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Desert Skies
02-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Anybody know anything about the XT1200Z (http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/yamaha-xt1200z-super-tenere-photo-gallery/9597-2.html#historysub)?

http://www.visordown.com/uploads/images/Large/4137.jpg

Tomr
02-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Wow - just saw it today also. It will definitely be on my short list if it makes it stateside. Come on Yamaha!

Janet
02-24-2010, 04:40 PM
OK, I like it....... ( love it? )

kurt
02-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Is it coming to the US? You know Yamaha is very suspicious about the Adventure market here since that whole TDM thing.

Desert Skies
02-24-2010, 04:44 PM
Maybe next year.

At 575 lbs, could be quite a handful in the dirt. :giveup:

Some specs:

* Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, inline 2-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel injected, twin spark engine
* Displacement: 1199cc
* Bore x stroke: 98 x 79.5 mm
* Compression ratio: 11.0:1
* Firing intervals: 270- and 450-degree points
* Max. Power: 80.9kW (110PS) @7,250rpm
* Max. Torque: 114.1 Nm (11.6kgfm) @6000 r/min
* Lubrication system: Dry sump, oil tank in crankcase
* Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
* Ignition system: Twin spark
* Starter system: Electric
* Transmission system: Constant mesh, 6-speed
* Throttle system: Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
* Yamaha D-MODE: 2 modes, Sport (S) and Touring (T)
* Traction control: 3 modes, TCS1, TCS2 and OFF
* Exhaust System: 2-into-1
* Front suspension: Upside-down telescopic fork, 43 mm inner tube, adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
* Front wheel travel: 190 mm
* Rear suspension: Monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping
* Rear wheel travel: 190 mm
* Front brake: Twin 310 mm wave discs, ABS/Unified Brake System
* Rear brake: Single 282 mm wave disc
* Front tyre: 110/80/19
* Rear tyre: 150/70/17
* Overall length: 2,250 mm
* Overall width: 980 mm
* Overall height: MIN1,410 mm / MAX1,440 mm
* Seat height: Adjustable 835-860 mm
* Wheelbase: 1,540 mm
* Min. ground clearance: 205 mm
* Wet weight: 261kg (includes full oil and fuel tank)
* Fuel capacity: 22 litres

NomadicFireman
02-24-2010, 05:28 PM
Daddy likey :trust:

Rul
02-24-2010, 05:29 PM
There's a video in youtube with some interesting characteristics displayed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWZCKffV3Qc

ed29
02-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Next year.... I hope so. This might be the ticket for my next big bike. Lighter and more gravel capable than my Feejer.

Hmmmm...:ponder:

IRIDE56
02-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Why would yamaha bring a bike like that here?
Do not get your hopes up!! Seems all the good adventure bikes stay on the other side of the pond, A few make it up north..
Mike

sharkey
02-24-2010, 07:41 PM
SWEET.

Yammy releasing the FZ8 too and I like that as well.

Skeezix
02-24-2010, 08:32 PM
Yeah, I've been following this very closely over the last 6 months. I was all worked up, but IF it comes over here, and IF mother Yamaha is smart, then this bike will be priced high. My guess $16,000 to start. The thing is, Yamaha doesn't have to undercut BMW's pricing anymore. They simply have to offera bike that is just as good as a GS but with the Jap reliability. Anyway, long story short, my guess would be a high entry cost IF it gets green-lighted for the USA.

DFW_Warrior
02-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Anyone want to place bets on if we'll ever see it? I got darn good money that we won't.

Chirpy
02-24-2010, 08:58 PM
From Yamaha UK courtesy of Motorcycle Daily...

Boasting an all-new large capacity parallel twin with a 270 degree crankshaft, it generates loads of low-end torque, so you're free to pull away from the crowds of commuters and zip past anything in your sights. The engine is mounted low and forward in the frame, which gives the new Super Ténéré great balance, a narrow profile, and a low centre of gravity for excellent handling, letting you pick your way through the maze comfortably and confidently. To inspire even more confidence, we've fitted it with our Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle system (YCC-T) with traction control, for extra peace of mind when riding on slippery surfaces.

Need to make a last-minute lane-change on the infamous cobblestones of l'Arc du Triomphe? Darting your way through the mayhem of Toledo's Old City, hustling past pedestrians lurking in the long shadows of the buttressed Catedral?

On the new Super Ténéré, no problem.

No problem, because we've designed the powertrain to be tough, reliable and low-maintenance. And no problem because we've designed the bike for use on any surface, from the gravel of the Atlas Mountains to the cobbles and potholes of Central Paris.

There's no problem with seating either; the new Super Ténéré has adjustable seating so you can tailor your riding position to any situation. You'll also benefit from superb weather protection so even on a rain-swept night in Geneva, the juggernauts can splash away. And because we know the chaos never stops, we've fitted the new Super Ténéré with a long-range fuel tank. That way, you won't have to stop much either.

If you plan to duel with the motorised gladiators of Rome, the good news is we've fitted ABS as well as a Unified Braking System as standard, to harness greater control. If you want to be the last one standing at the Coliseum, you sometimes have to back off.

And, whether you've just arrived at that enticing beachfront hotel in Barcelona after an 8-hour ride over the Pyrenees or you've just reached the office after a hellish commute, you'll be relieved to know you can equip the new Super Ténéré with spacious and easy-to-remove luggage cases.

For even more news of the new Super Ténéré's features, check out our next story. Now it's time to leave the city to its chaos, its noise and its smoke. It's time we headed back out into the great beyond.

In the meantime, don't forget to register so you're first in line for the latest updates on the new Super Ténéré.

The new Yamaha Super Ténéré. Go beyond.

Stromboy
02-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Anyone want to place bets on if we'll ever see it? I got darn good money that we won't.

Well, if it doesn't make it, that will save Ed some money.

Randy

kurt
02-24-2010, 09:06 PM
For the same price, the BMW GS has huge aftermarket support. Yamaha needs to come in with a lower price.

coupe930
02-24-2010, 09:22 PM
575 lbs! Even with fuel that is enough that you might have to get overweight vehicle permits on some roads, like trucks hauling heavy equipment etc. I can't see a bike meant for off-road being that heavy. It is a touring bike. Do you really need all of that electronic support (to go out in the middle of no-where)?

Just my $.02.

Pat McDonald

Calgary-Yogi
02-24-2010, 10:09 PM
The XT660Z has been out for how long now in Europe and never made it to North America. However I think this one will make it over here because of the everything needs to bigger for the USA mind set.

Skeezix
02-25-2010, 02:59 AM
The XT660Z has been out for how long now in Europe and never made it to North America. However I think this one will make it over here because of the everything needs to bigger for the USA mind set.


I hope you're right, I'm nervous that it'll cost $15,000 if it gets here. At that price point it'll be out of my price range.

This is one bike I woudn't mind getting the shaft on!

(ok ok....I had to say it!) :)

jhansen
02-25-2010, 03:50 AM
Is it just me or does that look like a tall, shaft drive V-Strom?

ed29
02-25-2010, 05:59 AM
Is it just me or does that look like a tall, shaft drive V-Strom?

Kind of, yes, with six gears.

Then again there is a Priller that looks like a Strom too.

Oh and yes, if they decide not to bring it, it will save me money. But I can't ride money, I would rather have the bike then the cash.

zzzonk
02-25-2010, 07:16 AM
Here (http://www.gizmag.com/yamaha-super-tenere-xt1200z-specifications/14310/) is a write up on Gizmag.

JasonJ
02-25-2010, 07:33 AM
if it does come here i'm calling dibs on Kurt's. :-P

kurt
02-25-2010, 08:34 AM
if it does come here i'm calling dibs on Kurt's. :-P

Sorry, I like the Beemer's option list better. ;-)

SparkyBlue
02-25-2010, 08:54 AM
Now this should rattle a few BMW cages, looks very interesting. 1200cc vertical twin, shaft drive.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/24february10_stannounced.htm


http://www.motorcycledaily.com/022410top.jpg

flcbrxx
02-25-2010, 09:25 AM
I Like...but the chances of them bringing it here won't happen....because we would buy it.

And if they did...I would have one, that's for sure

Hairsmith
02-25-2010, 09:25 AM
It will compete with the GS head on. (and do a good job at it) but sadly not in America. I would Love to be surprised though.

The Bruce
02-25-2010, 09:31 AM
I like the concept and the design. Bring it on at around $10K and they would fly off the showroom floor. The 1k Vee would suffer sales loss for sure.

SPARKPLUG
02-25-2010, 09:55 AM
I think i'm in love.

I know we may never see it. I am begining to dislike the Europeans and the Japanese.

Please, please, please bring it here.

SparkyBlue
02-25-2010, 10:31 AM
I didn't see price posted anywhere? With the shrinking dollar it might be a premium, but who knows? I would guess more than the vstrom anyway.

DFW_Warrior
02-25-2010, 11:48 AM
I guess I don't understand how a shrinking dollar can make one bike expensive and not the others???:ponder: If it might affect this bike wouldn't it also affect the Strom which is also made in Japan?

kurt
02-25-2010, 11:53 AM
I guess I don't understand how a shrinking dollar can make one bike expensive and not the others???:ponder: If it might affect this bike wouldn't it also affect the Strom which is also made in Japan?

The 1000cc Strom is up almost $1000 since I purchased a 2006.

DFW_Warrior
02-25-2010, 12:21 PM
I understand that. But I'm wondering why it would be brought up that the "New" Super Tenare is going to be so much more expensive than other bikes because of the shrinking dollar? Wouldn't logic dictate that the shrinking dollar would have a fairly equal effect on all motorbike sales?

Mr2mch
02-25-2010, 12:50 PM
AS FOR YAMAHA USA BRINGING THE SUPER TENERE OVER HERE.....

I think there is a good case for them to bring this bike over....

US Sales of BMW GS's ...800s & 1200s...also V Stroms 650s & 1000s ...the Versys
Then you've got the other players to a lesser extent...
Tigers...Caponords...Stelvios...The interest in the new Multistrada...

AS FOR THE PRICING...
In Europe the BMW GS's are priced much closer to the Japanese brands than they are over here.Yamaha will want to win sales from BMW & will price the Tenere accordingly.

This type of market didn't exist back in the 90s when Yammi brought US the TDM850...& that bike wasn't quite the same as all these other bikes...more of a street roadster...Well maybe similar to the new Tiger & old Multistrada ,the Versys + vaguely similar to a Strom.

Yamaha US just simply can't afford to ignore the market that has developed this far.The bike will probably be available thru some sort of pre-order program like they used for the FJR1300 to gage interest.

If I am wrong on this.....& Yammi US isn't considering the importation of the Sup Ten......SOME PERSONELL CHANGES ARE IN ORDER.

Manfred
02-25-2010, 12:57 PM
looks very interesting. 1200cc vertical twin, shaft drive.


BINGO!

Looks verrrry interesting (albeit, very heavy).

ed29
02-25-2010, 01:08 PM
I hope they don't do that pre order junk. That delayed my purchase of an FJR by six months. And that was four years after the FJR was introduced to the U.S. market! I won't play that game again. I hope they bring it here, would likely trade the FJR in on it, or sell to buy new. Either way, it will take having access to the new bike in person, not on an order form.

VRoss
02-25-2010, 02:15 PM
Kind of, yes, with six gears.

Then again there is a Priller that looks like a Strom too.



Ahm... The Wee has 6 gears. Doesn't the Vee?

And yes the Strom would be the closest competitor. Just because that's who's buyers are going to cross shop for Yamaha. My guess is that the entry price would be a couple grand north of the Vee, say 10,5-11,5?

ed29
02-25-2010, 02:23 PM
Ahm... The Wee has 6 gears. Doesn't the Vee?

And yes the Strom would be the closest competitor. Just because that's who's buyers are going to cross shop for Yamaha. My guess is that the entry price would be a couple grand north of the Vee, say 10,5-11,5?


Well yes... actually you are right.... it does. :scratch: Not sure what I was thinking.

JasonJ
02-25-2010, 02:45 PM
Ahm... The Wee has 6 gears. Doesn't the Vee?

And yes the Strom would be the closest competitor. Just because that's who's buyers are going to cross shop for Yamaha. My guess is that the entry price would be a couple grand north of the Vee, say 10,5-11,5?

i almost hope it doesnt come in at that price. if it did i would take an absolute bath on selling my 2009 fully farkled, just the way i want it, Wee to step into this. and i'd really like to step into it at that price.

im betting its more around 15k-16k.

VRoss
02-25-2010, 03:08 PM
i almost hope it doesnt come in at that price. if it did i would take an absolute bath on selling my 2009 fully farkled, just the way i want it, Wee to step into this. and i'd really like to step into it at that price.

im betting its more around 15k-16k.

Priced over the FJR? NO way

pub610
02-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Cool bike. Quite sexy. Appealing. I'd love to own one.

But, if I bought it, I'd be like the guys with AWD trucks sporting aggressive tires and then use it to carry the lawn clippings to the dump.!

Even if it's not cheaper than a GS, or even a Tiger, out here in the boonies it's much, much cheaper to own a Yamaha because of the cost and availability of service.

coupe930
02-25-2010, 05:25 PM
What is an intelligent unified brake system? Does that mean one like Honda's linked system? I see that it is supposed to come with the "First Edition Adventure pack". What the heck it that ?

Pat McDonald

ed29
02-25-2010, 05:46 PM
It means that if you stab the back brake first then the link does not engage, so in a dirt situation you can hit the rear without the front slapping you down. If you engage the front first, or only, then you get both brakes. (according to the digging and poking, all info is second hand). Pretty handy for off pavement stuff.

COMBO
02-25-2010, 06:17 PM
Another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plX1G8cR3Qk&feature=related


If this comes to the U.S. I may just have to sell one of my kids. Ooh, did I say that out loud? :rofl:

Mr2mch
02-25-2010, 08:26 PM
What is an intelligent unified brake system? Does that mean one like Honda's linked system? I see that it is supposed to come with the "First Edition Adventure pack". What the heck it that ?

Pat McDonald

The First Ed 2010 bikes are going to come with panniers,a skid plate & a headlight protector as standard.Would probably sell for similar money to the FJR over here. The 2011 models are supposed to have these as optional accessories to lower the price a bit. Hmmmmm....I wonder if they are also thinkin of de-contenting the bike itself too?? Remove the linked brakes, ABS,traction control,selectable mapping......Then you'd have a Tenere for around 11 grand......& A LOT MORE POTENTIAL SALES.

I do like all the technology though.

Skeezix
02-25-2010, 09:36 PM
I find what you guys think about pricing very interesting. Seriously. Almost everyone that has thrown out a price can back it up with a valid argument. I think this means everyone posting on this thread has really thought about this. The way I see it, if it comes to the US, Yamaha will either price it slightly higher than a Strom 1000 (unlikely but would REALLY be happy if this was the case!), Slot it above the FJR as a "halo" bike (more likely), or......price it slightly under the BMW GS (most likely and my guess). I tried to check BMW website for GS pricing, but that appears to be the only bike that they DON'T list pricing for! Man, that pisses me off when manufacturers do that. If anyone knows what a 2010 BMW 1200GS goes for now days, please post.

jhansen
02-26-2010, 01:55 AM
http://www.lonestarcycle.com/bmw/binv013.htm

$17,640 at Lone Star in austin.

or
http://www.lonestarcycle.com/bmw/binv012.htm

$18,690 also at Lone Star.

Skeezix
02-26-2010, 02:23 AM
http://www.lonestarcycle.com/bmw/binv013.htm

$17,640 at Lone Star in austin.

or
http://www.lonestarcycle.com/bmw/binv012.htm

$18,690 also at Lone Star.



Ah yes. Well, then I would say the Tenere will start at $15,500. Just my guess. I hate to pop my own bubble, but there's too much technology in the new Tenere for it to be priced slightly above the V-Strom 1000. I supposed if Yamaha wanted to take this market by storm, they could price it really low and flood the market with Teneres, but that doens't make sense from a markerting point of view. It's anyone's guess at this point, but I'd say if it comes here, we'll be paying BMW money for a Yamaha.:headbang:

jhansen
02-26-2010, 05:27 AM
Happy to help. Just wondering how that driveshaft will hold up. Is it covered/encased like the BWM or exposed like some of the Star(Yamaha) cruisers?

kurt
02-26-2010, 06:41 AM
I'm wiling to bet a paycheck it will be priced much closer to a a BMW than a V-Strom.

Desert Skies
02-26-2010, 08:04 AM
Another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plX1G8cR3Qk&feature=related



Pure porn... :drool:

The Bruce
02-26-2010, 08:11 AM
Pure porn... :drool:

Yup :drool:

Desert Skies
02-26-2010, 08:15 AM
It means that if you stab the back brake first then the link does not engage, so in a dirt situation you can hit the rear without the front slapping you down. If you engage the front first, or only, then you get both brakes. (according to the digging and poking, all info is second hand). Pretty handy for off pavement stuff.


This is much better than the BMW system. Only choice you have is to switch it off before you hit the dirt. This requires stopping and restarting the engine and cannot be don on the fly.

I did play with the beemer's ABS on the beach though. It will really stop you fast on packed sand when you grab all the front brake you want without the front washing out.

The BMW system is a little chunky when activated but my Honda system is silky smooth and you never feel it activate. Wonder how the Yamaha's system will compare to this?

VRoss
02-26-2010, 02:00 PM
You know what's going to happen when (if) it arrives? The riding public will lament the weight, price and limited off-road capability and would beg Yama-mama for the Wee-version, i.e sans shaft, 300cc of displacement, and 100 lb. :):) And so the search for the elusive perfect adventure tourer would go on...

coupe930
02-26-2010, 02:22 PM
How much was the KTM 990 Adventure again?

DFW_Warrior
02-26-2010, 02:24 PM
You know what's going to happen when (if) it arrives? The riding public will lament the weight, price and limited off-road capability and would beg Yama-mama for the Wee-version, i.e sans shaft, 300cc of displacement, and 100 lb. :):) And so the search for the elusive perfect adventure tourer would go on...

They already make it.
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/yamaha/yamaha_xt660_tenere%2008.htm

And I would buy one if they ever decided to sell them over here. But the big brother.... I'll pass. If I want a tourer, I'd get an FJR.

VRoss
02-26-2010, 03:23 PM
They already make it.
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/yamaha/yamaha_xt660_tenere%2008.htm

And I would buy one if they ever decided to sell them over here. But the big brother.... I'll pass. If I want a tourer, I'd get an FJR.

I was thinking that if I wanted to upgrade from the Strom, the engine size and chain drive would not be anywhere near the top of my upgrade list... Give me good suspension, ABS/TC, wind management and drop the weigh or at least keep it where it is at. Like you said, if I wanted a tourer, I'd get an SUV (GS1200).

ed29
02-26-2010, 03:28 PM
They already make it.
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/yamaha/yamaha_xt660_tenere%2008.htm

And I would buy one if they ever decided to sell them over here. But the big brother.... I'll pass. If I want a tourer, I'd get an FJR.


So... I will sell you my FJR when this hits the states and nab a Super TEN asap. :deal:

JasonJ
02-26-2010, 04:50 PM
mcn has the price in the UK of $13,500 pounds. similar spec'd GS (bags etc) is just over $12000 pounds, making the yamaha more expensive than the bmw. :eek2:

i know bike prices dont usually translate very well country to country, but the fact that its more expensive than the bmw sure would seem to knock it way out of even distant reach of strom prices if it were to show up here.

DFW_Warrior
02-26-2010, 04:55 PM
So... I will sell you my FJR when this hits the states and nab a Super TEN asap. :deal:

Sounds good to me.

The Bruce
02-26-2010, 05:03 PM
Yeah, that one is pretty cool too. Just needs a sixth gear in the tranny.

Johnf3
02-26-2010, 05:45 PM
How much was the KTM 990 Adventure again?

Around 15K list for a 2010, I think.

Looking at this Yamaha compared to the KTM is really comparing two completely different motorcycles. The Yamaha is nice looking, but it is 100 pounds heavier than an Adventure, and just another stylized street bike that could handle a dirt road if need be. Like most have said here, a better comparison would be the 1200GS.

Skeezix
02-26-2010, 11:49 PM
If the Tenere is priced similar to a BMW, they may as well keep it in Europe. The only Americans who will buy at that price are the guys with 3 BMWs, 2 Ducatis, and some rare bikes. It will end up being a toy. The working class can't/won't embrace it. We Americans are used to pay much less for a Jap product. Pricing the Tenere near/above the BMW is commiting suicide.

kurt
02-27-2010, 07:41 AM
I find it interesting that the decline of the dollar has resulted in such large increases in the price of Japanese products, yet some European products have only increased by a small percentage. I think BMW and Triumph have held prices fairly steady by comparison. I don't think the yen gained that much on the dollar as compared with the euro.

COMBO
02-28-2010, 12:29 AM
If the Tenere is priced similar to a BMW, they may as well keep it in Europe. The only Americans who will buy at that price are the guys with 3 BMWs, 2 Ducatis, and some rare bikes. It will end up being a toy. The working class can't/won't embrace it. We Americans are used to pay much less for a Jap product. Pricing the Tenere near/above the BMW is commiting suicide.

I understand, but the Yamy looks to be equal to the BMW and I would buy the Yamaha way before the BMW just because of the low maintenance and reliability, and that's not including the lower cost of factory add on's over BMW.

I may not be the best judge on this since I am a Yamaha man from way back. They have treated me very good over the years. If they would bring the 660 Tenere to the U.S. I would be riding it and not my KLR, but that's for not and my KLR takes me to my destinations and back. I can't really ask for more than that.:zen:

rearviewmirror
03-27-2010, 08:24 PM
Here are some Super Tenere pics I took at the World Superbike races at Phillips Island.

http://images112.fotki.com/v184/photos/4/1042124/8590350/DSC04219-vi.jpg

http://images9.fotki.com/v448/photos/4/1042124/8590350/DSC04223-vi.jpg

http://images17.fotki.com/v374/photos/4/1042124/8590350/DSC04220-vi.jpg

http://images20.fotki.com/v534/photos/4/1042124/8590350/DSC04221-vi.jpg

http://images18.fotki.com/v458/photos/4/1042124/8590350/DSC04222-vi.jpg

bluedogok
03-27-2010, 09:38 PM
Maybe next year.

At 575 lbs, could be quite a handful in the dirt. :giveup:
Aren't most of the liter plus adventure bikes in the same range? If you want lighter you have to get a smaller bike, one dirt oriented and not birthed from a street motor. They are all around 500 or more pounds.

mcn has the price in the UK of $13,500 pounds. similar spec'd GS (bags etc) is just over $12000 pounds, making the yamaha more expensive than the bmw. :eek2:

i know bike prices dont usually translate very well country to country, but the fact that its more expensive than the bmw sure would seem to knock it way out of even distant reach of strom prices if it were to show up here.
It is hard to compare pricing, especially in the UK, Triumphs tend to be more expensive there than here according to some that I have talked to. I think pretty much all vehicles over there are higher priced.

kurt
03-27-2010, 09:43 PM
The R1200GS is 504 wet. Your point about it's dirt ability are is correct though.

rearviewmirror
03-27-2010, 10:15 PM
You don't buy a GSA or Super Tenere with the delusion of riding trails and singletrack. You can have absolute comfort on long tours, fire roads, and dirt roads though.

The Bruce
03-28-2010, 08:16 AM
KTM 990 AdvR (http://www.ktmusa.com/990-Adventure-R.197.20.html?&detailview=2&cHash=da62385a81) is 456 dry. Probably the most dirt capable but still pretty heavy.

COMBO
08-27-2010, 10:08 PM
Hey USA! Guess what? Look for a big huge surprise in 2011 from Yamaha?

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I just talked to my Yamaha dealer today and he told me he just talked to the Yamaha big dog for the viewing the new models for U.S.A. dealers. They will have 6 locations this year and Houston will be one of them again. The big cheese told him he will be seeing a new 2011 Dual Sport model from Yamaha. My dealer asked him was it a 450? The man said bigger. My guy said 660? The man said you better think larger. :rider:

I was told to check the Yamaha website this coming Wednesday.

This better not be false hopes, but if it’s not I am spending a load of cash soon!:eek2:

If it is true? Yamaha sure has kept this one very close to the chest.

The Bruce
08-28-2010, 08:11 AM
Lots of chatter over on ADV in anticipation of Sept. 1. Look out BMW. Here's a thread from a guy in Australia to wet your appetite. Wasp Works Super Tenere (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595933)

Mudclod
09-01-2010, 11:52 AM
The Super Tenere will be here in May '11!!!

iqbalinc
09-01-2010, 12:12 PM
and FZ8 in dec 2010

iqbalinc
09-01-2010, 12:20 PM
$13,900 (Impact Blue) Priority Delivery Program - Delivery begins May 2011
$13,900 (Raven) Priority Delivery Program - Delivery begins May 2011
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelspecs/651/0/specs.aspx
I would like to go test drive one,,, 575# wet is way too much weight....hope its all down low center. Finally BMW gets a competitor.

iqbalinc
09-01-2010, 12:24 PM
now I am waiting to see the ADV bike from Triumph,,, cant wait to see them in the person...

IRIDE56
09-01-2010, 12:46 PM
Sure wished yamaha would have brought the 660 in,,,
I think the 1200 will be a lot like the Suzuki DLs , Sure you can off road them , but there no KLR!!! My old school Concours 1000 handled better in the dirt than my DL 1000,
I say make one that is dirt worthy, Not just looks dirt worthy.
Yamaha may make me eat my words, but with that bikes weight closing in on the 600 LB figure, I think not!!!!!
Mike

Skeezix
09-01-2010, 01:42 PM
Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we're free at last - from the BMW GS persecution.

Super Tenere 1200, here I come!

On a serious note, does anyone this think will be like the FJR - first year are pre-orders only followed by years of common availability at the dealership?

Mudclod
09-01-2010, 03:25 PM
lqbalinc, do you like your Shiver? Strong rumors suggest also next year an inexpensive Shiver 750 Adventure bike to compete with GS800. That and the Triumph "dirt" model might be worth waiting for!

DwayneInfo
09-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Here it is: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelhome/651/0/home.aspx

kurt
09-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Someone buy one and give us a report.

The Bruce
09-01-2010, 05:47 PM
Someone buy one and give us a report.

Patience; no delivery until May 2011. It's gonna be a long winter.

poser
09-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Someone buy one so I can ride it.

fix'd for ya :mrgreen:

COMBO
09-01-2010, 07:57 PM
Check this price out at Yamaha Sportscenter!


The invoice will show the price you would pay ($12615.00) less the deposit leaving a balance of $12,115.00 at delivery unless of course you live in Texas. Out of state residents would be responsible for their taxes and registration fees based upon the $12,615.00 sales price.:clap:


Tony Orihuela
Yamaha Sportscenter
www.yamahasportscenter.com
tony@yamahasportscenter.com

Longview, TX 75604-2819

COMBO
09-02-2010, 09:33 PM
This is a great video of the S10 in the sand with knobs.

Xt1200z In The Sand And Jumping

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I found the right video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYi8DmSXgTE

That better be fresh water he is riding in!

RockmanTex
09-07-2010, 11:44 PM
I talked to my friend Jeff, who owns Action Sports in College Station Tx. and asked him what he would sell the bike for. He quoted me $ 12,490 plus TT&L to Tx residents and $ 12,490 out of state. I have bought 5 bikes from him in the past and always got a fair deal. You would have to put down the $500 deposit, leaving a balance of $ 11,990. I have been considering one but with bags not included is probably a deal killer for me.

If interested contact Jeff at 979-696-1248.

Steve

ekms377
09-08-2010, 06:27 AM
Man, those prices are better than I thought!

When I go to Barnes and Noble, I always check out the Euro magazines and usually purchase a few. The last one I got (Bike July 2010) had the Tenere on the cover with a good article inside.....I like their articles as they are moslty straight shooters and not biased.....sort of.

I was thinking of going back to a KTM Adventure.....but may wait for a Tenere.......NAH!

I am glad that Yamaha decided to finally bring something stateside that is wanted. They may not sell a ton of them but still. Maybe now Honda will bring the Veradero?? I doubt it.

ekms377
09-08-2010, 06:32 AM
There are tons of video on You Tube of the Tenere.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix8qlsKHm74&feature=channel

Janet
09-08-2010, 06:52 AM
"....just going to run over the Pyrenees into Spain....." :doh:

Why can't I get a job like that?

RockmanTex
09-08-2010, 06:18 PM
Well, I decided to take the plunge and put down my deposit today. May seems like a long way off but I felt the same way back in 03 waiting for one of the first FJR's to come in. Time seems to go by pretty fast as long as you have another bike to ride while waiting.

Steve
08 FJR 07 Bandit 07 Tiger 07 DRZ 400S 12 Super Tenere (in waiting)

COMBO
09-08-2010, 09:56 PM
Well, I decided to take the plunge and put down my deposit today. May seems like a long way off but I felt the same way back in 03 waiting for one of the first FJR's to come in. Time seems to go by pretty fast as long as you have another bike to ride while waiting.

Steve
08 FJR 07 Bandit 07 Tiger 07 DRZ 400S 12 Super Tenere (in waiting)

Congratulations Steve on your new purchase. :clap:

I am in the same boat as far as the waiting department goes. I have a feeling the KLR will get a lot of miles on it in the next 9 months.:rider:

When you ordered your FJR did it come in as expected as far as the date when ordered? Were you a early or late order and did that effect things if ordered later or if you know of others that did order later?

Moose
09-18-2010, 07:28 PM
You can download the European owners manual free from Yamaha XTZ1200


http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/services/owner-manuals/index.aspx

COMBO
09-19-2010, 08:06 AM
You can download the European owners manual free from Yamaha XTZ1200


http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/services/owner-manuals/index.aspx

Cool!:clap:

Thanks!

I think this would be a first for me. Reading the owners manual cover to cover before starting my motorcycle since I have 8 months or so before I receive the bike.:rofl:

Moose
09-19-2010, 11:23 AM
I think this would be a first for me. Reading the owners manual cover to cover before starting my motorcycle since I have 8 months or so before I receive the bike.:rofl:

I really dig the instrumentation on this bike

BTW - there is a poll on ADVride for who has put down a deposite

Current count is over 100 bikes!

David_Thompson
10-02-2010, 06:44 AM
i just dont "get" the appeal of this bike. not suited for dirt considering its really heavy and has street bike tires. imo it would be better to have a 250 lb dirt bike with a trailer and a street bike.

Mr2mch
10-02-2010, 08:15 AM
i just dont "get" the appeal of this bike. not suited for dirt considering its really heavy and has street bike tires. imo it would be better to have a 250 lb dirt bike with a trailer and a street bike.

The appeal of these large adventure bikes is that they can cover vast expanses of country roads whether they be paved or dirt/gravel.You can't do a 500 mile day on a dedicated dirt bike in comfort like ya can on these things.In the same light...bikes like the SupTen are not going to have the absolute dirt capability that a 250lb 250cc bike will.
I had one of the 1st batch of FJR1300s that was imported & loved every mile (37K) on it...but..found myself gravitating more & more to the smaller paved county roads which were just too bumpy,gravelly & potholed to be fun on that FJR.I owned a TDM850 at the same time as the FJR & used it for the miles (40K) on the bumpy county roads.
I've been riding V Stroms since then (4 of 'em) & now have over 80K on an 04 650.I'm watching the SupTen story unfold & will make my decision after I read some more riders reports....

charrito
10-02-2010, 09:05 AM
I read somewhere that this would be a limited run for preorder only. Pressure to get them moving? I'm really tempted to go out and put a deposit on one.

wbrisett
10-06-2010, 05:04 AM
The appeal of these large adventure bikes is that they can cover vast expanses of country roads whether they be paved or dirt/gravel.You can't do a 500 mile day on a dedicated dirt bike in comfort like ya can on these things.

I also think we in the biker community haven't lost that SUV mentality. Regardless of if we go off-road or not, we like the rugged looks of a bike that we 'could' take off-road. Look at the bikes that are similar:

- Stelvio
- GS
- Tiger
- V-Strom/Wee-Strom
- Multistrada
- Ulysses

Few owners of these bikes take them out for more than a jaunt down dirt and gravel roads (I know there are exceptions), but I fit in this category as well with my Uly. It hasn't seen real dirt, just dirt/fire roads. With Ducati, Triumph, and now Yamaha bringing in new or redesigned versions of their bikes, they are simply playing right into the SUV mentality, and as long as there is a market for them, they will build them.

From the reviews so far, the only gripe seems to be the high cost of the add-on luggage and accessories.

edit: I should add that if I were in the market for a new adventure style bike, I'd wait to see the Triumph(s) before I made any decision. I have no quips with Yamaha, but Triumph seems to always have great style and build quality (and I love the feel of the triple).

Wayne

DoctorXRR
10-09-2010, 09:13 PM
Right on Wayne! I agree, and these big "dual purpose" bikes are very capable, but more 80% road and 20% dirt. Bikes like the Uly can do graded gravel just fine, and get you far from the crowds. Bump up to a 21 inch front wheel, and a lot of things change! I think the Triumph is going to be an awesome bike, it gets my blood boiling....they punched out the 675 to 800cc's that motor should really rock.
Christian

COMBO
11-15-2010, 07:10 PM
New Vid from Altrider.:rider:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfMd3cg9xJA

Desert Skies
11-15-2010, 08:40 PM
New Vid from Altrider.:rider:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfMd3cg9xJA


Soooo... When ya gonna bring yours by so I can see if I wasted my money on my 5 year old beemer? :mrgreen:

COMBO
11-30-2010, 07:57 PM
Soooo... When ya gonna bring yours by so I can see if I wasted my money on my 5 year old beemer? :mrgreen:

Loan me your Beemer till May and then you can test ride my new Yammie.:mrgreen: