Looks heavy, but not too heavy. Offroad ability? Better than my streetbike, not as good as my dirtbike, but WAY better on the highway getting to the dirt.
Just when I thought no one can make anything worse looking then a V-Storm, I am proven wrong, That thing is hideous. Looks wise, I would much rather have a strom, and that says a lot haha
Allegedly Yamaha is going to produce a bike aimed at the v-strom gravel road crowd that uses the engine out of the FZ-09. I predict it will be a bit lighter than a super tenere haha
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FJ-09http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/...-be-a-big-hit/To say we liked the Yamaha FZ-09 Triple is an understatement (despite some suspension and fueling issues – ed.). You just won’t find a better power-to-dollar value in any other motorcycle on the market. That’s not enough for some of our readers, who expect comfort, luggage capacity and wind protection for dollar-store pricing.
Well, here you go. Recent design filings in the European Union reveal this Yamaha motorcycle, which appears to be based on the frame, motor and swingarm of the FZ-09, known in Europe and other markets as the MT-09. Key differences are a larger tank, longer subframe with a larger saddle and a small fairing with a large (and adjustable?) windscreen.
The design filing offers no info other than the shape, but that gives us plenty of info. It looks like the frame, swingarm and exhaust are all the same, so you can expect this motorcycle to feature the neutral and responsive handling of the FZ-09. As far as performance, I’d expect the motor to be a bit neutered on top for more low and midrange torque, as well as have smoother fueling and maybe even better fuel economy. That combined with what should be at least a 4.5-gallon tank should yield impressive and practical range figures.
Expect the bike to have a full array of touring accessories and comfort/convenience features. I was impressed by the equipment of the revised Super Tenere I rode this year—durable hard luggage, cruise control, comprehensive and intuitive trip computer, all-day saddle—so I hope this Mini Tenere offers a similar array of touring-related features, except in a package that makes almost as much power, a lot less weight and a price tag under $10,000.
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I like single headlight designs. New Strom is way better looking.
Looking ahead I'm torn between an adventure type bike and a new age naked sport.
Can't decide what I want to do just yet... so my Z will stay for now. I can track, tour... hooligan on it.
2 bikes won't happen. I just don't want the headache$ of having 2 bikes nor do I want to deal with maintenance of 2 bikes.
Z1000 - GSXR1000
I kinda dig the tenere as well, heard that they're pretty bulletproof. Problem is that with the robustness of tank-like build quality comes a weight penalty as well. Moreover, many report the engine performance to be a bit on the anemic side. Like bakwheeltango, I too am considering a change to ADV riding in the future.
The KTM will slay all comers.
Fill the house with bees.
Looks like it comes equiped with passenger tires , Greg will get a woody
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Want a good looking one?
New Capo 1200.
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