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Fern 16 Nov 2011 19:01

Yamaha XTW 250 Ryoku Concept
 
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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.

Yamaha XTW250 RYOKU Concept – the SUV Motorcycle | Motorcycle.com News

Fantastic Mister Fox 16 Nov 2011 22:31

I like the look of that, but it looks like it could be heavy, with not much travel.

Fern 16 Nov 2011 23:02

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!)

anaconda moto 17 Nov 2011 00:15

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.

Saludos

Alexlebrit 17 Nov 2011 00:39

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Originally Posted by anaconda moto (Post 356208)
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.

Saludos

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

http://www.motorevue.com/article/art...om-article.jpg

anaconda moto 17 Nov 2011 11:41

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Originally Posted by Alexlebrit (Post 356212)

Thanks Alex that is really a beautiful machine!:thumbup1:, 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.

Saludos.

Socks 17 Nov 2011 16:03

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.

Socks

Big Yellow Tractor 18 Nov 2011 07:49

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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.

timolgra 2 Dec 2011 13:45

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Originally Posted by Fern (Post 356199)
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.:thumbdown:
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.

bugsy 4 Dec 2011 13:06

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Originally Posted by timolgra (Post 357938)
although I don't ride a 1200.:thumbdown:

dohcuz he never owned one either :nono:-
no bike bashin mister-keep that for yer ukgser site:thumbdown:

estebangc 5 Dec 2011 17:06

Tenere 250
 
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Originally Posted by anaconda moto (Post 356248)
Thanks Alex that is really a beautiful machine!:thumbup1:, 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.

Saludos.

But you may find the XTZ 250 Ténéré made in Brazil! :D(16l tank :thumbup1:) I guess it's what you're after!

Yamaha - Yamaha Motor
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Jtw000 6 Dec 2011 11:03

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.

Polly 19 Dec 2011 18:17

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...cept-ag200.jpg
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

Alexlebrit 2 Mar 2012 07:36

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Originally Posted by Jtw000 (Post 358389)
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?

http://www.derbiscooterspares.co.uk/...s/10604/01.jpg

pete3 4 Mar 2012 15:22

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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