Hale's Yamaha
1400 Harrington Memorial Rd, Mansfield, OH 44903
2018 Super Ténéré

2018 Super Ténéré



The Super Ténéré® offers a powerful compact parallel engine, wide‑ratio 6‑speed transmission, advanced fuel injection, traction control, ABS and multiple rider adjustable comforts.


  1. Compact and Powerful Engine
    The Super Ténéré® is built for adventure, with an exceptionally compact 1199cc parallel twin using a unique 270° crank for excellent torque and traction. Engine mass is kept low for great handling. Narrow 2-cylinder inline engine is slim and compact for carving tight lines in twisty mountain roads.
  2. All - Purpose Drivetrain
    Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has the right gear, whether on the open highway or off-road. The durable enclosed shaft drive is
    protected from the elements while providing a direct, responsive connection to the rear wheel.
  3. Advanced Fuel Injection
    Twin downdraft throttle body fuel injection with YCC-T® (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) delivers optimum throttle control and acceleration. Two-position “D-Mode” (Drive Mode) throttle response allows the rider to adjust mapping for conditions or preferences.
  4. Traction Control
    Traction control lets the rider get on the gas with confidence. This very advanced system regulates ignition timing, fuel injection and throttle valve opening based on wheel spin, providing a smooth response that is not abrupt like the competitors. Three modes available to match rider preference, including off.
  5. Assured Braking
    Super Ténéré has both an Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Unified Braking System (UBS). With UBS, squeezing the front brake lever also provides some rear-wheel braking; pressing the rear brake first overrides UBS for traditional separate front and rear braking action.
  6. Convenience and Comfort
    Whether riding across town or crossing a continent, rider comfort and convenience are important. Super Ténéré delivers, with cruise control, an adjustable seat height and windshield, tuneable front and rear suspension, low-maintenance shaft drive, centerstand and more.



Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
The 1199cc parallel twin, liquid-cooled engine features a unique 270° crossplane crankshaft for superior traction. It’s almost like having a big-bore thumper without the uncomfortable vibration.

Adventure-Ready Motor
Compact engine design uses a dry-sump oil supply inside the crankcase, boosting ground clearance, while a side-mounted radiator makes the Super Ténéré surprising narrow and protects the radiator from rocks and debris.

Advanced Fuel Injection
Downdraft twin bore fuel injection system with 12-hole injectors is tuned for on- or off-road adventures, and is equally at home commuting as it is on long stretches of open highway.

Traction Control
Proven YCC-T fly-by-wire technology allows for an advanced traction control system, which regulates ignition timing and fuel injection volume and throttle valve opening based on rear wheel spin. Three rider-selected modes are available to match conditions and the rider’s preference.

Cruise Control
The Super Ténéré includes a cruise control system powered by the YCC-T. The rider can easily select or adjust a set speed to ease longdistance touring on the highway.

D-Mode Throttle
Yamaha’s D-Mode throttle offers two response settings: “T-mode” for Touring and general riding, giving a softer response, and “S-mode” for Sport riding, when the rider wants the most performance possible.

All-Purpose Drivetrain
Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has gear ratios optimized for everything from slow dirt roads to higher speed sport riding. The durable enclosed shaft drive is protected from the elements while providing a direct, responsive connection to the rear wheel.


Robust Steel Chassis
The steel frame is designed to reduce rider fatigue during long rides. Using a steel main frame offers the best balance of strength and flexibility so it can help absorb jolts from uneven road surfaces.

Assured Braking
The ABS and Unified Brake System (UBS) work together to help prevent wheel lock during braking. This system allows the rider to operate front and rear brakes together by simply pulling the front brake lever, especially helpful when riding while standing on the pegs. Applying the rear brake first overrides UBS to provide traditional separate front and rear brake control.

Plush, Adjustable Suspension
Adjustable preload suspension allows the rider to adjust for varying loads or a passenger. The forks are compression and rebound adjustable and the rear shock is rebound-damping adjustable as well.

Customizable Comfort
The Super Ténéré comes equipped with both adjustable windshield and seat height. One inch of seat height adjustment provides a lower height for shorter riders or a roomier riding position for taller riders in the high position, while the windscreen can be easily adjusted 2.3 inches vertically without tools.

Adventure-Ready Ergonomics
The grooved foot pegs show Yamaha’s attention to detail: While the rider is seated, rubber cushions provide excellent comfort. When the rider stands to tackle more technical riding conditions, the rubber compresses, letting the rider’s boots contact the metal foot peg surface.


Luggage Ready
The optional flexible luggage system design has three possible setups: standard with no top case/side bags, top case installed, or side cases installed. These accessories were included during the design of the motorcycle so as to enhance the look of the bike.

Beefy Controls
Wraparound handlebar brush guards are standard equipment, mounted to a tough rubber-mounted handlebar.

Standard Centerstand
Both side stand and center stand are provided for complete parking convenience.


Engine Type 1199cc liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder; DOHC; 8
Bore x Stroke 98.0mm x 79.5mm
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension / Front 43mm inverted fork; adjustable preload,
compression and rebound damping; 7.5-in travel
Suspension / Rear Monoshock; adjustable preload and rebound
damping; 7.5-in of travel
Brakes / Front Dual 310mm hydraulic disc, Unified Brake
System and ABS
Brakes / Rear 282mm single disc, Unified Brake System and
Tires / Front 110/80R19
Tires / Rear 150/70R17
L x W x H 88.8 in x 38.6 in x 55.5 in
Seat Height 33.3 or 34.3 in
Wheelbase 60.6 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 28.0°
Trail n/a
Maximum Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 6.1 gal
Wet Weight*** 575 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Team Yamaha Blue