xt1200 can,t be that good LOL

bimota

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Hi,

Well a mate of mine had been telling me week in week out for 2 years that he is getting a xt1200, Ok i had question after question about farkles need what was best crash bars, spot lights tyres etc etc, Then after 2 years last september 2020 i had a message on facebook i got a new one coming 2020 black brand new.

He joined xt1200 tenere forum on facebook last september, same time i took my sw motech red crash bars off and put new red altrider crash bars on my tenere as you lot
know i like red lol, anyway i put my sw motech bars on the facebook forum for sale, he messaged me asking would they look good on his new black bike i say yes red/black looks great , so he buys them i drive them a hour up the road for him and there gone , gone to a good home.

Now not heard from him since last september and he,s not been on the forum either ok no worries, BUT BUT lol when i was shutting the pc down last night i looked on ebay for tenere stuff as i do and low and behold his tenere is in a dealer for sale with only 90 miles on the clock yes 90 miles, i only knew it was his as its got my sw motech bars on it lol



rob
 
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bimota

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This one will be too tall ! .
I KNOW,

he messaged me today saying the 1200 was to heavy commuting daily to work, i don,t know how he got to that after only 90 miles, i think he does over 20 aday to work, but he,s not that tall so when i saw the 700 i thought i know whats coming a xt700 for sale with 90 miles
as its to tall lol

rob
 

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The 700 Tracer would have been a better bike. Tall bikes are shit for commuting.
 

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Well Bimota, looks like he got a bike that he likes. I did a lot of research and rode a bunch of the big adventure bikes before choosing mine. I remember the day my Beta fork lug came loose at a big dual sport event almost 300 miles from home. One of the dealers at the event had a Super Tenere. This was 2013. The guy saw my poor Beta in the back of my truck and me not riding.

He let me take the Super Tenere out with the condition I did not take it off road and have it back before 5:00 that evening. I remember seeing Mono Lake in the distance and not wanting to get off the bike and just ride it into the sunset. It was the most comfortable bike I ever swung a leg over. I saved for 5 years to get mine!

The 700 Tracer would have been a better bike. Tall bikes are shit for commuting.
I never though about tall bikes being an issue in any instance. I'm remembering when I was commuting and I can see where a lower seat height would be more comfortable for day in day out riding.
 

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Well Bimota, looks like he got a bike that he likes. I did a lot of research and rode a bunch of the big adventure bikes before choosing mine. I remember the day my Beta fork lug came loose at a big dual sport event almost 300 miles from home. One of the dealers at the event had a Super Tenere. This was 2013. The guy saw my poor Beta in the back of my truck and me not riding.

He let me take the Super Tenere out with the condition I did not take it off road and have it back before 5:00 that evening. I remember seeing Mono Lake in the distance and not wanting to get off the bike and just ride it into the sunset. It was the most comfortable bike I ever swung a leg over. I saved for 5 years to get mine!



I never though about tall bikes being an issue in any instance. I'm remembering when I was commuting and I can see where a lower seat height would be more comfortable for day in day out riding.
yep,

just spoke to him he has had the 700 a few weeks now and loves it, i do like the 700 as well

rob
 

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Right on Rob. That's what it's all about. I too really like the 700. If I did not already have a dual sport that T700 would be on the top of my list. As it is right now I am looking hard at getting a Yamaha YZ 125X for my next bike.
 

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Well Bimota, looks like he got a bike that he likes. I did a lot of research and rode a bunch of the big adventure bikes before choosing mine. I remember the day my Beta fork lug came loose at a big dual sport event almost 300 miles from home. One of the dealers at the event had a Super Tenere. This was 2013. The guy saw my poor Beta in the back of my truck and me not riding.

He let me take the Super Tenere out with the condition I did not take it off road and have it back before 5:00 that evening. I remember seeing Mono Lake in the distance and not wanting to get off the bike and just ride it into the sunset. It was the most comfortable bike I ever swung a leg over. I saved for 5 years to get mine!



I never though about tall bikes being an issue in any instance. I'm remembering when I was commuting and I can see where a lower seat height would be more comfortable for day in day out riding.
I speak from experience with a 2010 660 Tenere. Its ok when moving but stopping for traffic lights etc and junctions. Over here alot of our roads camber for the water, you go to put your foot down at a stop and the ground aint there ! . Or even a pothole can catch you out.
 

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Tall bikes are shit for commuting.
I dunno. After switching from my ST1300 to the Super Tenere, one of the first things I noticed was that the taller saddle height gave me a better, more commanding view of the traffic. Both bikes were used almost daily to commute 92 miles round trip at rush hour traffic for several years, including lane splitting about half the distance each way. I came to view the taller height as an advantage.
 

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At 31", my legs are not long. I keep the seat on "low", and never have both feet flat on the ground. I guess if you spend a lot of time at a standstill in heavy traffic, it may become a bother. . . . but, once she's moving, your feet should be on the pegs. It's one of my peeves, seeing people with their feet/legs out to the sides like outriggers. It's dangerous. In my opinion, it's also a sign of a lack of skill. I don't think there's a class anywhere that promotes that technique.

The Tenere is a great commuter. I get nervous splitting lanes when I have the boxes mounted, but otherwise. . . . she's a dream.
 

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Hi,

Well a mate of mine had been telling me week in week out for 2 years that he is getting a xt1200, Ok i had question after question about farkles need what was best crash bars, spot lights tyres etc etc, Then after 2 years last september 2020 i had a message on facebook i got a new one coming 2020 black brand new.

He joined xt1200 tenere forum on facebook last september, same time i took my sw motech red crash bars off and put new red altrider crash bars on my tenere as you lot
know i like red lol, anyway i put my sw motech bars on the facebook forum for sale, he messaged me asking would they look good on his new black bike i say yes red/black looks great , so he buys them i drive them a hour up the road for him and there gone , gone to a good home.

Now not heard from him since last september and he,s not been on the forum either ok no worries, BUT BUT lol when i was shutting the pc down last night i looked on ebay for tenere stuff as i do and low and behold his tenere is in a dealer for sale with only 90 miles on the clock yes 90 miles, i only knew it was his as its got my sw motech bars on it lol



rob
Hi Rob, it looks gorgeous!
 

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I plan on keeping my tenere for at least five more years, but if i had to replace it today i would get the t700.

As i get older, this bike feels heavier. That trend isnt going to reverse.


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I dunno. After switching from my ST1300 to the Super Tenere, one of the first things I noticed was that the taller saddle height gave me a better, more commanding view of the traffic. Both bikes were used almost daily to commute 92 miles round trip at rush hour traffic for several years, including lane splitting about half the distance each way. I came to view the taller height as an advantage.
Dude i can flat foot the S10, the 660 was tip toes just !
 
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