Jump to content
Yamaha Tenere 700 Forum

Touratech Rambler


prwatts
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi guys,

I have had an XTZ750 Super Ten, R1200GS, TDM900 and XTZ660.   

 

Since bl**dy Yamaha are making life so awkward,  this is what I would like to do to my 2005 R1200GS which has 10,000 miles on de clock... 

Touratech Rambler.  They built 2 of them

touratechs-r1200gs-rambler-concept.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

By the way, of those 4 bikes I mention above, each had its good points, but the overall best was - wait - the R1200GS.  Yup, I said it, wash my mouth out..  I've had 2 and ridden aboout 4 variants and its success is genuinely earned.  My record distance in a day was 1,450 km in Namibia on a rented R1200GS Adventure.

Let me elaborate:

XTZ750 - smooth and rideable but old and heavy. It would pull from 1500rpm

TDM900 - fantastic, rode all over Scottishland, but not the best suspension - a bit hard (the son was on a TDM850 with me at the time)  at the time an XTZ900TDM was an idea we had.

XTZ660 - nice and rideable but rough and uncomfortable as a cruiser.

R1200GS - wonderful cruiser, love the cardan shaft, but big and heavy.

 

So I still like the 700T concept....  but it doesn't even have switcheable maps in this 21st century...

 

I think one guy in the world fitted the CP2 engine to a WR450

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, slawmir said:

Nice looking. What's the front suspension made by? WP or something else?

Front suspension was from a R1200R.  Check the link I sent (if you have the time and inclination) they fitted a R1200GS rear end to a R1200R front end cos it has ordinary forks, where the GS has their telelever system.

 

R1200R with forks only came out in 2017 so to build this bike will cost £12-15,000 in donor bikes alone + all the mods like tanks and panels.  Just go and buy a (rare) HP2 Enduro and cough up EUR15,000.  Or wait till you get old and get a 700T  ?

 

Or a Katoom 790 ADV ?

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Our Friends

Tenere across the USA

Tenere 700 Forum. We are just Tenere 700 owners and fans

Tenere700.net is not affiliated with Yamaha Motor Co and any opinions expressed on this website are solely those of ea individual author and do not represent Yamaha Motor Co or Tenere700.net .

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.