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So now you've got one how well does it stack up?

It surpasses my expectations
566 (56.5%)
It's exactley what I thought it would be
372 (37.1%)
It's not quite what I thought it would be
59 (5.9%)
It's nothing like I thought it would be
5 (0.5%)

Total Members Voted: 996

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Offline firus

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #255 on: October 30, 2016, 01:45:06 pm »
I still have my 3rd fjr with 85000 km (06) and recently traded off my 2nd fjr, another  06 with 165000 km on a 16 super ten. Have put on 6500 km so far (a ride to arizona from saskatchewan) .  Love it so far…. wanted something different than the fjr…and it is. Now have both to enjoy, one up here and one down south for the winter. Heading down again in 2 wks. Able to get a little more off roady with the super ten while down south ::012::

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #256 on: December 08, 2016, 01:34:31 am »
well….adding to the season. End of season ride…. up here in saskatchewan.  centerpunched a deer with my last fjr….. totalled it even though managed to to ride it to a stop after the contact. Deer dead and the fjr after insurance assessment. Ended up getting a 2015 fj09…. sport touring lite??? … maybe time to change up after 3 fjr . Will see how it works out with the super ten ere bought back in august…. variety is good…..back to arizona in 2 weeks for more super T time…. retirement has its advantages!

Offline Mzee

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #257 on: January 03, 2017, 12:38:56 am »
I have 140, 000km on Tenere of shear bliss.

Offline Don T

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #258 on: January 04, 2017, 11:43:16 am »
I first put my vote in this thread after 3 month/10.000 km of ownership.
Back then I voted "It's exactly what I thought it would be".
Now a year later and with +40.000 km on the clock I've changed my vote to "It surpasses my expectations".

This bike just keep surprising me with just how good it is - no matter what I throw at it, it just smiles and say: "OK, lets go!".

It takes time and distance to discover just how versatile and Capable this bike is!
Life is an adventure!
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Offline Super10NJ

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #259 on: February 08, 2017, 09:01:54 am »
Same here, early on i'd say it was exactly as expected, perhaps a little slower than I would have liked but having put 15,000 very tough on and offroad miles on it i'd say it's way beyond expectations. I've never had an adventures bike, but I have had many motorcycles and S10 is something out of the past but in a good way.  It's far more durable than a thing with moving parts should be. 

Offline ace50

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #260 on: February 08, 2017, 09:15:25 am »
I like the last 2 posts here.  ::001::

While I prefer a little smoother engine, I'd be hard pressed to find a bike to replace it with, unless I wanted to spend a whole lot more money.



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Offline Sierra1

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #261 on: February 14, 2017, 05:38:19 pm »
And I agree with the last three posts.  Not nearly as fast as my FJ/FJR, but faster than I expected.  Faster than it sounds.  Handles great, and I don't have to worry about crappy roads damaging my bike.
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Offline shmitty

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #262 on: February 23, 2017, 11:38:20 am »
The ST is my third ADV bike, having had one in the stable since '04.

I started with an 03 Triumph 955 Tiger, which was a great bike in its time. It  ran great and never gave me any problems over the 6 years I owned it. Towards the 35k mark, I noticed that the oil consumption was starting to increase, but the bike ran great. It was a little top heavy though, and the aftermarket never really picked up for it.

I traded it for an '07 R1200 GS, which was also a nice bike for the first 3 years I owned it. Even though it was expensive to service it handled well and the aftermarket was insane. I started seeing oil weeping from the rear diff at about 30k, and there are plenty of stories about those things crapping out when you least expect it. Since the shocks were starting to go too, I decided that I wanted something reliable and capable.

After researching the market, it came down to either the ST or the Triumph 800 Tiger, which a lot of my friends own and love. The ST was just a better fit for me and my riding style, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. It handles great, is economical to operate, has great range and carrying capacity, and the aftermarket is pretty good too.

All in all, I really enjoy the bike, and am considering moving to an ES model.
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #263 on: February 23, 2017, 05:51:14 pm »
All in all, I really enjoy the bike, and am considering moving to an ES model.



My first "ES" was and FJR.  Dealer made an offer that I could not refuse.  Generally I am a no/low tech guy.  The more the bells and whistles, the more things to break.  Once I learned how to operate everything, I knew I would never have another non "ES".  If you are the only person that rides the bike; if you always the same amount of cargo; if the roads you use are the same surface....get a non "ES".  My son, 170lbs, rides the Tenere & the FJR also.  I weigh 320lbs.  Sometimes I have a passenger.  Sometimes the road is rough, sometimes smooth.  Electronically adjustable suspension is priceless.  There is nothing wrong with a non ES, depending on ones needs/wants.  And I was able to get my '17 Tenere ES for less than a non ES.
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Offline VRODE

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #264 on: March 13, 2017, 08:23:46 pm »
I too, originally posted it met all my expectations but after fitting it for me (windscreen spoiler, new seat, ECU flash) it's much more comfortable and fun to ride. Yes, it's a beast to move around the garage but once the wheels start turning I'm amazed at how great it feels. I am now a "far exceeds expectations" guy.
Now if spring would get here, I'd be all set!   
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Offline TheCouzin780

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #265 on: May 10, 2017, 11:38:09 am »
Sorry to revive a older thread.

But I need to give you my feed back on this bike after 2000KM.

I rode a Yamaha FZ 07 (naked bike) last year and decided to make a switch to a bigger more adventurous bike that im not going to do a wheelie on every 5 seconds.

So I searched this forum a lot and watched a lot of youtube reviews on this bike.

I now have about 2000km on it. Have not been to the mountains on it yet as Im from Alberta and its Prairies on one side and mountains the other. But just riding this bike on the highways around here is incredible.

If anyone is searching this forum for info to persuade the to get this bike It far exceeds my expectations and one day i will take it up a logging road or back country roads.

Unreal bike.
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Offline snakebitten

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #266 on: May 10, 2017, 12:37:45 pm »
This thread is meant to be revived as many times as necessary.

No apologies needed. And your words belong exactly here! :)

Ain't it awesome?
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Offline TheCouzin780

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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #267 on: May 10, 2017, 02:51:41 pm »
This thread is meant to be revived as many times as necessary.

No apologies needed. And your words belong exactly here! :)

Ain't it awesome?

I went for a Small ride (700Km) on Saturday as thats all I had time for and I woke up the next morning wanting to go 1000km hahaha!
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #268 on: May 10, 2017, 03:41:48 pm »
You're smitten sir.
A grand condition. :)
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Re: What do we now think of the bike
« Reply #269 on: May 10, 2017, 04:13:27 pm »
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