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Old 11-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #31
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How did the Tenere turn out for Yamaha this season? I saw ONE on the road all season.
How did it turn out? Badly is the only way to describe it. $16,500 plus PDI and freight is not going to sell many. Canadians are smarter than that. A Tenere can be had for $11,500 to $12,000 in the states. Why does Yamaha think Canadians are stupid? They should have learned from the mistake that Honda Canada made when it tried to sell the Varadero here. Too much money and too much weight!

The Tenere is a price piont bike just like a V-Strom. It has to be priced much lower to sell. The poor sales here prove the bike is not worth anywhere near $16,500. It's very likely the one you saw on the road was imported from the US.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #32
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How did it turn out? Badly is the only way to describe it. $16,500 plus PDI and freight is not going to sell many. Canadians are smarter than that. A Tenere can be had for $11,500 to $12,000 in the states. Why does Yamaha think Canadians are stupid? They should have learned from the mistake that Honda Canada made when it tried to sell the Varadero here. Too much money and too much weight!

The Tenere is a price piont bike just like a V-Strom. It has to be priced much lower to sell. The poor sales here prove the bike is not worth anywhere near $16,500. It's very likely the one you saw on the road was imported from the US.
15,no pdi or frt. and 20% off all acc.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:09 AM   #33
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15,no pdi or frt. and 20% off all acc.
That is a good start but still about $3000 higher than a buyer in the US pays and we have a par dollar.

Not low enough if they really want to move a few off the sales floor.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #34
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what?

I saw one at the local honda dealer ... glanced briefly but from that it's plain it's no 'adventure' machine.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:08 PM   #35
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I got to try the nc700 at the HU meeting in Barrie. I thought it was a great bike for what it is intended. An entry level easy to handle bike that most likely won't give you any problems.
It handled well on the street and had half decent suspension for the rough dirt roads.
It's no high end adventure bike but it's not a Rukus either.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #36
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Honda has suprised me with several new bikes in its lineup this year, although the CRF250L is the only one I would be interested in. I think if the 700X was fitted with the same wheel sizes as a Vstrom if would be a better seller for them.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:33 AM   #37
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Did Honda Canada bring it to the HU meeting to show it off or was it a personal ride?

To me it's a light sport tourer with a sensible riding position, nothing more. what gives it cred for anything else?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:17 AM   #38
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To me it's a light sport tourer with a sensible riding position, nothing more. what gives it cred for anything else?
Why is anybody expecting more from an entry level bike?
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #39
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Why is anybody expecting more from an entry level bike?

Agreed... a reliable, light sport tourer with a sensible riding position... those are credentials, in my book.
For someone a hundred pounds lighter and 6" shorter than me, I figure it would make a great all around bike.


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Old 11-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #40
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Agreed... a reliable, light sport tourer with a sensible riding position... those are credentials, in my book.
For someone a hundred pounds lighter and 6" shorter than me, I figure it would make a great all around bike.
I'm watching these models with interest. It'll be a while before I'll ever be able to afford a "true" adventure bike again and my journeys are nothing more than day trips mostly on back roads. I think either the 500 or 700 would be perfectly fine for my needs and the prices are reasonable.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #41
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Did Honda Canada bring it to the HU meeting to show it off or was it a personal ride?

To me it's a light sport tourer with a sensible riding position, nothing more. what gives it cred for anything else?
It was a honda demo Patrick Trahan was using.

I don't think it got cred from much other than if being a good basic entry level bike. I did love the huge helmet size glovebox it has though.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:23 AM   #42
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I took the NC on a test ride this summer. It kinda short shifts itself, I kept going " what the heck did I just touch by accident?" I banged it up on the rev limiter all the way through.......and then I got tossed out of any further Honda test rides......
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #43
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I banged it up on the rev limiter all the way through.......and then I got tossed out of any further Honda test rides......
Rev limiter is 6500 isn't it? Pretty easy to run into if you're used to any other modern bike where it's 10,000 + .
Tossed? Wow! It's not like you were abusing the bike.

Maybe your hair upset someone.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #44
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Rev limiter is 6500 isn't it? Pretty easy to run into if you're used to any other modern bike where it's 10,000 + .
Tossed? Wow! It's not like you were abusing the bike.

Maybe your hair upset someone.
If I remember right it was around 8500. Very violent limiter though.

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