy bloke beside, in front or behind me going down the same tracks as my Yammy gives it the berries.

    The colour orange isn't really my thing either but I have always enjoyed riding them, no question about it. I just like the solidness and less work required in not having a kato.

    (Not that I'll buy either of these new weapons till the second hand market ends up with prefarkled depreciated models haha)
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    Soul is a myth.
    Most bikes usually have one r-soul in close proximity :1drink
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    I haven't needed do anymore or less work to my KTM's than I have to other bikes I have owned.
    I think most experienced off road riders acknowledge that regardless of brand, bikes ridden off road need more attention.
    I'm curious as to which bikes "less work is required."
    Before my 1190R meet it's demise, I covered 38K trouble free kilometres, a lot of it off road.
    It was maintained the same as any other off road bike and or race bike I have owned in the past.
    I actually know the bloke who bought the wreck and fixed it up, he reckons except for the cosmetic damage (which he repaired to like new) the bike is a sweet ride.
    So I think it's misnomer that KTM's need more work to keep them running.
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    I was pretty much giving an answer to Stu's musings.
    What you are talking about is a completely different thing. But in answer to that and as Wodger has experienced, I would say the same My last couple of KTM's have been pretty trouble free (the 690 did do a speedo). Two of my favourite past bikes are Yammies, so it is not an anti-Yamaha thing, I do however believe that the KTM will be better out of the box as I stated, doesn't mean the Yamaha won't be or can't be a good thing.
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  16. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    What a croc of marketing BS
    Just get on and sell the bike.

    If it's shit, it'll still be shit without all this crap.
    If it's good, it'll be out the showroom door in truckloads.
    :baldy
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    I'll take a note of the Nev just in case I need an anker for a boat I don't have.
    190kg dry weight farrrrk
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