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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2380 on: August 12, 2020, 04:05:44 pm »
Ag nee man...jy verdien mos nou Euros.

Koop die bleddie bike sodat ons almal dit deur jou kan beleef.

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2381 on: August 12, 2020, 04:14:41 pm »
Nee, dis nie myne nie. Just got to ride it for about 10 minutes...

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2382 on: August 12, 2020, 04:47:45 pm »
Nee, dis nie myne nie. Just got to ride it for about 10 minutes...

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2383 on: August 12, 2020, 05:42:05 pm »
Nee, dis nie myne nie. Just got to ride it for about 10 minutes...

@tau ek is in Holland...

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2384 on: August 12, 2020, 07:34:31 pm »
Wrong orifice Danie.......

Kom, komkomkom, take it like a nice girl nou   :P
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2385 on: August 13, 2020, 03:07:08 pm »
Saw one in the flesh today at Linex Yamaha, and was allowed to sit on it for a second. A bit underwhelming in real life after all this hype. In my personal opinion, from some angles, its not a very good looking motorcycle. The top of the tank seems to be very high above the seat, so unless you are very tall, it will feel like your your torso is almost wrapping over the tank just to get to the bars. Weird first impressions for me.
 
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2386 on: August 13, 2020, 04:45:43 pm »
Nee, dis nie myne nie. Just got to ride it for about 10 minutes...

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2387 on: August 13, 2020, 09:10:31 pm »
Saw one in the flesh today at Linex Yamaha, and was allowed to sit on it for a second. A bit underwhelming in real life after all this hype. In my personal opinion, from some angles, its not a very good looking motorcycle. The top of the tank seems to be very high above the seat, so unless you are very tall, it will feel like your your torso is almost wrapping over the tank just to get to the bars. Weird first impressions for me.

I haven't seen a real, live one yet. Probably never will, maybe in my mirrors.....................

But from the pics, that's exactly what I see, a massive tank above the seat. Not the worst thing in the world, I suppose. Probably trying to break into the GS market.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2388 on: August 13, 2020, 09:58:48 pm »
Saw one in the flesh today at Linex Yamaha, and was allowed to sit on it for a second. A bit underwhelming in real life after all this hype. In my personal opinion, from some angles, its not a very good looking motorcycle. The top of the tank seems to be very high above the seat, so unless you are very tall, it will feel like your your torso is almost wrapping over the tank just to get to the bars. Weird first impressions for me.

I haven't seen a real, live one yet. Probably never will, maybe in my mirrors.....................

But from the pics, that's exactly what I see, a massive tank above the seat. Not the worst thing in the world, I suppose. Probably trying to break into the GS market.

Soft suspension. Good commuter. Good wind protection and no buffeting. Definitely aiming for GS market
My first GS was the same blue as well. Probably weigh the same as well
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2389 on: August 14, 2020, 07:38:30 am »
Also, the screen on the one at Linex is very small and short, it would need an extension or aftermarket replacement (even for me) .

 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2390 on: August 14, 2020, 08:20:34 am »
Saw one in the flesh today at Linex Yamaha, and was allowed to sit on it for a second. A bit underwhelming in real life after all this hype. In my personal opinion, from some angles, its not a very good looking motorcycle. The top of the tank seems to be very high above the seat, so unless you are very tall, it will feel like your your torso is almost wrapping over the tank just to get to the bars. Weird first impressions for me.

I haven't seen a real, live one yet. Probably never will, maybe in my mirrors.....................

But from the pics, that's exactly what I see, a massive tank above the seat. Not the worst thing in the world, I suppose. Probably trying to break into the GS market.

Soft suspension. Good commuter. Good wind protection and no buffeting. Definitely aiming for GS market
My first GS was the same blue as well. Probably weigh the same as well

Admitting that you ever owned a GS is the first step on your road to recovery[if that is possible]

Still, having owned a GS, perhaps reserve your judgement on bikes. :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2391 on: August 14, 2020, 08:22:28 am »
Also, the screen on the one at Linex is very small and short, it would need an extension or aftermarket replacement (even for me) .

Yet, on most videos, they praise the T7's screen on highway use, and severely criticise the 790's useless little thing.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2392 on: August 14, 2020, 08:25:23 am »
Unfortunately, motorcycle manufacturers must built bikes to sell.

A twin cylinder, 700cc upwards, will never be a 701, so use it's pro's rather than trying to make it into a enduro bike. :imaposer:

The "deep" seat is for wind protection, much like the AT1000/1100.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2393 on: August 14, 2020, 08:27:24 am »
"Admitting that you ever owned a GS is the first step on your road to recovery[if that is possible]

Still, having owned a GS, perhaps reserve your judgement on bikes. :pot:"


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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2394 on: August 14, 2020, 08:43:47 am »
A twin cylinder, 700cc upwards, will never be a 701, so use it's pro's rather than trying to make it into a enduro bike. :imaposer:

Exactly, but then they try to market it like that?
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2395 on: August 14, 2020, 08:54:44 am »
You know how they should market it?

Show a oke going through some far off places, solo, camping in the dirt, roughing it a bit. Blikbeker en kampvuurtjie vibes.

Isn't that what people want and what this bike would shine at? Like a modern XT500?
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2396 on: August 14, 2020, 09:11:06 am »
You know how they should market it?

Show a oke going through some far off places, solo, camping in the dirt, roughing it a bit. Blikbeker en kampvuurtjie vibes.

Isn't that what people want and what this bike would shine at? Like a modern XT500?
The guy who is going to buy it is certainly not going to do Pol tricks on it, although the bike can do it  :deal:  :ricky:

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« Reply #2397 on: August 14, 2020, 09:24:02 am »
Forget the rest, T7 best  :deal:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2398 on: August 14, 2020, 09:25:28 am »
Also, the screen on the one at Linex is very small and short, it would need an extension or aftermarket replacement (even for me) .
Must say that having ridden it I found the screen more than adequate. And I'm 1.95m tall.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #2399 on: August 14, 2020, 09:35:18 am »
A twin cylinder, 700cc upwards, will never be a 701, so use it's pro's rather than trying to make it into a enduro bike. :imaposer:

Exactly, but then they try to market it like that?

KTM did it with their 1190 and Chris Birch, which was very well received here. :thumleft:

Buyers mostly use their bikes like old toppies, but they like to think they can do enduro pro tricks...... :thumleft: :thumleft: