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Old 09-10-2007, 02:51 PM   #61
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Maybe we could get a mole on the inside

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Old 09-10-2007, 03:11 PM   #62
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Thank you Svenja for talking some sense around here. I'm sure there are plenty of satisfied KTM owners out there, but impressive spec sheets and good looks don't mean everything. The irrational part of me has wanted a KTM for years now, but I won't do it because I don't want to be rebuilding top ends every winter or waiting for parts or replacing water pumps monthly.
A good looking, dependable and reliable japanese alternative to the euro thumpers (640 adv./F650) has been a long time coming. I just hope we see it in the states, for less than $8K
less then 8k?
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:42 PM   #63
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It's nice to dream, right? They would have to sell for less than $8K, or they won't sell- Can they produce them and still turn a profit for that price...???? Only Yamaha knows. We don't have to worry, we'll probably never see it
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:17 PM   #64
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No way that'll be over $8k. More like less than $7k. Compare to the V-stroms, the KLRs and the DRs.

And that is a nice looking bike. I'd be looking real hard at owning one if they bring them stateside.
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:28 PM   #65
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I think it's Sweet! This is what we want. Yamaha is listening. Too bad they won't bring it Stateside. I'm surely jealous
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:52 PM   #66
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it's beautiful, I really dig the look of it.

but at 403lbs dry, it's not enough of a weight loss compared to my GS for me to have both, even if they did come to the states. and you'll have to pry my GS from my cold dead fingers, so...

maybe if I'd bought an RT, then this could work :-D.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:23 PM   #67
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Nice coincidence. Got my first bike a 660 Tenere on 1997 and sold it when i got married on 2000.

Now im looking for a new bike (this is my 3rd post in the forum) and found this beautifull bike.

Anyhow - I'm in love with the BMW G650 X Challenge. Hope not to be diaspointed.

I think this new Yam its too heavy - it can be good for travel.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #68
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Boy, they've got to bring it here. Just the white and red one would be fine. Perfect touring bike - just the replacement for the 640A I sold.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #69
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New Yamaha 660 Tenere

Nice to see one of the Japanese makers finally trying to regain some lost ground in the adventure bike market.

As reported by MCN:

Yamaha’s iconic660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design.

The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere uses the 660cc liquid-cooled single from the Yamaha XT660X in a brand new steel cradle frame, which is equipped with long-travel right-way up front forks and a sculpted aluminium rear swingarm and monoshock. Twin 298mm discs and Brembo brakes stop the motorcycle, and on/off road tyres hint that the motorcycle isn’t just off-road style – it should be capable of handling trail riding and anything an around the world trip will throw at it.

The motorcycle is equipped with a huge 22-litre fuel tank, which is placed under the seat to make the riding position more comfortable with less between the rider’s legs. The tall fairing, large dual seat, luggage rack and spacious riding position are all there to attract commuters and around the world adventurers alike.

A full range of accessories will also be available – luggage, bash plates and practical parts such as centre stands are all aimed at long-distance and on/off road use.

The motorcycle will initially available in white with red Yamaha ‘speed blocks’, khaki or black/grey. Prices are yet to be announced.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:00 PM   #70
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:04 PM   #71
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Jesus H., some people love to bitch.

I think its the coolest looking thing in years. I want one. I need one desparately.

What's a KLR weigh anyway?

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:07 PM   #72
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I like it

To bad we will never see it in the US.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #73
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Really cool. Looks as if they actually designed it to survive minor crashes without much damage, unlike the new KLR. Hope Yamaha eventually brings it to the USA. wayne
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:16 PM   #74
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This could be a killer bike. I'm excited.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:18 PM   #75
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that is incredibly sweet! we saw the drawing a little bit ago. i like the real thing. makes the 08 klr look like junk. more reliable than a ktm. let's see what honda has going on in milan. hopefully we'll see this in the us.
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