Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dakar Rally

The Yamaha Super Ténéré won the grueling Dakar Rally from 1991 through 1993 and then 1995 through 1998, a total of seven victories. Six victories at the hands of Stéphane Peterhansel and once with Edi Orioli.  The Yamaha Super Ténéré YZE750 won the Dakar rally once and then six more times as an 850.

The motorcycle is named after the notorious Ténéré desert stage of the former Paris-Dakar Rally in northeastern Niger.

This video is put together by Nicolas and his Youtube channel has lots of videos of Ténéré concepts.  The video shows one of his concepts for the new Ténéré but it's so well put together and the music is so beautiful that it has become one of my favorites Ténéré videos.
As Nicolas puts it:
Yamaha Super Ténéré, a motorcycle, a legend. The spirit of adventure, travel and freedom.
Music by Hans Zimmer: "Injection".


  1. Excellent video, you must be going nuts waiting for this bike of yours. Hows the missus holding up.....

  2. Cool video clip George, I saw all of those vehicles and bikes one year when they had a rally ending in Capetown, most impressive. I will be doing a test ride and write up on the Super Tenere soon, I have spoken to the local dealer and he is keen for me to do it, just have to organise the time - looking forward to that.

  3. Roger: When I'm not watching videos I'm cleaning the damn snow, just had another snow storm and another is coming for the weekend :-(

    Andrew: I can't wait for your write up. I was reading about and one year they did go all the way to Cape Town, cool.

  4. Great video. Looks like you are not suffering the wait easily. If not for the snow you might be pacing the carpet too much. :)

  5. BeemerGirl he does not pace the carpet, but the garage instead where his new baby will go. All I hear is my new bike this, my new bike that. The fever has grown even more since he got to sit on the model at the New York show. May cannot come soon enough! LOL

  6. I was so disappointed at my local motorcycle show the other weekend. They didn't have the Yamaha. I was so hoping to try it out like everyone else has...and maybe fall in love. go. Fats, can you at least lock the garage door when he goes to pattering and sweeping the "sacred" space? :) Give you a little peace and quiet? LOL.