The 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere brings a host of new features to stay competitive with its adventure-touring rivals. Key to the updated Tenere is a new cylinder head and new power characteristics, more expansive coverage from a new windscreen, and the arrival of an optional electronically adjustable suspension, a system similar to the FJR1300ES we reviewed last week.
The ES model, for electronic suspension, provides 84 settings of adjustment, with three levels of damping with seven levels of fine-tuning within each, plus four preload settings. On our ride so far, the added wind protection is a highlight, as is the easily readable instrumentation. The new cylinder head and revised D-mode settings offer minor upgrades, with the 1199cc parallel-Twin supplying slightly snappier throttle response, an adjustable seat height and electronic cruise control. The base model retails for $15,090, while the ES has an MSRP of $16,190 that includes heated grips.
More riding is in store, so stay tuned for our full review of the upgraded 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere!
2014 Yamaha Super Tenere (Super Tenere ES)
|MSRP||$15,090 ($16,190 ES)|
|Engine Type||liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 2- cylinder DOHC|
|Engine Capacity||1199 cc|
|Bore x Stroke||98.0 x 79.5mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection with YCC-T|
|Transmission||Constant mesh, 6-speed|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork, 43mm tube, adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping, 7.5-in travel|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping, 7.5-in travel|
|Front Brakes||Dual 310mm hydraulic disc, ABS/Unified Brake System|
|Rear Brakes||282mm single disc|
|Front Tire||110/80R19M/C 59V|
|Rear Tire||150/70R17M/C 69V|
|Seat Height||33.3 or 34.3 in|
|Dry Weight||575 lb (584 lb)|
|Fuel Capacity||6.1 gal|
|Colors||Team Yamaha Blue, Matte Gray/Matte Black (Matte Gray/Matte Black)|
|Warranty||1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)|