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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-19-2020, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Heading up to my local shops Yamaha Demo Days in a few minutes (coincides with getting my bikes fluids changed so I get to ride their bikes while they work on mine ha ha)

Hope to ride the new 700 Tenere, a Niken and maybe an MT-10 or an XSR (both of which I have ridden before but they let you ride 3 bikes).

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Take hand sanitizer !

And a mask , heck maybe one of them white suits!
Very fashionable for motorcycle riding these days . Pretty visible too !


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Yamaha Demo Days in Canada are postponed until further notice.

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I wonder if renting a local bike from RidersShare.com might be an alternative to buying a bike you hadn't ridden. Of course it depends if someone in your area has listed the bike you want to ride.

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Yamaha Demo Days in Canada are postponed until further notice.
No surprise, many things are still postponed here in Canada (including hockey), Canadian "president / administration" is let's just say: "different" and "conservative", even though the "Liberal party" is running the country, they always wait (long) to see what the others will do...I guess "learn by other people mistakes" type analogy.

Did I mentioned that we still buy Beer/Wine ONLY in "specialty liquor" stores
...even Greta is NOT happy about that, saying Canadians are making extra trips, running their cars more then necessary

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Tenere 700.. Best ergos and surprisingly good power for a 700 as long as you keep the revs up. Tall thing. I rode one with lowering kit and lowered seat and still it was iffy at stops with only one toe at a time touching. They had one without the lowering kit and there was no way I could get on it. Crazy tall.



Niken..suprisingly a very nice ride. Rides like a normal motorcycle once you get the image of the front end and tank area out of your head and just ride the thing



MT-10 Sweet motor, seat and suspension very firm, ergos a little aggressive



XSR 900 Liked this one the best. Normal ride below 4000 rpms..hold on above 5000. Good ergos, my toes touched on both sides.

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Thatís a great way to spend a few hours Ferret! when we get manufacturer demo days up here they typically limit you to 2 rides. The Tenere 700 is certainly an intriguing bike, if guy is going to do actual adventure touring.

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I test rode the XSR last year along with the Tracer GT. I liked the XSR better as well, but a naked bike, so would have to look at some windshield options that would look OK... have not researched at all.
For same 900 triple, the XSR seemed more responsive. I hear there's a flash, hmmm.

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That’s a great way to spend a few hours Ferret! when we get manufacturer demo days up here they typically limit you to 2 rides. The Tenere 700 is certainly an intriguing bike, if guy is going to do actual adventure touring.
Technically there was a 3 ride limit, but being a Friday during a pandemic so the crowds were pretty small. My son rode 5 different bikes. I won't tell you what he said about the full dressed Venture thing he rode lol

They did social distancing at sign up and riders meetings. Pens were only used once when signing in and put in a spare box once used. They wiped down each bike after each ride. Hand sanitizer was on the sign in table for anyone's use. They are trying.

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it seems NOTHING can beat our belowed F-J-R-1300

thx for the report, I did the Nikken last year and you can't tell it has 2 wheels, but again it cannot compare to (almost GoldWing... minus the 15K) luxury of FJR (and the kicker is FJR cost less then Nikken)

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