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Old 1 Mar 2022
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I bought T7 recently to keep company to my old xt660z in my stable.
Good bike, very nice engine but this bike is not as tough as xt tenere.

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Originally Posted by ouroboros2015 View Post
The claimed wet weight of the CB500X is 197 kgs, while the T7 is 204 kgs. Only 7 kgs heavier. It is 3K cheaper though. Anyway deposit has been put down on the T7; decision made, no going back now. Thanks all.
I'm glad that you made your choice. I hope that your motorcycle will serve you for a very long time.
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Originally Posted by tremens View Post
I bought T7 recently to keep company to my old xt660z in my stable.
Good bike, very nice engine but this bike is not as tough as xt tenere.

and if you compare in percentages, how much Т7 is weaker ?
I like the color of your bike.
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To give you perspective of how good ur bike is my friend has just done a 10k trip thru the balkans and turkey partially using the tet . He replaced the seat with a custom one . No oil used , averaged mid 60 uk mpg.....zero issues. He also put in a better off road type air filter / sponge......cleaned it out and oiled twice I think.....he said he was glad he did as very dusty in Turkey.
Our dealership has sold them by the bucket load......that engine is bulletproof .
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Bit of feedback from me having just done 4,000 miles round Europe on a Tenere. My bike was a 2022 World Raid, bought specifically for its 23 litre tank. I didn't need the range as it turned out but that's another story. It was comfortable enough to do 300 kms without needing to get off, and with a consumption of over 25 kms/litre on a long run that's about 600 kms range. The fuel gauge starts flashing with 16 litres used so that's a range of over 150 kms on "reserve". The engine as we know is gorgeous, smooth, flexible and reliable. The suspension does everything you could want it to.

The only things I didn't like were that despite Yamaha moving the fuel tanks down the side of the engine it remains a very tall, top heavy feeling bike. I wouldn't want to have to pick it up alone, especially not on rough ground and definitely not with a full tank and 40 kgs of luggage.

The only "must do for travel" mods in my book are GPS/phone mount, centrestand and Barkbusters. Luggage is your option. I fitted Touratech racks and top box, with Kriega soft panniers.
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I want to share good news with you. I recently bought a T7 World Raid and now I can't get enough of it. as you said, it has a good engine, which is very pleasing. I like to ride for a long time, so this is important to me. It is also very manoeuvrable, which is very convenient.
I even covered it with stickers (from Winner's Ink Graphics) and now my joy knows no bounds.
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