So my beloved Tenere is gone, not even I saw this coming. It was the lure of a certain Ducati 750 Sport for sale, just like my old one but with very low mileage and in mint condition. The same shop also had another classic bike I have always liked, a Yamaha YZF1000r. So I managed to get a bargain deal on two bikes for my Tenere.
1997 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace, travelled 16k. The full Over exhaust system sounds awesome. This bike will make a great sports tourer.
It’s totally original except for the rear shock and the mirrors. You have to wonder who in their right mind would put Kawasaki mirrors on a bike like this. They will be replaced with bar ends very quickly. It’s also probably the quietest Ducati I have ever heard, some louder pipes would be good but it’s still great to have the originals.