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Old 02-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #196
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:39 PM   #197
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I plan on jumping the GS ship for a Super Tenere
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:49 AM   #198
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Is the prefered tire in our group of 6 GS riders. Lots of pavement, gravel road riding and forest service roads. Find them better than all the rest with good wear too. Like all streety tires though, no good in sand or mud but great everywhere else.
Absolutely the WORSE DUAL SPORT tire out there. Have a GS1150. The Anakee slid in the rain, slid all over the wet gravel and got the worse tire mileage of any set I have ever used.
3500 miles on a Z rate rear and 3000 miles on an H rated rear. Frankly would have been better off with Chen Shin.
Went back to using Tourances. Should never have changed.

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:48 AM   #199
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Razcob - Glad to have you aboard.
Chip Seal - Glad to hear about the tires.
There are already a couple of other Tenere threads where we'd love to have these posts.

It'd be great if folks could keep this thread for what the title says, a resource of links as a reference for all.

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Old 03-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #200
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I plan on jumping the GS ship for a Super Tenere
I am thinking like you too!
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #201
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I am thinking like you too!

the tenere is more comfortable than the 800gs and 1200 gsa. more dirt worthy and easier to flick around. and about 10G cheaper
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #202
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This time the BMW is cheaper. List price for the Super T headlight is $459 and good luck finding a used one.
The point was not the price but that the Super Tenere headlight is plastic and is highly unlikely to break in the first place, it doesn't need a cover anyway. The glass BM headlight smashes easily.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #203
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #204
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Added...

Woodies Wheel Works.
http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/YamTenWheels.html
Woody's now does Super Ten.
Also in the "Open Source Development Section" found
here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=33

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Old 06-23-2012, 09:36 PM   #205
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:46 AM   #206
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:42 PM   #207
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http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/08/31...-super-tenere/

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #208
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Almost pulled the trigger on a 2012 XT last week, test drove it, wow, must say super comfortable, nice riding position. Despite the say "average" hp, the parallel twin puts out (sign of the times) it felt great. Given I'll likely use it on road mostly, and we're at the the end of the 2012 year, 2013 models just around the bend, willing to wait and see what the new year offers. Honda V4 CrossTourer (I know, basically a street bike) but love the V4 motor, I'd be willing to bear the pain of that bland Honda look. Too bad that KTM's supposed 2014 1200 Adv is too far away. We'll see....
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #209
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" For hitting roads less traveled, and in particular ones that aren’t paved, none of the others can match the Yamaha Super Ténéré. It doesn’t shine on the street; it’s solid and comfortable but never thrilling. But if you envision in your future a scenario that includes 600 yards of mud and ruts on an isolated mountain pass at nightfall, this is your bike.
But most of us don’t actually end up in that scenario. Which is why the Multistrada was the number-one choice for all of our testers. It offers class-leading power, great suspension, awesome brakes, nimble handling and all-day comfort." - Cycle World - Adventure-Touring Comparison – The Asphalt Adventurers Aug 2012

Thats the thing, for guys like myself, most of our riding will be on the street, so the "best" Adv Tourer may be something like a Duc MS, or of keen interest now, the possibility of a Honda V4 CrossTourer?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #210
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" For hitting roads less traveled, and in particular ones that aren’t paved, none of the others can match the Yamaha Super Ténéré. It doesn’t shine on the street; it’s solid and comfortable but never thrilling. But if you envision in your future a scenario that includes 600 yards of mud and ruts on an isolated mountain pass at nightfall, this is your bike.
But most of us don’t actually end up in that scenario. Which is why the Multistrada was the number-one choice for all of our testers. It offers class-leading power, great suspension, awesome brakes, nimble handling and all-day comfort." - Cycle World - Adventure-Touring Comparison – The Asphalt Adventurers Aug 2012

Thats the thing, for guys like myself, most of our riding will be on the street, so the "best" Adv Tourer may be something like a Duc MS, or of keen interest now, the possibility of a Honda V4 CrossTourer?



It is interesting to note, however, that "Cycle World" did pick the Yamaha Super Ténéré over all others for "Best Adventure Bike" in their "Ten Best" list for 2012, where they said the following (page 49, Oct. 2012, Vol. 51, No. 10):

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"There is no question that adventure bikes are hot. Early on it was a one pony show occupied by only BMW; but this segment, which is arguably motorcycling's most versatile, has grown dramatically in the past few years. So, it was due time to judge adventure bikes solely against their peers. It is only fitting, then, that one of the most well-rounded machines we've ever ridden should take the honors in the award's inaugural year: the Yamaha Super Ténéré. This 1200cc Twin makes a comfortable long-distance tourer, provides a commanding seating position for urban riding and performs quite well off-highway. Exacty what you need when you don't know what lies ahead."
Now that said, it's no secret that I don't place much credence in what any motorcycle magazine puts out... Take how the Yamaha FJR "won" the "Cycle World" sport touring comparison shootout for years against an unchanged Honda ST1300, then one year - *POOF* - the ST1300 suddenly "wins"!!!

What really matters is the Super Ténéré is a fantastic, quietly competent, wonderfully versatile motorcycle. Is it the "best" one for you? Only you can answer that...

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