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.
Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has the right gear,
whether on the open highway or off-road.
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
mapping for rider preference.
Traction control lets the rider get on the gas with
more 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.
Super Ténéré has both an Antilock Braking System
(ABS) and Unified Braking System (UBS). With UBS,
squeezing the front brake alone also provides some
rear-wheel braking; pressing the rear brake first
overrides UBS for traditional separate front and rear
Whether riding across town or crossing a continent,
rider comfort and convenience are important. Super
Ténéré delivers, with an adjustable seat height and
windshield, tunable front and rear suspension,
low-maintenance shaft drive, and more.
Multi-function carrier system on back is ready for
optional luggage and touring accessories.
The 1199cc parallel twin, liquid-cooled engine features a unique
270° crank for superior traction because both pistons fire so closely
together. It’s almost like having a big-bore thumper without the
Compact engine design uses a dry-sump oil supply inside the
crankcase plus a side-mounted radiator for surprising narrowness.
Downdraft twin bore fuel injection system with 12-hole injectors
is tuned for off-road adventures, and is equally at home 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.
Revised for 2014, Yamaha D-Mode has two settings: “T-mode” for
Touring and general riding, giving a softer response; “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 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.
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 adjustable windshield and
seat height. One inch of seat height adjustment provides a low height
for shorter riders or a roomier riding position for taller riders in the
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.
Handlebar brush guards are standard equipment.
The optional flexible luggage system design has three possible
set-ups: 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.
Body components help direct cooling airflow to critical areas of
Both side stand and center stand are provided for complete