ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-21-2012, 12:14 PM   #16
r80rt
Dirt road nomad
 
r80rt's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Hills of Arkansas
Oddometer: 128
I want one.
__________________
Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!
r80rt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #17
leandrorr OP
leandrorr
 
leandrorr's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Ponta Grossa, Parana , Brazil
Oddometer: 45
Wicked Yamaha Brazil Tenere Family

A happy family, XTZ 250 Tenere, XTZ 660 Tenere and XTZ 1200 Super Tenere
leandrorr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #18
leandrorr OP
leandrorr
 
leandrorr's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Ponta Grossa, Parana , Brazil
Oddometer: 45

leandrorr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #19
leandrorr OP
leandrorr
 
leandrorr's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Ponta Grossa, Parana , Brazil
Oddometer: 45

leandrorr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #20
rotten
LOST AGAIN
 
rotten's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Soquel, CA
Oddometer: 670
Great another cool bike we won't see in the US if current Yamaha business model maintains.
rotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #21
kj7687
Uncle Sally
 
kj7687's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal - Inland Empire
Oddometer: 345
Nah

Quote:
Originally Posted by eakins View Post
nice 250.
that would sell in the us.
dr200, xt225/250, klr 250 & xr230l user would upgrade.
I, for one, would rather die than give up my DR200 for that grossly overpriced motor home on two wheels. Ok, maybe it's not THAT bad lol but it definitely would be pretty close to the bottom of my 100+ motorcycle wish list...
__________________
***SOLD***2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500, 2007 Yamaha TW200, 2007 Honda Ruckus
***CURRENT***1997 Suzuki DR 200, 2009 Kawasaki KLX 331S
kj7687 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 05:07 PM   #22
rotten
LOST AGAIN
 
rotten's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Soquel, CA
Oddometer: 670
Quote:
Originally Posted by leandrorr View Post
A happy family, XTZ 250 Tenere, XTZ 660 Tenere and XTZ 1200 Super Tenere

Happy family? Not in the US! Only one is here the rest have not been allowed in.
rotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #23
Maxacceleration
What now
 
Maxacceleration's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Wa
Oddometer: 2,164
2010...
Great for Brazil, but not on the Yamaha Euro site & it will never see the US.
Some bikes, and some curiosity bikes see the latin world only.
Lower tech but certainly good rideabilty.

This is a curious one also. Based on the Tenere 250 or visa versa...
XTZ 250.

__________________
Horsepower is a distant second to useable torque, unless cafe cruising is the reason for the purchase...
Quote:
Originally Posted by DireWolf
Sounds dangerous.
Maxacceleration is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #24
rotten
LOST AGAIN
 
rotten's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Soquel, CA
Oddometer: 670
Whatever small displacement bike is sold in the US can it be water cooled? All for simple technology but liquid cooling has been around for a while.
rotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #25
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 17,989
fast forward this thread and we see Yamaha added FI to it's XT250 as it's US
air-cooled & FI 250cc offering. this of course becomes a harder argument to buy from Yamaha when for less $ Honda sells the CRF250L.
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
AZ map COBDR AZBDR IDBDR South East map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Butler Maps website:
http://www.butlermaps.com
eakins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #26
Jetstreamer
Sandlapper Brapper
 
Jetstreamer's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Charleston, SC
Oddometer: 192
Oil cooler?

Are those black lines part of an oil cooler? Why does the XT250 not have them if it uses the same engine?
__________________
- George

2009 XT250
Jetstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 01:18 AM   #27
Rey & Vann
Vagabundo
 
Rey & Vann's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: So Cal Inland Empire for now
Oddometer: 184
I'll drop 7K on this bike TODAY!

Quote:
Originally Posted by eakins View Post
fast forward this thread and we see Yamaha added FI to it's XT250 as it's US
air-cooled & FI 250cc offering. this of course becomes a harder argument to buy from Yamaha when for less $ Honda sells the CRF250L.
I looked at the CRF250L at the Seattle bike show, and I wasn't very impressed. Overall, the bike had a cheap feel. Of course, the price tag reflects that. It's another aggressively designed street legal dirt bike, with a high seat and a chintzy steel exhaust that'll rust out in a few years.

On the other hand, it was a real disappointment that Yamaha chose to not bring an XT 250 to the show... They may not sell like the WR or the TTR, but there is a contingent of people out there like me, that want an XT 250 or a Super Sherpa type of ride. Not that us folks are pussies, afraid of riding aggressively (I own and ride a bevy of bikes from a '12 DL650ADV to a KLX250S to a KLR650 to an 03 and an 09 Super Sherpa, along with others), or even recklessly... These bikes cause a rider to look around. To slow down and absorb what's around. Smell the flowers, taste the coffee sort of thing...

I took me a while to learn this, and I learned it by accident and frustration, that on a lot of the rides that I'm enjoying the most, I'm enjoying them on the Super Sherpa. And even though I can push that little bike pretty hard, and it takes the punishment well, I've found that the low seat, upright yet relaxed riding position, GREAT handling (it's more flick-able than the KLX), ease of maintenance and repair, and mostly very easy on the pocket book (less than $100 a year for full coverage insurance, up to 76 mpg, low maintenance costs, etc.) makes this type of bike more and more attractive to ride. Long trips or short trips, packing for a few days or picking up milk from the store because we ran out... This little bikes are the bee's knees!

I like, no, LOVE the XTZ250 Tenere! I would buy that bike today for 7K! With a SOHC. With 2 valves. Especially air cooled! But mostly because that bike will do 300 miles + on that big ole gas tank (172 ~ 180 on the Sherpa, same with the XT250 prob). The one thing about the 250 Tenere I despise is that they're rolling on steel wheels... I could pass on the FI... Dead battery, NO START. Not good out in the boonies by yourself... But in the end, I'd buy it because none of the plastics manufacturers make larger tanks for this class of bike...

BTW, I bought a map at Touratech after the bike show of Northern California. What a great map! Looking forward to rolling around that countryside on one of my little twofiddies! And yes, My Sherpa wears a bit of Touratech...

Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year to All.
__________________
Rey.
Matador. Guerrero, Casador y Pescador.
GPNF Overnight on a Sherpa
Rey & Vann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #28
bikeneil
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Southern Ohio
Oddometer: 432
I don't know if I would pay $7500 (I might if there was one here) but this is one SWEET looking bike. I have an 08 XT250 and really like it.



bikeneil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 09:31 AM   #29
BAJAborn
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: between THE ocean and THE sea
Oddometer: 45
Pretty soon it's going to be available in Mexico. Asked around and dealer estimate its price in the 5,500 6,000 USD range.

Getting closer.
__________________
We are all ignorant. . . . .but only in different things.
BAJAborn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 02:04 PM   #30
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 17,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by BAJAborn View Post
Pretty soon it's going to be available in Mexico. Asked around and dealer estimate its price in the 5,500 6,000 USD range.

Getting closer.
ah so it is:
http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/dobleproposito.html

when i lived in Mexico, i checked out the Lander and it was a solid 250 dual-sport compared to the other Mfg. offerings. i know the Tenere version will be a great bike for down there.
i'm sure some of the tour operators will use them.

funny how "backwards" Mexico now has all 3 Teneres for sale and "forwards" US has only the big pig. Yamaha NA is loco. like the 660, the 250 will never make it here.
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
AZ map COBDR AZBDR IDBDR South East map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Butler Maps website:
http://www.butlermaps.com
eakins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014