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    Yamaha 660 xtz tenere ( Why not sold in the United States ?)

    So this thing looks like a great bike and would like to have one along with my tdub . Yamaha I think is missing the bandwagon here in the us 650 cc class look at the klr how many of those things do you see ...lots . Im sure it would be more expensive than a KLR but probably money well spent. What y'all think ?
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    Wonder if that's the same motor as the Grizzly 660 ATV.
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    Not sure. Maybe Yamaha feels it would steals sales from the WR250R in the US market and that it would therefore be counterproductive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kj7687 View Post
    Not sure. Maybe Yamaha feels it would steals sales from the WR250R in the US market and that it would therefore be counterproductive?
    I thought that as well but the wr is more just a dirt bike or motocross with head light and turn signals and the tenere is adventure dual sport . I think they have room for it in there lineup.

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    If sales dictated a demand for smaller bikes here in the States then you can rest assured they would be here.
    There's more money to be made selling giant 1200cc bikes with more power than is ever needed and it's
    what people seem to want based on sales. In the rest of the world, a 250cc bike is considered a medium sized bike.
    Here, trying buying anything smaller that's street legal. Been that way for a long long time but does appear the tide may be changing
    thanks to expensive fuel.
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    I would say that consumer opinion is definitely changing to be more appreciative of smaller engines in the U.S. I think market research may be a little bit behind in that regard. In the late nineties and early two thousands, the average sport biker would probably have been inclined to think that someone on a Ninja 250, for example, was a dorky loser because he didn't get a "real man's bike" (1000cc). Whereas now I would say the 300 (ish) cc class is being heartily embraced by young U.S. consumers, and more people are coming to the logical conclusions that 200 horsepower is unfortunately just not at all usable in the real world with speed limits and cops enforcing them. That doesn't mean you should never buy a liter bike; if it makes you happy, by all means get one. Personally I still love liter bikes, but I see them more as fantasies now than usable toys. The distinction being if you have the money to actually take one to the track, in which case they are very much usable.
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    Maby if the Honda African twin does well with sales in th U.S. we will see the Yamaha 660 xtz tenere here in the United States.

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    I don't think we're really missing that much by not getting the 660 here, we have plenty of options for getting shaken silly riding big thumpers down America's highways.

    Now, a similar package wrapped around the twin from the FZ-07 would be a very welcome addition to the US market!
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    I can't get too sad about the 660, it weights 454 lbs!

    For reference:

    Super Tenere weight: 575 lbs
    660 Tenere weight: 454 lbs
    KTM 990 weight: 461 lbs
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    Silly big thumpers it may be but can't see myself on a KLR !! I like my tdub and wouldn't part with it . I just would like something more 2 up comfortable thats still off road worthy.

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