Thursday, February 25, 2010

2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré: First pics, specs, video

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.


Bill Kniegge said...

Looks very nice... but can the "Dry Weight" be correct? Almost 575 lbs is even heavier than they R 12 GS! Let's hope that is an error in the text and not an error by Yamaha!
Bill Kniegge

Anonymous said...

Yamaha-Europe website posts the 261kg as a wet weight

Vin said...

Yes it should be quite all-around capable but this new 1200 Super Tenere isn't really very exciting. Whatever it can do, the R1200GS has already been doing for ages. So what's new about the Yam? Nothing. It's all a bit dull.

Anonymous said...

Nice! Bring it to the US and it will sell, there has already been a lot of interest expressed so there is a demand. Already has more going for it than any V-Strom and there are plenty of places to ride it, plus the bonus is you don't have to pay for BMW's service costs...

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