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posted May 18, 2010 08:57 PM        
Why not this Yamaha?

What give YMUS?

http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/products/motorcycles/adventure/xt1200z-super-tenere.jsp?view=explorer&subview=360







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posted May 18, 2010 09:08 PM        
man I posted this bike up a while ago, its a nice adventure bike!




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posted May 18, 2010 09:14 PM        
LOL if this actually can to Canada I would consider a third morgage
and if they had a Stephan XTZ version I would actually sell my ZX12R

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posted May 18, 2010 09:18 PM        
Why not....if you have the $$$..and want one buy one....

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posted May 18, 2010 10:12 PM        
They are not legal in Canada
I checked

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posted May 19, 2010 05:59 AM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 19 May 2010 13:00
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They are not legal in Canada
I checked


perhaps this adventure bike is available in canada




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posted May 19, 2010 10:24 AM        
The Yamaha's luggage is hideously functional.......but it's cool to see a shaft driven all terrain ride
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posted May 19, 2010 11:25 AM        
quote:
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They are not legal in Canada
I checked


perhaps this adventure bike is available in canada






no offense to DUC riders but there is no comparision to the XTZ racing heritage

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posted May 19, 2010 11:26 AM        
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.......but it's cool to see a shaft driven all terrain ride


YES if that shaft drive works

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posted May 19, 2010 01:06 PM        
Shaft drive robs extra hp......
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posted May 19, 2010 01:27 PM        
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Shaft drive robs extra hp......


TRU DAT BUT in an adventure bike one BIG issue is chain longevity
so give up alittle HP for never having to worry about the chain ? YES worth it

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posted May 24, 2010 05:26 PM        
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Shaft drive robs extra hp......
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TRU DAT BUT in an adventure bike one BIG issue is chain longevity
so give up alittle HP for never having to worry about the chain ? YES worth it

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If it proves more reliable I suppose.....
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posted May 24, 2010 06:55 PM        
goal of these bikes is reliability and ruggedness, not speed nor light weight.

i thought everyone understood adventure bikes.
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posted May 24, 2010 08:30 PM        
...where's my Buell Ulysses????
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posted May 25, 2010 06:34 AM        Edited By: salsa1 on 25 May 2010 13:36
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goal of these bikes is reliability and ruggedness, not speed nor light weight.

i thought everyone understood adventure bikes.


I thought everyone wants more power.....add light weight to your understanding of what is desireable in controling any bike unless you are doing an ultra high speed run where stability is a must ....bra....

The young have funny ideas...hahaha

It's ok stevewfl....nice try....My experience includes venturing in canyons in New Mexico..lived there 12 years close by the Rockies...never needed a shaft drive bud....

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posted May 25, 2010 06:35 AM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 25 May 2010 13:37
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goal of these bikes is reliability and ruggedness, not speed nor light weight.

i thought everyone understood adventure bikes.


I thought everyone wants more power.....add light weight to your understanding of what is desireable in controling any bike unless you are doing an ultra high speed run where stability is a must ....bra....

the young has funny ideas...hahaha

It's ok stevewfl....nice try....

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Ruggedness on these bikes take priority over handling and they're designed heavy.
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posted May 25, 2010 06:35 AM        
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...where's my Buell Ulysses????


some of us warned you years back about "Buell"
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posted May 25, 2010 06:39 AM        Edited By: salsa1 on 25 May 2010 13:41
Theory never outweighs experience...give me more power and lightweight in canyon steep adventure; my chain drive bikes were rugged how old was you in 1975??; what you taiking about...more theory??.....you must be talking crossing african plains for 2 weeks on end??....boring....
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posted May 25, 2010 06:41 AM        
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Theory never outweighs experience...give me more power and lightweight in canyon steep adventure.....you must be talking crossing african plains....boring....




adventure bikes cross more than african planes if you use them for what they're designed for. maybe hang out on your drag strip or take a weekend ride if the wife lets you. the ZX10 is perfect, probably the best ever


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posted May 25, 2010 06:47 AM        Edited By: salsa1 on 25 May 2010 13:49
Read my posts...New Mexico Rockies...canyons and steep inclines in rugged exploratory terrain junior....been there done that,...the last thing I would want is a heavy guttless bike....

you can keep your theories.....
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posted May 25, 2010 06:53 AM        
lol @ adventure bikes being heavy and gutless
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posted May 25, 2010 06:59 AM        Edited By: salsa1 on 25 May 2010 14:00
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Ruggedness on these bikes take priority over handling and they're designed heavy.


lol....where was your last rugged adventure??? lol....

light weight and generous power is the way to have fun....ever see a trail bike with a shaft drive??

you are favoring a street bike that can do limited off road...nothing else.....

but go ahead...we can all chuckle at your explanations.....

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posted May 25, 2010 08:03 AM        
The only people that want heavy over burdened adventure bikes are squids
A true adventure bike need not be heavy and packed so full as to start breaking shock mounts
Durable yes that why I am really hoping this shaft drive is successful
The only other shaft drive adventure is a Beemer which impossible to fix without millions in tools plus there sticker price is retarted

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posted May 25, 2010 08:16 AM        
the light Duc in the pic is 20K, now thats EXPENSIVE
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posted May 25, 2010 08:40 AM        Edited By: salsa1 on 25 May 2010 16:36
Hey it's all good.....I done my share of off road with a 1976 Yamaha YZ 250 motocross and a lightweight 185 enduro Suzuki with a noguchi kit ; it would wheelie in third gear....lots of adventure in New mexico...

not talking theory....horse trails in steep canyons ,with desert plains below where a variety of off roads are everywhere throughout the state........and for miles on end....ask Hellslord...he is from that area...

I can see somemone packing stuff and going long haul over not so challenging terrain with a tenere 1200 .... being somehwat carefull as a way to go places at a distance......that is adventure in it's own way...and includes street riding... if that is what suits ya....

it all has it's pluses and negatives...with limits I mean....

just depends .....

I never cared for shaft drive myself....can't see it as a critical option........God enjoys variety and I do too......no brainer really....

whatever turns you on.....



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