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Super Tenere
« on: November 29, 2010, 03:28:01 pm »
If anyone is interested, Skagit Power Sports, in Burlington WA is having a showing of the new yamaha adventure tourer this Sat.
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 09:39:52 pm »
Just double checked on this and it will be a slide show and question session starting at 5PM. this Sat.
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 05:38:53 am »
Very tempting but all I would gain over my C-10 is 200CCs, a smaller windscreen and lose 200#s.  It would be nice not having all that weight and still have a 6 gal tank.  But retired with a fixed income it just is not going to fly.




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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 08:29:39 am »
It looks nice. But most of those style bikes are too tall for me. Well at least to get on it!  :D

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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 04:28:07 pm »
I always find it a bit amusing when retired folk (like me) use the term "fixed income."  My income was "fixed" before I retired. Besides, how it can be "fixed" when I'm always "broke." :D
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 04:30:36 pm »
I was surprised that I could "flat foot it" with my street shoes and the seat in the highest position.  It can move a full inch down from there.  I'm 5'10" and have a 30" inseam.  I was wearing Sketcher "shape ups" which do have a thick soul.  The spec sheet says "33 1/4" to 34 1/4" seat height, but it felt a lot lower than that.
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 04:33:34 pm »
Jim, What happens to dog when it gets "fixed"?  Some important parts are removed.  Well my income has been fixed, as in some important parts have been removed, like the discretionary part.
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 10:00:22 pm »
Hmmm I thought it would be impossible to offer less attractive baggage than the Samsonite I have  :)) (and appreciate though I love the look of the C14s)
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 07:25:26 pm »
I wish I could get my income fixed.   :-[ :'( :))
Yeah I'm with Doug.  I've always hated the all square aluminum luggage that adventure bikes USED to come with.  I thought we were past that. LOL
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 09:18:56 pm »
I always find it a bit amusing when retired folk (like me) use the term "fixed income."  My income was "fixed" before I retired. Besides, how it can be "fixed" when I'm always "broke." :D


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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2010, 01:48:58 am »
It looks nice. But most of those style bikes are too tall for me. Well at least to get on it!  :D

  +1 then there's that stopping part  :o :))

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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 01:59:00 pm »
I wish I could get my income fixed.   :-[ :'( :))
Yeah I'm with Doug.  I've always hated the all square aluminum luggage that adventure bikes USED to come with.  I thought we were past that. LOL

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And yeah on the luggage...  it has that rugged adventure look, but in reality they are usually very weenie in construction.  I like the connie luggage, fewer pieces to come apart. 
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 02:13:32 am »
I was pleasantly surprised with how the Tenere felt to sit on. I think it would be a fun bike to own, but as a second or third bike. I would certainly buy a C-14 before a Tenere.
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 03:17:07 pm »
I LOVED test-riding this bike at the Dallas Cycle World show... it was awesome.  I'm thinking heavily on getting rid of my cruiser and picking up some version of adventure sport bike.

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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2010, 05:59:27 pm »
I placed my pre-order last Thursday. I haven't decided whether or not I will keep the C14 and won't decide that until I ridden the Super Tenere for at least 2k miles. Like all the other pre-order folks I am wishing for an early Christmas present...even tho I know it isn't going to happen! The last time I pre-ordered was for an FJR and after one year it was gone. Just wasn't the bike for me.
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2010, 01:29:01 am »
I LOVED test-riding this bike at the Dallas Cycle World show... it was awesome.  I'm thinking heavily on getting rid of my cruiser and picking up some version of adventure sport bike.

They let you test ride it?  :o

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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2010, 10:50:48 pm »
They most certainly did.


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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 01:41:23 am »
It sure looks like my next bike.  Better than a GS for much less money.  I'm hoping someone on here will get their hands on one and give us a report.  By the way, I read that the luggage is Fiberglas with aluminum panels.
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Re: Super Tenere
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 11:45:17 pm »
I wasn't impressed with the non-standard OEM luggage.