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Reply To: Yamaha Tenere 700 or Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin ?

Home Forums General Discussion Chit Chat Yamaha Tenere 700 or Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin ? Reply To: Yamaha Tenere 700 or Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin ?

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Tim
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  • Rank: 125cc Rider

I rode the a Tenere 700 demo yesterday. Phil’s Motorcycles in Matamata have one available to test ride. I can’t say enough about the great service I got from Phil.

For me it is close between the T7 and Africa Twin. Both have their positives and negatives and I would be happy to own ether. The T7 felt lighter with the skinnier seat and frame. The dash did vibrate badly at certain RPMs, but I understand there is a fix for it. I liked the simplicity of the bike. It pulls from low down in almost every gear.

I guess it’s decision time now…