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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wraparound handlebar brush guards are standard equipment, mounted to a tough rubber-mounted handlebar.
Both side stand and center stand are provided for complete parking convenience.