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post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-20-2020, 08:02 AM
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Hi There. Just last year I went in the other direction. I traded my much loved 2014 Super Tenere ES for a 2018 FJR ES. I had always liked the looks of the FJR an wanted a bike that sat a little lower and had more power on tap. After a year with the FJR as much as I love it I do miss my Super T. The riding ergonomics on the adventure bike were less cramped. My 1st couple years with the ST I rode on the requisite TKC 80's and did not like how the bike felt in the corners on the blacktop but it was a joy to stand on the pegs and navigate the dirt roads or stand and releve a achy butt. I then fitted a set of full street Pirelli Angel GT tires to the bike and boy it waz a different machine. On road performance improved drastically. It does carry its weight higher than the FJR and it is a beast to pick up off its side (dont ask!) but once underway it will put a smile on your face. Toggle it into Sport Mode and start smiling. If my budget allowed 2 bikes I would get another in a heartbeat but or now it is FJR fun only. As a side note the weight is also high in the FJR and is isn't any easier than the ST to push around the garage. Either way you get Yamaha reliability and dealer network. Ride what you love. Take Care.
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