Cruizin Posted November 7, 2018 Share Posted November 7, 2018 For those of you in the rest of the world, please share what your dealer says about when the XTZ 700 Tenere will be ready to purchase in your area. This will help others in your country/region. My dealer here in Idaho, USA is very upset. They have been getting tons of inquiries about the T 700 Tenere and zero info from Yamaha. They were as excited as we were about the T 7. They saw the potential sales revenue in 2019. Then, the Niken came along. And, absolutely nobody wants to buy a Nken. I mean zero inquiries. But at the same time, they are getting a lot of pressure from Yamaha to order some Nikens so that people will buy them. Now, unlike with other models in the past, Yamaha isn't offering any dealer floor or loaner specials on Nikens. No dealer discounts, nothing, but they are putting on the pressure to dealers to just order these expensive ugly phucking things that nobody wants. So, my dealer starts calling the other Yamaha dealers across the country and it turns out that none of them are ordering Nikens. Nobody is asking about them, nobody is placing deposits and dealers all over the country are wondering just why in the hell Yamaha built the damn thing in the first place. Who is this bike really for, anyways? Then Yesterday happens and dealers were shocked to look on the USA Yamaha website and see that The Tenere 700 motorcycle is gonna be a 2021 model in North America. My dealer is frustrated. The hottest selling bikes were the MT-09 and MT-07. But that was 2-3 years ago. They dont have that killer new model on the Showroom. The 700 Tracer still isn't coming to the USA. The killer new model is the Niken, but nobody wants a 3 wheeled tracer 900 for $16,000 that is slower. He also stated that he suspects that the delay in the USa has less to do with Tariffs and USA emissions and more to do with trying to boost Niken sales here. It's gonna be a tough year or two for USA Yamaha dealers. The MT-07 forum The Tracer 900 Forum The MT-10 Forum Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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