2016 - 2018 Yamaha Super Ténéré / Super Ténéré ES
Launched in 2010, the Super Ténéré and its stablemate, the Super Ténéré ES return for 2018 with all the adventure goodness that gave the Ténéré its name. Named after the Ténéré desert region in the Sahara, the Super Ténéré and Super Ténéré ES from Yamaha give you on-road and off-road confidence wherever your journey takes you. The compact 1,199 cc parallel-twin engine coupled with the wide-ratio six-speed transmission carries you over hill and dale and back to the pavement with aplomb. The narrow chassis and low center of gravity make the Super Ténéré easy to handle as well as maneuverable and nimble on twisty roads.
Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha Super Ténéré and Super Ténéré ES.
Adventure travelling takes skill, courage and endurance – as well as faith in your machine. Faith that it’ll love rocky river crossings and dirt roads as much as you do. Faith that it’s going to be comfortable on a long freeway haul. Faith that it’s got what it takes to carve up twisty mountain roads.
The Super Ténéré is built from the ground up to be the most exciting next-generation adventure tourer, combining Yamaha’s Dakar-bred toughness and reliability with light, easy (...)
Using the latest Worldcrosser accessory package available from your Yamaha dealer, you can transform your Super Ténéré into the Super Ténéré Worldcrosser to create one of the toughest long-distance bikes we’ve ever built.
Supplied as retro-fit parts, the Worldcrosser kit includes lightweight carbon body panels and special black anodized chassis protectors that make your Super Ténéré ready for the toughest adventure.
The Worldcrosser kit does not include the Akrapovic (...)
When it comes to motorcycle, Yamaha is one of the leading manufacturers and its products are always welcomed by the motorcycle lovers from any coroner of the world.
The same story applied to the Yamaha Super Ténéré which attracted a lot of fans when it was launched for the first time in 2010. Now the Japanese manufacturer presents the 2013 model which features a series of new features thus helping to keep the Super Ténéré legend alive.
The 2013 Yamaha Super Ténéré Worldcruiser is one of the toughest long distance motorcycles you gen get and is packed with many Yamaha accessories especially designed for long journeys.
At the heart of this unstoppable explorer lies a liquid-cooled, 1,199cc, engine that puts out a maximum power of 80.9 kW (110PS) at 7,250 rpm and a peak torque of 114.1 Nm (11.6 kg-m) at 6,000 rpm.
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The Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré Touring is a trustful partner for any adventure. The motorcycle was built with comfort in mind; thereby it offers a relaxed riding position thanks to its spacious seat and the ergonomically designed handlebar. You also get a pretty compact windscreen which despite its dimensions it does its job with dignity.
Compared to the standard version, the Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré Touring has a bigger luggage capacity and increased protection from the elements. Talking about luggage, you’ll certainly like the 30L Top case, the big side cases (60 L total capacity) and the spacious tank bag.
The motorcycle is powered by a shaft drive inline, 2-cylinder, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1,199cc. The engine delivers a peak power of 80.9 kW (110PS) at 7,250 rpm and 114.1 Nm (11.6 kg-m) of torque 6,000 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a capable constant mesh transmission.
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If you are planning to go in an adventure on two wheels then you’ll certainly have to carefully choose the perfect motorcycle. Firstly it will have to be reliable to the core, then very comfortable and of course strong and agile to be able to ride effortless on the highway but also on the unpaved roads.
The Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré fits perfectly in this pattern and does much more than that. At the heart of this beauty lies a 1199 cc, liquid cooled, 2 cylinder engine that develops a maximum output of 80.9 kW (110PS) at 7,250 rpm and 114.1 Nm (11.6 kg-m) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
The Super Ténéré is equipped with Yamaha’s Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) technology with 3-stage traction control that can be turned off if wanted. You also get switchable Yamaha D-MODE engine mapping.
The motorcycle rides on spoked, tubeless aluminium rims wrapped in imposing 110/80R19M/C 59V front and 150/70R17M/C 69V rear tires.
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The Yamaha XT660Z Tenere is considered one of the most reliable dual purpose bikes in its class and there is no wonder why as this bike is as tough as a Samurai.
Apart from the standard model, the motorcycle is also available in a touring version. The touring model comes with extra luggage capacity and increased protection elements which further enhance its practicality.
This metal beast is propelled by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder, SOHC engine that churns out a maximum power of 35.0 kW (48.0PS) at 6,000 rpm and 58.0 Nm (5.92 kg-m) of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine’s power is kept under control by a modern constant mesh transmission.
Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include the tough steel steel tube diamond-shaped chassis, the 23 liter fuel tank and the large capacity 30L side cases.
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Jump on the saddle, put on your helmet, fire up the engine and start riding in your wildest adventures next to the Yamaha XT660. Every bit of this motorcycle screams adrenaline while its rugged design language inspires confidence and power.
This tasty dual purpose bike was especially created for those who search a versatile motorcycle that is able to deal effortless with both the highways and the dirty tracks.
The secret behind the Yamaha XT66Z Tenere’s abilities is a powerful liquidcooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke SOHC single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 35.0 kW (48.0PS) at 6,000 rpm and 58.0 Nm (5.92 kg-m) of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is fed by a pretty generous 23-litre fuel tank which offers a decent range, so you won’t need to stop for refueling more than usual.
The 2-stroke unit is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is sent to the ground through a constant mesh transmission.
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The Adventure Touring segment had a pretty nice evolution in the latest years and there is also no secret that the entire segment was always dominated by the legendary BMW R 1200 GS.
Yamaha has decided to enter this segment very late its first Adventure Tourer being launched in 2012.
To be able to stand a chance in front of its main rival, the Yamaha Super Tenere needed a competent engine, so the Japanese manufacturer developed a new 1199cc parallel twin engine with a unique 270° crank for proper torque and traction. The same crossplane crankshaft can be found at the Yamaha R1 so you can expect to impressive performance figures. To give the bike a proper weight distribution, the radiator is side mounted.
Another useful feature is the traction control which regulates ignition timing and fuel injection based on wheel spin. The bike features two driving modes namely Sport and Touring. The first offers an extra grunt while the latter has a more serene character.
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With the most recent Worldcrosser accessory package offered by your Yamaha dealer, you now have the opportunity to make over your Super Ténéré into the Super Ténéré Worldcrosser. Yep, anytime you can turn your bike into one of the toughest long-distance bikes that’s ever been built, you do it without batting an eyelash.
Supplied as retro-fit parts, the Worldcrosser kit comes with lightweight carbon body panels and special black anodized chassis protectors that make your Super Ténéré ready for the toughest adventure.
There are a few caveats, though. One is that the Worldcrosser kit does not come with the Akrapovic exhaust, a fog lamp kit, or pure off road tires, as shown in the images. You can get an Akrapovic exhaust system and a fog lamp kit as added accessory items from authorized Yamaha dealers.
Nevertheless, the XT1200Z Super Ténéré Worldcrosser brings the adventure bike concept to a new level. It’s complemented with special kit parts and comes featured with intelligent technology. There’s no doubt that this go-anywhere bike brings class-leading performance and controllability together with superb long-distance capabilities.
Find out more about the Yamaha Super Ténéré Worldcrosser after the jump.