- Feb 26, 2010
The 700 has to have a different mission statement. The FJ-09 is closer to the FJR, and IT'S not real close, than the T-7 is to the Super Tenere. They did improve the 1200....it's called a Gen II.I will pass , going from the 1200 to the 700 ,that's greater to lesser..... it will suck on long trips (chain maintenance alone ) to heavy for single track , to light for long distant comfort.... looks cool though.... Yamaha should have invested the money in improving the 1200.... as mine is 7 years old now .
Sounds like they were trying to keep they weight reasonable. Wouldn't be surprised if that's why they kept the chain...I wish they would have put the new 700 engine into the old 660 tenere and left the old styling, as the 660 was 10x better looking to me at least. Do that, get rid of chain drive and it would be interesting. As it is, not too much interest from me. Hope it does well though.
Cruise Control certainly IS nice and all Gen 2's have had it since 2014 along with some ergo improvements (bars) and a bit more power. Try it, you'll like it.Siera1, gen 2 is ok , but already dated , no ergo improvements , abs up date , or even a bit more power . cruise control would be nice ,(even the currant model year paint scheme seems like left over parts bin stuff) ill just have to keep riding mine...…
It'll be interesting to see what they can do. I love touring on the SuperT, but in the dirt I find it too heavy (not gravel roads, but double track and more technical stuff).I intend to keep my T12 ES and buy a T7. Yes, they are totally different bikes and that is why I intend to have both. As far as T9, a great engine, but I prefer the personality of the 700 twin engine over the 900 triple. Love that bottom end torque.