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Offline Frog

I rode the new Tenere, and I liked it
« on: July 27, 2009, 08:17:53 pm »
Friend of mine got his new Tenere 2 weeks ago and I went riding with him this weekend. Only took it for a short spin but my initial impressions are: In the mid size class of DS bike I think it is on the button. Was very stable on the short stretch of dirt road that I rode it on. It looks better in real life then in photo's. Easy to ride, comfortable seat, precise gear changes, smooth power delivery, if what a bit underpowered. Wind protection could be better but you can live with it. Need to replace the rubber footpegs with wider steel ones. Luggage rack does not allow much packing space and would need some mod in order to carry larger luggage. Unfortunately did not have enough time on it to give a comprehensive review but I was impressed :(
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