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Offline chicco

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Re: Yamaha Super Tenere Off road - Watch this space.
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010, 06:44:47 pm »
I was privileged, to be invited along for the ride and have the opportunity to ride the ST1200. Yes, it was me who put her on the floor! The mishap had nothing to do with the STs ability to handle the terrain. I would have put the 660XT down in the same situation. She crushes well, hit the dirt at about 50 KM/h. I was actually very surprised that the net result of the down, was my pride and a couple of paint scratches on the bars. I am not Tarzan and it was easy enough to pick the ST of the ground.

I took over the ST1200 after doing some tar and gravel on the XT, so my first feel was that it was heavy, I must stress here, the terrain, it was not a Sunday school picnic. After adjusting to the feel and getting on the pegs, the bike grew on me. The handling in all types of terrain is superb, that include sand. The power delivery is smooth without being delayed. The ST is one comfy ride, I could ride it all day long, even in the rougher stuff and enjoy it.  I wanna be showed us  that the ST is definitely a do all, go everywhere big trialie. Well done Yamaha, you have put together a superb product  that is really going to do well in the market.

Thanks to Chicco and all the guys that joined us on the ride. So much fun! Can not wait for the Sodwana trip.

Will post some pics tonight.



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Re: Yamaha Super Tenere Off road - Watch this space.
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2010, 06:53:15 pm »
Still looks like a Varadero to me
 

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Re: Yamaha Super Tenere Off road - Watch this space.
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2010, 05:59:14 pm »
what tyres are you running on your ST ??? and how did the work off road ??
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Re: Yamaha Super Tenere Off road - Watch this space.
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2010, 06:36:21 pm »
what tyres are you running on your ST ??? and how did the work off road ??

I wish...not mine, "I wanna be" is the lucky guy. TKC'S front and back, the same size as the BMW. Best tire in my opinion for off road.
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Re: Yamaha Super Tenere Off road - Watch this space.
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2010, 08:20:53 pm »
what tyres are you running on your ST ??? and how did the work off road ??

I wish...not mine, "I wanna be" is the lucky guy. TKC'S front and back, the same size as the BMW. Best tire in my opinion for off road.

what about the Metzeler Karoo T ??
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Re: Yamaha Super Tenere Off road - Watch this space.
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2010, 09:27:30 pm »
Metzeler Karoo T will give you about half the milage of a TKC - similar grip

Do the math