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Yamaha Super Tenere 700

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We should be seeing this in the US in 3Q 2020.  Looks like a good dirt machine.

 

 

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This bike along with the KTM 790 and now Honda is rumored to have a smaller Africa Twin in the works (850cc?) is going to have a decent middle sized ADV market.  

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Leaning towards the 790R in a year maybe. Xplor fork can be modified to perform really well.

Think the 990 stays in the stable though. I love my 990.

The Yamaha I really like. Less electronics, but the forks are 43mm like the Africa twin and may be an issue. They are KYB and may not have the flex issues but who knows? 43mm worries me. Saw a review saying the brakes were weak, but it's not out yet, so that may be addressed.

Had not heard about the Honda 850?

Just did UTBDR and AZBDR couple weeks ago with some young guys in there 50s. Took all the expert trails.

My 990 is lighter than most at 460lbs with some fuel, but I'm getting too old to pick her up twice a day.

 

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I am curious about this bike for sure. One review I saw said that even though there is a 34" seat height, they still felt cramped as a tall rider.I don't know if the pegs could be lowered some? Braking was the most common critical comment I recall seeing. It looks like the US models will be made in Japan. The European models will be born in France. I am sure that the US models will probably feel under powered due to emissions requirements. Probably nothing a ECU flash and Power Commander can't resolve.

Anyone have a price point for the US? Did I hear ~$7K?

I also would really be interested in a 300-400 version of this bike.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Suspenders said:

My 990 is lighter than most at 460lbs with some fuel, but I'm getting too old to pick her up twice a day.

 

Cheaper solution, next time stop dropping in

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11 hours ago, erik_26 said:

 

Anyone have a price point for the US? Did I hear ~$7k?

 

 

More like $10k

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11 hours ago, erik_26 said:

I am curious about this bike for sure. One review I saw said that even though there is a 34" seat height, they still felt cramped as a tall rider.I don't know if the pegs could be lowered some? Braking was the most common critical comment I recall seeing. It looks like the US models will be made in Japan. The European models will be born in France. I am sure that the US models will probably feel under powered due to emissions requirements. Probably nothing a ECU flash and Power Commander can't resolve.

Anyone have a price point for the US? Did I hear ~$7K?

 

 

 

I've never heard a review of the MT7 as being underpowered and it is the same engine.

 

The only price I've heard was 7k POUNDS.

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11 hours ago, tntmo said:

More like $10k

 

11 hours ago, PastaPilot said:

I've never heard a review of the MT7 as being underpowered and it is the same engine.

 

The only price I've heard was 7k POUNDS.

I must be thinking of the £7K. I think that is just shy of $9K USD. 

 

The under-powered statement I made is an assumption. There aren't any US examples available yet, that I am aware of. Historically, bikes are tuned down and lean to meet emissions requirements. I am assuming this will be the case for this bike.

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15 hours ago, Bp619 said:

Cheaper solution, next time stop dropping in

Or, we need a manufacture to engineer a bike that does not fall over. 

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What I really want is a vtwin 2 stroke 600 to 700cc injected at a reasonable 400lbs loaded up. Self righting of course!

Pasta pilot has a classic vtwin that is likely to go up in value big time in the future.

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So,,,, Yamaha wouldn't let them be ridden Offroad.    Are second gear wheelies a design spec?

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