2010 2011 New Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere First Look, Reviews and Specification

2010 2011 New Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere First Look, Reviews and Specification

JC Hilderbrand from motorcycle-usa.com reporting that One can only hope that the folks at Victory will soon make a foray into this type of market and one can get something other than a cruiser made in America and keep some of our dollars manufacturing and jobs here instead of sending them overseas. Of the three American mfg's Victory is the only hope I see, Harley cannot see past the V-twin and Indian is still struggling and who can tell about thier future.This marks the only large-displacement Japanese AT machine aside from Suzuki’s V-Strom, which is not listed on its 2010 roster. The Super Tenere is specifically designed to tackle BMW’s R1200GS and GS Adventure machines. Without any testing to sample from it’s impossible to say whether or not it accomplishes that, but the MSRP certainly does with a reported 13,500 Euro pricetag ($18,210 USD) – double what Suzuki charges for the V-Strom.

Riders will expect some dang nice features on a machine this expensive, and the Yamaha looks like it won’t disappoint. At the heart is a 1199cc Parallel Twin using 98x79.5mm cylinders at 11:1 compression. A 270-degree firing rotation is claimed to put power down in an extremely usable manner, promoting traction in all situations. Speaking of traction, rider input is 2010 2011 New Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere First Look, Reviews and Specificationhighlighted by the Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) which offers three-stage traction

Top; The Parallel Twin engine arrangement should be relatively slim, though the six-gallon tank section is pretty bulky. Bottom: Yamaha chose a shaft drive to deliver power from the six-speed transmission.control. The TC can be disabled for off-road use, and the pilot is able to switch engine maps as well to provide alternate power curveI hope Yamaha will bring this bike to the U.S. I will submit my deposit as soon as they say they will! Also, I'm not sure you can reliably translate Euro prices directly to U.S. dollars. Typically Euro prices include VAT (value added tax) and if this the case then you can take about 20% off the top which brings the first addition down to the BMW price range. However I think Yamaha would bring this bike to the U.S. well under BMW's pricing. There's no reason it should cost more to build than a FJR1300. Also, when you look at the details shown in the pictures, I can't believe this bike's curb weight would be 575 lbs. Somethings wrong with that number unless they put lead in the panniers.
Engine type:Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, Parallel Twin
Bore x stroke:98 x 79.5 mm
Compression ratio:11.0:1
Maximum power:109 HP @7250 rpm (claimed)
Lubrication system:Dry sump, oil tank in crankcaseStarter system:Electric
Transmission system:Constant mesh, 6-speedFinal drive:Shaft
Fuel tank capacity:6.1 galOil tank capacity:4.4 quartsChassis:Steel tube backbone
Front suspension:Adjustable preload, compression, rebound; 7.5 in

Rear suspension:Adjustable preload, rebound; 7.5 inRake:28 degrees
Trail:4.9 in
Front brake:Dual 310mm wave discs
Rear brake:Single 282mm wave disc
Front tire:110/80-19
Rear tire:150/70-17Length:88.6 in
Width:38.6 inHeight:55.5/56.7 in (min/max)
Seat height:Adjustable 33.2-34.2 in
Wheelbase:60.6 inGround clearance:8.1 in
Service Weight:575 lbs
MSRP:13,500 Euro

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