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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-18-2018, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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While we're waiting for the 2020 model...

..this is a good valuation and review of the feature set of the 2018 SVTC. I concur...for I own one... Political Speak: "I er...approve of this message..."

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/r...rcycle-review/
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..this is a good valuation and review of the feature set of the 2018 SVTC. I concur...for I own one... [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] Political Speak: "I er...approve of this message..." [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG]

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/r...rcycle-review/
While reading the article it became evident that this is just a written report of the video he did. The identical things were stated in the ride review video. One which I watched AT LEAST 20 TIMES while I was waiting for delivery of my bike! 😁
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..this is a good valuation and review of the feature set of the 2018 SVTC. I concur...for I own one... Political Speak: "I er...approve of this message..."

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/r...rcycle-review/
Indeed, that is very well written Sir! I noticed that the article claims a standard 5 year Yamaha warranty making me wonder how old the article is. A buddy just grabbed a new left over SVTC Transcontinental (he simply could not pass up the deal of under 20 grand) and it appears his came with a standard 1 year factory warranty and an additional Star 4 year extended service contract. Maybe dropping part of the actual 5 year factory warranty as mentioned in the article was part of the reason he got such a super deal..
At any rate though, he DEFINITELY got a lot of motorcycle for the money cause it is GORGEOUS!!
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While reading the article it became evident that this is just a written report of the video he did. The identical things were stated in the ride review video. One which I watched AT LEAST 20 TIMES while I was waiting for delivery of my bike! 😁
Can you post a link to that @ChiefGunner? I would love to see it!!
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Indeed, that is very well written Sir! I noticed that the article claims a standard 5 year Yamaha warranty making me wonder how old the article is. A buddy just grabbed a new left over SVTC Transcontinental (he simply could not pass up the deal of under 20 grand) and it appears his came with a standard 1 year factory warranty and an additional Star 4 year extended service contract. Maybe dropping part of the actual 5 year factory warranty as mentioned in the article was part of the reason he got such a super deal..
At any rate though, he DEFINITELY got a lot of motorcycle for the money cause it is GORGEOUS!!
The warranty has always been a one year factory warranty and four year yes warranty from the start, there has never been a five year factory warranty.

You can even buy an additional four year yes warranty on top of that for a total of nine years of warranty. I know the electronics are included in the first four years of the yes warranty but I don't know if they would continue to be covered under the additional four years of yes warranty that you purchased which would cover the motorcycle for years 6, 7, 8 and 9. Electronics are something that if they are going to fail they normally will fail quickly into their life span and if they are ok they will last for many years so I doubt years 6 through 9 are that important on the electronics but you would be covered for all the major mechanical components.

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While reading the article it became evident that this is just a written report of the video he did. The identical things were stated in the ride review video. One which I watched AT LEAST 20 TIMES while I was waiting for delivery of my bike! 😁
Yep...while waiting for ours...must have been viewed like you, at least...20-100 times, lol! It made the waiting for notice from the dealer, less painful!
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Indeed, that is very well written Sir! I noticed that the article claims a standard 5 year Yamaha warranty making me wonder how old the article is. A buddy just grabbed a new left over SVTC Transcontinental (he simply could not pass up the deal of under 20 grand) and it appears his came with a standard 1 year factory warranty and an additional Star 4 year extended service contract. Maybe dropping part of the actual 5 year factory warranty as mentioned in the article was part of the reason he got such a super deal..
At any rate though, he DEFINITELY got a lot of motorcycle for the money cause it is GORGEOUS!!
The warranty has always been a one year factory warranty and four year yes warranty from the start, there has never been a five year factory warranty.

You can even buy an additional four year yes warranty on top of that for a total of nine years of warranty. I know the electronics are included in the first four years of the yes warranty but I don't know if they would continue to be covered under the additional four years of yes warranty that you purchased which would cover the motorcycle for years 6, 7, 8 and 9. Electronics are something that if they are going to fail they normally will fail quickly into their life span and if they are ok they will last for many years so I doubt years 6 through 9 are that important on the electronics but you would be covered for all the major mechanical components.
Very true concerning the warranty Bill. As a a matter of fact, you can go in at any time before the 5 yrs expires and have the bike inspected and get the additional 4 years.
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I purchased the additional four years of YES warranty when I purchased my Star Venture Transcontinental so I am covered for nine years, 1 year factory warranty, followed by the included 4 years of YES warranty for five years of included warranty followed 4 more years of YES warranty that I purchased when I bought the Star Venture Transcontinental.
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I purchased the additional four years of YES warranty when I purchased my Star Venture Transcontinental so I am covered for nine years, 1 year factory warranty, followed by the included 4 years of YES warranty for five years of included warranty followed 4 more years of YES warranty that I purchased when I bought the Star Venture Transcontinental.
OR you could do as you did and get it at the time of purchase. 😁. Either way, it IS available.
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It will be interesting to watch as the SVTC matures to see what kind of repairs pop up. One of the reasons I bought the SVTC (the amazing ride and features was the main point), was that I had over 15 years on my 2003 V-Star 1100 without a single repair. I also had 2 TTR-250s during that time which never needed a thing fixed. I have immense trust in Yamaha's quality. Now I know the V-Star was a simpler bike and had zero high-tech gadgetry. But my first inclination is to say I don't need to pay to cover something that's not going to ever break. The good thing is that I'll have 5 years to get a good feel for how well built it is. I guess it is still relatively cheap insurance though - I can only imagine the cost to repair of some of the systems on this bike. Hopefully members here will keep us all informed of problems and issues.
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