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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by petecam » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:29 pm

OnHellas wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:09 pm

A dog? How fast do you want to go?
I had a Tracer 700 and it would do 80MPH all day without fuss.
I’ve ridden an F800GS, which had probably lost I few of the horses it left the factory with by the end, all around Australia, all over Europe and from the top of the Americas to the bottom.
A few times I wished I had a lighter bike, I’ll give you that one, but lacking in power????? Only once.

Into a Patagonian headwind. Two people, Sidecar and full luggage.

Nah, the Tenere 700 will be fine.
2up, luggage, hours of motorway across France at 80-90mph with plenty of headroom for overtakes. My GS800 struggled here and that has more power than the T700 ...

Currently my GS1200 fits the bill, its just not stressing the engine at all doing this ... although granted its a heavy beast off road :shock: :lol:

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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by OnHellas » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 pm

petecam wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:29 pm
OnHellas wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:09 pm

A dog? How fast do you want to go?
I had a Tracer 700 and it would do 80MPH all day without fuss.
I’ve ridden an F800GS, which had probably lost I few of the horses it left the factory with by the end, all around Australia, all over Europe and from the top of the Americas to the bottom.
A few times I wished I had a lighter bike, I’ll give you that one, but lacking in power????? Only once.

Into a Patagonian headwind. Two people, Sidecar and full luggage.

Nah, the Tenere 700 will be fine.
2up, luggage, hours of motorway across France at 80-90mph with plenty of headroom for overtakes. My GS800 struggled here and that has more power than the T700 ...

Currently my GS1200 fits the bill, its just not stressing the engine at all doing this ... although granted its a heavy beast off road :shock: :lol:
Different horses for different courses and all that.
Doesn’t make the Tenere 700 a dog though.

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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by petecam » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:15 pm

OnHellas wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 pm


Different horses for different courses and all that.
Doesn’t make the Tenere 700 a dog though.
Fair point sir ;-)

I would actually like to ride one anyway...... If I like it I could make my partner get her own bike :D

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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by minkyhead » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:33 pm

petecam wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Nico-D wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:47 pm

Gets a big thumbs up from F9, great video, always worth watching anything from these guys.
I think F9 is a brilliant review channel. Funny and often very intelligent tests. The T700 looks a very interesting bike but its still over 200kg with only 70bhp...... cant help think it would be a dog on the longer motorway trips......
you would be susrprised by the mt engine ..it just have oodles of proper shove low down just where you need it ..i know the engine quite well ,,the original mt07s were geared 16/43 the tenere is 15/46 with the same internals and primary drive ...im getting to grips with it now and think i need to go maby 48 for off road ..cut first out near compleatly im using third most on the standard gearing off road and can still easily connect third at 10mph on slippy stuff
if you wanted to go the other way the bike will cruise efforlessly at 85 standard and travel at a serene 5400 revs with mt gearing ..power is not really much good unless you can tame it enough for wet grass and the like and the mt engine is just awsome at doing that engine is like elastic .... it may not have that zap at thehigher end of the rev range but it more than makes up for it as the 30 to 80range is braaaptasic

some of the hype is overdone but having ridden the competition tigers africa twin 800 gs ect ..this is deffinatly a step forward in the off road feel ergos and ease of use ..heavy but not tippy ..you will recognise i think that it will feel more managable than those types ..ive been surprised railing a ploughd feild with dodgy tyres and the chassis really does stack up well

got to end up being a classic motor like the sv 650s but way better ..... i was so glad they didnt put the 900 tripple in it as in the ral world for me the 07 engine is better for sure ..test one you wont be worried about sitting at 90all day long
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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by OnHellas » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:35 pm

petecam wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:15 pm
OnHellas wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 pm


Different horses for different courses and all that.
Doesn’t make the Tenere 700 a dog though.
Fair point sir ;-)

I would actually like to ride one anyway...... If I like it I could make my partner get her own bike :D
Now that sounds like a plan. :P

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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by Tonibe63 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:43 pm

I've got a 1200gs and wife has an mt07. When we go away I carry all the luggage but we can both happily sit at 80+mph until we need to refuel at which point she puts less in than I do.
The mt is a 'busier' engine than the gs but just as capable when making progress in the real World.
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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by Mike54 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:16 pm

The Yam is not a flat out road bike/tourer though is it? So criticism about it's relatively modest horses is kind of moot really. It's a bike to ride offroad or certainly 50/50 whereas other large adv bikes are really generally found on the road, let' face it. I can't wait to try one, I reckon at that power it'd be very manageable offroad and really good fun. To put into context, a 990 adventure has around 100bhp and that is far too much for most people, certainly offroad.

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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

Post by boboneleg » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:40 pm

Let's talk exhaust silencers, what have you fitted to yours, are you happy with it ?

I want to replace my o/e silencer before the inevitable happens and I dent it :mrgreen:

I really like the SC Project but it's a bit pricey for me........
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Re: The Yamaha Tenere thread

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