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    I picked up the 2016 Tenere ES new last October on a year end closeout deal. I had a 2012 Tenere that I traded in for it. I really like the tenere with a set of Shinko 805/804 tires that allow me to riding pretty aggressively in the twistys then go hit a trail. The Tenere has a lot of torque down low which makes it an absolute tractor when climbing slowly up hills off road. 
    The ES suspension is totally worth it in my opinion. I am often changing the riding weight by adding a passenger or luggage or both and being able to change the preload with a few buttons is so cool. Also changing the fork settings is really cool and can be done while riding so if a get on a bumpy section of highway I can set the suspension to soft and the bumps just disappear. 
    I know the Tenere is overshadowed by the KTM and BMW offerings and in a lot of ways those two bikes are more capable in different ways but I think the Tenere is an excellent third choice and gives a great value. 
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    My bike is actually a 2016 WR450 but that wasnt listed as an option for me to select. The 2016 WR450 is a great bike and has tons of power. I have the 450FX ECU and tune the power with the yamaha handheld tuner gadget. Its surprising how much of a difference the different tunes make when riding and I find myself using it a lot more than expected. The yamaha has been boringly reliable as someone that enjoys wrenching this thing requires nearly no maintenance and when it does its pretty easy to do. I've checked the valves lash 3 times and they havent ever changed from new staying right in the middle of the spec. My chief complaint with the WR is the weight. I recently was able to get a 2017 Beta 300RR and am going to try that out during 2018 riding season then decide which bike I want to keep. My hope is the Beta will be better in the technical stuff and give me some confidence to try new things.
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    I just purchased this bike used in Dec 2017. When I got the bike it had a head leak either from overheating or the crappy OEM O-rings or a combination of the two. Either way I just replaced the piston with a ProX and added a Slavens S3 head. Because of the weather I havent had a chance to do any dirt riding yet but I'm anxiously awaiting the opportunity. I have a 2016 Yamaha WR450 which is a great bike and almost boringly reliable but its a bit heavy and can be a bear to handle in technical areas so that is where I'm hoping the 300RR will do better. I bought the 300RR with the idea that I'd have it and the WR450 during the 2018 riding season and then I'll decide which one to keep or possibly sell both and go with something different. 
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    I have the Baja Designs enduro kit installed so the bike is street legal. To ride on the street I have a set of Warp 9 wheels. The bike has tons of potential but it's taken some work to get the carburetor jetting setup properly.
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