November 7, 2022 at 10:35 pm #1652
I think Honda may have a winner and Yamaha has Shot Its Self in the Boot! A $16,000 Tenere is not worth it.
2023 ADV Bikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZDMVO6qKaY
Middle Weight ADV Bikes for 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5kAtiPSA6c
H. D. ChaneyNovember 8, 2022 at 4:59 pm #1655
More info on the 750 Honda TransAlp. Also, they mention a Suzuki 800 V-Strom. FINALLY, they have a replacement for the tried & true DR 650, though it is porky and more street orientated.
Honda 750 TransAlp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqND54YXrTQ
H. D. ChaneyNovember 12, 2022 at 5:43 pm #1663Dave GModerator
The new Honda and Suzuki look cool.
I can’t see anything new about the Tenere. 16k for a bike that came out in 2010 (in Europe) doesn’t sound like a good idea.November 15, 2022 at 3:11 pm #1673
The Tenere “World Raid” has some improvements over the standard T7: slightly longer-travel suspension, better ergos and dual fuel tanks with more capacity. It has the same motor as the standard T7 though. I think it should be priced lower than the Aprilia Tuareg, which has more ride modes, better suspension and more power. The Tuareg is about $4K cheaper.November 17, 2022 at 4:06 pm #1674
That is awesome that Suzuki came out with a new P-twin engine for their adventure bike – with more power than a T7. However, IMHO they put that engine in the ugliest adventure bike of the ’23 crop, by far. Suzuki needs to hire some Italian designers or just copy the look of the DesertX or Tuareg.November 17, 2022 at 6:11 pm #1675
Yes, that is true, Kurt! They should have put the engine in a Suzuki DAKAR replica, similar to the 800 they used to race in DAKAR.
Their design team must be comprised of Street and ADV riders, with no real dirt/dual-sport riders!
H. D. ChaneyNovember 18, 2022 at 9:52 am #1679
Kurt, have you considered making an ADV bike out of an MT-09? Purchase good forks, 21 & 18″ wheels, rear shock, seat, etc.
H. D. ChaneyNovember 23, 2022 at 12:58 pm #1680
Hey Dean I totally agree with your comment on Suzuki’s design team, ha. Too bad.
I believe someone on advrider.com converted an MT-09 to an ADV bike and it looked pretty good. However, I am thinking of buying a finished product next year – probably a T-7 or Tuareg. I would look at the the new Honda TransAlp if it comes here too.
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