Hey, guys. Here is my original post. And those are just thoughts speaking of the final product.
For those who in love with this absolutely beautiful concept from YAMAHA.
Since I'm riding XT660Z myself and I love the way T7 looks so much, I decided to compare these two machines.
Many people keep their best hopes to see the final, road legal model as close, to what we see right now in T7 Concept, as possible.
But is it going to happen? Let's see closer.
Those, who had a chance to ride little Tenere know, that bike is not that small in fact. It's really tall and, probably, one of the best options for big and tall guys.
So straight away we can see, that new machine is a bit longer. Like 2-3 inches roughly.
Seat. You probably have noticed it already. Looks like it is good 4 inches higher. Well. That's kinda too much. Don't you think so?
Foot pegs. And again, it looks like those are from 3 to 4 inches higher. Is that good for balancing the machine with such a high pegs point? Don't think so. And riding with knees bent that much, especially if you are quite big guy, not an option for sure.
Tank. From some new photos on web, I've noticed, that tank is really wide in the place where rider's knees should be. Means, taller riders should slide them self a bit backward, what can affect rider's position on the bike.
Well. Coming back to the seat again. Have you noticed, that it's like sooooo long. Like you can sit two tiny passengers behind you, but. I can't really see the place, passenger foot pegs can be attached to this frame. Even one pair, for just one passenger.
As we can see on T7, there is only one front brake disc rotor on the left side. Rear wheel looks bigger what makes me thinking of motocross standard. 18"?
So yeah. Looks cool. But not quite useful to be a road model and will see many changes, most likely. Hopefully, they will keep that crazy rally touch yet will be able to make it practical.
What do you think guys?
And few more things. Speaking of long seat, we can clearly get rid of 2-3 inches to make that tail look better in my opinion. I can photoshop it for you to have an idea of what I'm talking about. And perhaps some people see this machine as a hardcore ride, you must understand, that in Europe Xt660Z is one of the most popular adventure bikes and many riders are waiting for this new more powerful yet light enough Tenere to continue their adventures. So what I see here, this bike either will be more adventure oriented or they will bring us two slightly different machines. Like T7 or 700 and T7 or 700 Rally. Any thoughts? Thanks. Roman.
This is the picture I'm referring to speaking about the tank.