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    A neighbour took delivery of one of these yesterday. It's the first one I've seen in the flesh a very nice looking bike.
    Apart from the usual oversized silencer, it looks really purposeful and well packaged.

    Neighbour swapped his Tenere 660 for it. He'd put just under 50k miles on it including lots of europe trips.

    After the first day with this, he reckons the T700 is the bollocks

    Anyone here tried one?

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    I was at CMC Claycross last weekend, they're the biggest Yamaha Stealership for miles around and they didn't have one on the sales floor.

    The did have quite a few XSR700's with a paint job that makes them look like they've got XT500 stylee alloy tanks, but the alloy is just fancy paint.

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I was at CMC Claycross last weekend, they're the biggest Yamaha Stealership for miles around and they didn't have one on the sales floor.

    This guy got a cancelled pre-order. Apparently there's non in the shops that aren't PDI'd pre ordered bikes.

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I was at CMC Claycross last weekend, they're the biggest Yamaha Stealership for miles around and they didn't have one on the sales floor.

    The did have quite a few XSR700's with a paint job that makes them look like they've got XT500 stylee alloy tanks, but the alloy is just fancy paint.
    The alloy is in fact plastic

    And yes, you can't get a Tenere 700 unless you pre ordered one.

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I was at CMC Claycross last weekend, they're the biggest Yamaha Stealership for miles around and they didn't have one on the sales floor.

    The did have quite a few XSR700's with a paint job that makes them look like they've got XT500 stylee alloy tanks, but the alloy is just fancy paint.
    I went in 2 weeks ago and they had one that was sold and told me it would be 6-8 weeks if I wanted one. I was walking out when they called me back and said the order for the one in the shop had just been cancelled and did I want it....I said no I'll wait till there's loads in so I can have a deal....

    But it looked OK in the flesh, I'd like a go on one as it could be ideal for what I use a bike for

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    Tamworth Yamaha had 4 in yesterday,all sold I believe. They were the first one's I had seen in the flesh. They looked very nice but physically much bigger than I was expecting. A mate has had his for a few weeks now , not seen it yet but he said I can take it out next week if we get some dry weather.

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    Gedge on here has bought one, saw the pics on his Facebook the other day. Looks rather smart.

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    I haven't got a clue what one is. Any pics of one as I cba to google?

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    I haven't got a clue what one is. Any pics of one as I cba to google?
    Jeez, the things I do for you....




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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    That looks really nice!! Doubt I can touch the ground on one tho

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    Default Re: New T700 Yamaha spotted

    Saw my first one this morning filtering towards me in the gloom. First impression was of a bloke on a very tall pogo stick. All I could see was headlights, handlebars and front wheel. It's a very narrow bike indeed.

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