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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1420 on: February 05, 2020, 07:50:05 am »

This thread was started in 2016  :laughing4:  :peepwall:

Yamaha's are known for their longevity.
Indeed there are still forums dedicated to the 1983/84 models  :deal:


Like a GS forum?

Indeed, like GS forum, but with a MUCH smaller part-finder section. O0



4 jaar waglys vir parte ook?

En nog langer ook, niemand koop dan parte nie! :pot:

Die fabriek kan nie eers parte kry om vir ons 'n klompie bikes te bou nie
The secret to Yamaha reliability. If you can't own one you can't complain about its reliability.  :pot:


 :imaposer: Hey, as aKTM rider you should be careful about mocking Yamaha about reliability.

And the guys riding thier T7's elsewhere in the world are all very happy. :deal:

No weaving, wobbling, broken shocks and footpegs. :pot:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1421 on: February 05, 2020, 11:52:16 am »

This thread was started in 2016  :laughing4:  :peepwall:

Yamaha's are known for their longevity.
Indeed there are still forums dedicated to the 1983/84 models  :deal:


Like a GS forum?

Indeed, like GS forum, but with a MUCH smaller part-finder section. O0



4 jaar waglys vir parte ook?

En nog langer ook, niemand koop dan parte nie! :pot:

Die fabriek kan nie eers parte kry om vir ons 'n klompie bikes te bou nie
The secret to Yamaha reliability. If you can't own one you can't complain about its reliability.  :pot:


 :imaposer: Hey, as aKTM rider you should be careful about mocking Yamaha about reliability.

And the guys riding thier T7's elsewhere in the world are all very happy. :deal:

No weaving, wobbling, broken shocks and footpegs. :pot:
Touching wood aggressively....

MY KTM is going strong 100 000km's no issues,

I believe all those people elsewhere in the world are all pure marketing and the T7 only exists in a few vivid imaginations. Yamaha are keeping their clients hanging and the only way you get to ride a T7 is in your dreams.
"These are not machines for the meek. Ride it like you stole it, cane it within an inch of its life. It will require a bunch of maintenance and generally tend to be, shall we say, harsh? It was bred for racing, after all. It will devour rear tires and its lust for fuel will astound you. It will suffer indifference and carelessness very poorly. Like heroin and Asian girls, it's not for everybody, but when you absolutely, positively, GOTS to beat every m*****f****** in the race, accept no substitu
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1422 on: February 05, 2020, 04:26:27 pm »
 :laughing4:

Perhaps guys in Germany are saying; "Wow, those guys in SA are really finding the T7 awesome!" :imaposer:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1423 on: February 06, 2020, 09:16:36 am »
I find the comments very strange over the last few pages. I think the narrative needs to change, not sure why there are still so many references to this bike as though it is a myth or not real. We don't get the Ford F150 is SA, but it is very real. Same with many other models of vehicles whether it is 4 or 3 or 2 wheels based.

It does sadden me that Yamaha SA is dragging their feet, it would have been my first ever new motorcycle purchase, but as the saying goes "life is what happens while you are making other plans". I also think that it is a huge success for Yamaha, it is the only reason that makes sense for them to reroute containers of motorcycles from waiting markets and dragging out the launch dates.

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1424 on: February 06, 2020, 09:23:23 am »
I find the comments very strange over the last few pages. I think the narrative needs to change, not sure why there are still so many references to this bike as though it is a myth or not real. We don't get the Ford F150 is SA, but it is very real. Same with many other models of vehicles whether it is 4 or 3 or 2 wheels based.

It does sadden me that Yamaha SA is dragging their feet, it would have been my first ever new motorcycle purchase, but as the saying goes "life is what happens while you are making other plans". I also think that it is a huge success for Yamaha, it is the only reason that makes sense for them to reroute containers of motorcycles from waiting markets and dragging out the launch dates.

Hou op wag vir die T7 en koop vir jou eerder `n nuwe F150... :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1425 on: February 06, 2020, 09:40:48 am »
Fact is; we are a tiny market and don't move new bikes at the rate of the other overseas markets. Our rand is weak and economy not good.
The XT660Z was an awesome bike, I never got it till recently when my son baugh a beautiful 2nd hand one.
The last of them were priced R120K in 2013 - I was at the time at Yamaha Centurion late the year when they still had a model on the floor and the other thumpers like the GS650 were still at the time sub R100K.
It was also then when the MT07 was released and they offered me a test ride - can recall it felt weird getting of the work bike which was a DL650 onto the much smaller MT07.
Immediately after riding it I made a post and said this motor will be a sweet DS bike and not too long after Andy 660 made a post by saying it is in the making.

So if you are running a huge business like Yamaha and you cant keep up demand and supply to the 1st world countries that move your product you will obviously prioritise and feed the market right? I am no business man but this is just how my common sense play it out.

We will eventually get ours - and then it will probably be the same like yesteryear. The first shipment will sell out in no time and then the market will settle and new model sales will slow again.....but maybe I am wrong.

All I know is; I want one!!  :laughing4: :laughing4:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1426 on: February 06, 2020, 09:54:25 am »
Ja Tom, dit is maar hoe hy loop. That is an indication of sales success, too bad we have to suffer it.

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1427 on: February 06, 2020, 03:48:16 pm »
Fact is; we are a tiny market and don't move new bikes at the rate of the other overseas markets. Our rand is weak and economy not good.
The XT660Z was an awesome bike, I never got it till recently when my son baugh a beautiful 2nd hand one.
The last of them were priced R120K in 2013 - I was at the time at Yamaha Centurion late the year when they still had a model on the floor and the other thumpers like the GS650 were still at the time sub R100K.
It was also then when the MT07 was released and they offered me a test ride - can recall it felt weird getting of the work bike which was a DL650 onto the much smaller MT07.
Immediately after riding it I made a post and said this motor will be a sweet DS bike and not too long after Andy 660 made a post by saying it is in the making.

So if you are running a huge business like Yamaha and you cant keep up demand and supply to the 1st world countries that move your product you will obviously prioritise and feed the market right? I am no business man but this is just how my common sense play it out.

We will eventually get ours - and then it will probably be the same like yesteryear. The first shipment will sell out in no time and then the market will settle and new model sales will slow again.....but maybe I am wrong.

All I know is; I want one!!  :laughing4: :laughing4:

The market is so kak, I'd be surprised if even the first batch flies out the window like yesteryear.

Having said this, I think I may be a candidate for a new one. What appeals to me about this is that I use my bike for commuting mostly and don't like these massive bikes. This just seems to be a good all rounder. The KTM as awesome as it is is perhaps a tad too focused to make it an ideal all rounder. The one review that was excellent kind of elluded to this.

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1428 on: February 06, 2020, 04:57:10 pm »
I find the comments very strange over the last few pages. I think the narrative needs to change, not sure why there are still so many references to this bike as though it is a myth or not real. We don't get the Ford F150 is SA, but it is very real. Same with many other models of vehicles whether it is 4 or 3 or 2 wheels based.

It does sadden me that Yamaha SA is dragging their feet, it would have been my first ever new motorcycle purchase, but as the saying goes "life is what happens while you are making other plans". I also think that it is a huge success for Yamaha, it is the only reason that makes sense for them to reroute containers of motorcycles from waiting markets and dragging out the launch dates.

You are right, and with bike sales in SA, I do not believe that Yamaha SA has any leverage either.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1429 on: February 06, 2020, 05:54:32 pm »
Well maybe not me....


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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1430 on: February 06, 2020, 06:26:30 pm »
Ek moet se , na hoveel bladsye , is dit seker die " Most talked about " fiets wat nog nie eers voet aan wal gesit het nie . Ek dink hulle gaan baie van hulle verkoop . Basies , niks fancy , kan alles doen met n paar adjustments ..... as sy prys  soveel goedkoper is as sy mededingers .... wel ja , dan het Yamaha weereens n wenner .
 
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1431 on: February 06, 2020, 06:40:20 pm »
Ek moet se , na hoveel bladsye , is dit seker die " Most talked about " fiets wat nog nie eers voet aan wal gesit het nie . Ek dink hulle gaan baie van hulle verkoop . Basies , niks fancy , kan alles doen met n paar adjustments ..... as sy prys  soveel goedkoper is as sy mededingers .... wel ja , dan het Yamaha weereens n wenner .

Ek het sommer die thank you knoppie gedruk maar se sommer in Afrikaans ook dankie  :thumleft:
Ek het absoluut niks teen die Oranje diets nie, pragtig en fancy en byt die manne nie eers spells kark nie maar my hart is op die Yamaha.
Ek gaan elke uur wat ek kan extra werk doen hierdie seisoen met eie hoop vor n demo model.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1432 on: February 07, 2020, 08:14:25 am »
Ek moet se , na hoveel bladsye , is dit seker die " Most talked about " fiets wat nog nie eers voet aan wal gesit het nie . Ek dink hulle gaan baie van hulle verkoop . Basies , niks fancy , kan alles doen met n paar adjustments ..... as sy prys  soveel goedkoper is as sy mededingers .... wel ja , dan het Yamaha weereens n wenner .

Ek het sommer die thank you knoppie gedruk maar se sommer in Afrikaans ook dankie  :thumleft:
Ek het absoluut niks teen die Oranje diets nie, pragtig en fancy en byt die manne nie eers spells kark nie maar my hart is op die Yamaha.
Ek gaan elke uur wat ek kan extra werk doen hierdie seisoen met eie hoop vor n demo model.
Ek soek weer n mooi 2de handse een met al die extras op, kom Yamaha bring die fiets dat iemand hulle begin koop  :ricky:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1433 on: February 07, 2020, 08:45:34 am »
Just buy the BMW 310 GS - it's the best and available now  :ricky:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1434 on: February 07, 2020, 08:57:42 am »
Just buy the BMW 310 GS - it's the best and available now  :ricky:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1435 on: February 07, 2020, 09:52:33 am »
Just buy the BMW 310 GS - it's the best and available now
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1436 on: February 07, 2020, 10:36:48 am »
Well maybe not me....




Looks like a Spaniard, and guess what? Spain has had them for months. O0
 
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1437 on: February 07, 2020, 02:07:21 pm »
Well maybe not me....




Looks like a Spaniard, and guess what? Spain has had them for months. O0
Supposedly....
"These are not machines for the meek. Ride it like you stole it, cane it within an inch of its life. It will require a bunch of maintenance and generally tend to be, shall we say, harsh? It was bred for racing, after all. It will devour rear tires and its lust for fuel will astound you. It will suffer indifference and carelessness very poorly. Like heroin and Asian girls, it's not for everybody, but when you absolutely, positively, GOTS to beat every m*****f****** in the race, accept no substitu
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1438 on: February 07, 2020, 02:09:11 pm »
 :laughing4:

Klomp KTM vaakvisse.....
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1439 on: February 09, 2020, 09:22:13 am »
I saw one in the flesh today at a bike show.
Some of the parts look like they need a bit of protection from a decent bash-plate of sorts.
Other than that, it looks like a solid bike. I tried to get a test ride, but it wasnít available on the day.

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