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Yamaha XT250 Serow - an unit can be viewed in PE
« on: November 13, 2009, 02:10:18 pm »
Just got an e-mail from Warren at Xtreme Yamaha here in PE.  They have just received a sample XT250 Serow.

It would appear that Yamaha are not going to be importing this model officially ???,  but Xtreme has purchased the only unit in SA and I was invited to come and have a ride.

Looks like a real serious lekker trail scooter ....  :drif: :drif:

This unit is for sale at a price of R 38 000.

Warren also mentioned that they finally have a demo Tenere and the guys can give him a ring if they are interested in taking it for a test ride.





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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 02:18:01 pm »
Didn't they have something similar on show at AMID last year or the year before?  It really is a pretty wicked little piece of machinery in the flesh.  I remember speaking to the Yamaha guy at the stand and he mentioned that it would probably never end up here because of the selling price that they would need to ask to make it viable; pity 
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 02:57:53 pm »
looks like the big boy xtg 200
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 03:00:59 pm »
How dare you?
As ek jy was sou ek nie so gelyk het nie.
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 03:08:25 pm »
hmmm cant find more angles




Some more pics over here http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=918&fArticleId=5137636
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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2009, 03:38:51 pm »
Didn't they have something similar on show at AMID last year or the year before?  It really is a pretty wicked little piece of machinery in the flesh.  I remember speaking to the Yamaha guy at the stand and he mentioned that it would probably never end up here because of the selling price that they would need to ask to make it viable; pity 

CTX200 is R31k....so maybe...
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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2009, 03:45:17 pm »
This from a Taiwanese site...

The Yamaha XT Serow has been a favorite among trail-riders for many years. For young riders or those small in stature the Yamaha XT250 Serow has been a reliable and forgiving machine with a big reputation. The mighty XT was never about being a scorching enduro weapon yet it's still made a name for itself and, with the demand worldwide for trail machine still high, Yamaha set about making the Yamaha XT250 better then ever before.

The air-cooled four-stroke engine has been beefed up from 223cc to 249cc which delivers an extra five horsepower. That might not sound like a great deal to some of you, but with just 21 horses to your name you get to appreciate even the slightest power increases.

Other obvious improvements to the Yamaha XT250 Serow include a new color scheme, new rear disc brake to replace the old and outdated drum brake and increased fuel capacity to 10 liters. Further updates that prove harder to spot at t first glance are the new 33mm vacuum carburetor, new semi-crade frame and new front and rear suspension. There's also a new tubeless rear tire and more ground clearance.

While the more serious rider might look at the Yamaha XT250 as little more than a glorified bike, you can't deny the fact the Yamaha XT250 would be ideal for city traffic and some basic trail-riding. The low 810mm seat height and 123kg claimed dry weight of the Yamaha XT250 make it manageable for just about anyone.

The outright power of the 250cc is never going to win any drag races but it will take you anywhere a bigger bike will go and it'll keep on going and going. The air-cooled four-stroke engine has a big reputation as a long-term stayer that requires little maintenance to keep happy, goes a long way for an inexperienced rider and is easy on the budget, too.
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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2009, 03:57:00 pm »
WTH, dit like presies soos die Vuka 125 scrambler???
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2009, 04:38:35 pm »
Ugly IMHO :happy5:


Bring back the XT350.  (Proven and trusted and looks a lot better) :headbang:

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 04:48:11 pm »
So these two are in direct competition:



 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 05:09:27 pm »
Only the Serow is way slower, a lot. the Tenere on the other hand is a very nice little bike, a bit pricey at R90k though
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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2009, 11:25:42 am »
Die Serow lyk baie swaarder as die tornado, maar die tornado is ongeveer 22kg swaarder.
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2009, 02:10:46 pm »
It's a lookalike/vukalike! Almost 40 grand for a 250 is a bit much, if you look at what you're getting. I know the rand is weak ATM, but joh...still, looks like a fun toy to have
 

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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2009, 03:07:48 pm »
It's a lookalike/vukalike! Almost 40 grand for a 250 is a bit much, if you look at what you're getting. I know the rand is weak ATM, but joh...still, looks like a fun toy to have
Ek sal nie 'n Serow koop nie net omdat dit soos die vuka lyk!
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2009, 03:15:50 pm »
It's a lookalike/vukalike! Almost 40 grand for a 250 is a bit much, if you look at what you're getting. I know the rand is weak ATM, but joh...still, looks like a fun toy to have
Ek sal nie 'n Serow koop nie net omdat dit soos die vuka lyk!
Agreed. Ek dink liewers die Vuka lyk soos die Serow. Almal copy mos vir Yamaha, kyk net vir die XT500 en hoe almal op die big bore thumper bandwagon gespring het
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2009, 06:31:20 pm »
It's a lookalike/vukalike! Almost 40 grand for a 250 is a bit much, if you look at what you're getting. I know the rand is weak ATM, but joh...still, looks like a fun toy to have
Ek sal nie 'n Serow koop nie net omdat dit soos die vuka lyk!
Agreed. Ek dink liewers die Vuka lyk soos die Serow. Almal copy mos vir Yamaha, kyk net vir die XT500 en hoe almal op die big bore thumper bandwagon gespring het
Die Vuka het mos eerste daai model gemaak? Ek verstaan net nie hoekom Yamaha ook so 'n model gemaak het nie..
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2009, 08:54:55 pm »
Watter jaar is die Vuka TM200 die eerste keer aanmekaar gelap? 2008!  Watter jaar is die Yamaha Serow die eerste keer vervaardig?  1985.
So wie is die copycats?
 
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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2009, 09:04:49 pm »
Nice one, Watty !
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2009, 01:10:21 am »
Thanks watty, het nie dit geweet nie, interesante inligting!
 

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Re: Yamaha XT250 Serow - new unit can be viewed in PE
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2009, 07:10:16 am »
EN die Serow het 'n ekstra gear ratio bo die Vuka :thumleft: