Popular Post concours Posted July 25, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted July 25, 2021 (edited) 59 years, 50 of them riding motos. Got the T7 in November, near the end of the season in New England. Getting some more miles now, some good mud, rocks, single track yesterday. 2200 miles. I've owned and ridden a lot of different bikes. Repaired even more. This little Yam is an engineering MARVEL. The transmission some are pissing about works FINE. Is it Rolls Royce silkenly smooth? Nope. Is it positive & easy to use? Yes. The simplicity. One day, you gadget-addicts will be weary of endless gadgetry. And come to appreciate the simplicity of your first dirt bike. The suspension. Much has been written. Like EVERY ENGINEERING DECISION, it's a compromise. Not in a bad way. It's not ready to race, but this isn't a race bike. Like my Triumph Tiger 1050, the suspension works great for it's intended purpose. Remember, the 1,2,3 grand you spend on aftermarket suspension upgrades, is gone forever. Enjoy it, but don't expect much at selling time. Yamaha has hit a HOME RUN by mimicking KTM adventure. Legendary Yamaha reliability at a performance & price point just below Katoom. Every day, I see machinery that was poorly designed, abused, crashed, neglected, repairs attempted by laymen.... This machine makes me smile each time I wring it's neck, bouncing it off the rev-limiter, and roost 2" rocks. "gives a good account" as Dad would say. This bike will take you through hell & back, and be ready for more. Just don't DEgrade with low quality gizmos, and be realistic with what it is. JMWO Edited August 9, 2021 by concours Spelling 38 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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