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    You know what, actually, I changed my mind...this bike weighs more than a KLR 650! Almost a HUNDRED POUNDS HEAVIER than a DR650! And that is obviously not a light bike! It does LOOK good though (with knobbies - which the Euro guys don't get afaik); I'll give it that.





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    Sat on the Tenere at the Motorcyle show. Its a monster, feels like a BMW GS. Im going to Bike Week, hoping Yamaha has them available for the demo rides.
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    Footdoc,



    That's a picture of the 660, not available in the US.



    The Tenere that is being imported, by pre-order only, is the 1200 Super Tenere.



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    [quote name='jbfla' date='03 March 2011 - 03:35 PM' timestamp='1299184545' post='13765']

    Footdoc,



    That's a picture of the 660, not available in the US.



    The Tenere that is being imported, by pre-order only, is the 1200 Super Tenere.



    jb



    Thanks for pointing out my stupidity.

    I was wondering "What happened, thought it was coming to the US?"

    I was talking to a Yamaha Tech at the show and Adventure bikes seem to be the current rage.

    Seems Yamaha US lineup is missing a mid-size dual sport, and a strong 250 to battle the CBR and Ninja. Maybe we'll get some fresh offerings next year. In the meantime I'll read posts twice before I comment.
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    No problem, FootDoc. If that's your only error, you better than most.



    I agree that there are few dual sports to choose from between 250 and 650 cc, the DRZ 400 and ...?



    I hope to look over the new offerings next Wed/Thurs in Daytona.



    However, I am pretty satisfied with the bikes I have. The only one that peaked my interest is the Triumph Tiger 800 triple, but haven't heard if it's made it to the US yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FootDoc View Post
    ...hoping Yamaha has them available for the demo rides.
    At the Antique Motorcycle Meet (Eustis,FL) I talked to a guy who has put money down and ordered a Super Tenere 1200.



    The dealer told him they would be available for demo rides during Daytona Bike Week.



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    [quote name='jbfla' date='04 March 2011 - 09:03 PM' timestamp='1299290613' post='13873']

    At the Antique Motorcycle Meet (Eustis,FL) I talked to a guy who has put money down and ordered a Super Tenere 1200.



    The dealer told him they would be available for demo rides during Daytona Bike Week.



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    Hey, TK. That's better than I look in person...



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    Quote Originally Posted by kj7687 View Post
    You know what, actually, I changed my mind...this bike weighs more than a KLR 650! Almost a HUNDRED POUNDS HEAVIER than a DR650! And that is obviously not a light bike! It does LOOK good though (with knobbies - which the Euro guys don't get afaik); I'll give it that.







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    I talked with the Yamaha guys at Daytona Bike Week and asked about the 660. One guy said that Yamaha put all the required carb/smog/pollution crap on the bike and it was a real "dog". He didn't think it would be imported to North America. I did notice all the extra "green" equipment on the Honda dual sports. Heard it was for fuel vapors. Capt D.
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