Is the Yamaha T7 the most hotly anticipated adventure bike of the decade? Comments for Is the Yamaha T7 the most hotly anticipated adventure bike of the decade? at , comment 1 to 3 out of 3 comments Tue, 23 May 2017 21:39:48 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Why Wet Sump If I am not mistaken the Yamaha 700 twin is a wet sump engine, so why designing a bike which requires as much ground clearance as possible do Yamaha use an engine that keeps all of its oil in a sump? This will result in the mass of the engine having to be higher than it should be and that is just a compromise of the bike. Yamaha, if not to short change everyone should consider adapting the engine for dry sump operation and store the oil in the frame as per the outgoing Tenere. - TimL Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:08 +0100 ... No......but Yamaha hopes. It's very evident once you look how long the thread on ADVrider was/is and compare that to the new T7. The Africa Twin was up to 500 PAGES before an actual picture of a bike was released. I like the T7 and hope it's what we want but sorry, popularity is in Hondas corner on this one. - ADVnoob Sat, 04 Feb 2017 04:05:25 +0100 Tenere I think it is given it's a middleweight advbike and many seem to be wanting something other than the behemoths being produced by manufacturers thus far. Not to mention lighter and more off-road capable than the current middleweights. I know I will be getting the production version as long as it's available here in Canada! Still hurts that the 660 Tenere was never sold here :( - MGBMW Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:12:15 +0100