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Old 06-15-2010, 07:29 PM   #2761
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Did my part .. get on those emails boys!
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:09 AM   #2762
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GSA or Tenere undecided.....

Well Im sooooo undecided now.

I've had my heart set on getting a GSA for a while now but after reading these comments and seeing youtube I have decided to hold off to first test ride the S10.
They arrive in the bike shops here in Australia in week with my local guy allocated a demo. Cannott wait !

But.... I think the GSA is nicer looking, longer fuel range etc but here in Australia it is soooo much more expensive than the S10...
Is it worth the extra cash. Only a test ride will help me make up my mind I guess.

Having a choice is a good thing...

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Old 06-16-2010, 04:22 AM   #2763
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Well Im sooooo undecided now.

I've had my heart set on getting a GSA for a while now but after reading these comments and seeing youtube I have decided to hold off to first test ride the S10.
They arrive in the bike shops here in Australia in week with my local guy allocated a demo. Cannott wait !

But.... I think the GSA is nicer looking, longer fuel range etc but here in Australia it is soooo much more expensive than the S10...
Is it worth the extra cash. Only a test ride will help me make up my mind I guess.

Having a choice is a good thing...

Horseman
Hey horseman474

Care to share the price of GSA and S10 in ozzie ?
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:02 AM   #2764
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Attico....do you have that email contact information for Yamaha Canada please?
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #2765
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But.... I think the GSA is nicer looking, longer fuel range etc but here in Australia it is soooo much more expensive than the S10...
Is it worth the extra cash. Only a test ride will help me make up my mind I guess.
Which machine will serve you best and which one will be more reliable in the long term? Buying a bike is a highly emotional decision.. how the bike fits you physically, the sound of the engine, the way it handles, its features.. it's all very personal and only you can decide if it's worth the extra money. Personally, I'd pay extra for the SuperTenere

but no matter which bike you buy, reliability is paramount. It seems to me, in recent years, BMW has layed off their bike testers and use their customers as their testers. I also feel the Yamaha swingarm and final drive design to be more robust for rough and unpaved roads than the BMW single sided swingarm, but that's just me... you may disagree. Only time will tell.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #2766
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Just got off the phone with Customer Service at Yamaha Canada. They are certainly keeping close track of the interest in this bike. Good old telephone...... (416) 4981911. Ask for Customer Service and do your bit if you would like.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:26 PM   #2767
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Thanks Roger,

Will do my bit too
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:27 PM   #2768
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Verry short condensed write up

Whatever you do,dont ever go for a test ride of a Tenere, the windscreen is HORRIBLE, the rubber flexibrakelines are RUBBISH, and the aches you get in your belly are PAINFULL !!!


Whatever you do,walk by that bike !


P.S. anybody interested in our Bimota Mantra, Moto Morini 3,5, Beta Techno Dougy Lamkin special ?

I NEED MONEY !!!
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:40 PM   #2769
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:25 PM   #2770
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Guys,

it seems to me unbelievable that Honda didn't hear about Yamaha testing extensively this new awesome contender and not doing anything about it.
I believe that the new XLV 1200 won't be such a pig and would strive to achieve some greatness with regard to the late Africa Twin, the current BMW GS and aventure riding in general.
I do believe that the next XLV 1200 (with the V4 1200 lighter than the V2 800 of
the late VFR) will form the basis of the next great 2-wheeled SUV.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:20 PM   #2771
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Originally Posted by horseman474
Well Im sooooo undecided now.

I've had my heart set on getting a GSA for a while now but after reading these comments and seeing youtube I have decided to hold off to first test ride the S10.
They arrive in the bike shops here in Australia in week with my local guy allocated a demo. Cannott wait !

But.... I think the GSA is nicer looking, longer fuel range etc but here in Australia it is soooo much more expensive than the S10...
Is it worth the extra cash. Only a test ride will help me make up my mind I guess.

Having a choice is a good thing...

Horseman
What part of Aus are you in?? one shop here in Brisbane are suppose to get one today but who knows?? I have ridden the 1200 GSA and it did absolutely nothing for me at all! will keep looking till i can try the S10.

Cheers Rick
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:43 PM   #2772
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:59 AM   #2773
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rite up draft part 1

Quote:
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i think
Write up draft Part 1

Yup, there are some niggles, where i think Yamaha really made dumb decissions if you think of the ever complaining Beemer Boy's, like the edge protector at the underside of the tank,it is technicallie better than de exposed edge of de GS tank, but it *looks* verry Edsel :-)

Bit riding it was the studpidest thing i ever did, there is no way back, i need MONEY, wads of it now, pronto. now i understand why Jeroen Termaat was laughing every time we telephoned to get our calander fixed on a date.

And boy what a day it was, bright sunny, nice sidewind to chalenge the stability of the new contender, and as the built in Thermometer of the display said in even in bright sunlight perfect readable font, 26 degrees Celsius.
So Tarmac being nice and rippy, and tires warmed up in a jiffy.

So put on yer helmet, don't be nervous, here you change TC, and there you choose riding mode, GOOOO !

Man that engine is a dream, where the R12GS sounds like a oldfashioned diesel with a nasty near detonation undertone in the engine sounds, the Tenere sounds ssssso sweet just tikking over, douk-douk...douk-douk...douk-douk like an old harbour tug in the distance, and then you slowly pop the clutch, and it just goes douk-douk...douk-douk...douk-douk in a slightly more pronounced tone like an old harbour tug in the getting near, and leaves port.

You get a feeling like there is a giant flywheel hidden in the machine keeping it upright, but then when you shift your weight a little on the pegs, and it responds like the forementiond Frisian, it willingly and eager changes course, and every thought of harbour Tug melts away.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:34 AM   #2774
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Today is the day that the Old Git gets his S10, complete with big screen, heated grips, wind deflectors, tank bag, crash bars and extra lights.

I might even put my TCK80's on it too.....decisions...decisions...
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:35 AM   #2775
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