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Old 01-28-2014, 08:08 PM   #571
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Wow, motorcycles are not what they used to be. I thought I was looking at the guts of a European dish washing machine.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:44 AM   #572
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Wow, motorcycles are not what they used to be. I thought I was looking at the guts of a European dish washing machine.
+ 1. Lol.
Bet its a bitch to clean !
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:03 AM   #573
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Seen it , Sat on it

Was just at the Vancouver M.C. show and the 2014 tenere was front and center of the Yamaha area. Talked to the guys on the floor a little bit seemed I knew a bit more about the differences than they did , he did mention it came in 2 models , standard and I think he said E.S. As myself and the Rep were going thru the bike even he wasn't overly familiar with the functions and workings. I didn't even think to take a buch of pics for the Inmates I did pick up the Official 2014 Brochure though. The New display is nice but may take some getting used to as its all there in front of you like a tablet .. Anyway its in the showroom of my dealer down the road .. if I get a chance I could go down take some shot ... there not letting peeps take it out for a rip... haha only serious enquires or on official demo day's thought that was kinda peculiar
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:32 AM   #574
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Have any of you guys had a bike with electronic suspension? It looks like a lot to go wrong, but I'm curious how well it works off road. I'm holding out for the 14 Tenere, I like the idea of the electronic cruise but am not sure about the electronic suspension. I hope they add the factory heated grips to the standard model and I'll be sold!
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:34 AM   #575
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Have any of you guys had a bike with electronic suspension? It looks like a lot to go wrong, but I'm curious how well it works off road. I'm holding out for the 14 Tenere, I like the idea of the electronic cruise but am not sure about the electronic suspension. I hope they add the factory heated grips to the standard model and I'll be sold!
I have a bike with electronic suspension, cruise control, heated grips, and a heated seat. They all work wonderfully.

I would not buy a bike built for long-distance travel that did not have cruise control and heated grips (the exception being a dirt bike). The electronic suspension is very nice, but if you get a regular suspension dialed-in correctly, you'll probably be OK.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:39 AM   #576
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Yamaha with there normal Japanese quality and attention to details, I would think its as bullet proof as can be.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:46 AM   #577
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I have a bike with electronic suspension, cruise control, heated grips, and a heated seat. They all work wonderfully.

I would not buy a bike built for long-distance travel that did not have cruise control and heated grips (the exception being a dirt bike). The electronic suspension is very nice, but if you get a regular suspension dialed-in correctly, you'll probably be OK.
Pheww, good to know. I don't know how we non electric suspension bike owners have managed to ride
for the last, I don't know 80-90 years.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:10 AM   #578
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Have any of you guys had a bike with electronic suspension? It looks like a lot to go wrong, but I'm curious how well it works off road. I'm holding out for the 14 Tenere, I like the idea of the electronic cruise but am not sure about the electronic suspension. I hope they add the factory heated grips to the standard model and I'll be sold!
It is my understanding (which could be wrong), that electronic suspension operates the same as a standard suspension. However, instead of you adjusting the settings by turning a screw or knob with your hand, the bike does it with a servo motor. Not really cutting edge technology. Also I'll second what others have said about Yamaha's reputation for quality, it should be extremely reliable.

I really, really want the cruise control. It may seem like a small thing to some but after too many years of riding and turning wrenches for a living, my hands bother me at times.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:28 AM   #579
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I really, really want the cruise control. It may seem like a small thing to some but after too many years of riding and turning wrenches for a living, my hands bother me at times.
Amen, brother!!!

I never turned wrenches for a living but the arthritis is setting in. Maybe It was all of the riding and too much handgun shooting for me.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:56 PM   #580
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Have any of you guys had a bike with electronic suspension? It looks like a lot to go wrong, but I'm curious how well it works off road. I'm holding out for the 14 Tenere, I like the idea of the electronic cruise but am not sure about the electronic suspension. I hope they add the factory heated grips to the standard model and I'll be sold!
The Tenere system follows the intro of a very similar system in the FJR1300ES. Check the posts on FJRForum.com
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:25 AM   #581
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Our local dealer has the 2014 ST model on Cycle Trader:

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Old 02-05-2014, 07:20 AM   #582
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You are close enough to Cullman, to call Gerald Hopper at D&H for a price. They are in the middle of nowhere with little overhead and their prices are so good that they get a lot of fly&drive business. They even have a bunk room.

D & H CYCLE
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CULLMAN, AL 35058 - 0200

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Old 02-05-2014, 07:22 AM   #583
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Yamaha is like some guy selling watches inside his raincoat...

Good news- thanks!
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:48 AM   #584
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Spot on assessment of the S10 over here. Best bike no one's heard of.

Still no sign of the 2014's yet. Must be a shitload of 13's to move first.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #585
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sound, cockpit...

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