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Title: 2021 TÉNÉRÉ 700?
Post by: FJRider on November 06, 2018, 09:36:00 am
https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/adventure-touring/models/tenere-700

But no 900???


Title: Re: 2021 TÉNÉRÉ 700?
Post by: Blaufeld on November 07, 2018, 03:22:04 am
2021 is a long shot, many things can change...


Title: Re: 2021 TÉNÉRÉ 700?
Post by: bubba zanetti on November 08, 2018, 03:02:51 am
It’s a huge design potential for Yamaha. Wrestle, just a bit from KTM. Yamaha, in my lifetime, makes great motors. They seldom make great bikes. Blending their engineering with market can often elude YAMAHA

But go Yamaha. Watch KTM and the 790. Watch the adventure market age. Fear that Kawasaki will come to market with a 55 hp 500 Adventure. Suzuki, long slumbering etc etc

it’s an aging market. We are lifelong riders. Pavement and dirt. Craving a 500 cc twin. Adventure please. 380 lbs wet. 6 speed. Etc

My 640 is still that bike. Frame a bit big for average folks. Great bike. Amazing compared to my 250 Elsinore, my TL 125, my 250 Elsinore, my KLR, my DRZ400s ...

But my KTM IS TOO big for a broke bodied, 62 year old.

I ain’t done yet.  


Title: Re: 2021 TÉNÉRÉ 700?
Post by: Blaufeld on November 08, 2018, 05:28:16 am
In 2019 Guzzi will start to sell a 85 hp endurance bike, much lighter than the previous 110 hp Stelvio, because market needs it...


Title: Re: 2021 TÉNÉRÉ 700?
Post by: Blue is Best on November 08, 2018, 08:01:27 am
IF I was in the market for an adventure bike that might require a look.

I guess that bike would attract folks that live in the country and need suspension travel for running errands.


Title: Re: 2021 TÉNÉRÉ 700?
Post by: kver on November 08, 2018, 08:25:42 am

IF I was in the market for an adventure bike that might require a look.

I guess that bike would attract folks that live in the country and need suspension travel for running errands.


Weight TBD ---  that's the real kicker -- I'd be all over wee-strom replacement with better off-road ability and good road manners since I don't really dirt ride anymore but every once in a while can be talked into a little "adventure" where I find myself on a sv650 riding with friends on KLX650s.    


Title: Re: 2021 TÉNÉRÉ 700?
Post by: Biking Sailor on March 26, 2021, 08:20:01 am
Starting this back up with a "it's finally here and in my garage" data point on weight.

Put it on a certified scale this morning. Here are the stats... Stock bike with 2 gallons of gas burned off a full tank. Factory crash cage bars. Factory centerstand.

Weight total = 462 lbs.  So, full tank would put it in the 475 lb. range. Yamaha advertised it at 423, I think. Does the crash cage and centerstand weight about 50 lbs? sounds like it.

I will say even Debra was surprised how easy it was, weight wise, to push around in the garage. Meaning it feels light, even compared to her FJ09, our now second lightest bike (sold the WR250 last night).


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