any1 get the 08 tenere yet? after i sold my 3aj has been lusting fer a tenere (did not want the tamed down version after the 3aj).researched many other 650 trailes and thought would settle fer the dr650. but outa the blue my prayers have been answered.o8 tenere looks horn.
on the other hand contemplating a wr250r fer outback touring, seems to be the most reliable-interms of service and technology.
the new wr250r set to replace the aging ttr/xt series -supertrail.
has a 6 speed ,titanium valves,liquid cooled top speed of 150kmph.according to geoff ballard u can hold the throttle to the stop from darwin to sydney. smooth as and FI.
service intervals -oil change -5000kms,oilfilter-10,000, clutch 20,000kms and valve check-40,000kms.
needs a larger rally tank-yamaha make one -25ltr.maybe a seat and some racks.
dry wt -126kgs.
sounds bullet proof to tour/off piste/
power to wt ratio is phemoneol.
revs to 10,000rpm.
should unleash bout 40kw ,throwing out the euro3 pipes and installing a pc.
has rare earth internals electric systems from the R1.
sounds better in terms of serice and lonevity than the klrs.drs etc.
any1 research into the new 'supertrail' categoryth a few mods can be anywhere bike especialy off piste.
ride, ride like the wind to be free.