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« on: February 19, 2012, 10:10:15 PM »

Sat on a Yamaha Super Ten at local dealer.  Ergos felt nice, not quite the fit/finish of my previous '04 GS or my current '09 GSA, but still pretty good.  Guy at a Powersports dealer I've known for 12+ years has seen three GS/A riders switch from their Beemers to Super Ten after a test ride.  I will admit the Yamaha's 24K interval for valve checks looks a lot nicer than the boxer's 6K.   Lol

Any GS/A riders ever do a test ride on the Super Ten or actually switched?  Or thoughts in general?  I've got 14K on my GSA so I'm pretty happy with it, but being a motorcyclists means you are always tempted by the next bike.   Lol
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 03:58:37 AM »

There are a few on UKGSer.com who have have made the switch but it took some heavy discounting to lure them across. The original on the road price in the UK for the Superten was 13000 or $20800. Compare that with the price of a 1200GS at 10500 or $16800. Even adding the price of the the dynamic pack (ABS, tyre pressure sensors and traction control) to bring the GS up to a similar spec of the Superten (1400 or $2200) still left the Superten 1100 or $1800 more expensive.

For 2012 the list price of the Superten is down to 12000 ($19200) so on a par with the standard GS. If I find a dealer with one as a demo I might saunter across and take one for a ride to see how they compare.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 09:15:53 AM »

Ya might want to go here and ask that question:

http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?action=forum

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 09:40:42 AM »

anxiously awaiting spring as a friend of mine (Yamaha dealer) has a tenere now and we are heading to Moab as soon as we get a chance. doubt I will like it better than my KTM but you never know? I'm sure it is great onthe road!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 09:41:27 AM »

Thanks for that link, Paul - there goes my morning.   Embarassment

I wish I would have test ridden the S10 when I had the chance last summer.  
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 07:51:22 PM »

OK...I have wanted to add a GS very badly to the stable but did I just read that it s only 6k between valves checks, on a dual sport touring machine!  Crazy
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 08:19:58 PM »


OK...I have wanted to add a GS very badly to the stable but did I just read that it s only 6k between valves checks, on a dual sport touring machine!  Crazy


It takes less time and effort than changing the oil.

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 01:22:07 PM »




It takes less time and effort than changing the oil.




As long as you have the correct shims (if you have the new boxer motor).
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 02:14:53 PM »


OK...I have wanted to add a GS very badly to the stable but did I just read that it s only 6k between valves checks, on a dual sport touring machine!  Crazy


On the pre 2010 GS's it is a very quick procedure, even if any adjustment is required. On the twin cam engine the checking of the valve clearances is very quick. If the shim needs replacing it shouldn't take too long. This link explains the job:-

http://sanjosebmw.smugmug.com/Other/Tech-pictures/10976964_bHf66#!i=767209614&k=WupU9

I think the shims are the same as the F800 engine so it shouldn't be a problem getting a shim. There is no removal of the camshaft as in some bikes where the valve clearance is set by shims.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 01:54:02 PM »

I would consider the new 1200 Triumph Explorer or a MG Stelvio to replace my '09 GS but not the Yamaha. Japanese bike dealers around here are pretty lame, I just don't want to deal with them and realistically the S10 isn't going to be "better" just different.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 10:36:04 PM »

I only be tempted for the Multistrada 1200 S Touring and I will go for it at the end of this year.
I owned 4 GS in the last 19 years is time for a change.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2012, 01:31:59 AM »

I did my 49,000 miles on a GS.  Just not the bike for me.

I went with a Ducati Monster this time...and now that I've found out that I can get TKC80's in a 180/55/17...

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 01:57:07 PM »


I did my 49,000 miles on a GS.  Just not the bike for me.




C'mon man, now you're messing with us!  After 49,000 miles?!

I'm guessing more like now for something completely different.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 03:12:31 PM »


I did my 49,000 miles on a GS.  Just not the bike for me.

I went with a Ducati Monster this time...and now that I've found out that I can get TKC80's in a 180/55/17...

 EEK!




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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 04:19:11 PM »

I thought about getting a GS, and have test ridden them. However with the experience I've had with issues on my K1200GT, I'm very hesitant about staying with BMW. I test rode the Super Ten last week and I think it's a winner. The GT is up for sale now.
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2012, 04:47:39 PM »

I would consider it, if they made something comparable to the GSA in terms of range. Thats my favourite thing about my '10 GSA is the HUGE range I get out of that large tank. I am surprised no other company has really tried to compete against the GSA in this regard. I like the new Triumph 1200 Explorer, but again, range is just not there. Have heard rumours of a GSA version of in the works though, so who knows.
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2012, 11:09:17 PM »

Yes, not even bother to look for fuel until after you've passed 300 miles on a tank is a novel experience.  And really, it's closer to 325 miles for me, normally.  I've never pushed it to 400 miles which is mathematically possible.

Took a day off and did a 200-mile ride for lunch (Bend to Maupin and back) and stopped at Pro Caliber to shoot the breeze.  They have a Super Ten in black, which looks baaaaaaad as in good.  I'm still amazed at how smooth the GSA is at 75-80 mph.
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, 09:37:27 AM »

while it is a $1100 option, a set of Safari tanks on a KTM990 put you in the 400+ mile c ;)ategory
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 08:32:25 PM »


Thats my favourite thing about my '10 GSA is the HUGE range I get out of that large tank. I am surprised no other company has really tried to compete against the GSA in this regard.


The new Guzzi Stelvio NTX has a 32 liter gas tank.  I think that is just under 8 gallons.

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/en_US/prodotti/touring/stelvio/stelvio_1200_ntx/default.aspx
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 10:27:23 PM »

After the hellish experience I had with my 2006 Breva 1100, I'm a little gunshy about Guzzi.  Even if the V11 Le Mans is the most beautiful bike ever made.  Drool  

I did look at the Stelvio, but there are fewer Guzzi dealers than BMW.  Think of them like an Italian Ural when it comes to dealer coverage.   EEK!
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2012, 11:59:34 PM »

In that Guzzi's can be ridden year round?  Bigok
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012, 03:40:51 PM »

In many places, but probably not Central Orygun.   Sad

To me, riding year-round means you are riding as close to 365 days as possible, not one day in Dec., one day in Jan., one day in Feb., one day in...   Lol
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 10:07:55 AM »

I did not even think about it.

What I am considering to switch to is the 2012 NTX Stelvio

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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012, 03:51:21 PM »

Those are nice-looking bikes and have a great ergos.  I have sat on several at the dealers and gone "vroom vroom."  And Guzzis sound marvelous.

Then I recall the mechanical and electrical nightmare my '06 Breva 1100 was and I ease off the seat and slink away.  Everybody has a bad day at the assembly plant sometimes and my bike was one of those bad days.

"Hey, Luigi, hurry up with that Breva; we're going for espresso."
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2012, 11:55:09 AM »


Those are nice-looking bikes and have a great ergos.  I have sat on several at the dealers and gone "vroom vroom."  And Guzzis sound marvelous.

Then I recall the mechanical and electrical nightmare my '06 Breva 1100 was and I ease off the seat and slink away.  Everybody has a bad day at the assembly plant sometimes and my bike was one of those bad days.

"Hey, Luigi, hurry up with that Breva; we're going for espresso."


I don't think it was espresso.
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