New Owner in Munich, Germany

Mad Earl

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#1
Hi,

my other bike is a Harley Fat Bob, and I spent years turning that heap of iron into a motorcycle, not even a bad one, for what it does. Lots of riding with the girlfriend on the back seat, the high likelihood of bad roads near beautiful landscapes, and my aging spine made me long for something with a proper suspension. Unsurprisingly, after a test ride I fell in love with the Super 10, and on Friday I'll pick it up from the dealer.

I'm hoping to find some inspiration here, and answers to the hard questions. Which panniers? Which crash bars? Why is this the best bike ever? Feed my confirmation bias!

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Cheers,

Wolfgang
 

Sierra1

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Welcome from Texas. As far as panniers, and crash bars....that will depend on your individual wants/needs. As far as it being the best bike ever....that too will depend on your wants/needs. BUT, if you WANT a bike to do everything well....and, you NEED it do it every day without complaining, or worrying about it breaking down....and you don't want to spend and arm/leg....the Tenere it is. The test ride let you feel the comfort. After you have it awhile, and find a twisty road....you'll realize that it is a sport bike in disguise. Almost all of my riding has been with sport touring bikes. I liked their versatility. The Tenere is MY favorite bike....EVER.
 

Checkswrecks

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Welcome aboard. The bike is great for the mix of roads and cobbles in Europe.

"Which panniers? Which crash bars? Why is this the best bike ever?"

With the bike having been in production for 10 years, these questions have been answered SO many times that we actually have sections of the forum for each.
https://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?forums/tech-discussion-click-here-expands-list.13/

The search engine here works well, and Google searches work even better. For example, put the following into a Google search: site:yamahasupertenere.com best crash bars
 

Flat lander

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Welcome from Kansas. You will find the rabbit hole goes deep for this bike on accessories. I do like Alt rider and tour tech products. That's what the previous owner installed on my bike. Seems to be very well made.

As for why I chose the tenere. For me it was based on reviews, this form and Yamaha's reliability.

I envy you living in the country where some of the greatest beers come from.
Enjoy the adventure and ride safe.
 

Mad Earl

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Picked her up from the dealer today. When I rode home, I realized what drew me to this bike. It feels sophisticated. Everything has a silent and reassuring quailty. The control buttons feel like my best mechanical keyboard: solid with great feedback. It's not rowdy like the Harley. Adult, it a way. I love it. Ordered SW Motech crash bars today. Tomorrow, I'll put on the backrest and rack I got from a company in Utah, delivered within 4 days. And then I'll go for a ride.
 
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