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Parramatta
7 Great Western Highway, Parramatta NSW 2150

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A TOUGH BENCHMARK

Super Ténéré’s rugged chassis and powerful twin-cylinder engine make it an ideal all-rounder that can handle everything from sport touring through to long distance riding and even daily commuting.

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THE ULTIMATE ALLROUNDER

In addition to the standard model Super Ten, Yamaha is pleased to introduce the sophisticated new XT1200ZE Super Ténéré. This model offers greater choice to riders who are looking for the ultimate long-distance Yamaha adventure bike with all-new electronically adjustable suspension.

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REFINED CHARACTER

The XT1200ZE Super Ténéré also benefits from a long list of upgrades to both the engine and chassis in order to refine its riding character and increase its sportiness and comfort levels. Uprated engine characteristics have been achieved by making a number of changes to the engine resulting in a smoother and better engine character, and also provide an extra 2bhp. The quality of the transmission has also been enhanced with the adoption of a new rubber shock absorber in the clutch assembly, and the shaft drive system is equipped with an improved damper design in the engine housing.

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One of this engine’s most interesting features — one which makes it particularly suitable for a twin-cylinder dual-purpose bike — is its 270° crankshaft and the superior traction this crank layout delivers. Because both cylinders fire closely together, traction is improved and the rider can better feel the grip at the rear tyre. This is one reason why single-cylinder engines are so widely used for dirt bikes. The 270° crank gives a twin a gutsy traction feel similar to that of a single. This technology was developed by Yamaha for use on its winning Dakar rally racers.

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The new system is operated by a multi-function handlebar switch, and allows the rider to select from four preload settings and three damping force settings, to give 12 main options. The system also offers the rider the opportunity to select from another 7 levels, and this easy-to-operate system offers a total of 84 fine tuning settings, all of them available at the flick of a switch.

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On the XTZ1200 the engine is mounted as a stressed member, and the frame is designed to reduce rider fatigue over long distances. This is one reason that the main frame is made of steel, because steel offers both strength and flexibility. Steel is very good at absorbing road impacts. Because riders are very sensitive to the location of the crankshaft, this frame locates the crankshaft low and very close to the foot pegs. This makes the XTZ1200 feel lighter than it actually is and makes the bike easier to ride.

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Another welcome feature for a dual-purpose bike is the combination ABS/anti-lock and unified brake systems that help prevent wheel lock during braking. This function complements the traction control system, which aims to control drive force on slippery road surfaces. This newly developed ABS/Unified Brake System unit allows the rider to operate both the front and rear brakes simultaneously by simply pulling the front brake lever.

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LCD instrumentation that features a comprehensive LCD display which includes a Gear Position Indicator. Additionally, long distance riders will appreciate the fitment of Cruise Control as standard equipment for the new model year. This simple to operate system not only takes the strain out of long haul trips, but it also allows riders to observe speed limits without having to take their eyes off the road ahead.

 
Length / Width / Height 2255mm / 980mm / 1410mm
Displacement 1199.0 cc
Bore x Stroke 98.0 X 79.5 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Transmission Constant mesh, 6-speed
Seat Height 845 mm
Wet Weight 265Kg (23.0L Fuel)
Engine Liquid cooled, 4-stroke DOHC 4 valve, forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder

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