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Old 07-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #221
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Originally Posted by bloodline View Post
I'll drag race you to 100 for pinks. 2012 super tenere. I'm in SC. I'll even go best 2 out 3 and give you 3 lengths.
Wow. Drag racing adventure bikes. Is that what you do in SC?
First, neither bike is made for it.
Second, how would you even tell which bike made it to 100 mph first?
Third, and most importantly, you are talking 400 more cc's on the top end. None of this proves anything other than the tenere has more top end which we all know is true. And that doesn't help the fact that the tenere still has no bottom end. It's a product of Japanese engineering and that's just a characteristic of their motors. Especially in the tenere. I spent quite a bit of time on the Tenere and it has great balance but no balls until you get waaayyyy up in the rpm's. Even the vast majority of tenere owners agree. Hell, even the owner of my local yamaha shop said the same thing.
They get the motor to where it has even a hint of grin factor and I would have considered it.
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