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Old 08-30-2009, 04:45 AM   #46
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Purchased a new Yamaha XTZ600 Tenere in about 1986. One of the blue ones with the boulbous but still nice looking 23 litre tanks. This bike is one of those bikes that I often look back on with great fondness because it offered 51hp (topped out about 175/180kph) had great long travel suspension, a genuine 400+km range and only weighed about 160kg. This was a bike that went just as well up the bush as the standard big bore traillie of the day, the TT600, yet could tour the continent in comfort and was no bad thing in the twisties mixing it with the sports bikes of the day.

Everything that I have read in the overseas m/c press says that Yamaha's new bike is reluctant to pull past an asthmatic 150kays and weighs close to 190kg. NO THANKS MR YAMAHA, I dont see the point! For $13999 one would be better off buying a new G650GS for $13,300 and spending the extra lacing up a 21" front wheel plus a Staintine.
The XTZ660 weighed 171 kg againsnst the XT660Z 183kg so yes the new one is heavier,would think the new 660 with injection would perform at least as well ,time will tell.
The G650GS has only 17 litre tank&170 mm suspension ,would cost more to set up as buying a Tenere &still ordinary suspension.
Realistically wouldn't the Yamaha & BMW rate as similar Quality bikes???
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:50 AM   #47
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???? you can ride away on and new XTR for 10 grand or less ????
So buy a XTR with inferior set up EFI then fit big tank ,hi rise exhaust system,,fairing /screen& then see what change you,ve got??
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:56 AM   #48
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$13999 plus ORC??

You have got to be fucking joking??

Wait 6 months and they will be $12990 ride-away like most Yamaha's of late when they cant find anyone stupid enough to pay that price for the damn things!!

But then again, enough fools paid $11.5K for a WR250R when they came out so anything is possible?

A 690R with a big tank seems like a bargain in comparison, and 30kg lighter!!
Yes get the 690 (at least 15K$)& fit the big tank &fairing ,no worries,,,more effing$$$$ plus hot&cold running mechanic to go with it (I am sure the're a great bike if you need that performance )
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:00 AM   #49
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:03 AM   #50
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are you a salesman????...
Sorry dude just a poor dumb farmer looking for something flasher than a DR/KLR
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:03 AM   #51
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That price will be cheap by the time it gets here in 5 years
Touche! decisions ,decisions, the Tenere or Traveller? Think i'll wait for the DRZ 650 twin
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:09 AM   #52
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Sorry dude just a poor dumb farmer looking for something flasher than a DR/KLR
i got a dr650 goes real good,dunno about the klr but rode a bmw 650 dakar the other day(god forgive me)was a little suprised it went well just needs the front suspension fixed ,damn near rattled my teeth out over the corrugations,the tenere looks the goods will wait and see how it performs i guess
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:10 AM   #53
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I can get a new TE610 for under 13K on the road. There should be a big tank for it at the end of the year. I have seen KTM690e for 16K on the road. Your going to be looking at about $15500 for the yam when its on the road. Thats a lot of coin. But then at 183kg that's a lot of bike.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:13 AM   #54
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So buy a XTR with inferior set up EFI then fit big tank ,hi rise exhaust system,,fairing /screen& then see what change you,ve got??
WTF
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:18 AM   #55
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To what are you WTFing please clarify?
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:23 AM   #56
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Maybe he is saying a big tank and a screen aint going to set you back over 5 grand. and the high rise Zorst is just for looks
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:27 AM   #57
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I can get a new TE610 for under 13K on the road. There should be a big tank for it at the end of the year. I have seen KTM690e for 16K on the road. Your going to be looking at about $15500 for the yam when its on the road. Thats a lot of coin. But then at 183kg that's a lot of bike.
How much does the 610 weigh? i hear there on the heavy side as well. One bike that you don't hear a lot about is the Aprilla 550, i did hear from a safari rider they go like the clappers in stock trim, way above the other brands, not to sure about the handling though.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:40 AM   #58
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How much does the 610 weigh? i hear there on the heavy side as well. One bike that you don't hear a lot about is the Aprilla 550, i did hear from a safari rider they go like the clappers in stock trim, way above the other brands, not to sure about the handling though.
140.5kg dry

As for the Aprilia I love that bike. But the lack of a big tank the fact that long term reliability is (for me) an unknown has ment I am not looking at it. But god yes give me a RXV550 rally/ADV bike
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:46 AM   #59
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Maybe he is saying a big tank and a screen aint going to set you back over 5 grand. and the high rise Zorst is just for looks
True enough about the 5k but the underslung exhaust would have to go .I guess a couple of grand would sort it .Any comment from XT owners re the EFI being snatchy off idle??
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:55 AM   #60
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Am I wrong comparing the Tenere with the likes of Transalp,F650/800GS,G650 GS,Pegaso,KLR,DL650
Not really competing with 690,610,550 type bikes .as good as they may be.Not sure I would want to ride them 1000km days
Correct me if I am on the wrong track.
And no I don't like black&blue either ,stuff em
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