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Yamaha's new Tenere 700 ADV machine snapped testing in Europe

Yamaha’s new Tenere 700 ADV machine snapped testing in Europe

Black panels heavily conceal the final design and features

Yamaha had showcased its mid-weight adventure concept last year and called it the ‘T7 concept’. It was then we knew that the Japanese guys are coming up with a winner in the adventure class for the next year. Then, the brand showcased the ’Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid’ at last year’s EICMA, but for all our dismay, was still a prototype since they had yet to turn a few knobs more.

Fast forward to today, we have confirmation from the beautiful city of Milan that the 700 Tenere will hit showrooms soon. Heavily camouflaged or rather disguised in full black body panels, the test mule is a million miles away from home to taste the readiness of the bike in the Italian terrains.

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Video: Yamaha showcases what the Ténéré 700 World Raid is capable of

Video: Yamaha showcases what the Ténéré 700 World Raid is capable of

Yamaha showcased a ADV concept model at the 2017 EICMA and badged it with a new name, ’Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid’. Previous to that, Yamaha had showcased its mid-weight adventure concept last year and called it the ‘T7 concept’. It was then we knew that the Japanese guys are coming up with a winner in the adventure class for the next year.

Apparently, they need to further develop the machine by testing it on public roads and now, it looks like they are one step closer to giving us their mid-weight ADV machine. Essentially, Yamaha took the naked MT-07 (FZ-07 before) and added a bunch of things, or rather removed, to give us a focused ADV concept model that will take you over anything that has ‘earth’ written on it.

Now, their production prototype is tearing apart the Australian outbacks showing us the promising capabilities the Tenere inhibits.

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Yamaha's T7 concept is now the Ténéré 700 World Raid. But still a concept

Yamaha’s T7 concept is now the Ténéré 700 World Raid. But still a concept

The Japanese Blue team’s middleweight ADV dig

If you think you have a sharp memory (not that we’ll blame you if you don’t), Yamaha had showcased its mid-weight adventure concept last year and called it the ‘T7 concept’. It was then we knew that the Japanese guys are coming up with a winner in the adventure class for the next year.

Alas! Our excitement was short lived when they showcased just another concept model at this year’s EICMA and badged it with a new name, ’Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid’. Apparently, they need to further develop the machine by testing it on public roads.

Damn you Yamaha.

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Yamaha Issues Huge Recall Shortly After Being Named Most Reliable Brand

Yamaha Issues Huge Recall Shortly After Being Named Most Reliable Brand

Yamaha has issued a massive recall involving a handful of 2015 models, including the FJ-09, FZ-09, FZ6R, Super Tenere, Super Tenere ES and YZF-R6. It’s an ironic turn of events days after a Consumer Reports survey revealed that Americans found Yamaha as the most reliable motorcycle brand in the market.

But such is the nature of the beast that is the recall and in this particular instance, the recall was warranted because of problems related to the bikes’ transmission.

According to Yamaha, the root of the problem lies in the shift cam segment stopper that can be found on the transmission shift shaft. Based on the image provided by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the inner edge of this particular component is sharp where it bends when it’s supposed to be rounded with a smooth radius. The physical defect could lead to the stopper cracking when its subjected to continued stress brought about by constant use of the affected bikes. When this happens, the transmission could fail entirely, leading to the possibility of a bike losing its capacity to shift gears seamlessly. That’s a bad predicament to be in especially when a rider is riding the bike at high speeds. Lose the ability to shift and the bike could jerk violently, leading to a rider possibly getting thrown of his bike.

Understandably, Yamaha is advising owners of affected models not to ride their bikes until the problems are addressed. The company’s dealerships have been alerted to replace the entire shift shaft assembly of the 4,900 models affected in the US.

All affected models were produced from Sept. 1 to Nov. 17, 2014, so if you’re bikes fall on these dates, you might need to contact Yamaha to make sure that your bikes are on the up-and-up.

Continue reading to read more about Yamaha’s massive recall.

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2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

The 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES is built for those who are searching for a partner for adventures. It was built around an 1199 cc, liquid cooled, 4 stroke 2 cylinder, DOHC engine which transfers its power to the rear wheels by means of a six speed transmission. The unit is fueled by a 6.0 Gallons fuel tank and delivers a fuel consumption of 43 Mpg.

Other features offered by the 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES include electronic cruise control; adjustable windshield; YCC-T and 2 position Drive Mode; traction control; ABS brakes; adjustable seat; and electronically adjustable suspension.

The stopping power is handled by front dual 310 mm hydraulic discs and rear 282 mm single discs.

The new 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES will be available from May 2014 with a starting price of $16,190.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha Super Tenere ES.

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2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Built to be able to deliver first class touring performances, the 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere is always ready for adventure.

It features a tough construction and a potent inline twin, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 2-cylinder DOHC engine with a displacement of 1199 cc which comes with a slightly increased power and torque for 2014. The unit is combined with a traction control system, electronic cruise control and a six speed transmission.

The 2014 model year also comes with a recalibrated Drive Mode, a redesigned windscreen, a modified handlebar position, new meter displays and LED turn signals. For enhanced versatility, the 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere features a multi-function carrier system on back which can help you install effortless optional luggage or touring accessories.

The new 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere is priced at $15,090 and will be available in showrooms from April 2014.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha Super Ténéré.

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2012 Yamaha Super Tenere

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere

With a history that dates all the way back to the famous Paris to Dakar rally of yesteryear, the Yamaha Super Ténéré is the ultimate machine for experiencing all facets motorcycling has to offer.

In terms of its design, the Super Tenere is more utility than it is specialty. The design of the bike is highlighted by the raised snout and narrow windscreen. There are also slab-sided aluminum panniers, a tubular handlebar, adjustable seats, tall mirror stalks, a multi-function carrier system on the back, and a 19" front wheel that completes the picture of a bike that can ride on just about road it travels on.

Where the Super Tenere lacks in design sizzle, it more than makes up for in performance. At the heart of the bike is an ultra-compact 1,200cc DOHC parallel twin engine mated to a six-speed wide-ratio transmission that features a very unique 270 degree crank whose close firing order gives the engine its unrivaled power characteristic. The bike also incorporates YCC-T fly by wire technology which is matched to an all-new traction control system, regulating ignition timing, and fuel injection volume based on rear wheel spin.

The Super Tenere features an all-new steel frame that is designed to reduce rider fatigue during long rides. The steel main frame allows the bike to enjoy balanced strength and flexibility, while the suspension set-up on the bike gives the Super Tenere the comfortable riding characteristics a bike of its name deserves. The suspension consists of 43mm forks on the front with 7.48" of travel and adjustable preload, compression, and rebound dampening, plus an adjustable pre-load suspension on the rear that allows the rider to adjust for varying loads or a passenger with the simple turn of a knob.

Get the full specs on the Yamaha Super Tenere after the jump.

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2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Yamaha’s Super Ténéré sportsbike is the kind of two-wheeled bike that is built for adventure. Featuring an all-new, exceptionally compact 1199cc parallel twin engine with a unique 270° crank for excellent torque and traction, the Ténéré is the perfect example of Yamaha’s upstanding engineering.

Where the pavement ends the adventure begins for the all new 2012 Super Ténéré. With its heritage going back to the famous Paris to Dakar rally, the Super Ténéré is the perfect machine to experience all facets motorcycling has to offer. More than its impressive performance capabilities, the Super Ténéré also possesses a clever combination of sturdy handling, attention-grabbing looks, and a plethora of the company’s new technologies.

Whether riding across town or crossing a continent, Yamaha designed the Ténéré to be the kind of bike that provides rider comfort and convenience while also keeping it real as far as its performance capabilities are concerned. The end result is a sportsbike that catches the allure of both casual riders and enthusiasts alike. It almost seems as if the bike was built for one specific purpose: customer satisfaction.

Find out more about the Yamaha Super Ténéré after the jump.

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2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere

2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere

It’s a little strange, but true. Yamaha has announced the addition of a new color to their XT1200Z Super Tenere: Competition White. It’s not a new cycle by any means, but we guess purists will love the idea. This new snowy motorcycle will go on sale later this spring, but potential buyers can check it and other Yamaha bikes in Yamaha dealership right now. It seems the bike manufacturer has taken customers’ requests to heart and sent out a number of demonstrator XT1200Z Super Ténérés to dealerships for the customers’ review. This will enable riders to experience the versatile and exciting 1200cc parallel twin Adventure motorcycle for themselves.

Using the evocative Yamaha racing livery on the most contemporary motorcycle in the Yamaha stable, this model’s graphic treatment clearly celebrates the company’s 50 years in racing. The company’s adventure heritage was recently underpinned by Helder Rodregez, who secured a very brave 3rd position in the 2011 Dakar rally on his WR450F.

The 2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere comes with traction control, ABS, and a linked braking system. For the 2011 model year, customers will not have to place a reservation on the internet as they have had to do in the past, making the purchase of this bike that much more pleasant.

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Yamaha Unveils Its Lineup For 2011

Yamaha Unveils Its Lineup For 2011

When it comes to motorbikes, one of the most popular names to come up in everyone’s minds would probably be Yamaha. Indeed, the Japanese brand has, to a large extent, been closely associated with motorcycles (though, they are also known for their musical instruments). And it seems that Yamaha is bent on cementing on that one.

We say that because Yamaha has finally unveiled its lineup of bikes for next year. And looking at the list, it seems that this one is indeed a fierce roster. Here’s a quick peek at the new set of wheels that the company is offering for the new year. Go see for yourself which one’s going to be on your wish list.

Hit the jump to see some information on a couple of your future toys.

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Video: Treat Every Yamaha as it Was Yours

Video: Treat Every Yamaha as it Was Yours

Check this out! It is a funny Yamaha commercial from Italy, where they advise riders to “Treat Every Yamaha as it Was Yours.” That guy sure does so with that FZ8 despite the fact that he actually rides a Super Ténéré.

What do you think of this for a Yamaha way to promote two of their latest motorcycles on the European market?

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2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré

2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré

The much-awaited and anticipated Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré finally broke loose with the goal of tipping the adventure-touring king, the BMW R1200GS, off its throne and we must say the all-new Japanese bike has all the credentials to make that possible. To begin with, there’s a great demand for big-bore adventure sports bikes in general and, with the right ergonomics, powerplant and innovative features, for the all-new Super Ténéré in particular.


Update: Yamaha has just released the accessories list and pics, which you can now find in our article and picture gallery. Remember, the parts are standard on the 2010 model year, which makes this kind of a limited edition bike as the 2011 one will have them too, but only in the accessories catalog.

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2010 Yamaha Super Ténéré video rendering

2010 Yamaha Super Ténéré video rendering

Ever since Yamaha unveiled the Super Ténéré concept wrapped in clothing at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the motorcycle press has began to speculate about the endless design possibilities and after these leaked shots, we can finally say that the bike contours itself as the most potent BMW GS rival so far.

Although this is not an official teaser, we must say the various design concepts look truly plausible, while the already confirmed features such as a 1200cc parallel-twin engine with side-mounted radiators and a 270-degree crank, as well as electronic throttle and traction control, shaft drive and ABS, confirm this as the best Japanese attempt to dethrone the Enduro King also know as the BMW R 1200 GS. Video is attached after the jump.

P.S. Please Yamaha make your move once and for all.

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Spy Shots: 2010 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Spy Shots: 2010 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Ever since we’ve seen the Yamaha Super Ténéré concept wrapped up in clothing we kept wondering about how the future BMW R1200GS competitor will look like and a first response comes with these spy pictures right here. They were given to motorsite.gr by a Yamaha insider and then MCN took over. The pictures show a plastic scale model of the bike in pre-production form.

The Yamaha Super Ténéré is supposed to make its official debut in 2010 and this Japanese alternative to the consecrated European bike should tip the scale in its favor with a 1200cc engine, traction control and three-stage ABS. It will also feature a shaft drive, comfortable seat and everything you need to go around the world on it.

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Unveiled: Yamaha Super Ténéré concept

Unveiled: Yamaha Super Ténéré concept

Yamaha has unveiled the Super Ténéré concept yesterday at the Tokyo Motor Show with the most diverse public reactions ever generated by the fact that the concept is nothing more than a mechanical skeletal wrapped up in cloth. It apparently recreates the look of Touareg desert nomads, but it also looks like a very detailed preview of what Yamaha plans on launching next year.

The Yamaha Super Ténéré 1200 production bike will be Japan’s first real opponent for the BMW R 1200 GS and it all comes down to the 1200cc parallel twin engine that will use a 270° crank in the attempt to replicate a V-twin’s firing order. Hmm, this is a lot of stuff indicated by a pair of wheels, some metal tubes and clothes.

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2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

Rebirth of the famous Yamaha Tenere
The name Tenere has been synonymous with Yamaha’s rugged Adventure Sport dual-purpose models since the original machine was first launched in the early 1980’s. Developed from Yamaha’s highly successful Dakar race-winning factory bikes, the original Tenere models built up a huge following of loyal owners during the 1980s and 90s.
With an unrivalled reputation for durability, strong on and off road performance, high levels of long-distance comfort, and the (...)

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2008 Yamaha Tenere

2008 Yamaha Tenere

A reinvented adventure bike for Yamaha and a potential direct contender for the other adventure bikes like the single cylinder KTM adventure bikes and also maybe new contender for the Dakar Rally.

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