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The wraps just came off the YamahaSuper Tenere Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, or rather they stayed on-- the concept is made from cloth and skeletal mechanical components. Evoking a blinged out Bedouin or Touareg desert nomads, but closely resembling the flashlight-eyed Jawa scavengers from Star Wars, the concept is intended to be evocative of exotic adventure in remote destinations. However it looks like it was designed for beach-hooning in Dubai, with all that chrome. We also think it possibly skews a bit heavy on the orientalism while borrowing heavily from the BMW Gina concept car, just here with less metaphorical lady bits.>

The Super Tenere Concept previews the Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 production bike which, as you can tell from the pictures, will use a 1200cc parallel twin in an effort to directly rival the R1200GS. That bike will use a 270° crank in an effort to mimic the firing order of a v-twin. Expect to see the production bike next summer, with sales commencing Q4 2010.

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