Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-06-2010, 09:36 AM   #21
pplassm
Founding Member
 
pplassm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,875
Default

I understand there is a trick that will disable the ABS. There's a youtube video about it. IIRC, it was pretty simple.
__________________
Mongo just pawn in game of life.
pplassm is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 11-06-2010, 10:47 AM   #22
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tremor38 View Post
I'd be careful about borrowing performance figures from the MCN test. I saw the numbers and they are suspect at best. There was an article in a Dutch magazine that showed the Tenere out outperforming the GS in most every performance category, including roll-on performance.
So MCN's #s are automatically suspect bcuz another mag says something else? Couldn't the unnamed Dutch mag's #s be suspect?

Anyway, the dyno numbers are fairly close to MCN's, with a 9-hp advantage to the Beemer, so that's consistent enough.

A clue to a difference is the weights of the Dutch bikes, with the GS scaling in 30-some-lbs heavier - this and the "GSA" designation (and the price) indicates the GS Adventure model was used, not the standard GS. A GSA's taller suspension and heavier weight would definitely hurt the 0-100kph time, and also its top speed.

And maybe the Dutch forgot to shut off off the GSA's TC!

So, apples and oranges. Or at least nothing conclusive. But thanks for the data - more info is better!
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 10:56 AM   #23
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pplassm View Post
I understand there is a trick that will disable the ABS. There's a youtube video about it. IIRC, it was pretty simple.
Go, Mongo! I checked out The Google and found the trick. Just put the Tenere on its centerstand and run the bike in gear for a bit. This creates an error for the ABS system, so it shuts itself off! An ABS error code light illuminates on the instruments, and a rider is now free to lock up and slide the back tire with impunity!

Apparently this internet thing is good for more than just porn.
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2010, 05:25 PM   #24
Morbo the Destroyer
Registered Member
 
Morbo the Destroyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,307
Default

The concern about HP and speeds kinda points to the real mission of these bikes: pavement. Who needs 140 hp in loose gravel or sand?
Morbo the Destroyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 03:16 PM   #25
Duken4evr
Founding Member
 
Duken4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 722
Default

I still prefer a Triumph Tiger over either the BMW or the new Yamaha. More power, cool sound, costs less.

I don't see much press anymore on the redesigned Tiger. I guess it is unchanged, but it did not make that big a splash when it first arrived. Damn near bought one instead of my FZ1, but the FZ was 5K cheaper (on sale). Maybe next time
Duken4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 04:51 PM   #26
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default

Ok, I've been putting thought into this for a week. If you have the 2006 955i Tiger vs this bike- which one?
I keep thinking Tiger here. Power, weight and the triple. I like the Super 10, but maybe they have to eek through a season or two and refine it.
But I sure like the new Tiger 800xc. What's the price of that thing going to be again?
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 12:37 PM   #27
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by acecycleins View Post
Ok, I've been putting thought into this for a week. If you have the 2006 955i Tiger vs this bike- which one?
I keep thinking Tiger here. Power, weight and the triple.
The Tenere's suspension is vastly superior to the old Tiger's, and its engine puts down power better than the Trumpet's. The Tiger is off-road capable; the Tenere is off-road eager.
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:14 AM   #28
Duken4evr
Founding Member
 
Duken4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 722
Cool

Where does the big KTM fit in all this? Those things rock off road.

We need a comparo test, with shots depicting off road mayhem in jaw dropping pretty places. I will happy to be a guest tester and provide the trails.

My standard issue jaw dropping pretty place off road photo, for your perusal. 12,000 feet high on top of Red Cone. Hmm. Picture the boys up here on their big GS bikes. It would be some work to get a big bike up there, but if were not my machine I was beating the crap out of, I could do it

Duken4evr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 08:22 AM   #29
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,490
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duken4evr View Post
Where does the big KTM fit in all this? Those things rock off road.

We need a comparo test, with shots depicting off road mayhem in jaw dropping pretty places. I will happy to be a guest tester and provide the trails.

My standard issue jaw dropping pretty place off road photo, for your perusal. 12,000 feet high on top of Red Cone. Hmm. Picture the boys up here on their big GS bikes. It would be some work to get a big bike up there, but if were not my machine I was beating the crap out of, I could do it

What's all that "white stuff" on the ground - sugar-sand?
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 08:55 AM   #30
Kevin_Duke
Motorcycle.com Staff

 
Kevin_Duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,087
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Duken4evr View Post
Where does the big KTM fit in all this? Those things rock off road.

We need a comparo test, with shots depicting off road mayhem in jaw dropping pretty places. I will happy to be a guest tester and provide the trails.
That's a good question. The KTM would fare very well off-road, but it would suffer a bit in street and highway comfort. I'd love to do this comparo, but KTM has a limited budget in the U.S. and often can't supply us with test bikes. But with the Tenere no arriving till spring, maybe we coiuld snag a Katoom by then...
Kevin_Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off