YAMAHA Super Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”)

Tested: 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

DateSunday, December 4, 2011 at 11:26AM

Photos by Tom Riles and Brian Nelson

by Ken Freund

Yamaha has been selling this new Super Ténéré adventure-touring model in Europe for several years now and is finally bringing it to North America. Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”) is the word for “desert” in the language of the Tuareg tribe that resides in the region of the Sahara where Timbuktu is located. The first bike to carry the Super Ténéré name was the 1989 XTZ750 twin and it won the trans-Saharan Dakar Rally six times — so this new machine has good DNA! Continue reading “YAMAHA Super Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”)”

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