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Yamaha XTW 250 Ryoku Concept

how cool is this? Not sure about all the bells and whistles as its just a concept. It does look like a fisher price toy but cool nonetheless.

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I like the look of that, but it looks like it could be heavy, with not much travel.
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I really hope it marks the start of bike manufacturers moving towards small practical bikes for overlanding, rather than huge 1200 beasts (no offence to big bike riders!)
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I like it a lot!
If the price is right , i would consider to buy something like that.
A low cc "travel bike" straight out of the factory is something i havent seen.

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I like it a lot!
If the price is right , i would consider to buy something like that.
A low cc "travel bike" straight out of the factory is something i havent seen.

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A bit lower down the power range, there's the Derbi Terra Adventure

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A bit lower down the power range, there's the Derbi Terra Adventure

Thanks Alex that is really a beautiful machine!, i know that they do not sell them here in south America ........what a pity.
I have seen you post before about the derbi,did you do a traveling on that bike?
And maybe i forgot the Honda Varadero 125, also a low cc bike ,capable
for traveling longer distance.

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I have to say that XTW looks more like a tractor than a travel bike. I understand it’s a concept bike, so maybe comments/requests on forums such as the Hubb, will push Mr Yamaha in the right direction. There are not many old or new bikes out there that don’t need a lot of fettling before setting out.

I spied one of the Derbi’s in passing yesterday, and it looked very smart. The spec with it looks neat. That sub frame looks as though it would require some bracing if travelling luggage is to be carried though. Anyone?
The Spanish appear to have taken a niche market move on this and some of the other M/bikes they have in production. Price appears to be competitive as well.

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The bike in the OP is fugly.

The "ickle" Derbi is sweeet looking.

A more practicle version of the concept is already out there.
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I really hope it marks the start of bike manufacturers moving towards small practical bikes for overlanding, rather than huge 1200 beasts (no offence to big bike riders!)
No offence taken, although I don't ride a 1200.
There is a good reason why those who can ride them, choose big bikes for overlanding but don't think this concept bike is the whole answer but perhaps a good start.
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although I don't ride a 1200.
cuz he never owned one either -
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Tenere 250

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Thanks Alex that is really a beautiful machine!, i know that they do not sell them here in south America ........what a pity.
I have seen you post before about the derbi,did you do a traveling on that bike?
And maybe i forgot the Honda Varadero 125, also a low cc bike ,capable
for traveling longer distance.

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But you may find the XTZ 250 Ténéré made in Brazil! (16l tank ) I guess it's what you're after!

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I'm liking that concept bike. The Derbi looks pretty but it looks flimsy too, that Ryoko looks like it's built to last. Shame it's so small though, stick a 650 lump in there and I'd be very interested when my bike finally collapses around me.
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hello, I've seen them ( (Handicap International deminers use them in different countries (Laos, Cambodga in Congo also I think)
Fantastic To me ...but ...NOT STREET LEGAL (in my knowledge)
AG stands for AGRICULTURE
What a pitty, the Tenere 250 is not available in Belgium
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I'm liking that concept bike. The Derbi looks pretty but it looks flimsy too, that Ryoko looks like it's built to last. Shame it's so small though, stick a 650 lump in there and I'd be very interested when my bike finally collapses around me.
Now you've got me wondering about my Derbi, I thought it looked quite sturdy personally, but then I have two very untrained eyes. I found a picture of the frame, what do you think might need reinforcing?

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Alexlebrit,

the Derbi seems to be well made. On a different note, what mileage and top speed do you get out of your rig?
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