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Old 12-14-2007, 04:03 AM   #10
marktbike
Epicurean
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Alcamo, Sicily, Italy
Oddometer: 58
I bought mine in June, a black '07 model. Now it has something more than 6,000 km on the clock and it's just like I expected it to be: a bit heavy, but well balanced, with great low end torque and not much life in the high rpm area. The engine gets a bit jerky in Euro3 rpm-range, but you can easily get used to it and I think it's something you can get past with aftermarket exhausts and a decent PC III.
Very little off-road till now, just some basic dirt on which the bike is quite good. On tarmac it's perfect, great fun on winding and slippery Sicilian roads, acceptable on motorways if you cruise at 115-120 kph. I mounted an engine guard and will soon mount a small windscreen (a GiVi, smaller than the original Yamaha I don't really like) and handguards.
Waiting for the Ténéré and, sorry, no pics for now...
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