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Old 09-08-2010, 12:36 AM   #16
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I would buy one if they were available in the US. Who should we contact at Yamaha?
Well, here's a link from another thread here on ADVrider........http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=xt660z

SIGN THE PETITION BELOW!!!

http://www.petitiononline.com/XT660Z/

Here is a start. I have also called Yamaha customer relations who also suggested using petition.


As for talking points, with what seems to be an ABS model XT660z coming next year I could see this as a slight opening for them to bring it to the States! I thought I read somewhere that all bikes sold after 2012-2015 or something would have to have ABS

Anyway, I'm looking for something smaller then a 1200GS and the XT660, the new Tiger and an 800GS are all at the top of my list. I think the Yamaha would be the most trouble free, longest range, cheapest to maintain, free-ride bike of the bunch. No, not knocking a KLR as it's good but something about being carburated and dealing with luggage over Denver mountains has me skeptical.

Bring the Tenere to the USA!!!
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:34 AM   #17
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Now that the super 10 is coming and preorders are racking up quick, I bet the regular 10 will come over as well. People are voting with their wallet and Yamaha is hearing it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:04 AM   #18
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41 signatures so far, how many did the 1200 tenere have?

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Well, here's a link from another thread here on ADVrider........http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ghlight=xt660z

SIGN THE PETITION BELOW!!!

http://www.petitiononline.com/XT660Z/

Here is a start. I have also called Yamaha customer relations who also suggested using petition.


As for talking points, with what seems to be an ABS model XT660z coming next year I could see this as a slight opening for them to bring it to the States! I thought I read somewhere that all bikes sold after 2012-2015 or something would have to have ABS

Anyway, I'm looking for something smaller then a 1200GS and the XT660, the new Tiger and an 800GS are all at the top of my list. I think the Yamaha would be the most trouble free, longest range, cheapest to maintain, free-ride bike of the bunch. No, not knocking a KLR as it's good but something about being carburated and dealing with luggage over Denver mountains has me skeptical.

Bring the Tenere to the USA!!!
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:34 AM   #19
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Signed. Thanks Pcfly. I've been looking at used KTM's but can't understand why this segment of the market is so empty. Hopefully someone will listen.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:55 PM   #20
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41 signatures so far, how many did the 1200 tenere have?
Well, it seems low but when I signed the petition yesterday I was #35 so 6 more people in a day isn't that bad.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #21
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If Yamaha-US goes to all the cost of getting the Tenere 660 "US-friendly" they might go the extra distance and bring in the XT660R. In which case. try both before you decide. I have the luxury of being able to buy either here in NZ and I chose the XT660R. Reasons? Lighter, cheaper, simpler, more comfortable (for me anyway). The only advantage I saw in the Tenere was the larger fuel tank which is not needed here. As some have said earlier in this thread, you should have a choice.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #22
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Is the super tenere made in europe too? If so, then the 660 may have a shot at importation...
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:34 PM   #23
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If Yamaha-US goes to all the cost of getting the Tenere 660 "US-friendly" they might go the extra distance and bring in the XT660R. In which case. try both before you decide. I have the luxury of being able to buy either here in NZ and I chose the XT660R. Reasons? Lighter, cheaper, simpler, more comfortable (for me anyway). The only advantage I saw in the Tenere was the larger fuel tank which is not needed here. As some have said earlier in this thread, you should have a choice.
Tear. Choices yeah, but now you're being mean. Nice bike.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:01 PM   #24
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Can you change the petition text to "North American market"? There are a few Canadian's who are very interested in the bike as well.
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:11 PM   #25
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I tried this last year (thread at the bottom). If anyone can speak Japanese, please call the Japan head office and direct them to any one of the threads. I tried calling but my Japanese was as good as their english.

I am a KLR owner (pre 08) and the KLR would need the Yamaha forks that some are converting to, a second front disk for WAY better breaks, better rear shock, more suspension travel...in the end it would cost as much as the 660 (assuming that they price similar to the UK @ +/-5000.00 pounds)

I just would like to have the opportunity to try one. If BMW put a 20l tank on the 800 then I wouldn't bother. I really like having 23l of fuel for the riding I want to do. Having a range of 450-500kms on a sinlge tank is appealing.
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:08 PM   #26
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Contacting Japan won't do anything, the 660 Tenere and the MT-03 are both designed and manufactured by Yamaha Europe. You got a light a fire under their asses - if they feel they can move the product out of their factories that would help.

Contacting Canada is also a good idea, didn't they sell the MT01 over here? That was made in Europe too.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:12 AM   #27
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I'm getting tired of kickstarting my old '84 XT600. i want a new Tenere!
I signed the petetion @ # 38. hope it helps.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:30 AM   #28
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Signed petition. Now at 54.

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Old 09-09-2010, 05:54 AM   #29
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It would be nice if they brought in all of their 660cc bikes. I'm seriously thinking about putting a Supermoto wheelset on my DR650, but I'd be tempted to sell or trade that Suzuki towards a Yamaha MT-03 if it was available...
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:26 AM   #30
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Signed petition. Now at 54.

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36 to 54 in another day......not bad!

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