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Offline Dustyhoops

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How Difficult Can It Be ????
« on: August 12, 2017, 04:54:07 am »
Morning One and All,
                              I am in the market for a new bike and have begun to sort out test rides. Have ridden some of the competition to the S10 and have been impressed by the levels of comfort and handling available.

However, I have been in contact with a couple of Yamaha dealers near to me (Colchester, UK) and they have been unable to supply a Super Tenere for a demo ride.

I don't know how far a field I need to look to get a test ride but you'd think they would be falling over themselves to get one in for me to ride.

Hopefully they may get one in soon as I would like to make a truly informed decision before I part with my hard earned cash.

I have ridden the Explorer XRT and Honda Crosstourer thus far and will try to ride all the comparable machines which will hopefully include an S10.

Here's hoping. 

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 07:22:13 am »
may every one have such troubles as deciding what motorcycle to buy... life has its good moments.... test ride or not deep inside you already know the tenere is the right choice .... big , comfortable , smooth , has good power, reliable, and when you finish the farkles it will be your bike , and it will look different than every other tenere out there even though they are all the same underneath..... the motor will go 100,000 miles plus no problem , and through this forum every known issue good or bad about the bike has an answer... 43 plus mpg on average , enough power to make you smile , not enough to quickly take your drivers license away .... and no chain....

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 09:53:35 am »
Moved this thread to the UK/Euro sub-forum, as it might get you a better response for where you are.


Good luck in your hunt.
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Offline Nissbird

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 10:52:49 am »
I would speak directly to Yamaha for a test ride.

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 02:26:37 pm »
One of the dealers have found a used 2014 (Non ES) bike in Norwich (60 miles away) so I am trying to jack up a test ride with them. I will let you know how I get on.

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 04:39:22 pm »
very few dealers have S10's as demos as there are very few available.....

I ordered a new S10 in May and was told they were only producing 4 for the UK market. 2 electronic suspension models and two non... I had the last non ES model.

Fowlers Bristol have a Gen 2 second hand model for demo... Bloody awful colour scheme but would give you an idea of the bike.

It's my second S10 so I had an idea what they were like and wanted another one.

Greg

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 04:53:42 pm »
I tried a few bikes but knew the S10 was what  I wanted, I will say this, find a used bike to try but if it's a Gen 1 bike (quick way to tell is the analogue rev counter) the Gen 2 rides a bit better (just my opinion having tried both) also try and take it out for a few hours, it's a bike that can grow on you and at first it can seem solid but underwhelming, start in Touring mode and give Sport a go once you've ridden a for a while.  I had to go to a dealer with a used bike to have a test ride but I did order a new bike with them.

Lastly, think long and hard about ES against non ES, I made a mistake and went Non ES as I rarely change my suspension but the ES comes with a host of extras that if you added them all to a non ES you get to almost the same price (something I did!) come resale time the ES is going to be worth more than the non ES with the extras on.

Happy bike hunting!

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 06:02:24 pm »
Why are the Teneres so hard to locate over there?
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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 12:05:16 am »
I flew from Newcastle, just north of Sydney down to Melbourne to test mine....




You'll spend hours, weeks and months riding the bike - no matter what you buy - so what's an hour or two of travelling to test ride any bike?


Otherwise just go to your nearest BMW dealer and buy a GS. You'll need to be very familiar with that particular route as you'll be spending a lot of time driving your car and trailer back and forth with the bike on the back. ::025::
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 01:11:43 pm »
You'll need to be very familiar with that particular route as you'll be spending a lot of time driving your car and trailer back and forth with the bike on the back. ::025::


And probably form a convoy with all the other GS owners.  ::025::
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

Offline Dustyhoops

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 02:02:06 pm »
Thanks for all the replies folks. I am off work next Saturday so intend to ride up to Norwich and test ride a 2014 Non ES version. I don't know the Norwich area that well but hopefully I'll get a couple of hours to get the feel of the bike.

I'll let you know how I get on.

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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 03:11:03 pm »
Just as a fun(ny) fact......

The first 1500 of us yanks that were convinced we wanted a Super Tenere, before it was available here, ponied up a deposit and then anxiously waited for a YEAR for them to be delivered to our dealers. Many of our dealers still didn't know what a Super Tenere was.

And MOST of us had never seen one in person!
We were so grateful that Yamaha let us get our hands on one that we collectively created a banner with our words of gratefulness and shipped it to Japan.

There wasn't any test rides. ;)
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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 06:51:03 pm »
If you build them, they will come.  ::022::
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 09:10:23 pm »
Just as a fun(ny) fact......

The first 1500 of us yanks that were convinced we wanted a Super Tenere, before it was available here, ponied up a deposit and then anxiously waited for a YEAR for them to be delivered to our dealers. Many of our dealers still didn't know what a Super Tenere was.

And MOST of us had never seen one in person!
We were so grateful that Yamaha let us get our hands on one that we collectively created a banner with our words of gratefulness and shipped it to Japan.

There wasn't any test rides. ;)


Some dealers didn't even know the bikes had turned up on their loading dock till an investor asked if his bike was in one of those boxes. Talk about Top Secret.
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Re: How Difficult Can It Be ????
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2017, 11:05:02 am »
It was an awesome "event" to collectively experience here on the forum! No other bike I ever acquired in 50 years of riding compares. Probably explains my attachment.
I'll never part with it. If I last long enough to wear it out, then it'll end up being my own personal museum piece. I'll just look at it and spin some yarns for anyone willing to listen. ;)
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