Thursday, February 25, 2010

Inside Lines: Yamaha Super Tenere 1200

“The Super Tenere looks like it's been aimed squarely at BMW's highly successful R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure bikes, which have seen a surge in popularity in the last few years, both as go-anywhere adventure machines and as the motorcycling equivalent of an SUV, for better or worse.”

Gizmag has the scoop on Yamaha's new XT1200Z adventure bike. Standard equipment includes a set of crosshairs with a BMW GS smack in the middle. Big image gallery, too.

1 comment:

tedder said...

There's been a LOT of conversation about this. Here's the thing. It doesn't have the right engine, it isn't lighter than the competition (despite what they say), and the actual competition is different than what they think.

Really, the competition for this is probably the Tiger 1050, MG Stelvio, and perhaps V-Strom 1000. In other words, the weakling offroaders, not the true offroaders like the GSA and KTM990, with their 21" fronts.