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Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« on: August 29, 2019, 08:53:45 pm »
No electronics, just a biggish adventure bike without the frills....very similar to a ktm 990 just with a smaller engine and more top heavy......I really don't understand how they think there is a market for this bike? Just buy a KTM 790.....

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 09:18:11 pm »
 >:D >:D >:D

Great bike this.

It seems it is using the ABS from recent BMW gs bikes. :pot:
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 09:32:27 pm »
YOU NEED AN ATM TO OWN A KTM
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 09:39:49 pm »
YOU NEED AN ATM TO OWN A KTM

Also good walking shoes.

And a dog, so you're not lonely on your walk home.
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 09:40:22 pm »
Mr Current events hey  :biggrin:
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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 06:58:20 am »

Also good walking shoes.

And a dog, so you're not lonely on your walk home.

And a blindfold, so you dont see what it looks like
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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 07:01:33 am »

Also good walking shoes.

And a dog, so you're not lonely on your walk home.

And a blindfold, so you dont see what it looks like

 :imaposer: :imaposer: fortunately you're walking away from it. :deal:
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 07:06:06 am »
YOU NEED AN ATM TO OWN A KTM

8999 UK Pound vs 10999 , so its actually more expensive if you look at Pound/HP, KTM 116p/hp and yamaha 125p/hp.
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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 07:09:10 am »
YOU NEED AN ATM TO OWN A KTM

8999 UK Pound vs 10999 , so its actually more expensive if you look at Pound/HP, KTM 116p/hp and yamaha 125p/hp.
Meaning for all the repairs afterwards...
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 07:13:14 am »

8999 UK Pound vs 10999 , so its actually more expensive if you look at Pound/HP, KTM 116p/hp and yamaha 125p/hp.

I see the non R is 11099, and 11999 for the R in the UK
T7 seems to be 8699

Will still be interesting to see how the SA price is going to compare
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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2019, 07:14:31 am »
YOU NEED AN ATM TO OWN A KTM

8999 UK Pound vs 10999 , so its actually more expensive if you look at Pound/HP, KTM 116p/hp and yamaha 125p/hp.

Your reasoning makes the Yamaha an even better buy. The much more stressed engine in the KTM will not give you nearly the kilos the Yammie will, so long-term the Yamaha is the cheaper one by far.

One should also look at Rand/distance to get an idea of real value.
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2019, 07:15:50 am »

8999 UK Pound vs 10999 , so its actually more expensive if you look at Pound/HP, KTM 116p/hp and yamaha 125p/hp.

I see the non R is 11099, and 11999 for the R in the UK
T7 seems to be 8699

Will still be interesting to see how the SA price is going to compare

It will have to reflect roughly the same sort of price gap, otherwise Bidvest is screwing SA again.
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2019, 07:20:37 am »

It will have to reflect roughly the same sort of price gap, otherwise Bidvest is screwing SA again.

Lets hope they wont be doing no screwing
They must just launch it here now. I want one
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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2019, 07:27:03 am »
This bike really is a breath of fresh air in a world where riders are forgetting how to brake, and accelerate.

A no-nonsense, working machine.

Will this become another legend like the XT500/600, the RD/RZ's etc?
 

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2019, 07:28:53 am »
Isn't it also the simplicity and reliability that they are selling? That's why there is a choice between the 790 and the T7?
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2019, 07:31:09 am »
If the number of threads about this bike on WD's is an indication of how popular this will be its going to be sold out in the first week #notanotherT7threadffs
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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2019, 07:47:32 am »
If Yamaha can keep the lively character of the Mt 07, and not tune it is flat as the Bonneville salt flats, it will be good.
I am not saying it must be a monster, only saying keep the tune of the engine so it encourages spirited riding.

Otherwise it will slot in with the rest of the Jap adv bikes, and be praised for how nice it is, and it will last forever.
We already have enough of that, please give us something lively Yamaha :ricky:
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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2019, 07:49:34 am »
 ;D

4 MIN, 1SEC.... :imaposer:

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2019, 08:04:34 am »
KTM is way more expensive. Teneremotor is tried and tested in a number of different models.

Absolute power is not always an advantage.

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Re: Yamaha has just launched a 990....well sort off....
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2019, 08:24:34 am »
KTM is way more expensive. Teneremotor is tried and tested in a number of different models.

Absolute power is not always an advantage.

I dont dispute that. I just think it strange to focus all the effort on price, its like comparing a GWM double cab to a Toyota double cab, I bought one because it was cheaper than the toyota, Now I dont have any more friends......
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