1. Many ODSC rides are cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 situation.
  1. tenere700

    tenere700 Limited User

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    Just put the first 250km on the new Yamaha Tenere 700. Wow, what a machine. It is the perfect replacement for my smaller dualsport - it handles its weight incredibly well. My initial concerns about upgrading to a larger machine were instantly alleviated, and I got home from my first ride and immediately listed my 250 on Kijiji. The gearing and low end torque on this engine make it the perfect package in my opinion, and at 5'11" the seat height is totally manageable as well. I cannot say enough good things about this bike, and if you have not had the pleasure of riding the CP2 platform, it is the same engine in the MT-07, Tracer 700 etc and I recommend checking it out. It translates to the dualsport platform perfectly, and chugs along in the low RPM range like nothing else. Let's meet up near Weslemkoon for a ride!
  2. JamesM63

    JamesM63 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Sounds great, I have been thinking about getting one to replace my FJ-09!! Just have to save a bit and I will get one now!!
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  3. John Wyman

    John Wyman ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Curios to know how you like it for longer at speed - touring days. How is the wind protection?
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  4. tenere700

    tenere700 Limited User

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    Having ridden a Honda CRF 250L for the past few years and clocking almost 20,000km, I am probably the wrong person to ask as I have no experience riding behind wind screens. The fatigue from getting pounding by incoming wind is completely gone now, the large tank acts as a fairing in sort, along with the stock windshield. Forum members have had issues with the way air comes over the shield onto their helmet, and have switched to a smaller aftermarket screen with a beveled edge to great success. But again, having the shield there is too huge an improvement over my previous setup to consider upgrading. The stock seat is quite comfortable too, I do not foresee upgrading it either. I carries speed very well and would be an excellent touring bike. I plan on taking it down to check out some of the BDR's in the states next spring.
  5. taylorericjohn

    taylorericjohn ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Great looking machines! I am a little jealous. Congrats!