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Old 01-07-19, 08:19
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T7, Tenere 700....

Has anyone ordered a T7....what do you guys think of the bike after seeing the reviews and You Tube coverage...? Is it a worthy successor to the Tenere...? Steve
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Old 01-07-19, 09:14
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I'm a bit nervous...

We all hoped the S10 would be a great leap forward, and, well, it is a good bike but it lacks any 'spark', it's so dull to ride you may as well get a Honda.

I'd love the T7 to shake up the whole sector, but I wouldn't bet on it. I live in hope though.
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Old 01-07-19, 19:29
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That's my worry...only a test ride will tell. I've tried a few bikes over the last year but none of them make me smile like the Tenere!(apart from my darling XR650R!) My heart sinks when you take a bike for a test ride and the salesman just goes on about how 'smooth ' the engine is....ie DULL...! Hopefully a few mods can liven up the T7...that MT engine is supposed to be strong and reliable, plus it's not fitted with loads electronics...rider modes no one needs! Steve
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Old 04-07-19, 13:21
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I'm a bit nervous...

We all hoped the S10 would be a great leap forward, and, well, it is a good bike but it lacks any 'spark', it's so dull to ride you may as well get a Honda.

I'd love the T7 to shake up the whole sector, but I wouldn't bet on it. I live in hope though.
GULG..you've ridden it have you?
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Old 04-07-19, 14:21
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GULG..you've ridden it have you?
The S10, yes I test rode it for a day - I bought a Tiger 800... then a CrossTourer 1200, then a 1200GS, then another 1200GS... None of those bikes set the world on fire in terms of 'spark' (the Tiger fell apart faster than a tissue in the rain), but they had something.

Obviously, I still have the 2008 Tenere.
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Old 17-11-19, 00:15
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I tried it for an hour, it is not for me...

It is not a stomper....
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Old 20-11-19, 15:57
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I had a good look over it at Motorcycle Live on Monday....

There's some well made bits, and some nice additions but there's also some vulnerable bits that'll be hard to protect... the gear change push rod is very long, a left side fall onto a rock and you've got gear change problems. The centre stand is very low and really does reduce ground clearence.

Folding rear break leaver is nice, but the main part of the lever looks vulnerable, more snapable than bendable (and therefore bend-back-able)

The bike feels much smaller than the 660... even with the high ralley seat fitted. Maybe due to the seat being narrower, and that leads to the long term comfort question.. only a long ride will answer that.

The SW-Motech (Yamah OE) rack, it sits too far forward if you ever want to put a pillion on, and they'd need legs narrower than my forearms.

The addition of a chain guide is nice and the lights look awesome! It feels very comfortable to site on and sits nicely between your legs if you stand up, the tapered bars feel better than the stock 660 bars too.

I don't think I'd move from the 660 to the 700.. just my opinion, I'm sure (actually I know ) others love it.
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Old 04-12-19, 11:05
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Just done 6'500 km's on all terrain since August - the engine and the balance is the absolute killer (in my and many others opinion).


Offroad much easier to handle due to the much lighter front and the longer distance between the wheels.
Onroad superbe balance, linear power and grip.


I've never ridden my 660Z again after the 700 was in the house - could sell her with all the spareparts to a happy guy.


wish everyone a lot of phun on its ténéré - equal which one.


cheers, Andy
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