Yamaha Super Ténéré- Ultimate Machine for Intercontinental Adventure

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the release of the new 1,200cc model Super Ténéré (XT1200Z) adopting the Yamaha Ténéré brand name long renowned in Europe. The new Yamaha Super Ténéré has been developed under the product concept of an “Ultimate Machine for Intercontinental Adventure. It achieves a high-level balance of the qualities riders’ desire in an intercontinental long-distance tourer, including good performance on unpaved roads and light and agile cornering performance.

The newly developed in-line 2-cylinder 1,200cc power unit features a side-mounted radiator that contributes to centralization of machine mass. It also adopts traction control based on technology fed back from Yamaha’s MotoGP racer development. This model will be sold in the European and Australian markets beginning in May 2010.