Wednesday, February 24, 2010



Yamaha Motor Europe has just pulled the wraps off the all-new 2010 XT1200Z Super Tenere adventure bike.

The bike was unveiled on Yamaha's European web site minutes ago ... which promptly sent the site into overload and down she went -- leaving salivating multi-cylinder adventure bike riders drooling over their computer screens with precious little to see and constantly hammering the 'Refresh' button!

But here's a first pic of the new beast, and some basic specs.

The twin-cylinder Super Tenere is very clearly aimed at the BMW R 1200 GS market segment, and judging by the new bike's spec sheet, we'd have to say the new Yamaha will find many a welcome home when it is formally released for public sale later this year.

For more details on the Super Tenere, check out the web site and hit the 'Super Tenere' link, or get down to the World Superbike Championship kick-off at Phillip Island in Victoria this weekend, where it is expected the new bike will be on display at the AMCN Expo tent on the Yamaha stand.

+ XT1200Z Super Ténéré

Shaft drive inline 2-cyl engine - 270-degree crank
Mass kept low and central for agile handling
Intelligent Unified Brake System and ABS
YCC-T with 3-stage traction control plus Yamaha D-mode
First edition adventure pack
Tough spoked, tubeless aluminium rims
Adjustable front and rear suspension
Adjustable seat height

Engine type liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel injected, twin spark engine
Displacement 1199 cc
Bore x stroke 98 x 79.5 mm
Compression ratio 11.0 : 1
Maximum power -
Maximum torque -
Lubrication system Dry sump, oil tank in crankcase
Fuel System Fuel injection
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system Twin spark
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Shaft
Fuel tank capacity 23 L
Oil tank capacity 4.2 L

Chassis: Steel tube backbone
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 190 mm
Rear suspension system Monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping
Rear travel 190 mm
Caster angle 28°
Trail 125mm
Front brake Hydraulic Twin Ø 310 mm wave discs
Rear brake Hydraulic Single Ø 282 mm wave disc
Front tyre 110/80R19M/C 59V
Rear tyre 150/70R17M/C 69V


Length 2,250 mm
Width 980 mm
Height Min:1,410 mm / Max:1,440 mm
Seat height Adjustable 845-870 mm
Wheel base 1,540 mm
Minimum ground clearance 205 mm
Wet weight 261 kg

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