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Old 09-01-2010, 03:22 PM   #11
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This maybe one of those bikes that rides much better than its spec sheet indicates.
I bet its going to cost a lot less to live with in terms of service costs than the BMW
The dealer that has one to demo will sell the most of them.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:51 PM   #12
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This is probably one of those bikes that people say "you just have to ride it to believe it". It's sorta like when they talk about the gal with the "great personality". It will sell to some here in the US, and the pricing seems competitive. I just don't think it will come anywhere close to the sales success of the GS1200.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:56 PM   #13
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This is probably one of those bikes that people say "you just have to ride it to believe it". It's sorta like when they talk about the gal with the "great personality". It will sell to some here in the US, and the pricing seems competitive. I just don't think it will come anywhere close to the sales success of the GS1200.
Yeah but the Yamaha won't have the weak engine cases that plague the R1200 series.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:49 AM   #14
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Or the fragile final drives.
I bet parts will be much cheaper, along with service costs. So the true cost of ownership will be much better than BMW, or Ducati.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:16 AM   #15
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I think the 'Buy Ahead' thing will bite them in the butt. Again.

I'm guessing it's kinda like the Russian Wives thing. Look at a picture, read the 'specs' and put your money down; hoping one day, when the merchandise shows up, it's what you wanted.



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Old 09-02-2010, 07:35 AM   #16
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I think the 'Buy Ahead' thing will bite them in the butt. Again.
Riva Powersports has had a new VMax sitting on the sales floor all summer. Somebody sobered up and got their deposit back.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:49 AM   #17
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From another website:

1. The price includes drive-by-wire and ABS.
2. The ABS is, indeed, defeatable. The procedure is on Youtube.

I wish they had brought the 660 Tenere over as well.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:05 PM   #18
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The 660 would have been a better choice. Even Suzuki is not going to sell the 1000 V-strom here any longer just the 650.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:08 PM   #19
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I think the 'Buy Ahead' thing will bite them in the butt. Again.

I'm guessing it's kinda like the Russian Wives thing. Look at a picture, read the 'specs' and put your money down; hoping one day, when the merchandise shows up, it's what you wanted.
You may think Yam's strategy doesn't work, but they obviously do. It's inconvenient for the consumer, but it's good for dealers - and people who write bike reviews!

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Old 09-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #20
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Interesting....I have just returned from a business trip to Mexico City where I saw the 1200 Tenere up close! My first thought was, "Man if they bring this bike to the states it'll definitely bite into the GS market". Really, the photos here are nice, but they just can't do justice to what the bike really looks like. The blue is deeper-richer than in the photo. The bike is big, but not overly imposing as I feel when I walk up to the GS. (I'm just 5'10") with a 29". I was also not allowed to take it off the center stand, but It seemed like I'd be on the balls of my feet.... The bike seems well built-felt solid, and with the stainless Panniers on the bike I inspected in the showroom, luggage is clearly roomy for two-up touring. No demo rides were available, but if one can be found, it'll be the only step between lookin' and ownin'... The windscreen might be a popular item to swap out....
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