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Old 06-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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yamaha's new 850 adventure bike ?

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...over/Post.aspx


can you see it ?
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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No. It looks like a very streety bike. and wire wheels and jacked up suspenders are not going to make it much different.

BUT having said that, that seems all many people seem to understand so MAYBE
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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so you dont see that engine in a tenere type package ? to go headon with tiger 800 (triple) bmw 800 , etc

have some imagination
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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so you dont see that engine in a tenere type package ? to go headon with tiger 800 (triple) bmw 800 , etc

have some imagination
Not in that state of tune I don't.

But if it is light and they can get "regular gas" running AND good "mud and crap" torque AND good range. YES. (See how many AND's are in there.)

The fact that the bike is pretty light looks good. New geometry may be needed. I don't want to be riding crappy terrain with street geometry thanks. Been there done that. It's an attention sapping PITA.

It could be really good to have a "Starbucks Adventurer" version though to keep the sales up. but I would prefer a "real deal" version as well. That's the one I may go for. I don't need a high strung motor and chassis in the boonies.

Probably stroke it out to a 950 or something and rake out the steering a bit for a pretty "simple" mod.

Whether the light weight means fragile is yet to be seen, although it doesn't seem to hurt some other brands does it?

That is one of the reasons why I didn't buy those other brands though.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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It looks like a Versys.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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frame looks very close to R6-R1, as stated above geometry not likely to allow much hope.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #7
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Man even is they added 35 lbs more to make an adventure model with three more inches of suspension travel and a couple more gallons this would be a f800gs/tiger 800 fighter and a lot less weight
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:36 AM   #8
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Meh. What I call a 'standard'.
It's a naked FZ.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:42 AM   #9
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I can see a currently empty niche in the adventure market Yamaha can fill:
1) based on MT-09, frame geometry revised, engine tuned for more low end torque, larger tank integrated with half faring
2) suspension travel and seat height of the Tiger 800 XC
3) 19" tubeless front tire of the Tiger 800

Has the potential to be lighter, cheaper, and faster than 2014 DL1000, but even if it's not, 3 cylinders potentially better than 2.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:05 AM   #10
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:04 AM   #11
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Hope they do a real and nicer adv bike!! this is fugly
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:26 PM   #12
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I can see a currently empty niche in the adventure market Yamaha can fill:
1) based on MT-09, frame geometry revised, engine tuned for more low end torque, larger tank integrated with half faring
2) suspension travel and seat height of the Tiger 800 XC
3) 19" tubeless front tire of the Tiger 800
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Exactly what I would like to see. They could actually just use the Super Ten wheels as well.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:59 AM   #13
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http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/...f-the-iceberg/

glad a few others on here share my foresight ...

with statements like this coming from yamaha .. who knows , we might see something new to shake the adventure class soon ..its due time , whilst KTM and BMW have lost the plot with their 130 & 150 hp so called adventure bikes. Hope Yammi rewrite the rules on what a true adventure bike should bike.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #14
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It would seem to be a no-brainer for Yamaha to compete in the ADV 800cc market..I like the motor design. Let's see where it leads
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:11 PM   #15
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I can see a currently empty niche in the adventure market Yamaha can fill:
1) based on MT-09, frame geometry revised, engine tuned for more low end torque, larger tank integrated with half faring
2) suspension travel and seat height of the Tiger 800 XC
3) 19" tubeless front tire of the Tiger 800

Has the potential to be lighter, cheaper, and faster than 2014 DL1000, but even if it's not, 3 cylinders potentially better than 2.
If they build it, I will come.

I agree about the 19" front, make sure it has at least 7.5" of travel and 8" ground clearance.

While I am dreaming, 450lbs wet and $9000 msrp.!!



Of course, it'll probably only be available in Europe.
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