I personally think this would be a HUGE hit in North America if Yamaha made this a reality weighing in about 400 pounds? I don’t know what do you think?
SOURCE: CYCLE WORLD
A new Yamaha adventure-tourer powered by the FZ-09’s triple? Let’s hope it’s a reality!
September 1, 2014 By
Photographer : Photo-Illustration: Young Machine
Regular readers of Cycle World know that we are smitten by the lively 847cc triple in the Yamaha FZ-09 streetfighter. They also know that we thoroughly enjoy the Yamaha Super Tenere ADV bike. Problem is, for many potential customers, the Super T and its 1200cc engine are a bit too big and heavy for some off-road riding situations.
Here’s one possible solution, as seen in the photo-illustration above provided by our friends at Young Machinemagazine in Japan. We’ll call it the MT-09X, and this motorcycle appears to be just what Yamaha needs—an ADV machine that can gobble up lots of miles on the highway while being lighter and easier to handle in the dirt. And while this illustration shows the bike outfitted with tarmac wheels and tires in a more Ducati Multistradavein, who’s to say that Yamaha won’t step up and fit the MT-09 Tenere with DOT knobbies on a proper 18/21 setup? A lot of customers could be covered by a pair of models like this.
What do you think: Would you like to see Yamaha build an MT-09X, or at least a very similar machine? We would. An ADV Yamaha that’s much lighter than the current Super Tenere would make a great addition to the lineup, powered by either the FZ-09’s triple or possibly even the FZ-07’s 689cc parallel twin. We don’t get the XT660 Tenere in the United States, so we strongly suspect that this new Yamaha MT-09X would be a big hit on our soil. Agree?
Continue reading “2015 YAMAHA MT-09X”
A look at the new Canadian-spec version of Yamaha’s adventure-touring class bike. This bike is growing on me
Written by: Brian Hatano
Check out the original article at Motorcyclist Online
Something about this touring bike we have always liked. In Canada the base price is
/// $18,499.00…as always we seem to pay thousands more than the USA for the same bike. Our Dollar just FYI has been in and around par with the USA for years but we are always told it’s about supply and demand…importing etc…I say that is crap. 😉 But we shall always “accept” our prices will never be at par and move on…
Irvine, CA — After a long slumber, Yamaha and Star are finally waking up and delivering some very cool new motorcycles for 2014. And now–joining the much-anticipated FZ-09 Triple, hot-selling Star Bolt and updated four-stroke YZ MXers (YZ250F and YZ450F)–comes the FJR1300ES. Those letters at the end stand for Electronic Suspension, and this feature helps update the bike further (after an overhaul in 2013) in the face of some pretty stiff competition in the sport-touring class. Continue reading “2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES – First Look”
I could totally see a pair of these in our garage at some point. I miss dirt bikes for sure.
Back in the game with a new fuel-injected motor!
To say that the 2013 Yamaha YZ250F was badly in need of an update would be an understatement. This motorcycle was not obsolete, but its competitors were leaving it in the dust with regard to innovations. The last bike in its class to retain a carburetor, the 2013 YZ-F had not been updated in several years save for a few minor tweaks. Fortunately, Yamaha had big plans for its little four-stroke, and in 2014 the blue brand is releasing a completely redesigned, totally new machine. ’Bout time. Continue reading “2014 Yamaha YZ250F – First Ride (Video)”
January 19th, 2013
Cheryl and I rode out to the Vancouver Show Saturday to check out the latest and greatest. Not that we haven’t been keeping an eye out for all these great bikes but seeing them in person is always a treat. Riding out to the show we were confronted with our infamous FOG. Cold out and frosty, this fog makes it almost impossible to see. At times it freezes on your shield but the real nuisance is how the fog saturates your shield making you wish you actually had a wind shield wiper.
Both Cheryl and I agree riding in this type of FOG is not fun and we would rather be poured on versus this crap. Having said that, there were pockets where the sun broke through and the glare off the wet roads was blinding. Sun glasses came out, FOG rolled back in and it was like this to the show and back home. We only live about 40 minutes away from Abbostford but riding in this stuff makes it seem further. In the end worth it though, we get to park for free and right in front of the entrance. Anyone driving a cage by the time we got there, around noon had to park FAR away and paid! 😉
Continue reading “VANCOUVER Motorcycle Show @ Abbotsford, BC”
This is a really good video showing 2 riders who are just regular guys enjoying a Yamaha Super Tenere and a KTM 990. Wes is funny about riding the Yamaha off road. This is really worth watching the entire video….one of the better one’s out there I think because they actually show a dump and accident. Real stuff. Enjoy.
Both Yamaha and KTM have dominated the legendary Dakar races for decades. Wes and Grant do their best not to fly off a ridge while taking the KTM 990 Adventure and Yamaha Super Ténéré deep into the Angeles National Forest’s system of fire roads, trails and creeks. For more on motorcycles and adventure, visit http://hellforleathermagazine.com
CYCLE WORLD CLAIMS THE YAMAHA TENERE THE WINNER? FOR THOSE WHO RIDE THE BIG ADV BIKES DO YOU AGREE? WE ARE STILL IN THE 800CC BIKES SO WE REALLY DO NOT KNOW.
A new player in the big-bore adventure-touring segment makes things
Continue reading “BMW R1200GS vs. KTM 990 Adventure vs. Yamaha Super Tenere – Comparison Test”
Now this is just a fun video to watch over and over again….
THIS IS A VERY COOL AND FUN VIDEO TO WATCH….LIKE A WHOLE MOVIE IN 8 MINUTES AND 30 SECS. REALLY WORTH WATCHING THE WHOLE THING … MAKE SURE HD IS ON AND WIDE SCREEN IS BEST.
Continue reading “Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2”
This is a very cool slo mo dirt bike video of James Stewart…watch wide screen and HD! Enjoy!
Watch 2x Supercross Champion James Stewart break down the different elements of a supercross course at his home in Haines City, FL.
Breaking down his thought process frame by frame through the whoops and a giant whip. Shot using a high-speed Phantom camera.