New Yamaha XSR700

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New Yamaha XSR700

Postby pingvin » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:26 am

Official now, available next year. Really like the MT-07 it's based on (more or less same bike, just tank, seat, lights etc) and reviews are great. And cheap (though, guessing XSR700 will be more expensive :( ). Straight into "Next bike" short list =D>

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Re: New Yamaha XSR700

Postby Michael J » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:22 am

I thought that you had put money down on it! The U.S. press is giving it a lot of attention - looks to be a VERY tasty bike.

I'm very happy, after years (decades?) of specialized motorcycles, that the manufacturers are getting back to basics.
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Re: New Yamaha XSR700

Postby Rasher » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:50 am

They need to do a 700 in the mould of the Transalp, with more of a nod to dirt / gravel tracks than the rest of the bikes out there, the V-Strom is not really much of an off road bike, and the Versys even less so.

The only option at the moment is the 660 Tenere, but this is not really so good for the road work to and from the trails, I cannot think of any current bike that really would work as a tourer / light off road bike which I think there would be a good demand for.

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Re: New Yamaha XSR700

Postby pingvin » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:21 am

[quote="Michael J"]I'm very happy, after years (decades?) of specialized motorcycles, that the manufacturers are getting back to basics.

+1 :D And thumbs up to Yamaha for what they are doing at the moment =D>

[quote="Rasher"]They need to do a 700 in the mould of the Transalp, with more of a nod to dirt / gravel tracks than the rest of the bikes out there, the V-Strom is not really much of an off road bike, and the Versys even less so.

The only option at the moment is the 660 Tenere, but this is not really so good for the road work to and from the trails, I cannot think of any current bike that really would work as a tourer / light off road bike which I think there would be a good demand for.

...don't forget KTM 690, best offroad bike by far (that you can also use on tarmac). Works great on road, om twisty/narrow roads it's one of the quickest bikes out there thanks to low weight (130kg with slip on). BUT narrow power band so you need to be commited or it just doesn't work. And TERRIBLE on motorways. KTM should make a 800 twin to compete with GS800 and Triumph 800XC, I'll be first in line :twisted:

But agree that Yamaha should make a 700 dual sport bike :)
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