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    Wow, looks and reads like a GS with a Yamaha badge. Similar power, weight, styling, wheels, driveshaft, ABS, suspension and orange glow information display.
    Probably a high quality, go anywhere machine.

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    Whole New Bike

    This is a ground up new bike, including the engine, according to Yamaha. Not unlike BMW, Yamaha frequently follows their introductory model with a followup to fix any complaints riders might have. The FJR's reported heat issues come to mind, now fixed.

    That said, if this is anything like the FJR in design and manufacturing quality, BMW has a new serious competitor for its GS series. Hopefully, the new engine/drive train will allow low CG, high clearance, reasonable seat height - all features that BMW has had trouble with.

    That said, BMW doesn't seem to be sitting on its hands, what with the newest engines. But the Tenere appears to have most of BMW's self-touted technology - proactive suspension and stability with ABS, DOHC, and such.

    Time will tell if they got the ratios right - a place where even the exaulted BMW stumbled with the early 1150GS first gear.

    Oh, and maybe the final drive won't dump you in Dismal Seepage, KS when you wanted to be in Tahoe.

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    Question ?

    But how do they expect to sell it without a beak?

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    and it weighs more then a GS . . . didn't think it possible

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    Jim, they're standing in line at www.fjrforum.com to buy this bike; BMW better worry!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimshaw View Post
    This is a ground up new bike, including the engine, according to Yamaha. Not unlike BMW, Yamaha frequently follows their introductory model with a followup to fix any complaints riders might have. The FJR's reported heat issues come to mind, now fixed.

    That said, if this is anything like the FJR in design and manufacturing quality, BMW has a new serious competitor for its GS series. Hopefully, the new engine/drive train will allow low CG, high clearance, reasonable seat height - all features that BMW has had trouble with.

    That said, BMW doesn't seem to be sitting on its hands, what with the newest engines. But the Tenere appears to have most of BMW's self-touted technology - proactive suspension and stability with ABS, DOHC, and such.

    Time will tell if they got the ratios right - a place where even the exaulted BMW stumbled with the early 1150GS first gear.

    Oh, and maybe the final drive won't dump you in Dismal Seepage, KS when you wanted to be in Tahoe.

    Jim
    Jim, I've been riding BMW continuously since March 1969; but, if the Super Tenere is sold here en Estados Unidos; my 1996 BMW R1100GS is up for sale and gone!!!

    Like many of my fellow BMW rider/owners, I've grown sick and tired of wondering if/when my final drive is going to fail. I'll keep my 2009 BMW F650GS Twin and my 2005 BMW R1150RT, but until BMW fixes their drive problems; no mas BMW, ese!!

    http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index...9&st=0&start=0

    Does BMW realize how many "other make" potential buyers they've turned away from $$ sales due to their tarnished reputation with this final drive failure fiasco?

    When I show up for an www.fjrforum.com ride on either of my shaft drive BMW's, recurring joke is "Stay Away From Don, his Beemers rear end is going to blow up!"
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    Looks like another pretender to the throne to me.
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    I have an Australian friend that loves his Tenere. His site is here, hope you don't get lost there.

    The Tenere needs beak, it reminds me of some of the R 100 GSPDs the have's verses the have nots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    Looks like another pretender to the throne to me.
    I don't think Yamaha does pretender very well. When they decide to get into something, they generally come with their A game.

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    Hmmm... Pretty sweet bike, Maybe a bit heavy, but I'll bet they could sell a bunch of them if they didn't price them like BMW's. Like the way the bags appear to tuck into the bike, and the overall look is much cleaner then the G.S.'s. (No, I don't think it needs a "beak'!!) Bring it state side, price it @ 12 thousand, watch them fly out of the showroom!!! After all, doesn't the G.S. models account for something like 35% of all BMW sales? Yamaha needs a bike like this for those of us who1) don't like cruisers, or (2) don't do full on sport bikes. They don't have much in between other then a few d.p. bikes or sport tourers. Lets hope they bring it here... Vaya con Dios, Dutch

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    interesting.

    i'm looking forward to a more serious off-road variant.

    and don't forget, yamaha is a pioneer in 2-wheel drive.......



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    Nice bike, but 575 pounds is too much.

    Likewise with the Honda Varadero at 610 pounds.

    Too bad; these look like good machines.
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    Article link

    Another article on the new bike....

    http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/647/60...irst-Look.aspx
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    MCN Video -- Super Tenere test ride

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    well, not much real information in that video.

    this bike is very appealing to me... i would like to know more about it's serviceability by the owner.

    i also would have liked to see slightly more innovation from yamaha rather than a fairly straight trace of the GS.

    if yamaha puts a 2WD system on this bike, i will not be able to resist.

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