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Looks nice enough but it is just a blinged up Super Ten. I travel a lot and haven`t seen one on the road yet as they are too expensive. Maybe they think if they offer this blinged up version for, say, 25K it will make the standard bike look more reasonable.
They will be wrong.
It is what it is. I shows me that the stylists at Yamaha are just like those at BMW, KTM etc. They start with a cartoon of what someone who travels to work by Tube thinks it should be like in this seasons colours, add the latest trendy bits (those brake discs are pad life destroying bling) and then think of some buzz words (Crosser makes me think of blokes in dresses!) to say what a good looking bike it is. This is as much Art as a pickled sheep or a Harley with a Muriel painted on every surface (or a pickled Harley for that matter). Treat it as what it is and don't confuse it with the long distance tool you want them to make.
Bikes as tools are too small a market. Take it as a good thing that Yamaha want their artists to push this segment of the market towards the weekend warriors. So long as they buy hundreds of the things there will be a supply of low milage spares. So long as people buy the Tenere and try and take it into the desert, Yamaha engineers seem to be able to keep it usable once we've stripped off the rubbish.
As long as companies keep thinking that to make a true overlander you have to keep adding stuff on, rather than taking stuff off, then the offerings will always be more of a popularity pitch than a truly utilitarian option for the micro niche that is the overlanding (as opposed to adventiure style) market.
If it piques some 10/12 owner's interest, then great. It looks very impressive and would no doubt be a great road bike but isn't my cup of tea, personally.
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Originally Posted by Threewheelbonnie
Crosser makes me think of blokes in dresses!
To me all the shiny plastic bits makes what might be a nice bike underneath look cheap. Plus my missus would never let me buy a bike she couldn't sit on the back of (no pillion seat), that would be grounds for divorce!
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