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Yamaha T7 World Raid
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:46:24 pm »
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Re: Yamaha T7 World Raid
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 09:53:56 am »
Amazing! The riders on the S10 forum have been asking for this for years! Looks like it still a couple away from the states......

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Re: Yamaha T7 World Raid
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 01:23:14 pm »
A T7 would be nice. The 660 has been a great machine for our foreign counterparts. I love my Super Tenere, but it is a pig in technical stuff.
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Re: Yamaha T7 World Raid
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 05:11:42 pm »
I read the T7 will defiantly make it stateside and released in 2018. Maybe as a 2019 model?. If it is everything Yamaha claims I may sell the BMW Sertao 650.
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Re: Yamaha T7 World Raid
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 09:45:34 am »
The FZ 7 engine is a little powerhouse; around 70 HP. Do you think Yamaha will de-tune it to make it pull more like a tractor in low speed maneuvers? Everything else the article mentioned; the frame, the wheels have been reworked to be more dirt oriented.

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Re: Yamaha T7 World Raid
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 01:21:12 pm »
The FZ 7 engine is a little powerhouse; around 70 HP. Do you think Yamaha will de-tune it to make it pull more like a tractor in low speed maneuvers? Everything else the article mentioned; the frame, the wheels have been reworked to be more dirt oriented.

I would hope they redesign the torque profile to have that tractor like pull. The Super Tenere has that feel off-road, so having a lot less weight and a great torque curve would make it a winner.

If it lands with a reasonable price point, I may be very tempted.
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