The Yamaha Super Terene and it’s heritage date back to the Paris Dakar enduro races in the 1980’s and 1990’s based on dual purpose or motocross type motorcycles. The Super Terene is the Adventure motorcycle model with a 1200cc engine and styling to match.
I like the 2016 Yamaha Super Terene because it looks better in real life than in pictures as there are design details that make it stand out from the class. It’s specifications are good for the class to but Yamaha has added a few essential features like the rally style instruments, adjustable seats, cruise control, shaft drive, huge fuel tank, electronic adjustable suspension, engine power modes and traction control in to the mix. There are also plenty of fixed pannier and other luggage points.
The one thing I have to add is that there are versions of the Super Terene. There regular Z version is clearly more city focused with less features and price. Although I wouldn’t consider the Z as there is the ZE version which has all the features I would want in an Adventure motorcycle. That said there is also the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer which I think is one of the best looking motorcycles, almost gets into the category bar it’s 850cc engine and road sports tyres.
As much as the styling and spec appeals the main issue I have with the Super Terene ZE version is the priced over $22,000 and the Z version is around $20,000 is on the expensive side but most of the competitors in this class are just as pricey. See the Adventure motorcycle main post for the other models you could consider.
|Yamaha Super Terene XT1200ZE Key Specifications|
|Engine:||2 cylinder 4-stroke DOHC (EFI)|
|Power/Torque:||Approx 82 Kw @ 7250 RPM 117 Nm @ 7000 RPM|
|Gearbox:||6 speed auto and 6 speed manual|
|Performance:||0-100kph N/A seconds Approx
Max Speed N/A Kph Approx
|Fuel Economy:||23 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
|Dimensions:||L2255 X W980 X H1410mm|
|Recommended Retail Price:||Est 19,990 – $21,990 AUD (2016)