Yamaha have finally released pics and specs of their brand-new adventure tourer, the BMW R1200GS-rivalling XT1200Z Super Ténéré. The bike is powered by a 1,200cc fuel-injected liquid-cooled 8-valve DOHC parallel twin that produces 110 horsepower at 7,250rpm and 114Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. The gearbox is a six-speed unit and the Super Ténéré gets a low-maintenance shaft drive, along with a ‘unified braking system’ (UBS) with integrated ABS, three-mode traction control and two-mode (sport and touring) drive settings. The bike rides on 19-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) wheels.
With its steel tube chassis, fully adjustable 43mm USD fork and fully adjustable monoshock (with 190mm of suspension travel at both ends), twin 310mm brake discs at the front and single 282mm disc at the back, the XT1200Z is fully equipped to take on all kinds of terrain. Seat height is adjustable (845-870mm), the tank can take 23 litres of fuel and the bike weighs 261 kilos.
The Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré definitely looks very capable and should be able to challenge the R1200GS for segment superiority.