Who rides where? Pavement, gravel, pick one!

Who rides their Tenere on the street only?

  • Pavement only!!!

    Votes: 14 31.1%
  • 50/50, wherever the road takes me

    Votes: 30 66.7%
  • Gravel oriented riding, pavement only to connect dirt roads!

    Votes: 1 2.2%

  • Total voters
    45

EricV

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#21
Seems like a lot of us ride mostly pavement... Perhaps Yamaha should offer a version of the S10 with street tires and lowered a bit? Would make a great lighter weight alternative to the FJR...
That's kind of true and kind of funny. The Super Ten with bags is no lighter than the FJR. Different ergos though. I put 162k on an '04 FJRa and have about 130k on Super Tens. Neither is 'light'. And I would not choose to lower my S10. I currently am running Pirelli Angel GTs after mostly running Heidenau K60s and Mitas E07 Dakars in the past. The S10 does fine on pure street tires.

FJR 642 (ES w/bags)
Super Tenere - 584 lbs (ES sans bags)

56 lbs is insignificant, imho. And real world bike to bike would be even less when you add crash bars and panniers to the Super Ten.
 

Sierra1

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#22
In my opinion, if they make "street version", they need to put a larger back rim, that accommodates a larger tire, for increased lean angles. Even with a passenger, the Tenere handles extremely well. And, it leans over far enough....but more would be better with the right conditions. The Tenere will keep up with an R6 in the corners, until she runs out of tread. But....realistically....that's not what she's designed for. It makes as much sense to make a "street" version of the Tenere, as it does to make a "dirt" version of the FJR. I already consider them the street and dirt versions of the same bike.
 

Dirt_Dad

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#24
Wherever Dirt-Checks-Patrick-Limey leads me!
You would have enjoyed Saturday. Dirt showed Checks a couple of new dirt roads. Finding a road he hasn't done before is a real accomplishment. Got a little exciting when flying up a narrow, steep, twisted one and found a car around the corner taking up damn near all the road. Good times. You should have been there.
 
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#25
I own a dirt bike, a dual sport, a street bike and the Tenere which is just a bit of everything.

The Tenere makes a great touring bike and if you never take it off pavement that's fine. I have had mine in sand, mud, rocks, ruts, etc. I prefer to take it off road on gravel roads, fire roads or two track. It's really too big of a bike for me to comfortably do more than that, even though I have and I've seen some people take the Tenere in some amazing places.

I put 20,000 miles on my bike this year with about 1500 of it off pavement so I'm not even at 90/10.
 
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