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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1800 on: June 23, 2020, 01:23:34 pm »
Weird how Chris Birch rides a 1190/1090 over some pebbles, and it is the best bike out there, while along comes a guy that actually, for the first time ever, does a pukka hard-enduro act on a Yamaha 700cc twin D/S

bike, and it is nothing, the suspension has been modified, etc.

Telling you, this T7 is something else. Just too much raving on the net for it not to be.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1801 on: June 23, 2020, 01:37:56 pm »
nee magtig wat is al die fuzz, oom Harry van die Bike show het nog nie eens die T7 getoets nie
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1802 on: June 23, 2020, 01:42:40 pm »
Weird how Chris Birch rides a 1190/1090 over some pebbles, and it is the best bike out there, while along comes a guy that actually, for the first time ever, does a pukka hard-enduro act on a Yamaha 700cc twin D/S

bike, and it is nothing, the suspension has been modified, etc.

Telling you, this T7 is something else. Just too much raving on the net for it not to be.

So ranting and raving online makes it a good bike ???

BMW R1200GS must be the best bike ever built  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1803 on: June 23, 2020, 01:47:48 pm »
Weird how Chris Birch rides a 1190/1090 over some pebbles, and it is the best bike out there, while along comes a guy that actually, for the first time ever, does a pukka hard-enduro act on a Yamaha 700cc twin D/S

bike, and it is nothing, the suspension has been modified, etc.

Telling you, this T7 is something else. Just too much raving on the net for it not to be.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1804 on: June 23, 2020, 02:28:05 pm »
i love how this thread was started 4 years ago and it is still just a concept with no real date of the bike coming to our shores  ;D
Technically it's not a concept. It just hasn't arrived here yet :peepwall:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1805 on: June 23, 2020, 03:28:45 pm »
Weird how Chris Birch rides a 1190/1090 over some pebbles, and it is the best bike out there, while along comes a guy that actually, for the first time ever, does a pukka hard-enduro act on a Yamaha 700cc twin D/S

bike, and it is nothing, the suspension has been modified, etc.

Telling you, this T7 is something else. Just too much raving on the net for it not to be.

I made the modified suspension comment...

I made it after it was said that other bikes wouldn't be able to do it.... As if the T7 did not have a modified suspension.
The 1190 you mention had a touratech rear shock and aftermarket rims. No one said its that capable stock and even less people said it's the bike. Those vids was also attributed to rider skill.



Let's keep it real


Weird how Chris Birch rides a 1190/1090 over some pebbles, and it is the best bike out there, while along comes a guy that actually, for the first time ever, does a pukka hard-enduro act on a Yamaha 700cc twin D/S

bike, and it is nothing, the suspension has been modified, etc.

Telling you, this T7 is something else. Just too much raving on the net for it not to be.
KTMís are ready to race donít forget that no one else dare steal some thunder

Other bikes wasn't elevated above the T7....
It was simply mentioned that it's impressive and mostly down to the rider. Do you think the T7 is really that good?

Again... Let's keep it real
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1806 on: June 23, 2020, 03:32:44 pm »

I made it after it was said that other bikes wouldn't be able to do it.... As if the T7 did not have a modified suspension.


I'd like to know why you say the suspension is modified? I haven't seen any claims to that regard? From the sound when it landed to flat I would say suspension is stock, might have been set up properly though.
In any case, I don't see how an aftermarket suspension would make the step up he did any easier?
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1807 on: June 23, 2020, 03:46:30 pm »

I made it after it was said that other bikes wouldn't be able to do it.... As if the T7 did not have a modified suspension.


 

I'd like to know why you say the suspension is modified? I haven't seen any claims to that regard? From the sound when it landed to flat I would say suspension is stock, might have been set up properly though.
In any case, I don't see how an aftermarket suspension would make the step up he did any easier?

Making the jump is rider skill. Not bike.

I take back what I said about the suspension being modified and apologize for a comment made to quickly. (I really dislike being wrong)

Looking at the video again that bike bottoms badly jumping from one boulder to next, and would propably have broken with a heavier rider on the final drop, assuming it didn't break anyhow. So if the suspension was done, it didn't help much.



The T7 have weak spring rates, this has now been shown repeatedly in reviews. Most bikes could do with suspension work, why pretend the T7 is special and doesn't?
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1808 on: June 23, 2020, 03:58:22 pm »
Almost every review/write-up I've seen on the T7 has stated that the suspension is not "race ready". However I don't think there is a single off-road/adv bike on the market that comes out with perfect suspension. Not even the KTMs, so imho the suspension is a moot point.
The guys that weigh in above the 85-90kg mark would probably want to have the changes made, especially if they plan on doing proper off road riding.
But for the everyday rider I'm sure they won't even notice.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1809 on: June 23, 2020, 03:59:30 pm »
Regarding suspension being "setup"....I don't believe the T7 has adjustable suspension...Does it?


I would guess chris birch could do similar (and probably has) on a 790 which is much more the T7s competitor than a 1X90 would be.

 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1810 on: June 23, 2020, 04:00:19 pm »
Selective media.......used to manipulate gullible humans....
Nothing new, one of the oldest tricks in the book isnt it.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1811 on: June 23, 2020, 04:04:39 pm »
Basically no kicker, so with a ramp like the T7 had.....For sure possible  https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-muL3BNX4/

And it didn't sound broken when it came down haha :biggrin:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1813 on: June 23, 2020, 04:38:49 pm »
Regarding suspension being "setup"....I don't believe the T7 has adjustable suspension...Does it?


I would guess chris birch could do similar (and probably has) on a 790 which is much more the T7s competitor than a 1X90 would be.
T7 couldnít even beat the 790 S in a shootout. The T7 doesnít come close to the R..... except maybe price, but who in SA would know......
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1814 on: June 23, 2020, 05:00:26 pm »
Regarding suspension being "setup"....I don't believe the T7 has adjustable suspension...Does it?


I would guess chris birch could do similar (and probably has) on a 790 which is much more the T7s competitor than a 1X90 would be.
T7 couldnít even beat the 790 S in a shootout. The T7 doesnít come close to the R..... except maybe price, but who in SA would know......

Yeah every review of it has been the same "It's a Great bike......But 790"
(For someone like me, it might actually be better than the 790 because I tend to not ride very hard.  But I'd miss the electronics now that I've been absolutely spoiled by the "big girl"  :biggrin:)

If it had come out first they wouldve sold a TON of them by beating KTM to the punch, but now KTM has beaten them there AND changed the game with the low tank etc.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1815 on: June 23, 2020, 05:17:27 pm »
790 is too ugly, R50000 and 100cc more so why compare it with the beautifull T7 ? Anyway next year all the ready to racers will be on 890ís and Nordens and the 790 will be forgotten like a Christmas toy. Like Jamie Robinson said the T7 is a game changer, affordable DS bike doing tricks putting KTMís to shame  :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1816 on: June 23, 2020, 05:20:52 pm »
Regarding suspension being "setup"....I don't believe the T7 has adjustable suspension...Does it?


I would guess chris birch could do similar (and probably has) on a 790 which is much more the T7s competitor than a 1X90 would be.
Does have adjustable suspension
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1817 on: June 23, 2020, 05:32:05 pm »
790 is too ugly, R50000 and 100cc more so why compare it with the beautifull T7 ? Anyway next year all the ready to racers will be on 890ís and Nordens and the 790 will be forgotten like a Christmas toy. Like Jamie Robinson said the T7 is a game changer, affordable DS bike doing tricks putting KTMís to shame  :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1818 on: June 23, 2020, 05:32:08 pm »
Basically no kicker, so with a ramp like the T7 had.....For sure possible  https://www.instagram.com/p/B9-muL3BNX4/

And it didn't sound broken when it came down haha :biggrin:
Chris Birch is amazing but not nearly as impressive as the Yammie video
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1819 on: June 23, 2020, 05:36:45 pm »

I made it after it was said that other bikes wouldn't be able to do it.... As if the T7 did not have a modified suspension.


 

I'd like to know why you say the suspension is modified? I haven't seen any claims to that regard? From the sound when it landed to flat I would say suspension is stock, might have been set up properly though.
In any case, I don't see how an aftermarket suspension would make the step up he did any easier?

Making the jump is rider skill. Not bike.


So you saying doing it with a GS1250, NC700X etc. would have been just as easy ?
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