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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #340 on: November 05, 2018, 10:28:43 pm »
What the fuck are you supposed to do with 43 forks and 21cm travel? Groceries?


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I have done many thousands of real tech kays on worse suspension. You wanna tour or pose?

When I’m not posing I like to know I have a long-travel suspension to help me through my mistakes ;)

But for interest sake, which bike you talking about?


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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #341 on: November 05, 2018, 10:38:23 pm »
The 660 also had about 200mm front suspension and I think 180 at the back (less than n GS). I weighed more than the T7 wet or at least very close so if nothing else uou will get better power to weight ratio but the Z had the thumper motor abd proper Tenere big tank
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #342 on: November 05, 2018, 10:46:49 pm »
The low seat height will sell to the shortish people as well as the tallish people who feel challenged by seat height. Good for them. The T7 should sell well in the open market then.
For the rest of us it's an equation of too many fucking great possibilities left unanswered and they made us wait for it like 2 years with never-ending hype crap. 
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #343 on: November 05, 2018, 10:48:54 pm »
I feel sure the continued delay in release dates is due to them still battling to get it Euro 4/5 compliant. It certainly seems to be mutton dressed up as lamb. Pity as the 790 needs some competition in the Weight Watchers category. It is sad in some respects to see the alternative being excitement over a tummy tucked and facelifted old tech Husky 630 when we thought we were getting cutting edge T7 and 790 R&D and new technological advances.  :-\
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #344 on: November 05, 2018, 11:14:03 pm »
Wasted so much time, googling this sad excuse for a 690 competitor.

Kinda glad that I'm only interested in MX at the moment.

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #345 on: November 05, 2018, 11:23:01 pm »
Another eye opener is the fact that the original 2008 F800GS basically has very similar specs in terms of weight, suspension. and overall package. Nothing new here. So what we have is a Yamaha interpretation of a 2008 BMW with less power and torque but a face lifted appearance to make it 2019 compliant. Sadly true. :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #346 on: November 06, 2018, 06:34:29 am »
the way these bikes are specked , I will stick to my 15 year old bike, it is approximately the same weight, i have more power, better suspension, better looking , and the only thing I loose is fuel consumption, oh and I dont need any fancy electronic thingemyjigs to service my bike  :ricky:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #347 on: November 06, 2018, 06:36:25 am »
No surprises here so not a let down I think. But in a world of keyless, TFT, and loads of electronics, this has to be priced at 140 in the current market or it's dead in the water
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #348 on: November 06, 2018, 06:42:35 am »
As exciting as kissing your sister  :(
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #349 on: November 06, 2018, 06:43:47 am »
Like everyone else I'm a little underwhelmed. Sad, because Yamaha has a wealth of experience - and a brand name in the Tenere to capitalise on - to make this a truly significant bike. I think they chose the wrong motor, it just meant too many compromises all round which led to poor ground clearance (and thus minimal suspension travel), fairly tall seat height (with what looks like a bit of a plank for the seat), long wheelbase, high COG. It will be interesting when the 790 is out to do an overlay of the silhouettes of the 790 on top of the T7. I think the Yammie will stick out all around the KTM, except maybe for that godawful preying mantis up front.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #350 on: November 06, 2018, 06:48:51 am »
Yamaha used the same recipe as with the 1200 Super Tenere. Massive hype, massive weight, with no real punch.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #351 on: November 06, 2018, 07:00:38 am »
Like everyone else I'm a little underwhelmed. Sad, because Yamaha has a wealth of experience - and a brand name in the Tenere to capitalise on - to make this a truly significant bike. I think they chose the wrong motor, it just meant too many compromises all round which led to poor ground clearance (and thus minimal suspension travel), fairly tall seat height (with what looks like a bit of a plank for the seat), long wheelbase, high COG. It will be interesting when the 790 is out to do an overlay of the silhouettes of the 790 on top of the T7. I think the Yammie will stick out all around the KTM, except maybe for that godawful preying mantis up front.

I think the KTM with its hang tiete will stick out down under more  :imaposer:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #352 on: November 06, 2018, 07:03:30 am »
No surprises here so not a let down I think. But in a world of keyless, TFT, and loads of electronics, this has to be priced at 140 in the current market or it's dead in the water

Doubt it will compete at 140K but who knows where the ZAR will be by the time this fatmama unicorn arrives on these shores.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #353 on: November 06, 2018, 08:15:42 am »
https://advrider.com/official-no-tenere-700-until-2nd-half-2020-eicma-2018/

Tenere 700 will only be unveiled in 2020.  And launched in 2021.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #354 on: November 06, 2018, 08:57:14 am »
Yamaha used the same recipe as with the 1200 Super Tenere. Massive hype, massive weight, with no real punch.

But it will be reliable, so its awesome!  :pot: :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #355 on: November 06, 2018, 09:00:25 am »
https://advrider.com/official-no-tenere-700-until-2nd-half-2020-eicma-2018/

Tenere 700 will only be unveiled in 2020.  And launched in 2021.

Cool. By that time the average critic will be a little older and a little fatter. Whilst the bike might be lighter.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #356 on: November 06, 2018, 01:21:11 pm »




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Looks like the 990 on a diet to me...not sure what all the fuss is about. If you guys want a 990 then go buy one, don't have to wait till 2020.
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« Reply #357 on: November 06, 2018, 01:30:57 pm »
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #358 on: November 06, 2018, 02:09:47 pm »
Well, for everyone that was disappointed (and complained)  when they stopped manufacturing the 660Z, here is your replacement!!
Will it also be labelled a bit heavy and underpowered, but a nice tourer?
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #359 on: November 06, 2018, 03:54:23 pm »
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I think the Yamaha offroad division resigned and went over to work for Triumph.  The new Triumph scrambler had bugger all of this teasing marketing shit and came out with a whopper of a bike, far better than this by the looks of it.

Can't say I'm surprised though. My 250 Rally is starting to look like real good value for money   :pot: