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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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ja been waiting for em to unveil the new Tenere. The newer 650 Tenere reminds me alot of those droids from Star Wars, I must say the 1200 looks less droidy.... and I like it this much

Nice read here:
http://www.gizmag.com/yamaha-super-t...cations/14310/

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Pasting what I wrote on the EU boards:

I was very disappointed. I was hoping for a 990 rival but no, they had to go the mastodon way. It looks boring. A 2010 bike could be a lot more exciting than a Varadero with V-Stromish headlights.

The weight... Oh, the weight... Ok, it's 1200 but so is the BMW too, and the Beemer has a wet weight of 255ish. 6 less kg than the ST, big deal, right? The Beemer however sports a 33L tank...

The only thing I like I like about it it's the panel.

At least it made things perfectly clear for me. An F800GS is the way to go.
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copied from elsewhere:
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575 lbs wet for the Yamaha

GS dry = 439 lbs.
We add gas (5.2 gal @6.5lbs/gal=34 lbs), oil & other fluids, & battery for a total wet weight of 503 lbs. *

GS Adv. dry = 492 lbs.
We add gas (8.7 gal=57 lbs), oil ... & battery ... for a total wet weight of 579 lbs. *

* Per BMW Motorrad site
i'm with you (well, not on styling), i wish they had targeted the KTM instead. but the BMW does sell much better, so they made the right business decision.
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I would take it over a GS if for no other reason than there is actually a Yamaha dealer network here in the US. I'm curious to see if it'll make it onto the US shores and how much they'll price it at if it does.

I'm keeping an eye on it.
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After some thought these are my impressions of the Yamaha design vs the Kawasaki.
The Yamaha comes with the OEM Farkle I have added to my mix and match Versys. It has a center stand. The integrated braking system is a plus. The added power is a plus for two up riding. The different maps would be handy for switching between mountain, highway and city riding. Not having ridin the Yamaha though I can not say the handling or fun factor would be better or worse. I do not do "off-road" other than the occaisional foray on packed dirt, those days are behind me. If the day comes when it is made available in the USA I will take a test ride and what happens happens.
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