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« Reply #140 on: March 07, 2018, 02:11:23 pm »
Yeah seems Yamaha is also embracing the whole new "lifestyle" thing. Just in a bit of an awkward way.

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #141 on: March 07, 2018, 02:21:05 pm »
Yamaha very nearly gave all the opposition factory boys an embarrassing Dakar this year !!

Nearly is a bit optimistic. They started fast but not one Yamaha in the final top 15..... Even Hero did better than that  :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #142 on: March 07, 2018, 02:45:57 pm »
My only question is... where and when can I pay my deposit ? (Oh, and anyone for an 1150adv, 1100s and KLR650 ?)

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #143 on: March 07, 2018, 03:04:11 pm »
Yamaha very nearly gave all the opposition factory boys an embarrassing Dakar this year !!

True story but in the end Yamaha Faggotboy actually only came 16th - even Team Hero using the 10 year old Speedbrain BMW/Husky tech got a 6th place ...  ::) 
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #144 on: March 07, 2018, 04:43:31 pm »
Yamaha very nearly gave all the opposition factory boys an embarrassing Dakar this year !!

True story but in the end Yamaha Faggotboy actually only came 16th - even Team Hero using the 10 year old Speedbrain BMW/Husky tech got a 6th place ...  ::)
If not for that fall on 2nd to last stage a non factory garage built WR/YZ hybrid would have won Dakar  :pot: Wonder what Yamaha can do with a full factory bike.
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« Reply #145 on: March 07, 2018, 04:57:49 pm »
I heard Chuck Norris is no.1 on the T7 waiting list
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« Reply #146 on: March 07, 2018, 05:49:06 pm »
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If not for that fall on 2nd to last stage a non factory garage built WR/YZ hybrid would have won Dakar  :pot: Wonder what Yamaha can do with a full factory bike.

Hardly garage built :laughing4:  Just not ‘full factory’ but still described themselves as the official Yamaha factory team. Yes I rooted for them as well and loved their riding attitude. But not built in a barn boet!  ???
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2018, 09:16:18 pm »
Next year after Bam Bam crashes out Yamaha will take the win  :deal:
Lots of interest in this bike but many getting restless as there seems to be no definate date or details for release. Yamaha wants to build hype before it's launch with this world raid but they might end up losing sales to other manufacturers.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #148 on: March 07, 2018, 10:08:41 pm »
I would very happily see Yammie take a win from Bah Bah - I decided this year he is too much of a cry baby to win Dakar. I agree re the Yammie cocktease and am not sure they actually doing themselves any favors with this little fagot ruse down under, tucking the T7 into bed at night and sunrise photo shoots on the beach but no actual specs and dealer delivery date. Bikus  Interuptus does not work for me.  >:D
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« Reply #149 on: March 07, 2018, 10:25:35 pm »
Next year after Bam Bam crashes out Yamaha will take the win  :deal:
Lots of interest in this bike but many getting restless as there seems to be no definate date or details for release. Yamaha wants to build hype before it's launch with this world raid but they might end up losing sales to other manufacturers.

Honda announced back in 2009 that they are working on the new Adventure bike, and in 2016 (7 years down the line) did we see it.
Many got impatient and bought GS800's and XC's.
Finally it hit our shores and I think it is a huge success.

The T7 Was rumored about a year after the MT07 was released. Under correction; MT07 hit our shores around 2013.
I had a test ride since I was a motorbike medic at the time and I have posted somewhere on the forum that that engine will be a gem in a ds bike.
Andy then commented a year later it is in the plan and finally we see prototype and this 'introduction tour' of sort.
I personally think they are doing good wrt time.

These things take time and once they are happy and got all the approvals they need the factory to be set up - tooling and training ++

I am glad they do proper research, testing and get all their ducks in a row before releasing a new model. Now there should probably be another thread where they discuss the new BMW850 but I sure hope they are not rushing into the market again like they did with the LC boxer.
This Yamaha should be worth the wait for the guys and girls that can afford buying a new bike! 
 

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« Reply #150 on: March 08, 2018, 06:30:50 am »
Yeah..if the weight is low enough, I can imagine somewhere in the future getting one of these instead of the AT
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #151 on: March 08, 2018, 07:07:07 am »
TvB - on reflection yes you are right, better to get the R&D right rather than rush to the marketplace. The Japs are generally good at this and have an Eastern attitude to time  ::)  Maybe this prelaunch shake down is also more real world than KTM’s flash 790 cock tease video but maybe Yammies is still coming. I think they will be very different bikes in many ways which is good - the more choices in this segment the better ... and phew we going to need competition for the BMW G310GS  :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #152 on: March 08, 2018, 07:23:58 am »
Yeah seems Yamaha is also embracing the whole new "lifestyle" thing. Just in a bit of an awkward way.

Unlike BMW and Harley Davidson, a geniune motorcycle company like Yamaha would not know much about the biker "lifestyle" thing.

Then again, awkward would be what BMW's would look like if every "Motorrad" dealer did not own a fleet of JAPANESE bakkies for bike recoveries. >:D

Everything good is worth waiting for.......patience with the T7 guys, Yamaha is just making sure it will be as reliable as every other Yamaha that's ever gone before. :deal:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #153 on: March 08, 2018, 08:15:04 am »
From the time the rumour mill started on the 660 Tenere, till it was available at the dealerships was about 3 years.

..................and then it took another year for it to arrive in South Africa  :deal:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #154 on: March 08, 2018, 08:31:43 am »
From the time the rumour mill started on the 660 Tenere, till it was available at the dealerships was about 3 years.

..................and then it took another year for it to arrive in South Africa  :deal:

And two years to fix the quick release niggles. But still one of the best.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #155 on: March 08, 2018, 08:46:47 am »
But surely the development time period must have been considerably shortened for Yamaha by using a proven Italian engine?

Morbidelli, wasn't it?  ;) :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2018, 08:49:20 am »
From the time the rumour mill started on the 660 Tenere, till it was available at the dealerships was about 3 years.

..................and then it took another year for it to arrive in South Africa  :deal:

And two years to fix the quick release niggles. But still one of the best.
The regulator connector plug, the air filter was changed to a DNA if I remember correctly. Not sure if it was just for SA or the whole world. But props to Yamaha they did it free of charge to all new owners.
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« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2018, 09:08:29 am »
From the time the rumour mill started on the 660 Tenere, till it was available at the dealerships was about 3 years.

..................and then it took another year for it to arrive in South Africa  :deal:

And two years to fix the quick release niggles. But still one of the best.
The regulator connector plug, the air filter was changed to a DNA if I remember correctly. Not sure if it was just for SA or the whole world. But props to Yamaha they did it free of charge to all new owners.

I was the third owner of my 660Z, it having been a demo. When I got it at 18 000km the steering head bearings were shot. I went to our local dealer and told him its not acceptable. They checked with Helderberg Yamaha, where it was first sold and replaced the bearings for me.

That's why I'll buy the T7 before the AT (I'm still waiting for the stearing head bearings and seals from Honda PE since 2009 for my old AT, which I paid for  :lol8: )
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« Reply #158 on: March 08, 2018, 03:48:33 pm »
Which colour would you buy ?
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« Reply #159 on: March 08, 2018, 03:58:30 pm »
I've booked the bottom one  :patch:
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