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pplassm 11-06-2010 09:36 AM

I understand there is a trick that will disable the ABS. There's a youtube video about it. IIRC, it was pretty simple.

Kevin_Duke 11-06-2010 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by tremor38 (Post 251762)
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 11-06-2010 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by pplassm (Post 251765)
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. ;)

Morbo the Destroyer 11-06-2010 05:25 PM

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?

Duken4evr 11-07-2010 03:16 PM

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 :)

acecycleins 11-07-2010 04:51 PM

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?

Kevin_Duke 11-08-2010 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by acecycleins (Post 251793)
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.

Duken4evr 11-09-2010 06:14 AM

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 :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ConeinSnow.jpg

The_AirHawk 11-09-2010 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 251855)
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 :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ConeinSnow.jpg

What's all that "white stuff" on the ground - sugar-sand?

Kevin_Duke 11-09-2010 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 251855)
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...


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