Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bluemont Virginia
17 K is high, there are two in my area and the dealers are asking 12 and 13K respectively. That price will come down if they sit. I’ve already probed for a price below 12K (without bags) and it looked like that would be doable. Yes the Tenere is not even close to the Versys nor is it intended to be. Its target is the BMW 1200 GS. The Tenere is the bike too pick if you’re looking at 500 plus miles days hauling tons of gear. It will pack on the miles also without needing an engine rebuild more so them a little 650 twin. They are not in the same class is all I’m saying. What the Tenere does in the big shaft-drive class and does really well is kick the BMW 1200 GS in the pants on price point and options. It comes standard with things like ABS, etc. Those things and more are all add on's to the BMW. That class ADV bike is intended for mega-miles with the ability to handle off road duties. As they say, “it is what it is” and if you’re in the market for a Mega- ADV bike I think it’s a pretty good deal plus it’s a water-cooled Yamaha. BMW may have a water-cooled edition out next year then again maybe not. Before you BMW boys start defending your beloved GS I’m not saying the BMW is in anyway less of a bike. It’s proven itself over the years as the mega ADV bike that all others are compared too. All I’m saying is that the Tenere is a really good value for the money and your getting cheaper as far as add on's go.
Last edited by douglasgraham; 12-25-2011 at 09:56 AM.