Yamaha entered the dual-sport market in 2010 with the first of its XT1200Z family line of adventure-touring machines, and that line continues with the 2015 Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré. The factory named this bike after a particularly rough region of the Sahara desert to accentuate its adventurous nature. Personally, I think adventure is just hardship with an overdeveloped sense of self, but the growing popularity of this market shows there are a good number of people who disagree with me on that point. Whether you like this riding style or not, there is no denying the purpose-built nature of the Super Ténéré, not available in the U.S. market. Join me as I take a look at what makes this sled so suitable for its job.