Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré

It's always nice when you read a good review of your future motorcycle and I think Motorcyclist Magazine Tim Carrithers did a good job reviewing the bike and explaining its advanced technology.  It's one thing to read reviews and see pictures but until you are next to one, it's difficult to judge how the bike will fit you.  I am comforted by his up close view of the bike:

They look much better in person: chunky, muscular and big.

I also need a bike that is fast, even when loaded, comfortable and to be capable of both on- and off-road. I think the Super Ténéré has all the right stuff that will put a big grin on my face.

Big, sneaky-fast, comfortable and surprisingly capable on- and off-road, Yamaha's transcontinental über-tourer has the right stuff to give its most obvious competition something new to worry about.

There are too many places out there to be explored and I'm always ready for adventure both on- and off-road, I think the Ténéré will suit me well.

I also tend to agree with Tim about the hardest part about the new Yamaha:

The hardest part of laying down a $500 deposit on one of these things will be waiting all winter for the bike to show up in May. But when it does, you won't be disappointed. 

I can't wait for May to get here, in the mean time I will be making my Christmas list, hopefully I have been a good boy and Santa will be nice to me.
Read the rest of the article here: First Ride: 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré


  1. THe joy of waiting for a new bike, can be unbearable. Looking forward to hearing all about it, I am very interested inseeing what the new Triumph Cub is gonna look like and its reviews when it finally gets out.

  2. Roger: I was very interested in the Triumph too and I put my deposit for the Yamaha at a dealer that sells Triumph and made sure they would honor the $500 towards either bike. I saw pictures of the 800XC and like it a lot, will wait to see what it looks like when it comes out. I think I'm sticking with the Yamaha though, bigger engine ;-)