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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1840 on: June 24, 2020, 06:25:19 pm »
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1841 on: June 24, 2020, 06:29:16 pm »
I was going to ask yesterday, will we get it before its upgraded.  :sip:
When is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1842 on: June 24, 2020, 07:04:14 pm »
Well dont want to rub salt into the wounds (remember I am still living in SA, only working in States) but here they currently run discounted T7 models and I was wondering if C19 has got anything to do with it (economy) or if the bike is not really taking of here as expected.
I see on the adventure market many AT and even the old XR650L - still available nee selling well alongside Kawasaki....KLX450 is extremely popular over here, and the big KTM adv bikes
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1843 on: June 24, 2020, 07:17:34 pm »
Well dont want to rub salt into the wounds (remember I am still living in SA, only working in States) but here they currently run discounted T7 models and I was wondering if C19 has got anything to do with it (economy) or if the bike is not really taking of here as expected.
I see on the adventure market many AT and even the old XR650L - still available nee selling well alongside Kawasaki....KLX450 is extremely popular over here, and the big KTM adv bikes
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1844 on: June 24, 2020, 07:19:37 pm »
Hoekom se jy so sidetrack?

Tom is wel daar wat sy opinie verklaar
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1845 on: June 24, 2020, 07:28:08 pm »
Hoekom se jy so sidetrack?

Tom is wel daar wat sy opinie verklaar
Hoekom se jy so sidetrack?
Want as ek daai video van NK kyk se die ou 2de handse Teneres is onmoontlik om in die hande te kry en $9999 is peanuts vir Yanks
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1846 on: June 24, 2020, 07:28:43 pm »
Hoekom se jy so sidetrack?

Tom is wel daar wat sy opinie verklaar
Sidetrack het sy kop verloor met die versotgeid op die T7.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1847 on: June 24, 2020, 07:30:05 pm »
Die prys het ook al 2 keer gestyg in UK, hulle sal dit nie doen as bike verkoop. Ongelukkig gaan dit weer beteken ons gaan premium betaal hier in SA
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1848 on: June 24, 2020, 07:31:39 pm »
Hoekom se jy so sidetrack?

Tom is wel daar wat sy opinie verklaar
Sidetrack het sy kop verloor met die versotgeid op die T7.
Hey as ek die bike genoeg bemark gee Yamaha dalk vir my n moerse discount op n nuwe een !
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1849 on: June 24, 2020, 07:39:49 pm »
Hoekom se jy so sidetrack?

Tom is wel daar wat sy opinie verklaar
Sidetrack het sy kop verloor met die versotgeid op die T7.
Hey as ek die bike genoeg bemark gee Yamaha dalk vir my n moerse discount op n nuwe een !
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1850 on: June 24, 2020, 10:56:34 pm »
been watching the latest nick sanders footage today, he is going round the world on his T7, if you fancy the t7 you must subscibe to MAD tv [motorcycle adventure dirtbike] on youtube ,the yammie has become the aussie favourite adventure bike.lots of episodes with upgrades , how to tune it, what the original spring rates were for [under 85kg] etc, some fantastic footage around. Nick sanders the record holder for many long distance escapades on bike, got hold of the very first yammie off the french production line and embarked on an epic 100 000 [one hundred thousand km RWT for charity. great stuff all round.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1851 on: June 25, 2020, 07:55:37 am »
been watching the latest nick sanders footage today, he is going round the world on his T7, if you fancy the t7 you must subscibe to MAD tv [motorcycle adventure dirtbike] on youtube ,the yammie has become the aussie favourite adventure bike.lots of episodes with upgrades , how to tune it, what the original spring rates were for [under 85kg] etc, some fantastic footage around. Nick sanders the record holder for many long distance escapades on bike, got hold of the very first yammie off the french production line and embarked on an epic 100 000 [one hundred thousand km RWT for charity. great stuff all round.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1852 on: June 25, 2020, 08:08:04 am »
And here in lies the stroke of genius with this bike, it's what so many wanted. No frills dependable capable DS bike. Now if only Suzuki could build a modern DR600 incarnation and Honda a XL/XR600 but alas.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1853 on: June 25, 2020, 08:14:06 am »
Many of the original 1983 Yamaha XT600Z's still operating, and I see all the reason for this T7 to still be adventuring in 40 years' time.

Even though many people are only concerned with current models, and have no affinity for older machines, Yamaha build their bikes tough enough to last a lifetime.

A clever buyer would do well to always remember this. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1854 on: June 25, 2020, 08:31:17 am »
And why is that same reason not a valid motivator when people choose BMWs? Several 80s or even 60s models still run today.

Again, I think the T7 is great. Not disputing that at all. Just wondering about some inconsistency when evaluating your favourite brand vs others.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1855 on: June 25, 2020, 08:48:28 am »
And why is that same reason not a valid motivator when people choose BMWs? Several 80s or even 60s models still run today.

Again, I think the T7 is great. Not disputing that at all. Just wondering about some inconsistency when evaluating your favourite brand vs others.
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1856 on: June 25, 2020, 08:51:21 am »
And why is that same reason not a valid motivator when people choose BMWs? Several 80s or even 60s models still run today.

Again, I think the T7 is great. Not disputing that at all. Just wondering about some inconsistency when evaluating your favourite brand vs others.

What 80's or even 60's model BMW would you want to compare to Yamaha 's XT600z from 1983?  A lightweight, real D/S bike, able to take you places for which BMW had no bike.

I know that you know that no real and informed biker would ever compare a BMW to a Yamaha. :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #1857 on: June 25, 2020, 08:55:03 am »
Typical Dan, avoid a valid point by starting a completely different argument   :pot:
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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1858 on: June 25, 2020, 10:19:39 am »
The price of all imported goods is impacted by the exchange rate at the time.
If the shipment of T7's to SA is done at the poor R-value to the euro, the bike launching price will be affected and this will impact the selling prices for years to come.
I believe Yamaha might be keeping an watch full eye on the R /Euro exchange rate to pitch the "shipment"" at the right time.. ;)
Maybe it is in our best interest to sit the launch out until the ZAR recovered some of its value - it is actually slowly moving in the right direction.
At the start of worldwide lock down, the ZAR lost 24% of value to the Euro, meaning that everything imported in that week, will be immediately 24% more expensive. - I know because we had to do payment for bottling machines and that was passed unto us ! >:(
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It is for this exact reason that I bought 4 bike tires during lockdown, at öld exch rates - next imported batch will be significantly prices higher..

except of course if Yamaha SA saw this coming and took some sort of forward cover insurance fixing the exchange rate at pre lockdown...levels
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Reply #1859 on: June 25, 2020, 10:48:41 am »
The price of all imported goods is impacted by the exchange rate at the time.
If the shipment of T7's to SA is done at the poor R-value to the euro, the bike launching price will be affected and this will impact the selling prices for years to come.
I believe Yamaha might be keeping an watch full eye on the R /Euro exchange rate to pitch the "shipment"" at the right time.. ;)
Maybe it is in our best interest to sit the launch out until the ZAR recovered some of its value - it is actually slowly moving in the right direction.
At the start of worldwide lock down, the ZAR lost 24% of value to the Euro, meaning that everything imported in that week, will be immediately 24% more expensive. - I know because we had to do payment for bottling machines and that was passed unto us ! >:(
 my 2cs  - but remember, I am only an Eng., not a financial expert :biggrin:
It is for this exact reason that I bought 4 bike tires during lockdown, at öld exch rates - next imported batch will be significantly prices higher..

except of course if Yamaha SA saw this coming and took some sort of forward cover insurance fixing the exchange rate at pre lockdown...levels
I don't think so how will Yamaha know when the Rand will be at it's strongest again ? It might take months or it might even go backwards again when the next round of infections flare up or Trumps Tweets something again. Yamaha surely cant sit back and wait forever while checking the change rates.
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