Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré
Yamaha launches their most awaited model- XT 1200Z Super Tenere this year. This all-new 1199cc inline 2-cylinders of 98 x 79.5 mm at 11: 1 compression engine delivers big powers and effortless torque in a slim, compact and well balanced package. The Super Tenere is driven by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, inline 2-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel injected twin spark engine. A 270-degree firing rotation is claimed to put power down in an extremely usable manner, promoting traction in all situations.
It is one of the most advanced travel adventure machine. This motorcycle is tailor-made for transcontinental expeditions. It makes you feel comfortable, gives a sense of reliability about its standards, exhilarates and offers you a smooth ride even over every rough road. The Super Tenere is Specially designed to tackle BMW’s R1200GS and Gs Adventure machines. Its MSRP is a proposed estimate of 13,500 Euro ( $18,120USD)- double of what Suzuki charges for the V-storm and it is available only as a ‘first edition’ in 2010 which features aluminium side cases and mounting brackets, headlight protector, aluminium skid plates. It is also only available by using online reservation, meaning you’ll have to go to www.super-tenere.com to reserve your bike. Reservation instructions become available on March 8. It is a go anywhere machine as it can run effortlessly over every conceivable terrain.
The built is tough with spotted wheels, generous ground clearance and hardy engine protection and the entire design is constructed to keep the rider’s mass low and central for getting that perfect balance and to make the handling light and agile during speed driving. As for the traction is concerned, the rider input is highlighted by the Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) which offers three-stage traction control.
Its technology is so advanced that it goes beyond the normal breaking point with intelligent Unified Braker System with ABS stopping power which is a standard. The XT1200Z uses a sophisticated linking system and thus allows the rider to control even if the brakes don’t function independently.
Yamaha’s Unified Braking System works so that the front brake actuates both the dual 310mm wave rotors up front and single 282mm rear. Tapping the rear brake first will disengage the system so that each brake is controlled independently by the biker. Plastic hand guards and an aluminum skid plate are standard equipment along with passenger pegs and an adjustable seat height which can be adjusted from 33.2-34.2 inches.
This model delivers a 110 PS ( at 7,250 rpm) for quick acceleration and has a broad spread of torque for effortless cruising and overtaking. It has a bore of 98mm and a stroke of 79.5 mm which provides the optimal combination of low rotating mass and a compact engine design. The entire engine features a 270 degree crankshaft with firing intervals at the 270-and-450 degree points. The Super Tenere uses the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) like the several of Yamaha’s other recent high-performance motorcycles. Its large 23 litre tank offers serious touring range and an adjustable screen lets you set your riding position which offers maximum comfort along with wind protection.
The front cowling has a 12 volt socket that lets you charge or power electronic communication devices like mobile phones and GPS systems. The headlights are powerful twin projector beams where each projector features a solenoid-operated shade piece that moves up and down to switch between the high and main beam lighting. Its functional accessories include high screen, fog lamp kit, engine guard, grip heater kit, wind deflectors, Super Tenere tank, Stylish LED Flashers- available in black, chrome and carbon.
The XT 1200Z Super Tenere comes in comes in two colours-‘Silver Tech’ and the ultra sexy ‘ Viper Blue’ but the choice of purchase is completely your decision.