2010 Yamaha Super Tenere unveiled

New adventure tourer bound for Europe

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 24, 2010
Yamaha Motor Europe has unveiled the new 2010 XT1200Z Super Tenere adventure tourer.

While it may not ever make it to North America, in Europe, the Yamaha Super Tenere will compete against the BMW R1200GS and Ducati Multistrada 1200.

The 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere is powered by a 1199cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine with a 270-degree crank. According to Yamaha, the Super Tenere has a maximum power of 108.5 hp at 7,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 84.2 ft-lb.

With the Super Tenere XT1200Z, Yamaha is taking aim at BMW and its R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure.

The Super Tenere uses the Yamaha Chip Control Throttle ride-by-wire system found on recent Yamaha models such as the R1 and VMax. Yamaha has also equipped the Super Tenere with a three-mode traction control system and D-Mode variable engine mapping.

According to Yamaha 1,199cc parallel Twin engine gives the Super Tenere 108.5 hp at 7,250 rpm.

In addition to ABS, the Super Tenere uses a unified braking system that offers braking control over both wheels through the hand lever. For separate control of each aluminum spoke wheel, the rider needs only to press the brake pedal first.

Up front, the Super Tenere uses 43 mm upside down forks with fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping, while the rear monoshock offers tool-less adjustment of preload and damping.

The "First Edition" Yamaha Super Tenere comes standard with aluminum cases.

For 2010, Yamaha is offering the Super Tenere as a special “first edition” with aluminum side cases and mounting brackets, headlight protector, aluminum engine skid plate and a first edition sticker.

The 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere will make its public debut at the Turkish Bike Show in Istanbul, and online reservations will open in March.

The 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere will come in Viper Blue and Silver Tech colors.

Be sure to check our 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere gallery for more pictures.