I agree with the post about Yamaha....they got ABS and TC right on the Super Tenere....
You need to ride it in all conditions before you bash it. Its invisible....you don't even know its working....I ride gravel and hardback every time I ride...I have to, to get to pavement....never once felt like I was sliding the ABS just does its job.
Granted, I'm not a skilled off-road rider so my dirt and gravel rides are less than spirited....but switch the TC to mode 2 and you can step the rear out all day and stay in control. Turn it off if you really like to hang it out...
As for the shaft drive...well to each his own but I like the low maintenance of the shaft drive, the S10 has plent of power so a little loss is a none issue. Yamaha has very reliable final drives...
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