Category: Dailies


"And the unstoppable can be stopped," reads the tag line on the promotional site for the upcoming Yamaha Super Tenere, kicking sand in BMW's face; "Unstoppable" is the tag line for the BMW GS range of adventure tourers. Last month, we learned that the Super Tenere would feature 3-mode ABS and linked brakes, switchable engine maps, drive-by-wire throttle, traction control, shaft drive, a 1200cc parallel-twin with a 270-degree crank and side-mounted radiators. To our minds, that sounds like more a rival to the forthcoming Ducati Multistrada 1200 and its superbike + bicycle + chair + tank range of abilities, but Yamaha seems eager to recapture moral domince of the adventure touring market from BMW. As the marketing material emphasizes, the Tenere has a long and storied history of Dakar victories. Expect to see a production version of the superest of Teneres this summer, with sales commencing late this year.


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