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Old 11-22-2010, 11:37 AM   #16
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I saw that thread, the other night, and have to ask...

Do you agree with his (Yamaha rep.) mode of thinking?


I wouldn't walk 15 feet, to get a closer look at the Super Ten. But, I'd put a pre-delivery deposit, on a 660 Tenere, in half-a-heartbeat.

No offense to the Super Ten guys...I'm sure it's a great bike. But, I don't see what the sales of one have to do with the other...very different bike, slightly different demographic.
I've had/have both. They are both great bikes but as you say, they have (slightly) different purposes.

I would say the option to switch off the ABS is a no no. From 2013 all new bikes over 125cc in Europe must have unswitchable ABS. As the 660 is made in Italy (maybe Spain now) it is extremely unlikely considering the 1200 does not have it.

But anyway, it can be disabled very easily if the 1200 is anything to go by, but I'm willing to bet that if its the same system as the 1200 you won't want to turn it off.
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:11 PM   #17
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I'm willing to bet that if its the same system as the 1200 you won't want to turn it off.
I'd live with that, everyone seems to like the ABS system on the S-10. Now, bring one to the USA!
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:16 PM   #18
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I would say the option to switch off the ABS is a no no. From 2013 all new bikes over 125cc in Europe must have unswitchable ABS.
What?!? Where does that info come from, seems very very doubtful to me.

I am not sure about the R12 but on most other bikes you can switch the ABS off even if not intended by the manufacturer. Just have to get creative with disconnecting fuses or sensors depending on the bike. Wiring in a switch wouldn't be too hard either.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:03 PM   #19
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Yamaha is closing factory in Spain

Sad news: Yamaha is closing factory in Spain. They needed to manufacture 130 000 motorcycles but made only 96 000. And Yamaha still didn`t sell any 660 Tenere in USA... Isn`t this strange?

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Old 01-29-2011, 03:36 PM   #20
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Sad news: Yamaha is closing factory in Spain. They needed to manufacture 130 000 motorcycles but made only 96 000. And Yamaha still didn`t sell any Tenere in USA... Isn`t this strange?
the spain plant did not produce enough as in being too slow and not getting the work done? too many siestas? so yamaha is moving production elsewhere where they can get all the work done? hopefully at the same time yamaha sets up another mfg. location and gets this bike finally to the us. they must be happy with the numbers none the less.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:38 AM   #21
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Well, there is something going on that might be good news for those waiting the bike to be sold in North America. In Brazil we are also waiting anxiously for the Tenere and looks like Yamaha is taking the xt660r off production and will begin production of the Tenere next semester. We already saw a lot of Teneres testing bikes on our streets since 2009. If that happens, it will be in North America for sure !
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Well, there is something going on that might be good news for those waiting the bike to be sold in North America. In Brazil we are also waiting anxiously for the Tenere and looks like Yamaha is taking the xt660r off production and will begin production of the Tenere next semester. We already saw a lot of Teneres testing bikes on our streets since 2009. If that happens, it will be in North America for sure !
i assume being produced in Brazil will enable a much better price in the US vrs it being produced in EU. when is next semester?
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Well, there is something going on that might be good news for those waiting the bike to be sold in North America. In Brazil we are also waiting anxiously for the Tenere and looks like Yamaha is taking the xt660r off production and will begin production of the Tenere next semester. We already saw a lot of Teneres testing bikes on our streets since 2009. If that happens, it will be in North America for sure !



Ironic my thread/oddometer is at 660 right after I write this..........seems like good luck to me!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:22 AM   #24
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-Hate to hear of Spain's plant closing. They were always said to pay a lot of attention to detail. . . however if it means
the tenere will become available here in the US, I'm afraid I'll be standing in the long waiting line! Ride.....!!!!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #25
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The first Tenere´s were made in Italy, then they moved production to Spain, which is closed now. Now they moved production once again, now to France at MBK. So, the Tenere, along with the XTX and XTR, is still made...no worries. As said before, here in Holland we only have the ABS Tenere, with the lower suspension and seatheight, but in Germany they have the non-ABS with the normal suspension and seatheight and the lower ABS model. All a matter of choice. Imho, the lower ABS Tenere lost its allroad character and transforms in a commuter bike......
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have a pic of the lowered version?
we've never seen it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:53 AM   #27
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Hey guys,
the white one is the ABS-lower-model and the blue one is without ABS, normal height.

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #28
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Here is the blue one...
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #29
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How much height are we talking about, what's the difference?

My Brazilian friend told me that the new factory is in Manous (spelling might be off), it's a city near the Amazon in the northern part of the country.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #30
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Here is the blue one...
Pretty sure I require one of these.

Anyone hear any more news of a US release?

And how ARE the S10's doing sales wise? I have never seen one on the road. I know they had a bunch of pre-orders but how are continuing sales going?

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