Yamaha USA will bring over 2012 Super Tenere - Dirt Rider Magazine

Adventurers rejoice, The Super Tenere is coming to America. Yamaha's adventure touring monster, previously available only overseas will make a landing early next year, the first of the 2012s. And it is showing up for a very competitive $13,900 MSRP. The all-new 1199cc parallel twin with a 270° is slim and tuned for torque. It's feature list looks like a tit-for-tat against the big players in the adventure game, the BMW GS and the KTM 990. The Yamaha has a six-speed wide-ratio transmission, ABS and unified brakes, tunable traction control, a large six-gallon fuel tank, 17-inch rear and 19-inch front wheels, traction control, shaft drive, decent suspension travel and a comparatively low seat height. It features some Yamaha advances like a fly-by-wire throttle system and the close firing of the pistons to simulate a big Single without the vibration. Yamaha has not forgot about the luggage and accessories if this machine, such an important part of the package and GYTR will have a ton of stuff available at the time of release.And speaking of release, this bike is being sold on a pre-order basis only, so if you are interested, you'll have to act quicker than just waiting to see one on the dealers showroom. The Tenere will be sold via pre-delivery deposit program running September 2010 to March 2011 for delivery in May of 2011. We should be riding some early production bikes in the near future, so keep tuned to www.dirtrider.com to find out about the ride!Here is what Yamaha has to say about the 2012 Super Tenere:



  • The all-new 1199cc parallel twin liquid-cooled engine features a

unique 270° crank for superior traction because both pistons fire

so closely together. It's almost like having a big-bore thumper

without the uncomfortable vibration.

  • Compact engine design uses a dry-sump oil supply inside the

crankcase, and side-mounted radiator for surprising narrowness.

  • 8-valve cylinder head optimizes the fuel charge for spirited

performance. The cylinder head cover is ultra-lightweight magnesium

to help centralize mass.

  • A two-axis primary balancer smoothes out engine vibration for

all-day riding comfort.

  • Forged aluminum pistons and carburized connecting rods for

durability and performance.

  • Downdraft twin bore fuel injection system with 12-hole injectors

is tuned for off-road adventures, and is equally at home on long

stretches of open highway.

  • Proven YCC-T fly-by-wire technology is matched to an all-new

traction control system, which regulates ignition timing and fuel

injection volume based on rear wheel spin. Three rider-selected

modes are available to match conditions and the rider's preference.

  • Yamaha D-Mode has two settings: "T-mode" for Touring and general

riding, giving a softer response; "S-mode" for Sport riding

when the rider wants the most performance possible.

  • Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has gear ratios optimized for

everything from slow dirt roads to higher speed sport riding.

  • The low-maintenance shaft drive is clean and reliable with a

compact rear axle gear case thanks to its hypoid gear design.


  • The all-new steel frame is designed to reduce rider fatigue during

long rides. Using a steel main frame offers the best balance

of strength and flexibility, one good at absorbing jolts from

uneven road surfaces.

  • The engine is a stressed member of the frame. Locating the

crankshaft low and close the foot pegs gives the bike a remarkably

light feel, even off road.

  • The ABS and Unified Brake System (UBS) work together to help

prevent wheel lock during braking. This new system allows the

rider to operate front and rear brakes together by simply pulling

the front brake lever, especially helpful when riding while standing

on the pegs. Applying the rear brake first overrides UBS to

provide traditional separate front and rear brake control.

  • Adjustable pre-load suspension allows the rider to adjust for

varying loads or a passenger. The forks are compression and

rebound adjustable and the rear shock is rebound-damping

adjustable as well.

  • A generous 6-gallon fuel tank allows for long touring with less

down time for fill-ups.

  • The Super Tenere comes equipped with an adjustable seat height.

1 inch of adjustment provides a low height for shorter riders or a

roomier riding position for taller riders in the high position.

  • Front and rear hydraulic discs are both wave-type for great performance

on or off road.

  • The grooved foot pegs show Yamaha's attention to detail. While

the rider is seated, rubber cushions provide excellent comfort.

When the rider stands to tackle more technical riding conditions,

the rubber compresses, letting the rider's boots contact the

metal foot peg surface.

Additional Features:

  • Handlebar brush guards are standard equipment.

  • The flexible luggage system design has three possible set-ups:

standard with no top case/side bags, top case installed, and

side cases installed. Genuine Yamaha top case and side cases

designed for adventure touring are available as accessories.

These accessories were included during the design of the motorcycle

so as to enhance the look of the bike.

  • Body components help direct cooling airflow to critical areas of

the bike.

  • Both side stand and center stand are provided for complete parking


AVAILABLE Accessories:

Please visit yamaha-motor.com.

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certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will

vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain

your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.

**Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all

fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.

It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight

is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.

Model XTZ12BB; XTZ12BL
Engine Type DOHC1199cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 2-cylinder
Bore x Stroke 98.0 x 79.5mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Carburetion Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension/Front Telescopic fork, 43mm tube, adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping,7.48-in travel
Suspension/Rear Monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping, 7.48-in of travel
Brakes/Front Dual 310mm hydraulic disc, ABS/Unified
Brake/Rear 282mm single disc
Tire/Front 110/80R 19M/C
Tire/Rear 150/70R 17M/C
L x W x H 88.6 x 38.6 x 55.5 in
Seat Height 33.26 or 34.25 in
Wheelbase 60.6 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 28.0°
Trail 4.9 in
Fuel Capacity 6.0 gal
**Wet Weight 575 lb
Color Raven; Blue