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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2860 on: September 18, 2020, 07:28:01 pm »
The GS800 haters can say what they want - but it is and will still probably for some time be the most successful mid-size adv bike of all time!!! :peepwall:
If it wasn't for the 800's success, their might possibly not have been a "mid-size" segment!!! I owned the legend too - XRV750, and believe me - the 800's are streets better - just not the same character... :pot:

Just saying... :P

Altie 7delaan will shortly tell you that 100's of thousands of happy Conquest owners are also, well....happy.

And in a way this adresses the purpose of the T7. Not built to win the Dakar, but built reliably and solidly for the average rider, which is the vast majority of the D/S world.

Not if the Conquest was the price of a Merc A Class....
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2861 on: September 20, 2020, 09:07:49 am »
The GS800 haters can say what they want - but it is and will still probably for some time be the most successful mid-size adv bike of all time!!! :peepwall:
If it wasn't for the 800's success, their might possibly not have been a "mid-size" segment!!! I owned the legend too - XRV750, and believe me - the 800's are streets better - just not the same character... :pot:

Just saying... :P

Altie 7delaan will shortly tell you that 100's of thousands of happy Conquest owners are also, well....happy.

And in a way this adresses the purpose of the T7. Not built to win the Dakar, but built reliably and solidly for the average rider, which is the vast majority of the D/S world.

That is true, all buyers of the T7 will be very happy with it for a long time.
We still waiting for official pricing.
However, I strongly disagree with "buyers should be willing to pay a premium price for the T7 because it is reliable"
Why must we start to pay more now for a reliable Jap adv bike??
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2862 on: September 20, 2020, 09:33:08 am »
For starters, R&D costs money.

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2863 on: September 20, 2020, 10:11:42 am »
Yes it does.
Be interesting to see the RandD being split up.
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2864 on: September 20, 2020, 11:50:24 am »
Look Altie, there is a certain reward, a feeling of accomplishment, when you overhaul your clutch in your garage/mancave yourself, but most would be willing to pay a premium for it not to fail in the first place.

Call it old school, but there are lots of people who cherish reliability.

And I say this as someone who can fix things myself.  It's just that I'd rather be riding than swinging spanners, when it comes to my bikes.
 
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2865 on: September 20, 2020, 12:52:29 pm »
I agree.
But there is a difference in paying for a "indestructible clutch ", versus a clutch that will last a real long time because your machine puts out half the power of the competition.

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2866 on: September 20, 2020, 12:59:34 pm »
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Kan iemand my net asb. wakkermaak as ons by bl. 300 kom .
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2867 on: September 20, 2020, 01:13:06 pm »
:sleepy2: :sleepy2: :sleepy2: :sleepy2:

Kan iemand my net asb. wakkermaak as ons by bl. 300 kom .

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2868 on: September 20, 2020, 01:14:18 pm »
I agree.
But there is a difference in paying for a "indestructible clutch ", versus a clutch that will last a real long time because your machine puts out half the power of the competition.

Are you saying that KTM is using a half power rated clutch? :ricky:

And I think you are right.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2869 on: September 21, 2020, 11:25:27 am »
A quick google search shows the following UK/US pricing. I compared with KTM and added the GS and AT to compare with bigger adventure bikes.

Yamaha T7: $10 000
KTM 790 Adv: $13 499
BMW F850GS: $13 345
BMW F850GS Adv: $14 295
Africa Twin: $14 399
Africa Twin Adv S: $17 199

I guess it will be popular in the US given the competitive price.

In the UK, it looks a bit different.

Yamaha T7: 9 147
KTM 790 Adv: 11 299 (Current special: 9 799)
BMW F850GS: 10 185
BMW F850GS Adv: 11 105
Africa Twin: 12 195
Africa Twin DCT: 12 995
Africa Twin Adv S: 14 649 (DCT 15 849)

This UK is a market where the 1200 range across the board sells better than the midrange. Riders either tour on big bikes or go greenlaning on small affordable DS bikes.
 

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2870 on: September 21, 2020, 12:27:36 pm »
Dan, I think sometimes we are just being a bit too hard on our KTM owning friends. We both know that if we go riding with a group that has 3 or more KTM's that at some point we will be all standing round a dead KTM. This weekend I went for a ride with 3 KTM/Husky owners and we rode the whole day without a breakdown and I thought the hex had been lifted.  Well, almost.   
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2871 on: September 21, 2020, 02:09:16 pm »
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2872 on: September 21, 2020, 03:49:43 pm »
Dan, I think sometimes we are just being a bit too hard on our KTM owning friends. We both know that if we go riding with a group that has 3 or more KTM's that at some point we will be all standing round a dead KTM. This weekend I went for a ride with 3 KTM/Husky owners and we rode the whole day without a breakdown and I thought the hex had been lifted.  Well, almost.
Ian I'm afraid your KZN/WFO roots are showing. Who else would be brave enough (or stupid enough??) to take a Versys on a ride where everyone else was on knobbly tyred, protected to the hilt, 'proper' off road bikes and still find the time and energy to take photos????
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2873 on: September 21, 2020, 08:20:09 pm »
Dan, I think sometimes we are just being a bit too hard on our KTM owning friends. We both know that if we go riding with a group that has 3 or more KTM's that at some point we will be all standing round a dead KTM. This weekend I went for a ride with 3 KTM/Husky owners and we rode the whole day without a breakdown and I thought the hex had been lifted.  Well, almost.
Ian I'm afraid your KZN/WFO roots are showing. Who else would be brave enough (or stupid enough??) to take a Versys on a ride where everyone else was on knobbly tyred, protected to the hilt, 'proper' off road bikes and still find the time and energy to take photos????

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2874 on: September 21, 2020, 10:27:44 pm »
You are quite right Pete. When Mr Kawasaki made the Versys he didn't think about how it was going to get over fallen trees and wash away creeks. Managed fine though but it took a bit of a beating. I always used to have a giggle at the soft as butter rims on the GS 800 but the Kwaka must be close. I have to confess these dings are from my previous ride with the man on the Spanish adventure bike, I was a lot more careful this time!   Haven't had time to get the torch out and straighten them up.
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2875 on: September 22, 2020, 08:15:03 am »
You are quite right Pete. When Mr Kawasaki made the Versys he didn't think about how it was going to get over fallen trees and wash away creeks. Managed fine though but it took a bit of a beating. I always used to have a giggle at the soft as butter rims on the GS 800 but the Kwaka must be close. I have to confess these dings are from my previous ride with the man on the Spanish adventure bike, I was a lot more careful this time!   Haven't had time to get the torch out and straighten them up.
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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2876 on: September 22, 2020, 08:39:56 am »
When I see that my mind says....


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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2877 on: September 22, 2020, 08:53:34 am »
When I see that my mind says....


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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2878 on: September 23, 2020, 11:17:29 am »
Kan al kyk maar jy mag nog nie vat nie......

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Re: Yamaha T7 - No longer a Concept
« Reply #2879 on: September 23, 2020, 11:31:35 am »
Kan al kyk maar jy mag nog nie vat nie......

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