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Old 11-30-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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Harley > Super Tenere XT1200Z riders here?

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Recently I let a few of my former Harley rider buddies try my S10. One guy went right out and bought one, and the other is seriously considering it now.

Just wondering if there are others here on advrider who made this change too. Kind of interesting.


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Old 11-30-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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depends.

I've heard a lot of harley rides say they own the bike, Harley, because they can afford it. So for a lot of Harley riders its more of a status symbol to have the Harley. Once they realize that they're just loud, and that there are many more bikes that can suit their needs better, they may come around.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:03 PM   #3
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I had an '07 Sportster that I couldn't sell last winter & spring. So I traded it in and ended up with a 2014 S10. I put almost 4K miles on the S10 this summer and fall, and plan to do a lot more bike camping next year. I liked the old Sportster but the S10 offers a new dimension for me.
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:37 PM   #4
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I sold my 2011 RoadGlide and bought a new 13 Tenere.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:54 PM   #5
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Road King to 2012 Super Tenere. Only 40k miles on her so far
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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2002 Road King (88ci) to 2007 Vstrom (1000 cc) to 2013 Te'ne're'. Like porridge, I found what tastes just right.

The S10 is a long stroke, high torque, strong engine that can be short shifted....I see why HD riders would like one.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:14 AM   #7
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No surprises here....
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both overweight and underpowered!
I owned several H-D's and a Super Tenere, I know!

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Old 12-01-2014, 02:25 PM   #8
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No surprises here....
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both overweight and underpowered!
I owned several H-D's and a Super Tenere, I know!

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Old 12-01-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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My Super Ténéré is a Harley compared to my KTM 950 Adventure.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:48 AM   #10
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My Super Ténéré is a Harley compared to my KTM 950 Adventure.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:37 AM   #11
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I too use the S10 as my Harley big bike cruiser replacement with more versatility and comfort for rough paved roads and mild off road use. Mild adventure dirt riding is saved for my lighter weight KTM 690 enduro. All of the five hundred pound plus 1200 ADV bikes are overweight to lift and ultra expensive to repair after a good dirt nap.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:57 AM   #12
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What do you ride now?
Anything I want, everything I can!

Just replaced 2012 Super Tenere with a 2015 BMW GSA for going long and getting dirty.
A 2011 BMW R1200R is my day ride.
A Vespa 300GTS for go'n to town.
A BMW F800GT that I keep in Heidelberg Germany for summer fun in the Alps.
Recently sold a 2009 Triumph Scrambler that had mucho motor and suspension work.
Wish there was a KTM dealer in the area, the 690 Duke appeals to me, so does the Yamaha FJ-09......

Even though my current stable is almost exclusively BMW's I'm not a fan boy of any particular marque, I'll ride anything that makes me smile. Having said that, I admit to being fond of the BMW boxer motor and the gobs of torque it brings. 55+ years of riding and over 40 different bikes, a mix of all brands, American, Japenese, British, Italian. My last H-D was an '04 Road Glide, and a damn nice touring bike it was.

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Old 12-02-2014, 11:17 AM   #13
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I got a 2007 streetglide and a 2012 tenere. The streetglide is nice and works for that lifestyle. I have ridden bikes for 45 years and owned more than I can remember. The tenere has got to be the best all round bike I have owned. It is the utility knife of bikes.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:46 AM   #14
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The tenere has got to be the best all round bike I have owned. It is the utility knife of bikes.
That's the allure of big adventure touring bikes, versatility and comfort.
In '07 I took a trip with a riding buddy, he was on a Wee Strom and I was on a FJR. Each day we traded bikes for a few hours just for kicks. One afternoon we decided to turn onto a well graded dirt road in W. Virginia, soon it became not so well kept and went up and over a mountain, had me wishing I was on his Wee Strom. By the time we came down off the mountain the rear brake fluid on the FJR had over heated and I had no rear brake.

I knew then that an adventure tourer was best suited for they way I like to travel. It's all about selecting the proper tool for the job.

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Old 12-02-2014, 12:22 PM   #15
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It's not the first post I've seen of Harley converts to bigger ADV bikes and FJRs owners who moved to S10s and other heavyweight ADV bikes.

Just for grins, before I bought my S10, a good buddy and I took a multi-day trip on the new BMW GSW Wethead, and he rented the Ducati Multistrada for a trip up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. Our original idea of upgraded Harleys or getting new FJRs went completely out the window in favor of the 1200cc ADD bikes. I bought the '14 S10 ES and he bought Multistrada. Sure enjoy the S10 on long twisty mountain road trips. Good fun. I grew up racing dirt and riding for 44 years myself.
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