Yamaha Super Tenere just already launched and it seems to be the most considered by adventurer rider. It was a somehow fully formed motorcycle that was not really on show including in the recent 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Well the mystique has been maintained, because no images have been released yet, but we now know a lot more about the bike’s fine details – the 1200cc parallel twin will have a 270 degree crank (for a v-twin feel), and will useYamaha’s YCC-T ride-by-wire throttle, have switchable engine-mapping, traction control, and three-position anti-lock braking.
Full specs and technical information have just surfaced for Yamaha’s 2010 XT1200Z Super Tenere – and it’s immediately clear that BMW’s R1200GS now has a serious competitor in the big-bore adventure sports category. Apart from its adventure credentials – spoked rims, sit-down/stand-up riding ergonomics and the like, it’s also packing some very interesting technology – including a 3-stagetraction control module and a super-smart braking system that looks like it might put Honda’s Combined ABS system to shame.