2012 Yamaha Super Tenere | Quick Look

2012 Yamaha Motorcycle

Not content with releasing 2011 models this year,Yamaha is giving us an early look at the 2012 Super Ténéré.

A successful model in Europe that has spawned an American cult demanding its release, the Super Teenere gets moving thanks to a DOHC 1200cc parallel twin powerplant with a dirt- friendly 270-degree crank.

The throttle is fly-by-wire and traction control is built into the system, plus the brakes have ABS. To keep the motor on the same page as the rider, there are two power settings – T-Mode for touring and S-mode for sport.

A six-speed transmission means there will be a gear for everything from a trail in the woods to the Interstate.

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Quick Stats

  • ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 98.0mm x 79.5mm
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEEL TRAVEL F&R: 7.5 inches
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 34.25 inches
  • WET WEIGHT: 575 pounds
  • PRICE: $13,900

For a review of the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere, click here. For a look into the entire 2011 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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