Is the Yamaha Ténéré 700 Really So Special?

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FortNine

FortNine

10 days ago

Too portly, too big, too gimmicky, too…well, everything. Adventure bikes have gotten out of hand. Yamaha wants to change that by offering something just right - nothing more, nothing less.
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Comments
Ramsgate Rider
Ramsgate Rider 2 hours ago
Possibly the best review I ever have seen
Randy Bunn
Randy Bunn 4 hours ago
For motorcycle journalism you have the best video making by far.
Tonto Gonzales
Tonto Gonzales 5 hours ago
DID YO SAY 14GRAND????? for a 700cc motorcycle! you sure Harley Davidson CEO isn't running Yamaha now?
Matt Cero
Matt Cero 7 hours ago
Did you ever sell your GS sir? I'm in love with my R1200GSA, though I've had to lay it on it's side, controlled, a few times. Freakin' heavy hunk o' metal.
Eka Rally
Eka Rally 12 hours ago
Yamaha should give away that T7 for you simply because of the review. This review will sold a lot of that Ténéré.
Youmaar Ludwig
Youmaar Ludwig 12 hours ago
the best video presentation in all of USshow......all media included
mafric750
mafric750 13 hours ago
Another brilliant video and review! Can't thank you enough for the effort you put into these. I'm swapping my 1190 Adv R now... :-)
Carbon Fiber Weiner
Carbon Fiber Weiner 16 hours ago
I have no interest in adventure bikes but I'm still here because it's F9
Mojo
Mojo 20 hours ago
the seat looks as comfortable as a barb wire enema
guy wolff
guy wolff 22 hours ago
One free T7 with every half a million views .Congratulations Ryan .I have enjoyed watching the numbers on this video climb and climb since the hour you published it .. I does go to show the world needs more simple bikes that do a real job at a realistic price and presented with clarity ..
DylanRabbit
DylanRabbit 23 hours ago
What do you think of the Honda Transalp 650 with the rally conversion? I'm thinking of doing that
elrontube09
elrontube09 23 hours ago
If it it wasn't so fugly in comparison, and becauses he really likes the motorn & it's rep, I'm gleaning he's ok with KTM 790. But the T7 is so much better looking and the 790 motor, no real rep yet.
Willy's Performance Cycle Center, Since 1969
Willy's Performance Cycle Center, Since 1969 23 hours ago
Excellent review that’s rarely found online. Beautiful scenery too boot. Thanks and ride safe my friend.
mud hustle
mud hustle Day ago
Favorite youtube channel, just want to say that I dont really think this bike can do anymore than my dr650 that I have in supermoto form. Plus I get the added street performance and better turn-in. Would love to try it out though. Great bike but I'd have to ride it for my opinion to change. I would have definetly made it up that hill that you were meer inches from climbing although , i think that was a cleverly planned drop at the top. It's all about the rider folks. Buying this bike wont make you any better than any other bike without the shnazzy engine or drivetrain figuration.
Chris Miller
Chris Miller Day ago
Best videos
James Excell
James Excell Day ago
I knew I would get a phenomenal review on this bike from an actual Adventure Rider. Amazing stuff!
Fabrice C
Fabrice C Day ago
As usual very neat and nice video. And if you wanna know what you can do on a T700 (sorry in French): usshow.info/watch/4drEjPCaM0Q/video.html
architectofdarkness
architectofdarkness Day ago
Why would a higher countershaft sharpen the swing arm angle? Makes no sense. What you're demonstrating is the line between the rear axle, and instant center (pivot point for the swing arm). A lower countershaft would create more anti-squat, because the chain tension would create more torque between the rear axle, and swing arm pivot.
Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide Day ago
5:06 -- Watch those rear-indicators dance their way up that hill. 😅
YuriIsMyWaifu
YuriIsMyWaifu Day ago
So they made a chain drive bike with shaft jacking?
Moto migos
Moto migos Day ago
The Tenere is an awesome bike. Now make a version for 5 foot 7 people
Moto migos
Moto migos 4 hours ago
@FortNine The low seat option is news to me. Thank you so much for the information. Lowering links will be a must. A Performance decrease is better than not being able to ride one at all.
FortNine
FortNine Day ago
Yamaha sells a low seat option, and there are suspension-lowering linkages available as well. Of course you're sacrificing some performance there. ~RF9
GunsNGunpla
GunsNGunpla Day ago
This is a love letter. And I'm sold.
Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide Day ago
Brilliant production. I’ve got one on order... the perfect “mid-size” ADV bike to replace my “best ADV bike ever”... 950 Super Enduro. Just 10 years before it’s time.
Mech4Life
Mech4Life Day ago
The production level of these videos are amazing!
CFDoherty
CFDoherty 2 days ago
How much for the GS?
Alberto Rosso
Alberto Rosso 2 days ago
We need a vs with the cb500x africatwin is too big
bigdmia
bigdmia 2 days ago
The production value of this video would rival a Netflix special.
jos macouzet
jos macouzet 2 days ago
Great video! beautiful images, such a pleasure to watch. Your videos quality increase exponentially every time =)
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss 2 days ago
on my life so we can all see, more accurately and objectively, where I am going wrong? Cheers.
Jimmy Lundberg
Jimmy Lundberg 2 days ago
I have a Yamaha dealer just a bit down the street, and for one whole year! i have been taking the "other" way throught town for fear of seeing one out in the parking lot available for test riding. I KNOW that if i test ride that thing ...i´ll end up buying one....and i just can´t afford it right now 😔
raymond wandell
raymond wandell 2 days ago
Is there any situation that it won't be left behind by tiger or 790?
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss 2 days ago
zero interest in an adventure bike but watched all of this just for the video content.
Sheldon Nicholl
Sheldon Nicholl 2 days ago
I have no interest in ADV bikes whatsoever. This was a good video. I watched right to the end.
๖ۣۜRนøгi
๖ۣۜRนøгi 2 days ago
bro what price if its over 250$ your imagining shit bicuse we know what you did to it
manofrock07
manofrock07 2 days ago
I want to ride one now ! FortNine delivers another fantastic production . These guys are the best on USshow .
Ayzill
Ayzill 2 days ago
Love your videos! Please, never stop making them.
Isabelle Gauthier
Isabelle Gauthier 2 days ago
Bravo! Your reviews are always a gem to watch. You're the best on USshow. Thank you!!✌️
Dalkarl
Dalkarl 2 days ago
I don't even ride, but this channel is great! Always looking forward to new videos.
Kyle Bradshaw
Kyle Bradshaw 2 days ago
Brilliant production. I’ve got one on order... the perfect “mid-size” ADV bike to replace my “best ADV bike ever”... 950 Super Enduro. Just 10 years before it’s time.
Richard Golonka
Richard Golonka 6 hours ago
The 950 super enduro is insane. What a bike. Oooof!
K9ADVCRU
K9ADVCRU 2 days ago
Waiting patiently in hope.
Jeremy Hise
Jeremy Hise 2 days ago
Big words dood
Stephen Sullivan
Stephen Sullivan 2 days ago
i don't know who scouts locations for your videos but you do a hell of a job showcasing the beauty of your country
Machine Head 68
Machine Head 68 2 days ago
Hey Ryan you do allot of riding around Kamloops, if you want to ride something really nice come up around Sun Peaks, my back yard for some amazing scenery and back roads riding.
Pork Chop
Pork Chop 2 days ago
Well done
Esat'ın Maceraları
Esat'ın Maceraları 2 days ago
So, since nobody talked about these, didnt Yamaha advertise this? Doesnt it sell?
skunkapunka
skunkapunka 2 days ago
Watching FT vids is becoming harder and harder. Is a decision that has to take some consideration. Do i need this kind of commitment right now? do I have the time? attention span? brain power? You already know you have to hit the like button, read a few comments and perhaps leave one yourself praising the quality of the vid. And then think about everything you just learned in a 8 min vid.
Tim Van Leemput
Tim Van Leemput 2 days ago
Good
steve lam
steve lam 3 days ago
zero interest in an adventure bike but watched all of this just for the video content.
benny doutsh
benny doutsh 3 days ago
great video mate! well done! you r a bright star in the motorcycle contact creatures and i really enjoy your creativity!
Kosmonooit
Kosmonooit 3 days ago
What makes the engine tick?
Douglas Linton
Douglas Linton 3 days ago
So when are you guys going to make a feature length documentary?
robert o'keefe
robert o'keefe 3 days ago
How does one even begin to imagine a Goldilocks striptease? 🤣
elrontube09
elrontube09 23 hours ago
Think curls, golden ones slightly drapped over her........
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell 3 days ago
790?
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell 3 days ago
I buy things over another with a TFT and leds!
Sir M
Sir M 3 days ago
Thank you for this test don't you wanna test the Moto Guzzi V85tt. I really love this bike 'cause my feet can reach the ground compare to the T700. Rally like you're channel even if i'm living quite far from your country
living2 Day
living2 Day 3 days ago
The new Africa Twin blows that away all day long......
Kim Cruz
Kim Cruz 3 days ago
Thanks for the review Ryan and Aneesh! You guys have to check our the ktm 790 as well I think we are all dying to see how the two bikes compare from a reliable source!!
Alex Gibson
Alex Gibson 3 days ago
Kamloops!!!!
kyndryd spyryt
kyndryd spyryt 3 days ago
What about the fact if you crack the subframe its a complete write off because its not a seperate part..
kyndryd spyryt
kyndryd spyryt 3 days ago
But is it actually better than the 790 though??...
TommyNitro
TommyNitro 3 days ago
Here in the states I think this this has the best bang for the buck in the mid weight market. The ktm 790 msrp starts around $13k compared to the T7’s $10k.
Tyler Gatsby
Tyler Gatsby 3 days ago
Please do a video on the new 2020 DR650. I know you got your license riding the Drz400; such great bikes. Your video quality is Netflix worthy
MrBudzini
MrBudzini 3 days ago
Why no CB500X review treacle bunny?
aemarques
aemarques 3 days ago
I don't even ride a motorcycle, but I can't stop seeing your videos. The production value is Hollywood-level. Keep them coming!
goomeister2602
goomeister2602 3 days ago
Dang.... gotta loved just how much effort you put into your reviews!
Gregor Babic
Gregor Babic 3 days ago
What Yamaha did for dual sports with the WR250R; they just did for middle weight adventure bikes with the T7. Bulletproof engine; off-road capability; a bit of a premium in price; and a whole lot of smiles and fun times. I know I will get one at one point. For now as I don’t have the freedom for longer and further rides; the WR is my perfect bike. Ryan, you need to do a video on the WR250R like you did for the KLR650!
Pjåk Pjåk
Pjåk Pjåk 3 days ago
Please do a comparison with the Tiger 900 Rally Pro!! Fantastic video as usual!
Ready to Ride Rentals
Ready to Ride Rentals 3 days ago
you are just absolutely skilled. Phenomenal high-quality videos
bowen voowy
bowen voowy 3 days ago
Ryan could you review the new icon raiden adventure suit and compare to your old one would be very interested.
McKinnon Erario
McKinnon Erario 3 days ago
How would it do on the highway for long periods of time? I'm considering this for my road trip bike! Maybe just change up the sprockets to bring the rpms down at speed?
bowen voowy
bowen voowy 3 days ago
seen, none of that sycophantic corporate sponsor magazine tripe, Thank you Ryan
Gil Makover
Gil Makover 3 days ago
Could be interesting to compare Yamaha’s approach to anti-squat with 2011s’ Husqvarnas - on the 449/511 bikes with their CTS system. Please make a video on that!
Joseph Elsave
Joseph Elsave 3 days ago
Pls review BMW g 310 gs
Gulzar Ahmed
Gulzar Ahmed 3 days ago
Please review the Honda CB500X.
Kumaressan Suppiah
Kumaressan Suppiah 3 days ago
Amazing picturization, cinematography, editing and a well written review! Subscribed
AndrewTGreen
AndrewTGreen 3 days ago
Bravo!! May be your best video I’ve ever seen. Best Regards.
prey DEAD951
prey DEAD951 3 days ago
Ryan , could you maybe do a video on enduro/dual sport storage options ? I want to get a tool kit and some other odds and ends on my EXC450 but I cant seem to find any options that dont look tacky. If possible it would be nice to get something almost invisible. If you'd rather not make a video for it , do you have any ideas ? Love the vids man keep em up 🤘
zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy 3 days ago
Amazing review Ryan. But don't you think it looks fuck ugly? Like uglier than the Duke 790.
Patrick Perdu
Patrick Perdu 3 days ago
All right, so - I just watched again two of the very best cinematographic motorcycling pieces of youtubing ever including your very own review of the Africa Twin, which you end up saying it sucks on pavement but there is just no competition on the dirt. Now with the advent of the Tenere 700 I wold _really_ love if you could give us your opinion on how they compare, on the road, on the twisties, on the dirt, in the city... And if you could make it as wonderful to watch as your aforementioned AT review (or your Versys X300 review, the other one I just watched _again_) I would totally venerate you. For those of you who understand French there are two French guys who started a trip from the North Cape, northernmost point in Europe, all the way to Cape Town, South Africa on two Tenere700 to rasie $$ for heart surgery on African kids - they had to put it on pause about to reach Congo due to Covid but they did publish nine episodes of their trip, with real adventure, armed checkpoints, good humor, even philosophy and of course landscapes and geography - well worth watching. It's (almost) all in French but I believe someone is working on English subtitles. Ep.1: usshow.info/watch/4drEjPCaM0Q/video.html Ep.2: usshow.info/watch/iG4jC6YSUZU/video.html Ep.3: usshow.info/watch/ba1C79L0f8o/video.html Ep.4: usshow.info/watch/zeGiM_Vo4zc/video.html Ep.5: usshow.info/watch/E-1PyK0NR4o/video.html Ep.6: usshow.info/watch/6GQkBjuzPHE/video.html Ep.7: usshow.info/watch/KJ0kBzqZNH4/video.html
zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy 3 days ago
Can a Klr 650 go up that hill
Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar 3 days ago
Amazing video man.... always a joy to watch your vids....
rockstar2934
rockstar2934 3 days ago
Good to know i can now go by one
Logan Raj
Logan Raj 3 days ago
Waiting for ktm790 review or comparison 😅 great job as always Sir.
Roy Syntageros
Roy Syntageros 3 days ago
Great video. Awesome editing and shooting! I was looking at one of these in Australia but had to have a reality check on how often I was going to go off road and if I wanted to spend the extra 6 thousand dollars over a V-Strom 650XT which suits me more as I commute everyday to work and having the 19" on the front over the 21" on the T700 made it fantastic for the twisties. Who knows maybe I'll test ride a T700 next year and change over, but I doubt it :)
gabriel ybarra
gabriel ybarra 3 days ago
Can't believe I've been watching your channel with out being subscribed! Lol I am now!
Danny Murphy
Danny Murphy 3 days ago
Wish you guys would broaden your range again your still the best moto journalists on youtube if a tad pretentious I love your content just do some content on some older (and newer) bikes from different categories!
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