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Have a look at this new bike coming from triumph.
a clone...with more HP, less weight and surely less $$.BMW F800GS clone.
Not there's anything bad about that: the F800GS is an absolutely stunning bike (I had one as a courtesy bike during the last service and I absolutely loved it) and it's selling very well.
The only bad thing about this Triumph is the front brake reservoir which looks exactly the same as the one I had on my 1988 Transalp.
You may be right but I'll wait for the real world tests since the hp, weight claims never seem to hold water from the press release to the magazine tests besides not really a significant factor in the adventure bike stakes tbh. $$$ - I'm not so sure they can come in at a significantly lower price point than the 800GS but if they do kudos. That said, I'm guessing once someone hits the Triumph accessories catalog it will be a mute point.a clone...with more HP, less weight and surely less $$.
if u cant beat them, join them and out do them.
Oh my. Congrats! Excellent choice imo. I've really fallen in love with this one. :notworthyI have one of these bad boys coming May 2011 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré 2012 Yamaha Super TÃ©nÃ©rÃ© Home, information
I purchased mine the 1st week of the PDP program (which began Sept. 1st and runs through March 31st 2011) so mine should be on the 1st boat over. I will begin ordering accessories for it in Jan. I have a number from Yamaha confirming my unit.
Don't pass the Yamaha off. Yes it will not be light BUT it has a low center of gravity due to placement of certain items, ie: electronics, fuel, radiator, battery and a dry sump engine which allows for more ground clearance. It also has a bolt on subframe, the tiger does not. Bolt on passenger peg brackets the tiger has them welded on the subframe. The Yamaha will have a 270 degree cross plane firing crank guaranteed linear torquey power band. The Yamaha has better suspension components front and rear. That has already shown to be a huge advantage on the bikes that are currently on the road in the UK, South Africa and Australia. Google up some off road videos on the Super Tenere, you might be surprised at how well it does off road. None of the big adventure bikes can compete with a 450 dirtbike but they are not intended to. I am happy with my choice and did my homework before selecting the Yamaha. I gave up waiting on Suzuki to produce a super Strom.I definitely like the thought of the new Triumph Tiger 800, I thought I remember hearing about two versions available, like the BMW GS and GSA. One will be more dirt worthy while the other will have a more street oriented side.
The new Yamaha Super Ten looks nice but is probably a little bigger than I want. My DR 650 is a good bike but really is too heavy for serious off road riding, I would be better off with the Tiger 800 and a Yamaha WR250R to satisfy my gravel road riding and more off road riding ambitions, but I might try to build the DR before going after a Tiger or WR. More power and less weight with better suspension is what my DR needs, but it has more vibration than I like when riding paved roads right now.