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Old 09-14-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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What Yamaha should do to the Super Tenere 1200

I am in for a bike next year and have been thinking about the 1200 GS and the Super Tenere, must say I was leaning more towards the GS, but after hearing about all the problems many forums members have had with those. I am rethinking my decision.
I must say there are a few things I would like Yamaha to change for the new model, if it ever comes.
1. unleash the power (always good)
2. Move the cable from the throttle handle (obscures part of instrument)
3. Change the computer settings from the handle bars (much easier to do on the fly)
4. Cruise control and gear indicator (is just so convenient)
5. A little less weight is always nice
6. Be able to change screen height while driving
7. The most important thing. Keep the same quality, and I can promise Yamaha that they would sell the 1200 in very high numbers indeed.
The bike really just needs a few updates to make it be on par with the new bikes on the markets.
Just a few thoughts, what do you guys think, can we expect a new Super Tenere any day soon, and what would you guys want to change, to make it a better bike.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Buy the BMW and sit on the side of the road and adjust the screen,because the bike's quit running but the screen still works.....
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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#5, but make it 100 pounds.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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Offer it as a 400-450lb 650cc twin, with adjustable suspension damping, 21" front wheel, ABS, and a low, wide seat that makes a passenger feel like they're on the back of a Suzuki GS850G. Put it up against the overweight DL650.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #7
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Offer it as a 400-450lb 650cc twin, with adjustable suspension damping, 21" front wheel, ABS, and a low, wide seat that makes a passenger feel like they're on the back of a Suzuki GS850G. Put it up against the overweight DL650.
Oh, yeah, that would make me a buyer.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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Buy the BMW and sit on the side of the road and adjust the screen,because the bike's quit running but the screen still works.....
Hahaha... Nice one
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:38 AM   #9
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Weight around 525 lbs, perfect fuel/throttle management, cruise control, a seat that doesn't crush your balls into the tank, another gallon of fuel capacity. Current hp is fine for me, if I wanted fast I'd buy a R1, S1000' Panngale, ect..

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Old 09-16-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
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Yamaha should make the Super Canary look like this:


I also don't understand why it does not come with a "Cup Holer"... can't "World-cross" without it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:51 AM   #11
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Yamaha should make the Super Canary look like this:
Isn't it the new owners job to give it the 'High Mileage" look?

She looks like she's been around the block more than once.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #12
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I am in for a bike next year and have been thinking about the 1200 GS and the Super Tenere, must say I was leaning more towards the GS, but after hearing about all the problems many forums members have had with those. I am rethinking my decision.
I must say there are a few things I would like Yamaha to change for the new model, if it ever comes.
1. unleash the power (always good)
2. Move the cable from the throttle handle (obscures part of instrument)
3. Change the computer settings from the handle bars (much easier to do on the fly)
4. Cruise control and gear indicator (is just so convenient)
5. A little less weight is always nice
6. Be able to change screen height while driving
7. The most important thing. Keep the same quality, and I can promise Yamaha that they would sell the 1200 in very high numbers indeed.
The bike really just needs a few updates to make it be on par with the new bikes on the markets.
Just a few thoughts, what do you guys think, can we expect a new Super Tenere any day soon, and what would you guys want to change, to make it a better bike.
Unless something has changed..you realize the Ten is to be discontinued, correct? At this point..buy what is on the floor and make it yours..
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #13
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Isn't it the new owners job to give it the 'High Mileage" look?

She looks like she's been around the block more than once.
That is NOT a ride that interests me, no, no way.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #14
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Unless something has changed..you realize the Ten is to be discontinued, correct? At this point..buy what is on the floor and make it yours..
New news Vegas! It is not discontinued. We just cant have any 2014's because we haven't used up all the 2012-2013's.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #15
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New news Vegas! It is not discontinued. We just cant have any 2014's because we haven't used up all the 2012-2013's.
So you're saying the blond has a younger sister?
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